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Pearl Jam issues teaser for concert film
Pearl Jam has posted a trailer online for what appears to be a new concert film called Let's Play Two.
The documentary -- if that's what it actually is -- will chronicle the group's 2016 two-night stand at Wrigley Field in Chicago on August 20th and 22nd of last year, "Let's play two" was part of late Chicago Cubs player Ernie Banks' catchphrase of "It's a beautiful day for a ballgame… let's play two!" Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder is a devoted Cubs fan.
The group played two epic performances at Wrigley, blending in covers from Cheap Trick, Ramones, Pink Floyd, The Who, The Beatles, Neil Young and Bob Dylan within their stellar 10-album catalog of original songs.
Pearl Jam is known for changing its set list completely from night to night. Guitarist Mike McCready told us that the band feels lucky that its fans respond to songs from its entire repertoire: "We're lucky in the sense that we can go out and play every night and play different stuff 'cause we have so much stuff to play, and people are receptive to it. There are fans that like -- their favorite record is No Code or their favorite record is Vs. And we're lucky in a way that people want to hear new music from us -- at least that's my perception."
Let's Play Two was briefly listed on Amazon last year and then pulled. The Twitter post featuring the teaser simply read, "Coming soon.”
There is a dedicated website for the film, but at present all that is shown is the trailer and a place for fans to enter their email address for updates.
Pearl Jam has released one previous film, a band history called Pearl Jam Twenty, and has made dozens of official live bootleg recordings available in addition to an official concert album, 1998's Live On Two Legs.