"Pearl Jem are not only the greatest Pearl Jam covers band I could ever expect to witness, they are the greatest covers band I ever expect to see full stop. But that word, 'covers' does them an injustice. Pearl Jem are not a mere 'covers band'. They don't simply cover Pearl Jam's songs or imitate them. Everything they do seemingly stems from a profound reverence for Pearl Jam's history and the art of live performance itself. Pearl Jem tap into Pearl Jam's spirit.
They honour their complete discography. They play far past the point in the night where many bands fear to. They have a razor-sharp understanding of what these particular songs mean - both to themselves and their audience. They know - like any 10 Club member - that the deep cuts matter as much as, if not more than, the hits. They know it's ultimately the crowd and their response that will determine the spontaneous new shapes familiar songs will take on any given night. That's why Pearl Jem are, without a doubt, as close to the real thing as a Pearl Jam fan could ever dream of."
We are delighted to announce that Pearl Jem will be performing at the following venues in 2017. Fri 25 August, The Spirit Store, Dundalk, Ireland. Sat 21 October, The Empire, Belfast, United Kingdom Sat 28 October, The Academy, Dublin, Ireland. Fri 24 November, Monroe's Live, Galway, Ireland Fri 1 December, Dolan's warehouse, Limerick, Ireland Wed 27 December, McHughs Venue, Drogheda, Ireland. Tickets now on sale. See our Tour page for details.
We're delighted to be announcing a new tour and dates for 2016. Since they released ‘Ten’ back in 1991, Pearl Jam have gone on to sell almost 100 million albums worldwide. Their music has shaped and inspired a whole generation and this is something which we have not taken for granted as great attention to detail has gone into preparing this show. As a means of celebrating the 25th anniversary of ‘Ten’, Pearl Jem will be presenting a performance of the great album in its entirety from start to finish across a series of concerts throughout Ireland and beyond over the coming months. We will be touring across Ireland, so you should have no problem finding a show near you. We can't wait to get out and play this amazing album and we hope you can join us. A full list of dates can be found here - www.pearljem.com/tour
We were delighted to find out that George Garner, Deputy Editor of Kerrang Magazine, attended one of our UK Tour gigs. Here's a review he wrote after seeing us:
Having taken the time for a quick breather after our England and Scotland tour, we will be back in some of our favourite venues around Ireland, North and South, from September through December. We will be visiting Dublin, Belfast, Galway, Sligo, Drogheda, Dundalk and Newry. Having played blistering, packed shows in all of these places in the recent past, we are sure that these next shows will be no different, hope you can be there to contribute to the vital energy which makes these shows what they are! All dates, times and ticket links can be viewed in the Tour section of this site.
Pearl Jem are delighted to be back on the road this coming September in England and Scotland. Our forthcoming tour will see us return to Liverpool, Glasgow, Newcastle, London, Sheffield and Birmingham, as well as make our first appearance in York, Norwich, Brighton and Southend. With a master setlist of over 60 quality Pearl Jam songs, we'll be touring the U.K. from September 4th through to September 13th. All dates, times and ticket links can be viewed in the Tour section of this site. We hope you can join us for a celebration of all things 'Pearl Jam'! All dates, times and ticket links can be viewed in the Tour section of this site.
Finally August has rolled around and we'll be hitting the road around Ireland for a few dates in Drogheda, Waterford and Dublin. On August 31st we'll be heading back to the U.K. for what will hopefully be another successful tour of the region's Academy 2 venues. On October 12th we will be going Stateside for our very first performances in the U.S. Dates so far announced include El Corazon in Seattle. This historic venue was once called the 'Off Ramp Cafe' back in the day and a certain Seattle band close to our hearts played their first gig there in 1990. It goes without saying that if we make it there alive and well this will be a 'holy grail' for Pearl Jem. We'd love if you could be there with us. Other stops in the U.S. include Chicago and New York City, with more soon to be announced. See our tour section for updated information on all of our currently scheduled tour dates.
We are delighted to announce our UK tour dates for 2012. Please check out our tour section for full listings and links. We will be eagerly awaiting our return to the fabulous O2 Academy venues throughout the UK and this year we will visiting the great music cities of Cardiff and Manchester also. After the fantastic tour of 2011 we hope to meet all the great friends we made again and maybe even some new ones. Tickets on-sale from Monday 27th February at 9.00am. We are also working on booking some Irish dates at the minute and hope to announce very soon.
"The band are very passionate about their work and it shows." Read a review of our Bristol show here: VUGuide.co.uk Review
The cherry on top - 5 star Hotel on wheels would best describe our tour bus. Thank you Malcolm and all at Four Seaon's Travel for taking such good care of us over the week. First class, friendly, reliable and totally professional service. To all band's and or music production's taking to the road do yourselves a favour and check out www.fourseasonstravel.co.uk.
What an amazing week we had. To each and every O2 Academy venue we performed in throughout the week. Absolutely top class. Total pleasure for us to work with such professional people in every room on the tour. Thank you one and all who came out to see our show each night. Magical response from the audience every night really blew us away. Such a cool vibe and awesome atmosphere. You guys are not afraid to rock out and just go for it. Thanks also for all the positive feedback and comments we received on each show. See you all again in 2012!