Pearl Jam spent most of yesterday teasing their fans by insisting they #StayTuned to their Twitter account. The big reveal? Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, and Matt Cameron will hit the mound at Chicago’s Wrigley Field this summer on Friday, July 19th.
What’s more, the band also announced a special one-off performance at the Budweiser Gardens Arena in London, Ontario on Tuesday, July 16th. According to their Ten Club Newsletter, both events will be billed as ”An Evening with Pearl Jam” and there won’t be any opening band. Most telling, however, is news of a fall tour to be announced in the coming months.
Tickets for the Chicago date will be available February 9th. In anticipation, check out the event’s Facebook page and relisten to Vedder’s anthem to the Cubbies with a stream of “All the Way” below.
In related news, Vedder told Rolling Stone the band’s “maybe halfway there” in completing their follow up to 2009′s Backspacer. Although we originally pegged it as one of 2013′s most anticipated albums, the frontman insists “we’re taking our time,” so perhaps we’ll have to wait until 2014.