April 19, 2006

Pearl Jam, Petty add Milwaukee dates to summer run

By Jonathan Cohen

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Pearl Jam and Tom Petty have
extended their run of co-headlining shows with a June 29-30
stand in Milwaukee at Summerfest, an annual 11-day event also
featuring such acts as Nine Inch Nails and Mary J. Blige.

A special presale for the Marcus Amphitheater event is
underway now for members of Pearl Jam's Ten Club fan
organization. The cost is $203 for a pair of tickets for each

Both bands are expected to play full sets as part of the
bill, which will also visit St. Paul, Minn., on June 26-27 and
Denver on July 2-3. Pearl Jam's summer tour begins May 9 in

"It's in the middle of the whole tour, so we'll get to go
out and change it up a little bit," Pearl Jam bassist Jeff
Ament told Billboard.com of the Petty dates. "We love Tom and
his band. It will be a cool, special show for people."

As for Petty, the only other dates currently on his summer
schedule are a June 10 show in Bristow, Va., with Trey
Anastasio and a June 16 appearance at the annual Bonnaroo
festival in Manchester, Tenn.

Petty's manager has previously said his client would be
playing shows this summer with John Mayer and the Strokes, but
those have yet to be announced.