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Published: 2013/11/11

Pearl Jam To Release Bootlegs From Latest Tour

Photo: Vernon Webb

Pearl Jam will offer downloads of each show on their Lightning Bolt tour beginning November 15. Each Friday, the band will premiere one show from their latest tour on Sirius XM’s Pearl Jam Radio (Channel 22). On the following Wednesday, the show will be available for download. Also, for the first time, the band will offer hi-res FLAC’s in addition to MP3’s.

A few items of note in this news is that a show not technically included in the Lightning Bolt tour is the Wrigley Field show, which was shortened due to inclement weather. One would assume the run of shows begins with the recent tour opener October 11 in Pittsburgh, PA.


There are 7 comments associated with this post

PearlJamSux November 12, 2013, 13:00:01

What a great idea! why has no band ever done this before?

debbie downer November 12, 2013, 17:52:01

You realize that if you actually do your research and go on their website you will see that they have been doing this for every show since 2007. They even have the entire 98 tour. Thank goodness for the comments section. I would hate to think that anyone would look at this site and trust what they read. I can honestly say I think I only still read it for the message board

ten November 13, 2013, 00:16:44

So, a band decided they are going to (continue to) release live downloads of their shows? Let’s talk shit about them!!

casper wordsmith November 13, 2013, 03:39:51

@debbie downer
„ They even have the entire 98 tour.“
That’s just straight up wrong.

kevin p. November 20, 2013, 22:16:45


kevin p. November 20, 2013, 22:16:56


Chuck November 26, 2013, 21:13:50

Every year since 2000

Danny January 15, 2014, 16:11:42

I’d guess that’s mainly because most bands don’t sound very good live and listening to the recording later is even worse. Pearl Jam live is an amazing event and their show bootlegs are incredible.

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