Pearl Jam Tickets On Sale This Weekend

Tickets for Pearl Jam's summer tour, which kicks off June 20 in Missoula, Montana, will start to go on sale this Friday for the St. Louis show at Riverport Amphitheater on July 2.

On Saturday, tickets go on sale for the concerts on June 29 at the United Center in Chicago, July 13 and 14 at the Forum in Los Angeles, September 8 at the Continental Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey and the September 10 show at New York's Madison Square Garden. All of those venues, with the exception of the St. Louis date, are serviced by Ticketmaster.

As we previously reported (see "Pearl Jam Yields For Tour"), tickets for the shows will cost $23, plus handling fees, and the band says it will continue to use alternative ticketing agencies whenever possible.

In related news, Eddie Vedder turns up in the April issue of "CMJ Music Monthly" as the interview subject of comedienne Janeane Garofalo.

The exchange takes place over a

few drinks at one of Garofalo's unnamed New York haunts, where she and Vedder talk about Hanson, fame, the impact of technology and Vedder's desire to grow old.

During the course of the article, Garofalo claims to dislike interviews with print media, although Vedder says he actually enjoys doing interviews when he doesn't have to do too many in a row.

Vedder also confesses his love for college radio and his belief that vinyl enhances the listening experience -- even though he says he doesn't "mean to be a Luddite and say [he] only [listens] to vinyl."