Following their previously scheduled headlining performances at Lollapalooza's South American Festivals in Chile (Santiago), Argentina (Buenos Aires) and Brazil (São Paulo) and an additional date in Rio de Janeiro at Maracanã Stadium in March, www.pearljam.com announced today that the band will be returning to Europe in 2018 with a 14 date tour in June and July. The band's European summer tour kicks-off on June 12th in Amsterdam, NL, includes five festival headlining slots and wraps up on July 14th in Lisbon, Portugal. This tour also marks the band’s first performance in Rome since 1996 and first-ever concerts in Padova, IT and Kraków, PL.
The band's Ten Club fan club members can already take part in a pre-sale of tickets. Members active as of November 30, 2017 are eligible for the Pearl Jam 2018 European Tour ticket pre-sale drawing. This drawing entry period closes Tuesday, Dec 5th at 9am CET in Europe. For a full list of tour dates and general sale information, visit the Tour page.
Check out the full dates for Pearl Jam's European 2018 tour below.
Hey Ho! Let's Go!
June 12 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Ziggo Dome
June 15 - Landgraaf, The Netherlands, Pinkpop Festival
June 18 - London, England, 02 Arena
June 19 - London, England, 02 Arena
June 22 - Milan, Italy, I-Days Festival (Rho, ex Area Expo)
June 24 - Padova, Italy, Stadio Euganeo
June 26 - Rome, Italy, Stadio Olimpico
July 1 -
Prague, Czech Republic, 02 Arena
July 3 - Kraków, Poland, Tauron Arena Kraków
July 5 - Berlin, Germany, Waldbühne
July 7 - Werchter, Belgium, Rock Werchter Festival
July 10 - Barcelona, Spain, Palau St. Jordi
July 12 - Madrid, Spain, Mad Cool Festival
July 14 - Lisbon, Portugal, NOS Alive Festival
Let's Play Two
Let’s Play Two, a documentary film directed by photographer Danny Clinch that chronicles Pearl Jam's August 2016 shows at Chicago's Wrigley Field during the Cubs' World Series run, will be screened for Pearl Jam Ten Club members on September 27-28 at the Metro in Chicago, followed by a week-long limited engagement in theaters from September 29 through October 10.For the full list of screening dates, visitLetsPlayTwoFilm.
The film's U.S. television premiere will air on October 13 on Fox Sports 1, followed by a DVD and Blu-ray release on November 17. On the same day, Ten Club will release both Wrigley Field shows in their entirety. Bootlegs will be available on CD and digitally at PearlJam.com.
Republic Records will release the soundtrack on September 29 in conjunction with the film's theatrical release. Both the Let's Play TwoCD and 2-LP vinyl releases will come with a 32-page booklet featuring photos and director's note from Danny Clinch. Check out the tracklist and the film's trailer:
01 Low Light
02 Better Man
03 Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
04 Last Exit
05 Lightning Bolt
06 Black Red Yellow
09 Given To Fly
11 Inside Job
13 Crazy Mary
16 All The Way
17 I've Got A Feeling
*UPDATE* In addition to the film, the Blu-ray edition of Let's Play Two – to be be released on November 17 and available for pre-order on Amazon – will feature five bonus videos (Mind Your Manners, Rearviewmirror, Immortality, Masters of War and Black), three digital videos which will be available for download from PearlJam.com (Oceans, Deep, Let Me Sleep) and a photo gallery by Danny Clinch.
The DVD/CD edition, available for pre-order on Amazon, will also contain the CD soundtrack, in addition to the same extras featured on the Blu-ray edition.
Vault #7 Soldier Field Presale The 7th release in Pearl Jam's Vault series – archival shows not previously available as an official bootleg – is up for pre-order at PearlJam.com. This year's release is the band's legendary 1995 Soldier Field show in Chicago – setlist.
The release is currently available for pre-order as a 150 gram 3-LP set for Ten Club members only through Pearl Jam's official website, until September 10, 2017. After vinyls will begin shipping (December 2017 - January 2018), the show will be available for purchase in CD and digital formats, which will feature the concert in its entirety (unlike the vinyl release, missing a few tracks not available on the original multi-track tape).
Binaural, Riot Act & Pearl Jam: vinyl reissue
Pearl Jam's Binaural (2000), Riot Act (2002) and Pearl Jam aka Avocado (2006) are being given a long-awaited vinyl reissue on October 6, 2017 – release date still to be confirmed. Further updates will follow.
