Pearl Jam Play Ball With Baseball Stadium Shows [Update]
Update: Pearl Jam have confirmed the two Seattle dates at Safeco Field in a new video announcement, seen in the player above. The shows are designed to help unite the Seattle community to alleviate homelessness in the city.
Update 2: Pearl Jam have now confirmed all of the previously leaked dates. The Seattle shows are being dubbed "The Home Shows" while the gigs in Missoula, Chicago and Boston are referred to as "The Away Shows." Ticketing and pre-sale details for all shows can be found here.
After taking much of 2017 off, the members of Pearl Jam are expected to be back in action this year, and an accidental leak may have revealed at least a portion of their summer tour plans stateside.
The group had already announced dates in South America this March, with several of those shows being Lollapalooza appearances, and revealed an extensive European trek launching in June for the summer. But it appears as though their late summer will find the band back in the U.S. and playing a number of baseball venues. Their website accidentally revealed a handful of U.S. dates for a brief period before taking the info down, but not before Alternative Nation captured screen shots.
The first two shows on the run, if the leak is in fact correct, would be Aug. 8 and 10 at Seattle's Safeco Field, giving the band a nice hometown start to the run. From there, they'd travel over to Missoula, Mont., for an Aug. 13 show at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. And, as they've done in recent years, there are two more baseball park stops on the run, with Chicago's Wrigley Field getting shows Aug. 18 and 20 and Boston's Fenway Park set to host on Sept. 2 and 4.
Thanks to Eddie Vedder's avid Cubs fandom, Pearl Jam have a very close relationship with Chicago and Wrigley Field, having previously filmed their Let's Play Two concert documentary there in 2016, with the package satiating fans during their year off in 2017. With the dates already circulating, it may not be long before Pearl Jam make their U.S. tour announcement official.
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