Coachella have shared some archival footage of Pearl Jam live set at the Empire Polo Club, which appears in Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert documentary.
The festival’s origins trace back to a 1993 concert that Pearl Jam performed at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California while boycotting venues controlled by Ticketmaster.
The show validated the site’s viability for hosting large events, leading to the inaugural Coachella Festival being held over the course of two days in October 1999.
Watch Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert documentary below. Thanks to Carlo Vergani.
Born in Reggio Emilia in 1980. He created pearljamonline.it in 2001 and wrote the first edition of “Pearl Jam Evolution” in 2009 along with his wife Daria. Since 2022, he is behind 2 podcasts: “Pearl Jam dalla A alla Z” and “Fuori Orario Not Another Podcast”. He has collaborated with Barracuda Style, HvsR, Rolling Stone, Rockol and Il Fatto Quotidiano. He continues relentlessly to try to find “beautiful melodies that say terrible things”.
Favorite song: Present Tense
Favorite album: No Code
Favorite bands/artists other than PJ: Tom Waits, Soundgarden, Ramones, Springsteen, IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Mark Lanegan, Cat Power, R.E.M.