*UPDATE* The remastered reissues will be released on November 10, 2017. The reissue of Avocado has been remixed by Brendan O'Brien. Six singles from the three albums will also be released on 7'' vinyl. Those include Nothing As It Seems, Light Years, I Am Mine, Save You, Bu$hleaguer, World Wide Suicide. Vinyl reissues can be pre-ordered at PearlJam.com & Amazon (Binaural - Riot Act - Avocado - Singles).
Cavedweller, Matt Cameron's first solo record
On September 22, Migraine Music will release Matt Cameron's first solo album, Cavedweller, already available for pre-order in digital format and vinyl at PearlJam.com.
“I thought it would be cool to use that name again three decades later,” said Matt, who cut a handful of solo songs on Seattle cassette compilations under the name Cavedweller in the 1980’s. “I’ve been writing my own songs since I was 17-years-old. I always enjoyed playing guitar and trying to cultivate my voice as a songwriter. However, I’ve been lucky to play in bands with the best singers and lyricists of my generation. My voice was never necessarily needed in them. With this album, I wanted to really make my vocals and guitar playing come through. It’s almost like I tried to start a solo career 30 years ago, and I’m just now getting back to it.”
The first single, Time Can't Wait, will be available for streaming on September 8. Here's the tracklist:
01 Time Can't Wait
02 All At Once
04 Through The Ceiling
05 One Special Lady
06 In The Trees
07 Into The Fire
08 Real And Imagined
Jeff Ament & Mike McCready
Jeff Ament is credited as executive producer of Not Afraid, the debut solo single of friend/colleague Richard Stuverud, available for purchase at PearlJam.com.
Lakeshore Records has recently released the original score for The Glamour & The Squalor (available for streaming and purchase), entirely composed by Mike McCready. The documentary is dedicated to the legendary Seattle DJ Marco Collins, who helped the world discover iconic bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Garbage and more.
Eddie Vedder's appearances
Eddie Vedder will join Pete Townshend, Billy Idol and other artists at the Rosemont Theatre in Chicago on September 13 to perform material from The Who's famed 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia. The singer will also will be among the artists, comedians and actors on hand to pay tribute to David Letterman when the former Late Show host receives the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on October 22. The event will be broadcast by CBS on November 20th.
On August 27, Vedder – introduced as Edward Louis Severson, his birth name – appeared as the weekly musical guest on the 16th episode of the Twin Peaks revival, where he performed Out of Sand, written especially for the show. The song is also featured in the original soundtrack Twin Peaks – Music from the Limited Event Series, available as 2-LP and CD.
As part of the RSD Black Friday 2017 on November 24, Poncier – a collection of five songs originally written and recorded by Chris Cornell for the movie Singles – will be released by A&M as a limited 12″ vinyl edition (4.000 copies) and on cassette (1.500 copies), with custom art designed by Jeff Ament. During the filming of the movie, Chris Cornell took a film prop cassette from the movie set that was Cliff Poncier's demo and seen in the film, wrote and recorded songs to the fake song titles written on the prop cassette "Seasons," "Nowhere But You," "Spoon Man," "Flutter Girl" and "Missing". Seasons, the opening song, was just the first of a batch of songs the Soundgarden singer wrote and which were recently featured on the deluxe edition of the movie soundtrack.
In less than a month, on Friday, April 7, Pearl Jam will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the highest honor bestowed by the music industry in recognition of an artist's lifetime work. The induction ceremony will be held at Brooklyn's Barclays Center (New York). The band members who will be inducted by friend and colleague Neil Young are Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Mike McCready, Matt Cameron and Dave Krusen, their first drummer. In addition to Pearl Jam, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2017 will also honor Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Tupac Shakur and Yes. An edited version of the ceremony will air on HBO on April 29.
A few days ago, Pearl Jam shared a handwritten note (see below), which will hopefully put to rest a controversy that started after former drummer Dave Abbruzzese expressed his disappointment over his exclusion from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a series of Facebook posts that made headlines in recent months. The inductees are solely determined by the Hall of Fame Committee, which has confirmed that all former drummers have been invited by the band to attend the event, but made it clear once again that only Krusen and Cameron would be inducted.
"With the date of the Hall of Fame event coming up it is just now sinking in what it means to us.
