Re: ~Official Pearl Jam Appreciation Thread~
Philadelphia, July 28, 2005 – Electric Factory Concerts is proud to announce that Pearl Jam will perform at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia on Monday, October 3rd. Tickets for this show will go on sale Saturday, August 6th at 10am EDT at the EFC & Wachovia box office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at ticketmaster.com, and charge-by-phone via Ticketmaster at (215) 336.2000, (856) 338.9000, (302) 984.2000. Tickets for this show are $48.00 plus applicable building fees and service charges. There is a 4 ticket transaction limit.
Pearl Jam's Philadelphia concert is one of only a handful of U.S. shows the band is scheduled to play this year. Tickets for Pearl Jam's two shows at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City (September 30th & October 1st) went on sale earlier this month and sold out in two minutes.
Pearl Jam was one of the key groups responsible for popularizing alternative music in the early 90's. Hailing from Seattle, the band released foot stomping anthems that made them rock legends overnight. Throughout their recording career, Pearl Jam have sold more than 60 million albums worldwide and established a large and loyal fan base. Pearl Jam fuses the riff-heavy stadium rock of the '70s with the grit and anger of '80s post-punk, without ever neglecting hooks and choruses. Female indie-rockers Sleater-Kinney open the show.
Pearl Jam is Matt Cameron (Drums), Jeff Ament (Bass), Mike McCready (Guitar), Stone Gossard (Guitar), and Eddie Vedder (Vocals/Guitar). The band has shared the stage with The Rolling Stones, The Doors, and The Who and is well known for its energetic, dynamic and varied live performances. In 2000, the band began releasing “official bootlegs” of its live shows in an effort to increase the quality and decrease the price of bootleg CDs; they have sold millions of these official bootlegs to date. Over the past fifteen years, Pearl Jam has released five platinum selling albums and two gold selling studio albums. A much-anticipated new release is due out next year.