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Pearl Jam Is Finally Hitting the Road in Support of ‘Gigaton’

The band will continue its carbon mitigation efforts in 2022

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Pearl Jam performs on Oct. 1, 2021 in Dana Point, Calif.

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Two years after putting their tour in support of LP Gigaton on hold due to the pandemic, Pearl Jam is ready to head out on the road for a North American tour, starting May 3. The Eddie Vedder-fronted band will make 19 stops across Canada and the U.S., including two shows at L.A.’s Forum and one at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Josh Klinghoffer — the former guitarist for Red Hot Chilli Peppers — is set to open for Pearl Jam with his solo project Pluralone. He’ll also join Pearl Jam as a touring member alongside Vedder, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Mike McCready, and Matt Cameron.

The tour will feature efforts to reduce Pearl Jam’s carbon footprint by paying $200 per ton for carbon dioxide mitigation — a 10-time increase to the band’s efforts in past years. The band has made a conscious effort during past tours to minimize their impact on the environment and global warming.

“We are proud of our prior efforts to mitigate our inevitable carbon footprint from touring over the past 20 years but the time to multiply that effort is clearly right now,” said Gossard in a release. “By committing to this aggressive pricing, we hope to equally amplify our efforts and gather partners who share our urgency to make the investments and innovations required to move our world to a more conscious, carbon balanced economy.”

Tickets for the tour go on sale Monday.

Pearl Jam’s most recent album featured songs such as “Dance of the Clairvoyants,” “Superblood Wolfmoon,” and Retrograde.” The band last went on tour in 2018 with several stops at baseball stadiums. Along with their North America dates in May and the fall, the group is also heading to Europe this summer.

Pearl Jam Tour Dates

May 3 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
May 6 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
May 7 – Los Angeles, CA @The Forum
May 9 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
May 12 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
May 13 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
May 16 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Arena
May 18 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
May 20 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
September 1 – Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
September 3 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
September 6 – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
September 8 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
September 11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
September 14 – Camden, NJ @ Waterfront Music Pavilion
September 16 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
September 18 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
September 20 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Paycom Center
September 22 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena

From Rolling Stone US