While awards and accolades are understandably subjective and a countless number of our peers have yet to be honored, we do feel fortunate to be recognized and provided the opportunity to reunite with everyone who has been part of the group.
Specifically the drummers who all left their distinctive mark on our band in the pre-Matt Cameron years
Dave Krusen, Matt Chamberlain, Dave Abbruzzese and Jack Irons are each individually great players who gave their all to the early recordings and live gigs.
Looking forward to seeing them and all the other musicians on the bill. Have to say wish [Bad Brains singer] H.R. and Perry Farrell were gonna be there too. If nothing else it makes us feel lucky and appreciative of the nod.
The beat goes on.
Brandi Carlile On May 5, Legacy Recordings will release Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of the Story (An Album to Benefit War Child). To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Brandi’s breakthrough album "The Story", many artists are covering the album in its entirety. Pearl Jam will contribute a cover of Again Today. This is the first studio recording by the band since "Lightning Bolt" was released. All proceeds from this new interpretation of "The Story" will go to War Child UK.
Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Deluxe Edition
Epic Soundtrax and Legacy Recordings will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Cameron Crowe's Singles with the release of a newly expanded and remastered edition of the "Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" album on May 19. The newly expanded version is being offered in digital, 2CD and 2 LP configurations and is available for pre-order. The 2LP edition features the album’s original 13 tracks newly mastered and freshly pressed across four sides of collectible 12″ vinyl. The bonus CD of rarities and unreleased tracks (Disc 2 in the 2CD set) is included as a special insert in the 2LP 12″ vinyl package. The newly released bonus CD (included in both the 2LP and 2CD deluxe editions) features previously unreleased recordings by Chris Cornell, Mike McCready (“Singles Blues #1”), Mudhoney and Paul Westerberg in addition to rarities such as Cornell’s 1992 EP Poncier (debuting early renditions of “Spoonman” and "Flutter Girl") and tracks from the film not included on the soundtrack album first released on June 30, 1992. The expanded edition of the “Singles” soundtrack includes, for the first time on CD, “Touch Me I’m Dick,” the signature track from “Singles” performed by Citizen Dick (the fictional band created for the film featuring frontman Matt Dillon backed by "drummer" Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament).
Mike McCready: photo book & single for Steve Gleason
HockeyTalkter Records and Powerhouse Books are releasing Of Potato Heads and Polaroids: My Life Inside and Out of Pearl Jam by Mike McCready on May 30th. Available for preorder in hardcover or limited edition at PearlJam.com, this 240-page book is a collection of Polaroid snaps taken by Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready throughout his nearly 30-year career. Featuring intimates intimate images of his Pearl Jam bandmates behind the scenes at venues, traveling between gigs, or relaxing at the beach, Mike captures an eclectic mix of athletes, musicians, and celebrities including Dennis Rodman, Neil Young, Jimmy Page, Lady Gaga, Macklemore and Jimmy Fallon.
A few months ago, Mike McCready released the 7" single Space In Between/ Her Again through his label HockeyTalkter Records. The lyrics to the songs were written by McCready's longtime friend Steve Gleason. The former NFL player’s battle with ALS is the subject of a recent documentary called Gleason. McCready and Gleason teamed up for the film’s soundtrack, with Gleason writing lyrics for both songs, and the guitarist composing music for the words. Both songs are performed by Mike McCready and Kim Virant.
Mike McCready's UFO cover band Flight to Mars will perform at the Showbox in Seattle on May 12th & 13th for their annual concerts benefiting the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. Mike McCready & Friends will also be performing at Upstream Music Fest + Summit, to be held May 11-13 around Pioneer Square in Seattle.
Soundgarden: spring tour dates & "Ultramega Ok" deluxe reissue
Soundgarden – with Matt Cameron on drums – announced a string of US tour dates in April and May, following the deluxe edition release of Ultramega Ok, remixed by Jack Endino and featuring six early versions of tracks from Ultramega OK (recorded in 1987 on 8-track tape).
"We've been wanting to do something to help since we heard about the defunding and closure of some of the more isolated clinics, like El Paso and Midland, that has resulted in women having to drive hundreds of miles for reproductive care," explains Ament. "Planned Parenthood is being threatened with massive cuts and it's more important than ever to show our support for one of our favorite organizations."
The goal is to help ensure equal health care for everyone, especially in states where clinics have been (or might be) defunded.
