Pearl Jam arrives in Camden.
The Seattle rock band led by Eddie Vedder will play at the Waterfront Music Pavilion on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River in September.
The show is in support of gigaton, the band’s 11th studio album, released in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic. Most of the shows on the band’s 2022 tour, which kicks off May 3 in San Diego, were originally scheduled for 2020, but there was no stop in the Philadelphia area on Gigaton’s original tour. The date of September 14 in Camden is new.
Pearl Jam has a long history in the Philadelphia market. Grunge survivors played 25 shows in the area, including early 1990s shows at JC Dobbs in South Street and Trocadero in Chinatown, when, two dates at Borgata in Atlantic City in 2005, four shows at Spectrum in 2009 which were the final performances at the since-demolished sports arena and at the inaugural Made in America festival in 2012.
In 2016 the band played their 1991 album Ten in its entirety to celebrate their 10th sold-out show in South Philly, and in 2020 the band released a video of that show on the Philly-founded streaming platform Nugs.net as a fundraiser for their campaign voter mobilization campaign PJ Votes.
Last month, Vedder published earthling, his third solo album, which includes guest appearances from Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Ringo Starr. He played a few dates in support of the album backed by a band that included Irish songwriter Glen Hansard, bassist Pino Palladino and Josh Klinghoffer, who is a touring member of Pearl Jam.
On all Pearl Jam 2022 dates, Klinghoffer’s band Pluralone will be the opening act.
Tickets for the Camden show are available through Ticketmaster Verified Fan Registration, the ticketing service’s anti-bot verification system, which is open now, with Verified Fan tickets going on sale Tuesday, March 29 at 10 a.m. Registration is at: https://verifiedfan.ticketmaster.com/pearljam.
Since when is it called the Waterfront Music Pavilion? This is the temporary new name for the Camden venue which has been known as BB&T Pavilion for the past few years. The 25,000-capacity venue, which was founded in 1994, has also been known as Blockbuster-Sony Music Entertainment Center, Tweeter Center at the Waterfront, and Susquehanna Bank Center.
The naming rights agreement has expired between Live Nation and Truist, the Charlotte, North Carolina holding company that was formed when the banks BB&T and SunTrust merged in 2019. Live Nation uses the name of Waterfront Music Pavilion until a new naming rights partner is found.
Live Nation is selling a $199 Lawn Pass for the 2022 concert season for general admission to WMP, which opens its outdoor season with Tim McGraw on WXTU-FM (anniversary show 92.5 May 20.
Shows include Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town on June 11, Chicago and Brian Wilson on July 13, the Black Keys on July 30, Incubus on August 5 (which was also announced on Monday) and Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire on 18. August. The deal expires at 10 p.m. Tuesday.