Pearl Jam Lands Sonic Youth, Supergrass For Tour

Pearl Jam has tapped indie rock icon Sonic Youth and the scruffy Britpop trio Supergrass to serve as the supporting acts for the Jammers' upcoming North American tour.

Sonic Youth, which will release its own new album, "NYC Ghosts & Flowers," on May 16 before heading out on the road with Stereolab in June, will hook up with Pearl Jam for the first leg of the tour, which kicks off on August 3 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The initial leg of Pearl Jam's tour will wind down on September 5 in Pittsburgh, then start back up on October 4 in Montreal with Supergrass on board. The second leg will then conclude on November 5 with a hometown show in Seattle.

Prior to that, Supergrass plans to launch its own headlining tour with a two-night stand in New York City on April 28 and 29 (see "Supergrass Sets Downloads, Tour For New CD").

Pearl Jam will release its sixth studio album, titled "Binaural," on May 16, and

the group has already issued "Nothing As It Seems" to radio as the first single (see "Pearl Jam To Preview New Single Online").

Dates for Pearl Jam's North American tour:

Leg I with Sonic Youth opening:

  • 8/3 - Virginia Beach, VA
  • 8/4 - Charlotte, NC
  • 8/6 - Greensboro, NC
  • 8/7 - Atlanta, GA
  • 8/9 - West Palm Beach, FL
  • 8/12 - Tampa, FL
  • 8/14 - New Orleans, LA
  • 8/15 - Memphis, TN
  • 8/17 - Nashville, TN
  • 8/18 - Indianapolis, IN
  • 8/20 - Cincinnati, OH
  • 8/21 - Columbus, OH
  • 8/23 - New York, NY
  • 8/24 - New York, NY
  • 8/27 - Albany, NY
  • 8/29 - Boston, MA
  • 9/1 - Philadelphia, PA
  • 9/4 - Washington, DC
  • 9/5 - Pittsburgh, PA

Leg II with Supergrass opening:

  • 10/4 - Montreal, QC
  • 10/5 - Toronto, ON
  • 10/7 - Detroit, MI
  • 10/8 - Milwaukee, WI
  • 10/9 - Chicago, IL
  • 10/11 - St. Louis, MO
  • 10/12 - Kansas City, MO
  • 10/14

    - Houston, TX

  • 10/15 - Austin, TX
  • 10/17 - Dallas, TX
  • 10/18 - Lubbock, TX
  • 10/20 - Albuquerque, NM
  • 10/21 - Phoenix, AZ
  • 10/22 - Las Vegas, NV
  • 10/25 - San Diego, CA
  • 10/28 - San Bernadino, CA
  • 10/31 - San Francisco, CA
  • 11/3 - Portland, OR
  • 11/4 - Boise, ID
  • 11/5 - Seattle, WA