Monday 03.04.2017 *UPDATE 03/10*
Eddie Vedder announces full European tour
Two weeks after announcing that Eddie Vedder will be headlining the Firenze Rocks Festival in Florence on June 26, Pearl Jam's website announced today that he will perform a series of European concert dates in May and June. The tour kicks off on May27th in Amsterdam and wraps up on June 27th in Sicily. Special guest Glen Hansard will join Eddie for these shows.
Ten Club will be holding a pre-sale for all non-festival shows. Members active as of March 5 are eligible for the pre-sale. For pre-sale info be sure to login and visit the pre-sale announcement on the Ten Club News page. Tickets for all non-festival shows go on sale Friday, March 10th at 9am GMT. Tickets for Heartland Festival and Firenze Rocks are already on sale. Visit the Tour page for more ticket sale info. *UPDATE 03/10* a second concert in Taormina (Sicily) on June 27th has been added. General tickets on sale at Ticketone (no Ten Club pre-sale drawing).
EDDIE VEDDER 2017 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
May 27 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands, AFAS Live *NEW*
May 29 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands, AFAS Live
May 30 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands, AFAS Live
June 1 – Berlin, Germany, Zitadelle
June 3 – Kvaerndrup, Denmark, Heartland Festival, Egeskov Castle
June 6 – London, UK, Eventim Apollo
June 7 – London, UK, Eventim Apollo
June 9 – Dublin, Ireland, 3 Arena
June 11 – Cork, Ireland, Live at the Marquee
June 19 – Antwerp, Belgium, Lotto Arena
June 24 – Florence, Italy, Firenze Rocks Festival
June 26 – Taormina (Sicily), Italy, Teatro Antico
June 27 – Taormina (Sicily), Italy, Teatro Antico *NEW*
*OFFICIAL* Eddie Vedder live in Florence on June 24
Today, Pearl Jam's website confirmed a rumor that has been floating around over the past few weeks: Eddie Vedder will headline the Saturday, June 24th date at Firenze Rocks, a three-day festival that runs from June 23 to 25 at Visarno Arena (also known as the Visarno Hippodrome) inside of Florence's Cascine Park. This will be Vedder's first ever solo show in Italy. Tickets will be on sale from Thursday, Feb. 23 (10 am CET) to Friday, Feb. 24 (10 am CET) through the Firenze Rocks' official App, while the general public ticket sale will start at 11 am CET on Friday, Feb. 24. at TicketOne. Ten Club will not be conducting a ticket sale for this event. Stay tuned for more info -- more dates tba!
Temple of the Dog Announce Reunion Tour + reissues
Temple of the Dog — the Seattle supergroup featuring Chris Cornell, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready and drummer Matt Cameron — has officially reunited and will tour for the first time ever since forming in 1990. The band will play five cities, Philadelphia (November 4-5), New York (November 7), San Francisco (November 11-12), Los Angeles (November 14), and Seattle (November 20-21). Though Eddie Vedder is not listed among the members taking part in the tour, surprise guest appearances cannot be ruled out.
The tour marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Temple of the Dog’s first and only album, that will be reissued on September 30 in 4 different editions:
1 CD · Original album newly mixed by Brendan O’Brien with expanded artwork
2 CD [Deluxe Edition] · CD 1: · Original album newly mixed by Brendan O’Brien · Plus 3 Alternate Mixes newly mixed from multi-tracks by Adam Kasper · CD 2: · 7 demos - 5 unreleased including 2 songs that didn’t make final album sessions: “Angel of Fire” and “Black Cat” · 5 Studio Outtakes newly mixed from multi-tracks by Adam Kasper
2 LP · Original album only - newly mixed by Brendan O’Brien – expanded to 2 LPs for premium audio fidelity · Side D: features an etched image (no audio) · Gatefold jacket with 12-inch removable 3D lenticular cover
Super Deluxe Edition · Same material included in the 2 CD Deluxe Edition, plus 1 DVD with nearly all of the band's live performances from 1990 to 2015 (including most of the two sets that the band played at PJ20 in 2011 and the set from Mad Season’s 2015 Benaroya Hall concert, in addition to previously unseen footage from 1990/1992), 1 Blu-ray Audio featuring the album & HD versions of the bonus videos. Magnetic flip top box package includes booklet with liner notes by David Fricke, a lenticular sticker and a poster · PLUS exclusive 12”x12” litho with each Super Deluxe order.
In conjunction with the launch of the new PearlJam.com, two additional reissues have been announced. On Earth As It Is: The Complete Works is a reissue of the works from Mother Love Bone and it will be available in two formats:
3 LP Box Set – featuring remastered vinyl of Shine and Apple along with new artwork, rare photos, and other memorabilia
3 CD/1 DVD Box Set – featuring both Shine and Apple remastered plus b-sides, demos, and unreleased songs (including Stradog Champion performed by Pearl Jam & Chris Cornell at Alpine Valley in 2011). The box set will also include Love Bone Earth Affair – available for the first time on DVD, and includes bonus features of rare unseen live Mother Love Bone performances and more. Both products will feature new artwork by Jeff Ament.
The band has also reissued the official bootlegs from their 2000 tour. All 72, previously out-of-print, shows are now available with a new artwork at PearlJam.com in both physical and digital formats.
In other news, Eddie Vedder will perform at the annual Global Citizen Festival – alongside artists such as Cat Stevens Yusuf, Metallica and Rihanna – in New York City on September 24. The Pearl Jam frontman is also contributing to the soundtrack for Netflix's new animated children's series Beat Bugs, which premieres its first season on August 3. The series is inspired by the songs of the Beatles and Vedder will offer up a cover of Magical Mystery Tour.
New releases: Live at Third Man Records, Vault #6 & more
As Pearl Jam's summer North American tour is unfolding (setlists available in our On The Road section, official bootlegs from the spring leg are all on sale at PearlJam.com), Ten Club Analog members in Europe are currently receiving the 2015 Annual Vinyl Single & the new Deep Magazine. Both releases are also available for all members (Digital and Analog) in digital format over at PearlJam.com under My Account > My Membership > Downloads. Side A features a previously unreleased rendition of Free's Wishing Well, which they'd recorded back in 1991, during the Ten sessions. Side B is a cover of Bob Marley's Redemption Song, performed by Eddie Vedder with Beyoncé at the Global Citizen Festival in New York on September 26, 2015.
In the meanwhile, new major releases have been announced.
Live at Third Man Records On June 9, Pearl Jam performed a secret show inside the Blue Room, the live venue of record store/label Third Man Records in Nashville owned by Jack White (The White Stripes, The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs). Attended by a few Ten Club members and a few dozen other guests, the short set was recorded live direct-to-acetate. On July 1, Third Man Records announced that it has been selected as their 29th quarterly Vault Package, in the form of a beautiful box set that includes: a black-and-gold, split-colored vinyl version of Pearl Jam's set packaged in a custom jacket, a 7" clear vinyl recording of Eddie Vedder singing an unreleased song ("Out of Sand") inside the famous Voice-o-Graph booth (where Neil Young recorded his album "A Letter Home"), a hardcover photo book featuring photos of the evening, plus commemorative pin and patch. Ten Club members as of June 30 have already been emailed a discount code and instructions on how to purchase this limited edition recording. Deadline to pre-order is July 31. Non-Ten Club members can pre-order the package as well by signing up for a normal TMR Vault Platinum Subscription. The cutoff date to get Vault #29 is July 31. After that date, this special item will no longer be available in any other way.
No Code & Yield Vinyl Reissues
The long-awaited vinyl reissues of No Code & Yield are finally here! On August 5 September 2, Pearl Jam will reissue them on 150-gram vinyl. The five singles from both albums will also be released on 7'' vinyl. Those include Who You Are (b-side Habit), Off He Goes (b-side Dead Man), Hail, Hail (b-side Black, Red, Yellow), Given To Fly (b-sides Pilate & Leatherman) and Wishlist (b-sides U & Brain of J. live). Vinyl reissues can be pre-ordered at Pearl Jam.com & Amazon (No Code - Yield - Singles).
Pearl Jam will offer up the sixth installment in their Vault series – rare shows not previously available as an official bootleg – in the form of their July 13, 1998 show at the Forum in Los Angeles as a part of their Yield tour — setlist here. A triple 150-gram vinyl release is available for pre-order until August 30, 2016. The show will be released on CD and Digital Formats after September 1.
Roadies The new TV show created and directed by Cameron Crowe (Singles, Almost Famous, Pearl Jam Twenty) premiered on Showtime on June 26. Produced, among others, by J. J. Abrams and Kelly Curtis (Pearl Jam's manager), the show follows a group of roadies working for the fictional arena rock group Staton-House Band as they tour the United States. Each episode features different musical guests and Pearl Jam fans won't be disappointed (Eddie Vedder has just been confirmed to appear in the season finale, which airs August 28). Twin Peaks Speaking of TV shows, Eddie Vedder is also set to appear in the new season of Twin Peaks, David Lynch's legendary series returning to the small screen in 2017, after 27 years. Here's the massive cast list for the new series. No word yet on what character he is playing or how large his part will be, but you know... the owls are not what they seem.
Pearl Jam 2016 North American Tour
Pearl Jam will perform a series of North American concert dates between April and August of 2016. Pearl Jam’s 2016 North American dates kick off in Fort Lauderdale on April 8th, include festival headlining slots at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Bonnaroo and wrap in August with two nights each at historic baseball stadiums Fenway Park in Boston and Wrigley Field in Chicago.
The exact date of their Bonnaroo performance will be announced by the festival during the coming months.
Details on public ticket sales are on the tour page of Pearl Jam’s site.
Full list of tour dates below.
April 8: Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (BB&T Arena)
April 9: Miami, Fla. (American Airlines Arena)
April 11: Tampa, Fla. (Amalie Arena)
April 13: Jacksonville, Fla. (Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena)
April 16: Greenville, S.C. (Bon Secours Wellness Arena)
April 18: Hampton, Va. (Hampton Coliseum)
April 20: Raleigh, N.C. (PNC Arena)
April 21: Columbia, S.C. (Colonia Life Arena)
April 23: New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest)
April 26: Lexington, KY (Rupp Arena)
April 28: Philadelphia, Penn. (Wells Fargo Center)
April 29: Philadelphia, Penn. (Wells Fargo Center)
May 1: New York, N.Y. (Madison Square Garden)
May 2: New York, N.Y. (Madison Square Garden)
May 5: Quebec City, Quebec (Centre Videotron)
May 8: Ottawa, Ontario (Canadian Tire Centre)
May 10: Toronto, Ontario (Air Canada Centre)
June 9-12: Manchester, Tenn. (Bonnaroo)
Aug. 5: Boston, Mass. (Fenway Park)
Aug. 7: Boston, Mass. (Fenway Park)
Aug. 20: Chicago, Ill. (Wrigley Field)
Aug. 22: Chicago, Ill. (Wrigley Field)
Carbon Mitigation 2015
Pearl Jam have recently announced a new investment of $54,000 to offset the carbon emissions produced by their recent South American tour. Funds will be allocated in two separate projects: the first is the Alto Mayo Project by Conservation International to protect forests in the Peruvian region of Alto Mayo; the second is the Valparaiso Project by Carbonfund.org Foundation to protect the Amazon rainforest. Both projects are REDD+ certified (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation ‘plus’, a mechanism that has been under negotiation by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change since 2005) and structured to provide benefits to the local communities as well as the planet.
Stone Gossard: "I think it’s good to acknowledge the negative impacts our business has on the planet, right alongside the positive ones. We tour. Our tours emit carbon dioxide. We are constantly looking at ways to reduce and mitigate that. Our strategy has been to essentially 'tax' ourselves for our CO2-equivalent emissions, and invest that money into carbon mitigation projects. Hopefully this will serve as inspiration for other businesses and governments exploring ways to offset their carbon footprints."
Pearl Jam have been tracking their tour-related carbon emissions since 2003, and to-date have made mitigation investments totaling over $500,000 USD (here's the band’s full carbon mitigation history). The biggest carbon dioxide culprits on tour include: band and crew air travel, hotels, truck and freight travel, power at venues, and fan transportation to and from the shows.
Flint water crisis
Pearl Jam and the band’s manager Kelly Curtis have also pledged a donation of $125,000 in the support of Flint, Michigan residents during the area’s current water crisis, after the water supply was found to contain high levels of lead.
A close group of the band’s friends and partners – including Glaser Progress Foundation, Live Nation, Brandi Carlile’s Looking Out Foundation, Republic Records, Ticketmaster, Universal Music Publishing Group and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment – came in with an additional donation of $175,000. Funds will be donated to The United Way of Genesee County's Flint Water Fund for the purchase of water filters, bottled water, emergency support services and prevention efforts in Flint. This fund will provide aid to children and families with interventions that support positive health outcomes.
The band has also launched a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdrise for anyone who wants to join them, that has already raised nearly $ 400,000.