Pearl Jam will play 13 shows in Europe in June and will not, as has been claimed, appear at this summer’s Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. The band will play six headlining shows and appear at seven festivals, beginning June 8 in Lisbon. The trek runs through June 29 at Belgium’s Werchter Festival.
According to a spokesperson, the band, which toured extensively in 2006 in support of their self-titled debut for J Records, has no other shows scheduled for 2007. "Historically, there have been five years or so between our visits to Europe, so it’s a treat to go back again so soon," says band manager Kelly Curtis.
There is, however, new Pearl Jam music at radio, in the form of a cover of the Who’s "Love Reign O’er Me." As previously reported, the song will appear in the upcoming Adam Sandler film "Reign Over Me" and will also serve as the A-side of the holiday single sent to members of Pearl Jam’s Ten Club fan organization.
Ten Club members will get first crack at tickets via a pre-sale, via which some shows begin going on sale today (Jan. 26). General public onsales and opening acts have yet to be announced. According to the band’s Web site, the entire floor area for a June 18 gig at London’s Wembley Arena will be reserved for fan club members.
Here are Pearl Jam’s European tour dates:
June 8: Lisbon (Passeio Maritimo Alges)
June 9: Madrid (Festimad)
June 12: Munich (Olympichalle)
June 13: Katowice, Poland (Chorzow Stadion Slaski)
June 15: Italy (city/venue TBA)
June 16: Vienna (Nova Rock Festival)
June 18: London (Wembley Arena)
June 21: Dusseldorf, Germany (LTU Arena)
June 23: Tuttlingen Germany (Southside Festival)
June 24: Scheebel, Germany (Hurricane Festival)
June 26: Copenhagen (Forum)
June 28: Nijmegen, Holland (Goeffert Park)
June 29: Werchter, Belgium (Werchter Festival)