Pearl Jam Announce “Tour Edition” Of “Gigaton”

Pearl Jam will be releasing a “tour edition” of their latest album “Gigaton” on July 8. The effort will be available as a limited edition LP/CD set and digitally. The vinyl will include the original track listing, while the CD will include 11 live songs. Members of the band’s fan club will also have access to the CD as a standalone release.

“Gigaton” Track Listing:

01. “Who Ever Said”
02. “Superblood Wolfmoon”
03. “Dance Of The Clairvoyants”
04. “Quick Escape”
05. “Alright”
06. “Seven O’Clock”
07. “Never Destination”
08. “Take The Long Way”
09. “Buckle Up”
10. “Come Then Goes”
11. “Retrograde”
12. “River Cross”

“Gigaton” Live CD Track Listing:

01. “Superblood Wolfmoon” (Live)
02. “Dance Of The Clairvoyants” (Live)
03. “Quick Escape” (Live)
04. “Seven O’Clock” (Live)
05. “Alright” (Live)
06. “Never Destination” (Live)
07. “Take The Long Way” (Live)
08. “Buckle Up” (Live)
09. “Comes Then Goes” (Live)
10. “Retrograde (Live)
11. “River Cross (Live)

Pearl Jam Cancel Two Shows After Jeff Ament Tests Positive For COVID-19

Pearl Jam have cancelled their upcoming shows in Sacramento, CA and Las Vegas, NV due to bassist Jeff Ament testing positive for COVID-19. He is the second member to test positive following drummer Matt Cameron, who recently had to miss some shows with the band.

The group issued the following statement:

“Important Cancelation Notice for Sacramento and Las Vegas

Dear PJ fans and ticket holders,

While the band battled through Oakland after drummer Matt Cameron tested positive for Covid, and Fresno where Ed and the band got through it with the help of Dave Krusen as special guest drummer, they now have to present the heartbreaking news that this morning bassist Jeff Ament has tested positive for Covid.

This is horrible for everybody involved and we are especially sorry to those out there who have made plans to attend these shows.

Our attention to staying inside the bubble has been constant. We have truly done all that we could have to remain clear of infection.

Regretfully, the Sacramento and Las Vegas shows are canceled. Ticket refunds will be automatically processed to ticket holders’ method of purchase. We are so very sorry. Be safe out there.”

Watch Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready Pay Tribute To Eddie Van Halen With Live Cover Of “Eruption”

During Pearl Jam’s May 9 show in Glendale, AZ, guitarist Mike McCready paid tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen with a live cover of “Eruption.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Pearl Jam Rejoined By Drummer Dave Krusen During Fresno, CA Show

During Pearl Jam’s May 16 show in Fresno, CA, the band were joined onstage by former drummer Dave Krusen for a number of songs from their debut album “Ten.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. Krusen was among the musicians filling in for Matt Cameron, who recently tested positive for COVID-19.

[via Blabbermouth]

Pearl Jam Drummer Matt Cameron Misses Oakland, CA Shows After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron was forced to miss the band’s May 12 and May 13 shows in Oakland, CA after testing positive for COVID-19. During his absence, Josh Klinghoffer and Richard Stuverud filled in. Notably, a fan also joined the band for “Yellow Ledbetter” during the May 12 show, while teen drummer Kai Neukermans joined the band for “Mind Your Manners” during the May 13 show.

Watch Pearl Jam Pay Tribute To Taylor Hawkins With Live Cover Of Foo Fighters’ “Cold Day In The Sun”

During Pearl Jam‘s May 7 show at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, CA, the band paid tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins with a live cover of Foo Fighters‘ “Cold Day In The Sun.“ You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. Notably, the cover featured Matt Cameron on vocals/guitar, Mark Guiliana (Beat Music, David Bowie, etc.) on drums, and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on tambourine.

Pearl Jam Announce Rescheduled North American Tour

Pearl Jam have officially rescheduled their upcoming North American tour. You can find the new dates below. Pluralone, the solo project of the band’s touring guitarist Josh Klinghoffer (ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers), will open.

