Pearl Jam is the lone band rooted in the early 90s Seattle scene to both achieve major success and survive their origins. While other bands combusted in all ways Behind the Music, Pearl Jam pressed on, releasing albums and touring regularly, all the while maintaining a critical core fanbase large enough to sell out arenas worldwide. While 90s nostalgia reunion tours are popping up more and more frequently, Pearl Jam has had no need to launch one: they’ve remained current the last two decades.
In honor of their twentieth anniversary, Pearl Jam has launched one of the most ambitious celebrations in recent memory, with details slowly emerging over the last two years. First came the deluxe reissue packages of their first three albums. Then, earlier this year, the band announced a Cameron Crowe-directed documentary to be released this summer. All the while, longtime band manager Kelly Curtis mentioned plans in the works for a midwestern “weekend bash.” The details are finally here.
Earlier today, Pearl Jam announced a Labor Day weekend festival to take place at the Alpine Valley Resort in East Troy, Wisconsin, about 40 miles southwest of Milwaukee. The band has gathered a terrific roster of performers to join them, including The Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age, Mudhoney, and more. Tickets for Pearl Jam’s dedicated diehards (i.e. TenClub members) will go onsale May 23rd, starting at $252 for two full two-day tickets to the festival.
The band has also arranged a variety of travel packages for fan club members inclusive of hotel resort stays, shuttle transportation from the hotel to the venue, access to the onsite Expo Center, lunch buffet, the ever-coveted limited edition show poster, and onsite event staff to assist fanclub members. Four different resorts are participating with two-person packages ranging in price from $1549 to $1999. Tickets will only be available to those with memberships current as of May 15.
Tickets will go onsale to the general public on June 4.
As with most Pearl Jam shows, $2 from every ticket sold will be donated to Pearl Jam’s own Vitalogy Foundation, which funds non-profit work as chosen by band members.
Complete show lineup is as follows:
Queens of the Stone Age