Pearl Jam 2006 World Tour

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2006 World Tour
Tour by Pearl Jam
Associated album Pearl Jam
Start date May 9, 2006
End date December 9, 2006
Legs 4
Shows 33 in North America
23 in Europe
12 in Australia
68 in total
Pearl Jam concert chronology
2005 North American/Latin American Tour
(2005)
2006 World Tour
(2006)
2007 European Tour
(2007)

The Pearl Jam 2006 World Tour was a concert tour by the American rock band Pearl Jam to support its eighth album, Pearl Jam.

History[edit]

Pearl Jam promoted its self-titled album with tours in North America, Europe, and Australia in 2006. As a warm-up for the tour, European fans were treated to a small show at the London Astoria in London, England on April 20, 2006, where Pearl Jam performed the new material and debuted live performances of "Marker in the Sand" and "Army Reserve". The first leg of the North American tour focused on the Northeastern United States. The band opened with a two-night stand in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Air Canada Centre which featured rock band My Morning Jacket as the opening act. Pearl Jam concluded on June 3, 2006 in East Rutherford, New Jersey at Continental Airlines Arena. The band moved to the Midwest and the West Coast for the tour's second leg. The second leg began on June 23, 2006 with a show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at Mellon Arena and ended with a two-night stand at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington. This tour included three two-night stands opening for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on Petty's Highway Companion tour.[1] Sonic Youth opened for Pearl Jam during a majority of the tour's second leg.

Pearl Jam went on to tour Europe for its first time in six years. The band began the 2006 tour with a show on August 23, 2006 in Dublin, Ireland at The Point. The concert gained wide radio play in the UK and Ireland.[2] The band headlined the Reading and Leeds Festivals in August 2006, despite having vowed to never play at a festival again after Roskilde. In an interview in advance of the band's return to the festival circuit, guitarist Stone Gossard commented, "It seems like an era to trust that we're aware enough to get through those bigger shows. We have a heightened awareness of what needs to happen every night so people are as safe as they can possibly be."[3] Vocalist Eddie Vedder started both concerts with an emotional plea to the crowd to look after each other. He commented during the Leeds set that the band's decision to play a festival for the first time after Roskilde had nothing to do with "guts" but with trust in the audience.[4] Safety measures at the festivals included a second barrier in front of the main stage to prevent a crush at the front. The band continued on to the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, France, Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, and Croatia and concluded on September 30, 2006 in Athens, Greece at OAKA Sports Hall. On September 19, 2006, at the Torino, Italy show at Palaisozaki, Pearl Jam played Pearl Jam in its entirety in order mid-way through its set.[5]

After Europe, the band headed to Australia in November 2006. The Australian tour began on November 7, 2006 in Sydney, before continuing through Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, and Adelaide, and concluding on November 25, 2006 in Perth at Subiaco Oval. Every city on this tour received at least two shows except for Newcastle and Perth; Sydney and Melbourne received three. Pearl Jam finished the year with two shows in Hawaii, headlining a show on December 2, 2006 at Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu and serving as the opening act for the last show of U2's Vertigo Tour at Aloha Stadium on December 9, 2006. Vedder and guitarist Mike McCready joined U2 at the concert for a performance of Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World".

The official bootlegs on this tour were available via Pearl Jam's official website in MP3 and lossless FLAC formats. The band's shows at The Gorge Amphitheatre were released as part of the Live at the Gorge 05/06 box set. A DVD documenting the band's shows in Italy entitled Immagine in Cornice was released in 2007.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[6][7][8][9][10]
May 9, 2006 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
May 10, 2006
May 12, 2006 Albany United States Pepsi Arena
May 13, 2006 Hartford New England Dodge Music Center
May 16, 2006 Chicago United Center
May 17, 2006
May 19, 2006 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
May 20, 2006 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena
May 22, 2006 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
May 24, 2006 Boston TD Banknorth Garden
May 25, 2006
May 27, 2006 Camden Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
May 28, 2006
May 30, 2006 Washington, D.C. MCI Center
June 1, 2006 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena
June 3, 2006
June 23, 2006 Pittsburgh Mellon Arena
June 24, 2006 Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena
June 29, 2006[A] Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater
June 30, 2006[A]
July 6, 2006 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 7, 2006 San Diego Cox Arena
July 9, 2006 Inglewood The Inglewood Forum
July 10, 2006
July 12, 2006 Los Angeles Henry Fonda Theater
July 13, 2006 Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Bowl
July 15, 2006 San Francisco Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
July 16, 2006
July 18, 2006
July 20, 2006 Portland Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
July 22, 2006 George, Washington The Gorge Amphitheatre
July 23, 2006
Europe
August 23, 2006 Dublin Ireland The Point Depot
August 25, 2006[B] Leeds England Bramham Park
August 27, 2006[C] Reading Little John's Farm
August 29, 2006 Arnhem Netherlands GelreDome
August 30, 2006 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
September 1, 2006 Barcelona Spain Pavello Olimpic de Badalona
September 2, 2006[D] Vitoria Azkena Festival Grounds
September 4, 2006 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico
September 5, 2006
September 7, 2006 Madrid Spain Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad
September 9, 2006 Marseille France Le Dôme de Marseille
September 11, 2006 Paris Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
September 13, 2006 Bern Switzerland Bern Arena
September 14, 2006 Bologna Italy PalaMalaguti
September 16, 2006 Verona Verona Arena
September 17, 2006 Milan Mediolanum Forum
September 19, 2006 Torino Torino Palasport Olimpico
September 20, 2006 Pistoia Piazza del Duomo
September 22, 2006 Prague Czech Republic Sazka Arena
September 23, 2006 Berlin Germany Wuhlheide
September 25, 2006 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
September 26, 2006 Zagreb Croatia Dom Sportova
September 30, 2006 Athens Greece OAKA Sports Hall
Oceania
November 7, 2006 Sydney Australia Acer Arena
November 8, 2006
November 10, 2006 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
November 11, 2006
November 13, 2006 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
November 14, 2006
November 16, 2006
November 18, 2006 Sydney Acer Arena
November 19, 2006 Newcastle Newcastle Entertainment Centre
November 21, 2006 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
November 22, 2006
November 25, 2006 Perth Subiaco Oval
North America
December 2, 2006 Honolulu United States Neal S. Blaisdell Center
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was a part of "Summerfest"
B This concert was a part of "Leeds Festival"
C This concert was a part of "Reading Festival"
D This concert was a part of "Azkena Rock Festival"

Band members[edit]

Pearl Jam
Additional musicians

Songs performed[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rogulewski, Charley (2006-04-20). "Tom Petty Readies Summer Tour". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
  2. ^ ""PEARL JAM - THE POINT, DUBLIN - AUGUST 23RD 2006"". Chimpomatic. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  3. ^ Kerr, Dave. "Explore and not Explode". The Skinny. May 2006.
  4. ^ Simpson, Dave. (2006-08-28). "Leeds Festival". The Guardian. Retrieved 2007-07-01. 
  5. ^ "Pearl Jam Shows: 2006 September 19, Palaisozaki Torino, Italy – Set List". pearljam.com.
  6. ^ "Pearl Jam: Set Lists". Pearljam.com. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  7. ^ "The Pearl Jam Concert Chronology". twofeetthick.com. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  8. ^ "Set Lists and Appearances of 2006". sonymusic.com. Archived from the original on 2007-11-09. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  9. ^ "Set Lists and Appearances of 2006". sonymusic.com. Archived from the original on 2007-11-09. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  10. ^ "Set Lists and Appearances of 2006". sonymusic.com. Archived from the original on 2007-11-09. Retrieved 2007-12-08.