Pearl Jam's 20th Anniversary Celebration

Pearl Jam’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

Pearl Jam

Image courtesy of Grungereport.net

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since grunge grew out of Seattle from the likes of Nirvana and Pearl Jam and rapidly spread across the nation. But crazily enough it has, and Pearl Jam is holding the band’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Festival at the famous Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin on September 3rd and 4th. They’ll also be joined by The Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age, Mudhoney, John Doe, Joseph Arthur, Glen Hansard and Liam Finn. All bands are scheduled to play both days.

The lawn at Alpine will likely be covered with fans in flannel shirts singing along to “Alive”, “Release Me”, and many other favorites.  I’d personally love to see Pearl Jam play their album “Ten” front to back.  It is on my top 25 albums of all-time list and I think it would be perfect for celebrating their 20th anniversary. Just saying.

If you cannot wait for September to roll around, Eddie Vedder will be warming up at the Chicago Theatre with two solo shows on June 28th and 29th in support of his new solo album “Ukulele Songs”.  It’s Eddie’s first solo project since the 2007 “Into the Wild” soundtrack, which had the hits “Hard Sun”, and “Guaranteed”.  I’m sure there will be a slightly different vibe at these shows compared to the Alpine shows, but both should be amazing for any Vedder or Pearl Jam fan!

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