Pearl Jam Hits Scottrade Center October 3: First STL Show in Four Years
press photo Pearl Jam is back in a state of love and trust with St. Louis.
Over the years we've pouted as Pearl Jam announced tour dates in other cities again and again. Sure, Eddie Vedder had that fabulous gig with Glen Hansard at the Fox a couple of years ago, but St. Louis hadn't seen full-band Pearl Jam since early 2010. Was the Gateway City simply in Pearl Jam's permanent rearview mirror?
Fret no more, St. Louis: The stalwarts of grunge will return to Scottrade Center Friday, October 3. Tickets go on sale for the public at 10 a.m. this Friday, May 30, at the Scottrade box office and all LiveNation/TicketMaster outlets, but a special presale for current Pearl Jam Ten Club members is happening now.
Pearl Jam is mounting a ten-city fall tour around its headlining appearances at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, concentrating on middle-America locations such as Tulsa, Memphis and, of course, St. Louis. The band released its tenth studio album Lightning Bolt last fall, and after debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, it's still going strong.
Vocalist/ukulele guru Vedder last hit St. Louis in 2011 for a solo performance with Oscar winner Glen Hansard of the Frames and the Swell Season.
Jason Stoff Making ocean waves on a ukulele.
Minutes after that stunning performance at the Fox, Vedder hoofed it over to the Pageant to join Elvis Costello for a rendition of the Who's "Substitute." July 1, 2011 was a hell of a night for rock royalty, folks.
Jon Gitchoff We cried when this happened. Happy tears.
Before that magical night Pearl Jam played a packed Scottrade Center in 2010, promoting its Backspacer album, playing plenty of hits and delighting fans with several rarities. Until that show, PJ hadn't been in St. Louis since 2004.
Jon Gitchoff Giving St. Louis some Pearl-gasms.
Pearl Jam's fall tour dates:
October 1 -- Cincinnati, Ohio -- US Bank Arena
October 3 -- St. Louis -- Scottrade Center
October 3-5 -- Austin, Texas -- Austin City Limits Festival (exact date TBD)
October 8 -- Tulsa, Oklahoma -- BOK Center
October 9 -- Lincoln, Nebraska -- Pinnacle Bank Arena
October 10-12 -- Austin, Texas -- Austin City Limits Festival (exact date TBD)
October 14 -- Memphis, Tennessee -- FedEx Forum
October 16 -- Detroit, Michigan -- Joe Louis Arena
October 17 -- Moline, Illinois -- iWireless Center
October 19 -- St. Paul, Minnesota -- Xcel Energy Center
October 20 -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- BMO Harris Bradley Center
October 22 -- Denver, Colorado -- Pepsi Arena
Find full information at pearljam.com.
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