Rumors are confirmed: Pearl Jam makes its seventh concert stop in Missoula Aug. 13 at Washington-Grizzly Stadium.
After an international tour this spring that takes the Seattle alt-rockers to South America and Europe, the band lands in their hometown for two concerts at Safeco Field, before heading to Missoula (where bass-player Jeff Ament once attended the University of Montana and remains a part-time resident) and then to Chicago’s Wrigley Field and Boston’s Fenway Park.
The band, formed in 1990, has released 10 studio albums, and continues to be critically acclaimed and commercially successful, with over 85 million albums sold worldwide.
Pearl Jam released their Grammy Award-winning 10 album, Lightning Bolt, through Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records in 2013, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last April. In September, a live double album and DVD set called Let’s Play Two was released, chronicling a pair of shows recorded at Chicago’s historic Wrigley Field.
Since its inception, the band’s line-up has consisted of Eddie Vedder (lead vocals), Mike McCready (lead guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar) and Ament (bass). Drummer Matt Cameron joined the band in 1998.
Their fusion of riff-heavy stadium rock of the ’70s with the grit and anger of ’80s post-punk, and a commitment to heady hooks and choruses brought them super-star status.
Several of Pearl Jam’s Montana concerts have coincided with U.S. Sen. John Tester’s senate campaigns. Tester and Ament both hail from the tiny town of Big Sandy.
Pearl Jam has partnered with Ticketmaster Verified Fan® to ensure tickets get directly to fans for all of their upcoming U.S. shows. Verified Fan doesn’t guarantee that everyone will get a ticket, but it does level the playing field so a fan is only up against another fan – without racing against bots for the same ticket. Fans must register by Feb. 6, and will receive an access code for the Verified Fan public presale, which opens Feb. 16. Tickets go on sale to the general public Feb. 21.