Pearl Jam will play baseball stadiums from coast to coast this summer, as the band has announced a month of “special performances” in the U.S. following a bigger tour that winds through South America, Europe and the U.K. later this year.
The U.S. portion of the tour, called “The Home Shows” will be seven shows beginning at Seattle’s Safeco Field on Aug. 8. The band will perform twice in Seattle and once at Grizzly Stadium in Montana before hitting the only two pre-1920s baseball fields left in the U.S. – Chicago’s Wrigley Field (Aug. 18 and 20) and Boston’s Fenway Park (Sept. 2 and 4).
The bigger tour, which begins in Santiago, Chile on March 16 and winds up in Lisbon on July 14, marks the first time the band has been on the road since the 2016 North American Tour.
According to data from TicketIQ.com, prices for Pearl Jam tickets have been rising in recent years. The difference in the average price per ticket on the secondary market between the 2013-14 “Lightning Bolt Tour” and the “North American Tour” was nearly $50. The “Lightning Bolt Tour” cost fans an average of $188.55 while the “2016 North American Tour” checked in at $237.89.
The band, which was founded in Seattle, hasn’t played in that city in five years. According to Consequence of Sound, Pearl Jam expects 100,000 fans for the Seattle concerts, which would make them the biggest headlining shows since 1981 when the Rolling Stones were in town. The band plans to donate $1 million from ticket sales to support Seattle’s homeless population.
Pearl Jam, which traces its roots to the 1990s, has sold 60 million albums worldwide and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.
3/16 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile
3/18 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina
3/21 – Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Maracana Stadium
3/24 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brazil
6/12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
6/15 – Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop Festival
6/18 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
6/19 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
6/22 – Milan, IT @ I-Days Festival at Area Expo
6/24 – Padova, IT @ Stadio Euganeo
6/26 – Rome, IT @ Stadio Olimpico
7/1 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
7/3 – Krakow, PL @ Tauron Arena
7/5 – Berlin, DE @ Waldbuhne
7/7 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
7/10 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau St. Jordi
7/12 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
7/14 – Lisbon PT @ NOS Alive Festival
8/8 – Seattle, WA @ Safeco Field
8/10 – Seattle, WA @ Safeco Field
8/13 – Missoula, MT @ Washington Grizzly Stadium
8/18 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
8/20 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
9/2 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
9/4 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park