A little while back, an Icelandic fan started an online petition to get Pearl Jam to play a show in Iceland. As there are not many places that we would prefer more to see Pearl Jam than Iceland, we had to support the cause – but we were also curious to know more about the background for the petition. Who was behind it and how was the idea born?
We got in contact with Throstur Bragason, the man behind the petition, and did a small Q&A with him.
Attention all Pearl Jam poster junkies. This is big news for you guys. And for anyone else who’s interested in poster art for that matter. This Saturday, July 27, Haight Street Art Center in San Fransisco is opening the exhibition Pearl Jam: Live In Two Dimensions.
Mike McCready and Kate Neckel, who together form the music/art duo Infinite Color and Sound will be going on the road in the US this summer/fall. They will be joined by Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Josh Klinghoffer.
Danish fan Sofie went to see her second ever Eddie Vedder concert in Berlin – which was amazing, of course! Though she travelled to Germany alone, she ended up hanging out with many (new) Pearl Jam friends – and went on a little treasure hunt around town to try to meet Eddie.
After a night of meeting and drinking with other Pearl Jam fans, I met my Norwegian friend Cecilie in front of Hotel de Rome in the morning of the day of the concert. We waited for Eddie to come out for 4,5 hours in the burning sun, but nothing happened. A couple of friends showed up and kept us company for a while and we also talked to two German guys who also waited for Eddie. At noon, I got a tip that Eddie was at The Ramones Museum, and Cecilie and I got a cab – but when we got there, Eddie had already left the building. Cecilie and I hung out and got something to drink in the tiny, but awesome café/museum and the two German guys showed up too and joined us.
The following article is a fan review of Eddie Vedder’s first and so far only show in the Nordic coutries, played at Heartland Festival in the small town of Kværndrup in Denmark two years ago today, on June 3rd, 2017. The fan review was written the day after the show and published on the Pearl Jam Nordic Facebook page.
Today, as we anticipate Eddie Vedder’s European tour which starts this Sunday in Amsterdam, we bring this article in remembrance of an amazing experience in Denmark in 2017.
But nothing comes for free! You have to help us come up with a name for our new mascot, the punk skeleton. The artwork was done by Chicho from Tigre Tattoo Parlour in Copenhagen, and we’re already feeling like the little skinny punk is already a part of our Jamily. So of course it needs a name. It is up to you to decide if it’s a boy or a girl or something completely different.
We have a brand new smoking hot logo designed by the incredibly talented tattoo artist Chicho from Tigre Tattoo Parlour in Copenhagen. It is ready to go onto t-shirts, totebags and stickers. We will have some giveaways with some AMAZING PRIZES to celebrate the new and fresh PEARL JAM NORDIC!
So please join us (again) and take part in the fun. Please help spread the word. This community means the world to us, and we would be so happy to stay in touch with all of the great people that we have met and brought together through this community.
We can’t wait to see you on tour around Europe this summer!
When you look at the audience at a Pearl Jam show, you’ll find that most fans are somewhere between the age of 40 to 50 years old with a small majority of men. There is nothing surprising in this fact (or rather than fact, it’s my personal experience) considering the genre of music that Pearl Jam plays and the time they had their big break through in the nineties. Most of us were teens during those years, the band was pretty hard to avoid back then, and research shows that people form their musical identity in their early teens or a little earlier. So when I see a new young(er) face in the fan community, it always catches my eye and sparks my curioisity. How do people discover Pearl Jam these days when there’s no music on MTV and the media in general is dominated by crappy meaningless pop?
29-year-old Sofie Thybo Pedersen showed up at a Pearl Jam Nordic gathering at a bar in central Copenhagen in January. She showed up alone and knew nobody there but felt like a part of the Jamily right away, and that’s what’s so cool about the Jamily: You’re never a stranger. You’re a part of the tribe. The day after the meeting I contacted Sofie to ask if she wanted to do an interview for the blog, so I could ask her more about her story of becoming a Pearl Jam fan and share it with the world.
Finally , the rumoured European tour has been officially announced. Pearl Jam sent out a newsletter this morning with the final tour dates – many of which correspond pretty well with the rumoured tour dates that have been circulating for quite some time already and that we posted previously.
With the recent announcements of solo shows in London and Italy, rumours have started spreading like wild fire about a full European solo tour this summer. We hope that the solo shows mean that Pearl Jam are planning to wrap up the recording of a new album soon. Otherwise, Eddie get your ass back in the studio!