Pearl Jam to Play Chicago’s Wrigley Field

2013-01-25

Story by Charles Ken

Grunge rockers Pearl Jam are set to rock Wrigley Field this summer

It’s official: Pearl Jam will play at least one U.S. gig in 2013. On Wednesday (Jan. 23), the legendary grunge band posted a photo on their official Facebook page breaking the news they’ll be performing at the spot where frontman Eddie Vedder’s favorite baseball team plays: Wrigley Field. The concert is set for July 19 at Wrigley, which is home to the Chicago Cubs. Tickets for the big gig will go on sale to the general public on Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. CT.

July’s show will mark Pearl Jam’s debut performance at Wrigley Field. Even so, Vedder is certainly no stranger to the venue. Vedder played at the stadium with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello last fall. He has also sung the famous seventh-inning stretch tune, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” a handful of times at Wrigley Field. Add to that all the times Vedder has been at Wrigley just to catch baseball action.

In other Pearl Jam news, Canadian fans will get to catch the band play a gig July 16 at Canada’s Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario. Regarding new music, Vedder recently told Rolling Stone that Pearl Jam’s upcoming album is about “halfway there.” The release will be the follow-up to the band’s 2009 album, “Backspacer.”




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