Pearl Jam Confirms Labor Day Festival, Canadian Tour
Pearl Jam will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a Labor Day festival at East Troy, WI’s Alpine Valley. The two-day event will take place on September 3 and 4 and will also featureThe Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age, Mudhoney, John Doe, Joseph Arthur, Glen Hansard, Liam Finn and additional special guests. These shows are billed as the band’s only 2011 US dates.
Though Pearl Jam will not tour the US this year, the group will tour Canada from September 7-25. $2 from every ticket sold to Pearl Jam’s Labor Day anniversary weekend concert and Canadian tour will be donated to Vitalogy Foundation, which grants funds to non-profit organizations chosen personally by the members of Pearl Jam.
In addition to its September shows, the band will celebrate its anniversary with a Cameron Crowe-directed film, Pearl Jam Twenty, along with an accompanying book and soundtrack album this fall. Cameron Crowe selected the the soundtrack’s track listing—making the album a true companion piece to the film.
Pearl Jam Twenty was written by past Relix contributor and current Late Night With Jimmy Fallon music booker Jonathan Cohen, with Mark Wilkerson. The biography’s packaging was designed Pearl Jam in-house designer Regan Hagar (also the drummer for Brad and Satchel) and featured a foreword with additional interviews by Cameron Crowe. The members of Pearl Jam appeared in Crowe’s Seattle-based film Singles in the eatly ’90s.
Here’s a look at Pearl Jam’s Canadian dates
September 7 Montreal—Bell Centre
September 11 Toronto—Air Canada Centre
September 12 Toronto—Air Canada Centre
September 14 Ottawa—Scotiabank Place
September 15 Hamilton—Copps Coliseum
September 17 Winnipeg—MTS Centre
September 19 Saskatoon—Credit Union Centre
September 21 Calgary —Scotiabank Saddledome
September 23 Edmonton—Rexall Place