April 1 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center April 3 Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center April 5 San Antonio, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater April 6 Houston, TX - Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavilion April 8 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena April 9 Birmingham, AL - Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex April 11 West Palm Beach, FL - Coral Sky Amphitheater April 13 Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum April 15 Raleigh, NC - Alltel Pavilion Walnut Creek April 16 Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater April 18 Nashville, TN - Am South Amphitheater April 19 Atlanta, GA - Hi Fi Buys Amphitheater April 21 Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena April 22 St. Louis, MO - Savvis Center April 23 Champaign, IL - Assembly Center April 25 Cleveland, OH - Gund Arena April 26 Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena April 28 Philadelphia, PA - First Union Spectrum Arena April 29 Albany, NY - Pepsi Center April 30 Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum May 2 Buffalo, NY - HSBC Arena May 3 State College, PA - Bryce Jordan Center
May 28 Missoula, MT - Adams Fieldhouse May 30 Vancouver, BC - GM Place June 1 San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre June 2 Los Angeles, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater June 5 San Diego, CA - San Diego Sports Arena June 6 Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center June 7 Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Pavilion June 9 Dallas, TX - Smirnoff Music Center June 10 Little Rock, AR - Alltel Arena June 12 Kansas City, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre June 13 Council Bluff, IA - Mid-America Center June 15 Fargo, ND - Fargo Dome June 16 St. Paul, MN - Xcell Arena June 18 Chicago, IL - United Center June 19 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center June 21 East Troy, WI - Alpine Valley Music Center June 22 Nobelsville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center June 24 Columbus, OH - Polaris Amphitheater June 25 Detroit, MI - Detroit Energy Center June 28 Toronto, ONT - Molson Amphitheatre June 29 Montreal, QUE - Bell Center July 1 Washington, DC - Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge July 2 Boston, MA - Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts July 5 Philadelphia, PA - Tweeter Center July 8 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden July 9 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Comments: Very odd:
1) No Seattle date(s), and a lot of arena venues. 2) 1 Philly show on each leg. The last 2 times, they scheduled 1 show, then added a 2nd. 3) San Fran is the only North Cali show?
Matthew: You would've loved it, David. A week in a foreign country, strange people, strange customs... Dave: Oh, I know what you mean. I've been to Canada.
ManiacalClown is currently gassing up the van for a road trip I bet
No surprise to me about the arenas. They have played United Center or Allstate Arena a lot of times now in Chicago, and really since they'll likely sell it out they couldn't go any smaller.
Torchslasher foiled me this time, but I shall get him next time!*maniacal laughter*
In the news section of TenClub, they mention that this tour is Climate Neutral - they figured out how much CO2 would be produced from tour buses, fans driving to/from the show, planes, trucks, etc., and "offset" that number through rainforest protection - I'd guess either an advanced donation or putting aside a percentage of their share of the revenue for Conservation International. That may be why they've chosen a bunch of smaller venues - less lighting, less people, less CO2.
On-sale dates, opening act, and additional dates (possibly Seattle shows?) are still yet to be announced.
I got this in my inbox earlier, thought it had some interesting stuff in it.
PEARL JAM FANS:
Pearl Jam announced today that they will release an official bootleg of each show on their 2003 Riot Act world tour. Each bootleg will be a limited edition, double disc CD set. Unlike the 2000 bootleg series, the 2003 bootlegs will not be available in stores. Currently, the band plans to make them available only at the following URL addresses:
Bootlegs will be sold for $12.98 to Ten Club Members and for $14.98 to non Ten Club members. Those who order an official bootleg prior to the show-date can expect it to be shipped within 2-3 days. Rush shipment options will be available.
Additionally, anyone who orders an official bootleg will be able to download at no additional cost an mp3 of that show within hours of the show's real-time completion. "We wanted to provide fans with a souvenir of the show they experienced immediately following the show-this comes pretty close," says Tim Bierman, Pearl Jam's 10-club manager.
Bootlegs can be pre-ordered now for Pearl Jam's Australian and Asian tours, which kick off in Brisbane on February 8 and in Sendai on March 1, respectively.
Pearl Jam originally conceived of the bootleg series as an effort to "bootleg the bootleggers" by making available for sale less expensive, higher quality recordings of all of their live shows. ------------------------------
Only available on-line, bad Mp3 immediately after the show, good
For those of you who are interested, MJ's anticipated comeback has been deemed a flop. Instead of singing Thriller as expected, he sung the chorus - and only the chorus - of his charity single We Are the World with a choir of children.