Pearl Jam Tunes to Be Played During 2013 World Series Telecasts

2013-10-16

Story by Anne Erickson

Pearl Jam will provide the soundtrack to the 2013 World Series

It’s no secret Eddie Vedder and the guys of Pearl Jam are big baseball fans. In that spirit, the legendary Seattle grunge band’s music will be part of this year’s World Series games. Pearl Jam and Fox Sports have teamed up for the series, meaning a collection of Pearl Jam songs will be played during the Fox network’s airing of the World Series, which runs from Oct. 23 to 31.

According to Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis, this is a special move for the band, since the members of Pearl Jam are very selective about licensing their music.

“There was a period of time when we didn’t license much music,” Curtis told Billboard. “But for the past many years, we consider licensing requests using the same criteria we do for everything else: Do we like it? Would the fans like it? Does it provide a different forum for fans to hear the music? Is it something we can get behind? The band loves baseball, so this one was a no-brainer.”

A whopping 48 Pearl Jam songs will be played in the form of music beds, opening teases, montages and commercial bumpers during the World Series games. Songs will include everything from classics (“Better Man,” “Black,” “Even Flow,” “Daughter”) to tracks off the band’s latest album, “Lighting Bolt,” out Tuesday (Oct. 15).

In other Pearl Jam news, the band is currently on a North American tour in support of “Lightning Bolt.” To check out the full roster of tour dates, head to the band’s official website.




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