Pearl Jam have announced a special performance at New York City’s Apollo Theatre, for the first time in three years.
The concert will be aired live on the band’s SiriusXM channel, Pearl Jam Radio, and will follow the station’s broadcast of the band’s forthcoming album Gigaton. Music streaming service Pandora will also commemorate the album’s release with a curated Pearl Jam playlist and a ‘Pandora Story’ which includes the band’s insights on their new music and some of their classic songs.
Tickets for the Apollo Theatre performance will be made exclusive to SiriusXM and Pandora subscribers. The former will be able to win tickets through an on-air Pearl Jam Radio contest or via e-mail, while the latter will be offered the opportunity to snag tickets based on their listening histories. A special travel contest is also open to SiriusXM subscribers who have used the service since 22 January.
“It’s hard to understate the sacred and historical importance of the Apollo to the history of American popular music and African Americans’ preeminent role in its invention,” Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard in a statement. “We are incredibly humbled and honoured to take the stage at the legendary Apollo Theatre.”
Pearl Jam also recently announced a North American tour in support of Gigaton, starting in Toronto on 18 March and wrapping up with a two-night run in Oakland on 18 April. The album is due out 27 March.
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