Pearl Jam Official Bootlegs

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Pearl Jam Official Bootlegs
Live album series by Pearl Jam
Released 2000-2012
Recorded 2000-2012
Genre Alternative rock, grunge
See full list in Category:Pearl Jam Official Bootlegs.

The Pearl Jam "Official" Bootlegs are a large, continually growing series of live albums by the American alternative rock band Pearl Jam. Pearl Jam noted the desire of fans to own a copy of the shows they attended and the popularity of bootleg recordings. The band had been open in the past about allowing fans to make amateur recordings,[1] and these "official bootlegs" were an attempt to provide a more affordable and better quality product for fans.[2] The band has sold more than 3.5 million copies of shows since launching the bootleg series in 2000.[3] The official bootlegs are a complete record of almost every show the band plays, excluding club "warm-up" dates.

2000–2001[edit]

Pearl Jam's official bootleg program was begun for the band's 2000 Binaural Tour. 72 of the "bootlegs" were released to stores in three waves in late 2000 and early 2001, with the 25 European bootlegs coming first. Every show was released in a cardboard sleeve containing two CDs, with the exception of the 72nd and final show on the tour, November 6, 2000 at KeyArena in Seattle, Washington. The Seattle show was released as a triple-disc set, and was the highest-charting of the series, peaking at number 98 on the Billboard 200, and was called an "essential live document" by Allmusic.[4] Eighteen shows from the tour were chosen by the band as "Ape/Man" shows, which, according to bassist Jeff Ament, were shows the band found "really exciting."[5] With the release of these official bootlegs, Pearl Jam would set a record for most albums to debut in the Billboard 200 at the same time.[6]

2000 Official Bootlegs[edit]

  • ^ * Asterisk denote Ape/Man shows

Chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
US
[7]
AUS
[8]
AUT
[9]
BEL
[10]
FRA
[11]
IRE
[12]
NLD
[13]
NOR
[14]
SWE
[15]
SWI
[16]
UK
[17]
2000 5/29/00, Wembley Arena, London, England 140
5/30/00, Wembley Arena, London, England 137 50 172
6/1/00, The Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland 18
6/4/00, Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England 174
6/8/00, Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France 56
6/12/00, Pinkpop, Landgraaf, Netherlands 63
6/16/00, Spodek, Katowice, Poland 103
6/18/00, Residenzplatz, Salzburg, Austria 17
6/20/00, Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy 134 46
6/22/00, FILA Forum Arena, Milan, Italy 125
6/23/00, Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland 46
6/26/00, Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany 175
6/28/00, Vasa Museum, Stockholm, Sweden 50
6/29/00, Spektrum, Oslo, Norway 14
2001 8/12/00, Ice Palace, Tampa, Florida 181
8/15/00, Pyramid Arena, Memphis, Tennessee 191
8/18/00, Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana 174
8/25/00, Jones Beach Amphitheater, Wantagh, New York 159
8/29/00, Tweeter Center Boston, Mansfield, Massachusetts 163
9/1/00, Blockbuster Music Entertainment Centre, Camden, New Jersey 179
9/5/00, Post-Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania 176
10/22/00, MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada 152
11/6/00, KeyArena, Seattle, Washington 98

2003[edit]

The cover of #37 in the 2003 bootleg series, May 3, 2003 in State College, Pennsylvania

The CDs continued for the 2003 Riot Act Tour, but they were not available in stores at first. They had to be ordered through the band's official website, and were mailed out. The bootlegs were made available within a week of each show date. After each leg of the tour, however, certain standout shows were released in stores: February 23, 2003 in Perth, Australia, March 3, 2003 in Tokyo, Japan, May 3, 2003 in State College, Pennsylvania, July 8, 2003 and July 9, 2003 in New York City, and July 11, 2003 in Mansfield, Massachusetts. The State College show was a three hour, triple disc show, which vocalist Eddie Vedder vowed to make "the longest Pearl Jam show ever played." It was surpassed by the Mansfield show, from the Tweeter Center Boston, in which the band played 45 songs, including an acoustic set. The New York shows, from Madison Square Garden, were released both separately and as a boxed set. The July 8, 2003 show was also released as the Live at the Garden DVD. In 2004, Pearl Jam released Live at Benaroya Hall, and while it came in similar packaging to the bootlegs, it is not considered to be part of the series.

2003 Official Bootlegs[edit]

^ * denotes a bootleg released to retail stores on June 10, 2003
^ ** denotes a bootleg released to retail stores on July 15, 2003
^ *** denotes a bootleg released to retail stores on September 16, 2003
^ **** denotes a bootleg released as a special edition to retail stores only in Mexico

Note: Number 53 in the series was to have been the band's show at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, however the show was cancelled.

Chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
US
[7][18]
AUS
[8]
2003 2/23/03, Burswood Dome, Perth, Australia 34
3/3/03, Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan 182
5/3/03, Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania 169

2005–2006[edit]

Pearl Jam took a year-long touring break until the 2004 Vote for Change tour, but the band elected not to release bootlegs for the six shows from that tour. The band took yet another year off until a fall 2005 tour of Canada and South America. For the first time, the bootlegs were MP3-only, again only available through the band's official website. The music downloads were accompanied by pictures from individual shows. The MP3-only format expanded to include lossless FLAC format for the band's 2006 summer tour for its self-titled eighth album. The digital bootlegs were typically made available within 2–3 days of each show date. The bootlegs were available through the band's official download website, which has since been discontinued.