Tour Dates:

05/03 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
05/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
05/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
05/09 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
05/12 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
05/13 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
05/16 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Arena New Date
05/18 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center New Date
05/20 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena New Date
09/01 Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
09/03 Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
09/06 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
09/08 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
09/11 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
09/14 Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion New Date
09/16 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
09/18 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
09/20 Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
09/22 Denver, CO – Ball Arena

The following was said about the tour, which will be carried out in an environmentally friendly way:

“In continuing their ongoing commitment to acknowledge and address the band’s carbon footprint, Pearl Jam will be paying $200 per ton for carbon dioxide mitigation from the Gigaton tour, a ten-fold increase from prior years. This pricing allows the band to pursue a multi-layered strategy of offsets and investments that combined, will allow for a more comprehensive mitigation plan.”

Stone Gossard added:

“We are proud of our prior efforts to mitigate our inevitable carbon footprint from touring over the past 20 years but the time to multiply that effort is clearly right now. By committing to this aggressive pricing, we hope to equally amplify our efforts and gather partners who share our urgency to make the investments and innovations required to move our world to a more conscious, carbon balanced economy.”

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe) On Recent Feud With Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam): “You Take A Swipe At My Band; I’ll Take A Swipe At Your Band”

As previously reported, Nikki Sixx recently called Pearl Jam “one of the most boring bands in history” after their frontman Eddie Vedder said that he “despised” Mötley Crüe and the ’80s glam metal scene. The grunge act then responded by sharing a video of a large crowd along with the caption: “We ❤️ our bored fans,” while Vedder also took a shot at Tommy Lee’s drum stunts during a live show. Now, during a recent chat with Paulo Baron and Regis Tadeu, Sixx further opened up about the feud.

Sixx said the following:

“I’m not trying to be the guy that wrote ‘Bastard’, ’cause I’m not the guy that wrote ‘Bastard’. I wrote that song about somebody that ripped us off. I am the guy that if you fuck with me, I will fuck with you back. And that’s what that song is about. You take a swipe at my band; I’ll take a swipe at your band. You try to hurt my family, which is my band; I will try to hurt you. That’s not something to be proud about. [Laughs]”

He also added:

“I remember going to MTV with [a copy of] ‘Nevermind’ before it had come out, Nirvana. Me and Tommy were on there. We were, like, ‘Hey, you guys gotta check out this band. You gotta check out this band.’ And they were bands that were coming. I remember having a cassette — I think it was demos; it might not have been; it might have been early recordings — for Rage Against The Machine, and I remember telling everybody about that.

We’ve never been afraid to embrace music changing because that’s the whole idea behind music. If you listen to ‘Too Fast For Love’ and then you listen to ‘The Dirt’, you’re, like, ‘Well, it’s the same band, but it has grown.’ So we never had a problem with that.

My only thing is, you wanna take a crack at my band, I’m probably gonna say something back. But what I don’t understand is why’s the guy even talking about my band? He’s a successful guy.

Listen, let’s face it: the guy flies around in private jets; he lives in a mansion in a gated community; he sells out stadiums; and then he dresses at the thrift store and tries to pretend some guy in the ’90s. Don’t take a swipe at my band, dude. I mean, I’m at least being honest.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder Takes Another Shot At Mötley Crüe During Recent Solo Show

As previously reported, Nikki Sixx recently called Pearl Jam “one of the most boring bands in history” after their frontman Eddie Vedder said that he “despised” Mötley Crüe and the ’80s glam metal scene. The grunge act then responded by sharing a video of a large crowd along with the caption: “We ❤️ our bored fans.” Now, Vedder has apparently decided to take another shot at Mötley Crüe by dissing Tommy Lee’s drum stunts. He said the following before his drummer, Chad Smith (also of Red Hot Chili Peppers), played a solo during a recent show in Newark, NJ:

“That drum kit — that silver, beautiful machine that he is the engine of — does not need to elevate or rotate to do its job. Let me just point that out.”

[via Ultimate Classic Rock]

Pearl Jam Respond To Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx: “We Love Our Bored Fans”

As previously reported, Nikki Sixx recently called Pearl Jam “one of the most boring bands in history” after their frontman Eddie Vedder said that he “despised” Mötley Crüe and the ’80s glam metal scene. Now, the grunge act have seemingly fired back at Sixx with the below tweet: