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Tuesday 03.18.2014
Ed Vedder live in Brazil + Pono Music
Before touring Europe with Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder will play four solo shows in Brazil. Two concerts will be held in Sao Paulo on May 7-8 and two in Rio de Janeiro on May 11-12. Tickets on sale here. *Update 03.19* Eddie Vedder also announced he'll be performing solo at the Super Bock Super Rock Festival in Meco, Portugal (near Lisbon) on July 18th. Tickets on sale here.
The singer, who is known for being a great vinyl lover, is among the supporters (video) of the music download-service and music player created by Neil Young & his team and called Pono Music, which offers the highest resolution digital music available, allowing consumers to experience studio master-quality digital music at the highest audio fidelity possible (FLAC). Pearl Jam are among the many artists involved in the project, offering limited edition Signature Series PonoPlayers. Pono hits the retail market in October (info).
Mike McCready in "Free Ride" + CCFA Benefit 2014

Mike McCready and Brandi Carlile wrote and performed the song Free Ride, for the film of the same title, directed by Shana Betz and starring Anna Paquin. The track has been distributed as a limited edition 7-inch vinyl through the label owned by the guitarist - Hockeytalkter Records - and is available in the Shop at PearlJam.com (the B-side is an instrumental version of the track). The song also features Stone Gossard on guitar and Barrett Martin on drums.
Mike McCready will play with Flight to Mars, his UFO tribute band, at The Showbox in Seattle on May 16, 2014 for their 12th annual benefit concert. Proceeds from the show will benefit Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America's Camp Oasis and The Jennifer Jaff Center (info). 

Matt Chamberlain is Soundgarden's new touring drummer
Soundgarden will release a deluxe version of Superunknown on June 3 and have recently announced who is going to replace Matt Cameron's for the band's next live commitments (South American dates, European dates and a summer U.S. tour with Nine Inch Nails): Matt Chamberlain, who Pearl Jam fans may remember for playing drums in the official video for Alive and for being Pearl Jam's touring drummer in the summer of 1991, after Dave Krusen left the band and before being replaced by Dave Abbruzzese. Good luck Matt!
Friday 01.10.2014
Ten Club Annual Single 2013
Ten Club Analog members in Europe are currently receiving the 2013 Annual Vinyl Single & the new Deep Magazine issue. Both releases are also available for all members (Digital and Analog) in digital format at PearlJam.com under My Account > My Membership > Downloads. A-side features "99 problems" performed by Pearl Jam along with rapper Jay-Z at the Made In America Festival on September 2, 2012. The B-side is a funny cover of "Shattered" by the Rolling Stones played by Ed Vedder with actress Jeanne Tripplehorn on September 15, 2013 at a private benefit show in support of HealEB, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding a cure while raising awareness for Epidermolysis Bullosa. Ed and Jill Vedder are personally involved as founders and funders of Heal EB.
"Out Of The Furnace" movie score

The score of the movie "Out of the Furnace", released in the U.S. in December 2013, features a beautiful new version of Pearl Jam's classic "Release" re-recorded last year for the occasion:

Note: Eddie Vedder, in agreement with the film's director Scott Cooper, has decided to set aside a few songs he composed specifically for the soundtrack and judged by Cooper himself too personal to be included in the film (source). Only time will tell if these tracks will see the light in any official publication (perhaps a possible new solo album by Eddie?)...



Friday 12.13.2013
Pearl Jam Euro Tour 2014

Pearl Jam announced today that they will embark on an eleven-date European Tour in June and July of 2014. The band's summer tour kicks-off on June 16th in Amsterdam and includes two festival headlining slots (Open'er Festival in Poland on July 3 and Rock Werchter Festival in Belgium on July 5) and two big stadium dates in Italy (San Siro Stadium in Milan on June 20 and Nereo Rocco Stadium in Trieste on June 22). The tour wraps up on July 11th with a big outdoor show at the National Bowl in Milton Keynes, UK.

Here are the dates of Pearl Jam's 2014 Euro Tour:

 

June 16-17 - Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome
June 20 - Milan, IT San Siro Stadium
June 22 - Trieste, IT Stadio Nereo Rocco
June 25 - Vienna, AT Stadhale
June 26 - Berlin, DE Wuhleide
June 28 - Stockholm, SE Friends Arena
June 29 - Oslo, NO Telenor Arena
July 3 - Gdynia, PO Open'er Festival
July 5 - Werchter, BE Rock Werchter Festival
July 8 - Leeds, UK First District Arena
July 11 - Milton Keynes, UK Milton Keynes Bowl

 

 

TICKETS PRE-SALES

GENERAL SALE General public ticket sale for every show (except for the Rock Werchter Festival and the Open'er Festival, whose tickets can already be purchased through the festivals' websites) will start on December 20, based on the timeline available on the Tour page of PearlJam.com.

TEN CLUB PRE-SALE Members active as of Friday, December 13th 8:59am CET (Thu, Dec 12th 11:59pm PST) are eligible for the Pearl Jam 2014 European Tour ticket pre-sale drawing. New memberships and membership renewals purchased now are not considered eligible. Check out the instructional video. Eligible members may enter the drawing for both GA and Reserved tickets to any given show, but can only possibly be selected for one or the other. Two (2) ticket limit per show. No single tickets. You can choose GA tickets (general admission, these tickets are for standing room only on the floor closest to the stage and are mixed with general public) or Reserved tickets (seats will be assigned based on seniority and are located in the best locations in the venue) and you will be selected for each ticket type taking your priority into consideration. Eligible members may enter the drawing for both GA and Reserved tickets to any given show, but can only possibly be selected for one or the other. Follow the drawing on the Ten Club events page. This page will be updated in real time as the pre-sale progresses. On Wednesday, Dec 18th at 5pm CET in Europe (that's 8am PST in the US) the ticket drawing will close. Once names have been drawn, the “My Tickets” page will be updated to indicate for which show(s) your name has been drawn and for which show(s) your name has not.  Also, you will receive an email that day confirming your drawing status and any show(s) your name has been drawn for.

Important note: By entering the drawing for any show, you are committing to purchase the tickets should your name be drawn. For example, if you enter for all 9 Pearl Jam shows, it is possible your name can be drawn for all 9. So, please only enter for the number of shows you are prepared to pay for and attend. Tickets are non-refundable. Members entering a drawing will have a $1 authorization held on their cards no matter how many shows are entered. If selected for any shows during the drawing, this $1 authorization will automatically become a final sale charge totaling the sum of the ticket prices of all the shows drawn. If not selected, the $1 authorization will be canceled and released back to your card. All ticket sales are final. No refunds, name transfers or exchanges. No exceptions. The Ten Club member whose account was used to purchase the tickets must present their photo ID in person to collect the tickets on the day of the show. Reselling of Ten Club tickets will result in cancelation of ticket purchase and possibly loss of membership.


 
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