2005 Official Bootlegs[edit]

2006 Official Bootlegs[edit]

Online Archival Releases[edit]

2008-2011[edit]

The digital image for #16 in the 2009 bootleg series, 09/30/09 in Universal City, California

The band elected not to release official bootlegs for its 2007 European Tour. Official bootlegs are available for the band's 2008 U.S. Tour through the band's official website in FLAC, MP3, and CD formats.[19][20] The 2008 bootlegs were released through Kufala Recordings.

Pearl Jam released bootlegs of shows from their 2009-2010 Backspacer Tour exclusively on its website. The bootlegs are available for digital download in MP3 and FLAC format as well as burn-to-order compact disc formats with the CD orders fulfilled by Kufala Records.

2008 Official Bootlegs[edit]

  • 1 6/11/08, Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 2 6/12/08, St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida
  • 3 6/14/08, Bonnaroo, Manchester, Tennessee
  • 4 6/16/08, Colonial Center, Columbia, South Carolina
  • 5 6/17/08, Verizon Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • 6 6/19/08, Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, New Jersey
  • 7 6/20/08, Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, New Jersey
  • 8 6/22/08, Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
  • 9 6/24/08, Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
  • 10 6/25/08, Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
  • 11 6/27/08, Dodge Amphitheater, Hartford, Connecticut
  • 12 6/28/08, Comcast Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts
  • 13 6/30/08, Comcast Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts

2009 Official Bootlegs[edit]

  • 1 8/8/09, Virgin Festival, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 2 8/11/09, Shephard’s Bush Empire, London, England
  • 3 8/13/09, Sportspaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 4 8/15/09, Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany
  • 5 8/17/09, Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England
  • 6 8/18/09, O2 Arena, London, England
  • 7 8/21/09, Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 8 8/23/09, United Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • 9 8/24/09, United Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • 10 8/28/09, Outside Lands Festival, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California
  • 11 9/21/09, KeyArena, Seattle, Washington
  • 12 9/22/09, KeyArena, Seattle, Washington
  • 13 9/25/09, GM Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 14 9/26/09, Clark County Amphitheare, Ridgefield, Washington
  • 15 9/28/09, E Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 16 9/30/09, Gibson Amphitheater, Universal City, California
  • 17 10/01/09, Gibson Amphitheater, Universal City, California
  • 18 10/04/09, Austin City Limits Music Fest, Austin, Texas
  • 19 10/06/09, Gibson Amphitheater, Universal City, California
  • 20 10/07/09, Gibson Amphitheater, Universal City, California
  • 21 10/09/09, San Diego State University, Viejas Arena, San Diego, California
  • 22 10/27/09, Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 23 10/28/09, Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 24 10/30/09, Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 25 10/31/09, Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 26 11/14/09, Member Equity Stadium, Perth, Australia
  • 27 11/17/09, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia
  • 28 11/20/09, Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
  • 29 11/22/09, Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, Australia
  • 30 11/25/09, QSAC Stadium, Brisbane, Australia
  • 31 11/27/09, Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 32 11/29/09, AMI Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand

2010 Official Bootlegs[edit]

2011 Official Bootlegs[edit]

2012[edit]

Official bootlegs for the band's 2012 Tour are available through the band's official website in MP3, FLAC, 24-bit/96 kHz FLAC formats, as well as physical compact discs.[21] The CD orders are fulfilled by nugs.net. In addition, ALAC and 24-bit/96 kHz ALAC formats are available on the LiveDownloads.com website,[22] which is a subsidiary of nugs.net.

The 2012 bootlegs each premiered one week before their official release on SiriusXM Pearl Jam Radio.[23]

2012 Official Bootlegs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taping/Camera Policy Guidelines". Sonymusic.com. 2006-05-27. Archived from the original on 2009-03-23. Retrieved 2007-06-28. 
  2. ^ Gundersen, Edna (2000-08-31). "Pearl Jam's Bootlegs Give Others the Boot". USA Today. Retrieved 2007-06-28. 
  3. ^ Cohen, Jonathan. "Pearl Jam, Verizon Go Mobile For Live Bootlegs". Billboard. June 10, 2008.
  4. ^ Siwek, Douglas. "Live: 11-6-00 – Seattle Washington Review". Allmusic.
  5. ^ Cohen, Jonathan. "Pearl Jam: Spreading The Jam". Billboard. March 30, 2001.
  6. ^ Davis, Darren (2001-03-07). "Pearl Jam Breaks Its Own Chart Record". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 2007-06-28. 
  7. ^ a b "Pearl Jam Chart History: Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  8. ^ a b "Australian-Charts.com". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  9. ^ "Austrian Single/Album Chart / Pearl Jam / Longplay". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  10. ^ "Belgian Single/Album Chart / Pearl Jam / Longplay". belgiancharts.com. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  11. ^ "French Single/Album Chart / Pearl Jam / Longplay". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  12. ^ "Irish Album/Singles Chart". irish-charts.com. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  13. ^ "Dutch Single/Album Chart / Pearl Jam / Longplay". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  14. ^ "Norwegian Single/Album Chart / Pearl Jam / Longplay". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  15. ^ "Swedish Single/Album Chart / Pearl Jam / Longplay". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  16. ^ "Schweizer Hitparade". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  17. ^ "Chart Log UK: 1994–2006". Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  18. ^ "Pearl Jam – State College, Pennsylvania: May 3, 2003". Billboard. Retrieved 2007-06-11. 
  19. ^ "Pearl Jam 2008 Bootleg Program". pearljam.com. 2008-06-10. Archived from the original on 2008-02-23. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  20. ^ "2009 Bootlegs available". pearljam.com. 2009-09-18. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  21. ^ http://pearljam.com/goods/index.php?cPath=11_13
  22. ^ http://www.livedownloads.com/live-music/3,321/Pearl-Jam-mp3-flac-downloads.html
  23. ^ http://pearljam.com/news/0/2/21464/2012_eurotour_bootlegs

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