SiriusXM has announced that Pearl Jam will perform at Harlem’s world-famous Apollo Theater for a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners on Thursday, March 26.
The performance will mark Pearl Jam’s debut at the iconic New York theater, as well as their first concert in New York City in nearly three years. In the past, SiriusXM has presented special, private concerts at the Apollo Theater with Paul McCartney in 2010, Bruce Springsteen in 2012, Metallica in 2013, James Taylor in 2015, Guns N’ Roses in 2017, U2 in 2018 and Lady Gaga in 2019. They also hosted a similar exclusive event with Phish at The Met Philadelphia late last year.
The special SiriusXM/Pandora Pearl Jam show at the Apollo will take place just days before the band embarks on a U.S. tour in support of their new album, Gigaton, which will be released on March 27th, just after the band steps off the Apollo stage.
The Pearl Jam Apollo show will air live nationwide vie the band’s dedicated SiriusXM channel, Pearl Jam Radio (Ch. 22), now in its tenth year. Directly after the show, Pearl Jam Radio will broadcast Gigaton in its entirety to celebrate the album’s release.
Upon the album’s release, Pandora will release both a new Pearl Jam Live: A-Z playlist, which will include some of the band’s greatest live performances, and a “Pandora Story,” where the band will share insights and stories about their new music and iconic songs.
SiriusXM subscribers will have numerous opportunities to win a pair of tickets to this private SiriusXM & Pandora performance, including on-air on Pearl Jam Radio, via e-mail to qualified subscribers who have consented to e-mail marketing from SiriusXM and who have registered their music interests here. Pandora fans will have a similar opportunity based upon their listening histories. Additionally, SiriusXM subscribers since January 22nd, 2020 will be able to enter for the chance to win a trip for two to New York, NY including airfare, hotel stay, and a pair of tickets to SiriusXM & Pandora Present Pearl Jam at The Apollo Theater. See Official Rules for complete details here.
Notes Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard in a press release, “We are incredibly humbled and honored to take the stage at the legendary Apollo Theatre [sic]. We look forward to a memorable show to celebrate Gigaton and the 10-year anniversary of Pearl Jam Radio at SiriusXM. 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 Radio has become a must-listen-to destination to hear live concerts performed and chosen by one of the greatest live rock acts ever,” adds Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “For the first time, we are thrilled to be able to offer our subscribers the exclusive opportunity to attend and listen to this great band’s first show at the historic Apollo Theater, which will kick off Pearl Jam’s massive U.S. tour promoting their new album. Seeing the band in this intimate setting is certain to be a once in a lifetime experience that all Pearl Jam fans won’t want to miss.”
— Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) February 6, 2020
Tickets for Pearl Jam’s upcoming tour are now available on the band’s website. See a full list of North American dates below.
Pearl Jam 2020 Tour
March 18th – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
March 20th – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
March 22nd – Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
March 24th – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
March 26th – New York, NY @ Apollo Theater
March 28th – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
March 30th – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
April 2nd – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
April 4th – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
April 6th – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
April 9th – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
April 11th – Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
April 13th – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
April 15th & 16th – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
April 18th & 19th – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena