Pearl Jam has announced the details of a 24-date North American fall tour that will kick off on October 11th in Pittsburgh. The first leg ends in early November at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans, with the second leg picking up on the 15th of that month in Dallas, winding down on December 6th in the band's hometown of Seattle. Also on the schedule are two previously announced dates on July 16th in London, Ontario and July 19th in Chicago.
The tour was unveiled after a countdown clock ran down to 1:00 p.m. ET on Monday (July 8th).
A second countdown clock set to run out on Thursday (July 11th) at 3:00 p.m. ET began almost as soon as the first one ended, fueling speculation that the group's next big announcement will be about a new album and/or single.
A single called "Mind Your Manners" is rumored to be headed to radio stations by the middle of this month, with a new disc called Tides coming out in September, but that has yet to be confirmed.
Public tickets for Pearl Jam's North American dates go on sale Saturday, July 27th at 10:00 a.m. local time. A special ticket pre-sale drawing for current Pearl Jam Ten Club members began on Monday.
Guitarist Mike McCready explained a while back why he thinks Pearl Jam stays one of rock's most consistent live acts: "The sure-fire thing is just a confidence in our band, and I know that we've done that before and we'll do it again, because we are a really good, tight live band. And a lot of that is non-spoken because we've played together for so long. It's an interesting thing. I don't know if there's a sure-fire way of doing it, but I think we hit it pretty well most times we do it."
Confirmed Pearl Jam tour dates (subject to change):
October 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
October 12 - Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center
October 15 - Worcester, MA - DCU Center
October 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
October 19 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
October 21 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
October 22 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
October 25 - Hartford, CT - XL Center
October 27 - Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena
October 29 - Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena
October 30 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
November 1-3 - New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Experience (exact date TBA)
November 15 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Arena
November 16 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
November 19 - Phoenix, AZ - Jobing.com Arena
November 21 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
November 23 - Los Angeles, CA - Sports Arena
November 24 - Los Angeles, CA - Sports Arena
November 26 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
November 29 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena
November 30 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena
December 2 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
December 4 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
December 6 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena