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Pearl Jam announces 2020 tour with the Pixies

Alternative rock veterans Pearl Jam are gearing up for a tour in 2020 — three decades after the band formed in 1990.

Next year, the Grammy-winning grunge group will kick off a 13-date string of shows starting June 23 in Frankfurt, Germany. During the run, they’ll also headline three festivals: Lollapalooza Stockholm in Sweden; Rock Werchter in Belgium; and Lollapalooza Paris in France. On July 10, they’ll perform at London’s Hyde Park for the British Summer Time concert series, which has drawn in some 65,000 attendees for one show in the past. The last date on the tour so far is July 22 in Amsterdam.

The five-piece outfit will share the stage with fellow alt-music legends the Pixies, who this year released “Beneath the Eyrie,” their first album since 2016. Louisville, Ky.-based punk band White Reaper and British rockers Idles will also join Pearl Jam with their current lineup — frontman Eddie Vedder; guitarists Mike McCready and Stone Gossard; bassist Jeff Ament; and drummer Matt Cameron, who joined the four other founding members in 1999.

As Pearl Jam approaches their 30th anniversary, the band is reportedly conjuring a new album for what would be their 11th studio recording — and the first since “Lightning Bolt” in 2013. In an interview with Rolling Stone in January, Ament said, “We’ve gone in, probably, four or five times in the last couple of years, so we have a whole ton of unfinished stuff. We’re just sort of in a little bit of limbo.”

“I’m sure everybody’s got a bunch more riffs, and I’m sure Ed’s got a handful of journal lyrics,” Ament continued. “It’s just going to take us all getting into a room together for six weeks and just knocking something out.”

Tickets, which go on sale Dec. 7, will be sold exclusively through the venue or through third-party retailers such as Ticketmaster and Stubhub. Check their website for more information on dates and availability.

Pearl Jam 2020 Tour Dates:
June 23 – Frankfurt at Festhalle
June 25 – Berlin at Waldbühne
June 27 – Stockholm at Lollapalooza Stockholm
June 29 – Copenhagen at Royal Arena
July 2 – Werchter, Belgium at Rock Werchter
July  5 – Imola, Italy at Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari
July 7 – Vienna at Wiener Stadthalle
July 10 – London at BST Hyde Park
July 13 – Krakow, Poland at Tauron Arena
July 15 – Budapest, Hungary at Budapest Arena
July 17 – Zurich at Hallenstadion
July 19 – Paris at Lollapalooza Paris
July 22 – Amsterdam at Ziggo Dome

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