Pearl Jam will kick off their world tour with a two-night stand at Seattle’s KeyArena on Sept. 21 and 22, the band announced today. Ben Harper and the Relentless 7 have been tapped for support.
Tickets for the Seattle shows will go on sale on July 18.
The tour will begin a day after the scheduled release of Pearl Jam’s forthcoming album, “Backspacer.” In an arrangement that echoes similar deals inked by AC/DC and Guns N’ Roses, the new disc will be retailed exclusively through Target, according to today’s press release.
Find more info on the band’s fan site.
Pearl Jam is Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Eddie Vedder and Matt Cameron. (Hey, where’s Boom Gaspar?)