Pearl Jam To Launch North American Tour

Group will hit the States, Canada after dates in Australia and Japan.

Pearl Jam have announced dates for their first major North American tour in three years. The three-month, 48-date tour is scheduled to begin on April 1 at the Pepsi Center in Denver and is currently slated to run through a pair of dates at New York's Madison Square Garden on July 8-9, according to the group's spokesperson.

The band will warm up for the North American arena and amphitheater shows in support of their seventh studio album, November's Riot Act, with a string of February and March shows in Australia and Japan. Opening acts and additional dates for the North American shows will be announced shortly.

Pearl Jam released an unprecedented string of 72 live double-CD sets chronicling their 2000 world tour in support of Binaural. No official plans to repeat the "official bootlegs" have been announced to date, but at the time of Riot Act's release, drummer Matt Cameron said the group would like to try it again.

"I think the fans really dug it. They bought a lot of them," Cameron said of the series. "It was a high-concept thing that worked." The onslaught set a Billboard record at the time when five of the albums debuted on the charts in the same week (see "Pearl Jam's Five Chart Debuts Set Billboard Record").

Pearl Jam's tentative tour dates, according to the group's spokesperson:

  • 4/1 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center

  • 4/3 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Ford Center

  • 4/5 - San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

  • 4/6 - The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavilion

  • 4/8 - New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena

  • 4/9 - Birmingham, AL @ Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex

  • 4/11- West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheater

  • 4/13 - Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum

  • 4/15 - Raleigh, NC @ Alltel Pavilion Walnut Creek

  • 4/16 - Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

  • 4/18 - Nashville, TN @ Am South Amphitheater

  • 4/19 - Atlanta, GA @ Hi Fi Buys Amphitheater

  • 4/21 - Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena

  • 4/22 - St. Louis, MO @ Savvis Center

  • 4/23 - Champaign, IL @ Assembly Hall

  • 4/25 - Cleveland, OH @ Gund Arena

  • 4/26 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mellon Arena

  • 4/28 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Spectrum Arena

  • 4/29 - Albany, NY @ Pepsi Arena

  • 4/30 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum

  • 5/2 - Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena

  • 5/3 - University Park, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center

  • 5/28 - Missoula, MT @ Adams Fieldhouse

  • 5/30 - Vancouver, BC @ GM Place

  • 6/1 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater

  • 6/2 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

  • 6/5 - San Diego, CA @ San Diego Sports Arena

  • 6/6 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center

  • 6/7 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion

  • 6/9 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Center

  • 6/10 - Little Rock, AR @ Alltel Arena

  • 6/12 - Kansas City, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

  • 6/13 - Council Bluffs, IA @ Mid-America Center

  • 6/15 - Fargo, ND @ Fargo Dome

  • 6/16 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Arena

  • 6/18 - Chicago, IL @ United Center

  • 6/19 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

  • 6/21 - East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theater

  • 6/22 - Nobelsville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center

  • 6/24 - Columbus, OH @ Polaris Amphitheater

  • 6/25 - Detroit, MI @ Detroit Energy Center

  • 6/28 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheater

  • 6/29 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Center

  • 7/1 - Washington, DC @ Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge

  • 7/2 - Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts

  • 7/5 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tweeter Center

  • 7/8 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

  • 7/9 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden