Latest Pearl Jam 2005 North American/Latin American Tour Stories

2005-12-04 07:52:10

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Blasting away despite heavy rains and municipal restrictions, veteran rockers Pearl Jam delighted tens of thousands of fans in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on their first tour of Latin America. In two outdoor shows on Friday and Saturday night in the Pacaembu football stadium, the Seattle-based band treated fans to favorites such as "Alive," " Even Flow" and "Black" in a two-hour set. "We've got clouds and rain, just like in Seattle ... but Sao Paulo is better,"...

2005-10-20 14:33:34

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - After weeks of doubts, Sao Paulo's mayor had agreed to allow U.S. rockers Pearl Jam to perform in the Brazilian city's biggest stadium. More than 40,000 fans are expected for the December 2 and 3 shows at the Pacaembu stadium, which will mark the Seattle-based band's debut in Brazil. Mayor Jose Serra had suspended shows in Pacaembu after complaints from residents of the posh neighborhood around the stadium about noise and mess. For the concerts to go...

2005-10-06 10:49:13

By Derek Peel CHICAGO (Billboard) - A thousand dollars is a lot for a concert ticket, but Pearl Jam and special guest Robert Plant justified the price Wednesday during a benefit for Hurricane Katrina victims at Chicago's 1,300-capacity House of Blues. Proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross as well as Habitat for Humanity and the Jazz Foundation of America -- none of whom, joked Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder, are subsidiaries of Halliburton. Plant doesn't typically play...

2005-09-29 22:35:10

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - The Rolling Stones got a lift from Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder during their performance of "Wild Horses" at Pittsburgh's PNC Stadium Wednesday. Earlier in the evening, Pearl Jam played an hour-long opening set featuring such hits as "Alive," "Even Flow," "Daughter," "Black," "Jeremy" and "Better Man." The band previously opened four Oakland, Calif., shows for the Stones on the 1997 Bridges to Babylon tour, the last of which saw Vedder...

2005-09-15 03:46:29

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Pearl Jam will play a rare club show at Chicago's House of Blues on October 5 to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Tickets, priced at $1,000 each, go on sale Saturday (September 17). All net proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross and the Jazz Foundation of America. According to a spokesperson, it is not yet known if the show will feature additional acts or be available for download from Pearl Jam's...

2005-07-13 19:18:43

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Pearl Jam will play an Aug. 29 concert in Missoula, Mont., where bassist Jeff Ament went to college, to raise money for a U.S. Senate bid by Democrat Jon Tester. Tickets for the Adams Center show go on sale July 23 via Tickets West. Tester, currently Montana Senate president, is one of several Democrats vying to challenge U.S. Senator Conrad Burns, a Republican seeking his fourth term. The benefit comes on the heels of a recently announced Sept. 1...

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