|Tour by Pearl Jam|
|Start date||February 18, 1995|
|End date||November 7, 1995|
|Shows||17 in United States
12 in Oceania
7 in Asia
36 in total
|Pearl Jam concert chronology|
Pearl Jam promoted Vitalogy with tours in Asia, Oceania, and the United States in 1995. The band was joined by new drummer Jack Irons. The short tour of the United States focused on the Midwest and the West Coast. The band continued its boycott against Ticketmaster during its tour of the United States, refusing to play in Ticketmaster's venue areas, but was surprised that virtually no other bands joined it in refusing to play at Ticketmaster venues. The band chose to use alternate ticketing companies for the shows.
The tour of the United States faced various troubles. Bassist Jeff Ament said that the band and its crew had to "[build] shows from the ground up, a venue everywhere we went." In June 1995, the band was scheduled to play at San Francisco, California's Golden Gate Park in front of 50,000 people. Before the concert vocalist Eddie Vedder was forced to stay at a hospital after suffering from the effects of food poisoning. Vedder left the hospital to play the show, however he was not able to finish and ended up performing just seven out of twenty-one songs with the band. Neil Young filled in for Vedder for the rest of the show that day. Vedder said, "That whole [Golden Gate Park] thing was a blur based on some bad food. It was really, really bad. Looking back at it, it doesn't seem as intense as it was, but it was horrible. I just felt not human and looking back I should have got through that show somehow, and I think the fact that Neil [Young] was there made me feel like I could get off the hook in some way and I did go out for a few songs." Because of Vedder's health the band was forced to cancel the remaining dates of its tour of the United States. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin dates at the Marcus Amphitheater and the Chicago, Illinois date at Soldier Field were eventually reinstated and the rest of the dates were rescheduled for the fall.
About cancelling the dates, Vedder said, "I think we all agreed that it had gotten insane, that it was no longer about the music." Ament later said, "We were so hardheaded about the 1995 tour. Had to prove we could tour on our own, and it pretty much killed us, killed our career." A concert video of the Australian tour was planned, but later scrapped.
A professionally shot and edited video bootleg of the Pacific Leg tour has been circulating among fans for years, but was never officially released. Several scenes from this video can be seen in Pearl Jam Twenty, which was released in 2011.
|February 5, 1995||Seattle, Washington||Moore Theatre|
|February 6, 1995||Magnog|
|February 8, 1995||Missoula, Montana||Adams Fieldhouse, University of Montana-Missoula||Shangri-La Speedway|
|February 18, 1995||Sendai, Japan||Izumity 21|
|February 20, 1995||Tokyo, Japan||Budokan|
|February 21, 1995||Osaka, Japan||Kosei Nenkin Kaikan|
|February 22, 1995||Kobe, Japan||Kokusai Kaikan||Cancelled|
|February 24, 1995||Taipei, Taiwan||TICC||Mudhoney|
|February 26, 1995||Pasay, Philippines||Folk Arts Theater|
|February 28, 1995||Bangkok, Thailand||Huamark Indoor Stadium|
|March 3, 1995||Singapore, Singapore||The Indoor Stadium|
|March 6, 1995||Perth, Australia||Perth Entertainment Centre||The Meanies|
|March 8, 1995||Adelaide, Australia||Memorial Drive Tennis Centre|
|March 10, 1995||Sydney, Australia||Sydney Entertainment Centre|
|March 11, 1995||Eastern Creek Raceway|
|March 14, 1995||Canberra, Australia||Exhibition Park||The Meanies, Cosmic Psychos|
|March 16, 1995||Melbourne, Australia||Flinders Park Tennis Centre||The Meanies|
|March 17, 1995|
|March 18, 1995||Sidney Myer Music Bowl|
|March 21, 1995||Brisbane, Australia||Brisbane Entertainment Centre|
|March 22, 1995|
|March 24, 1995||Auckland, New Zealand||Mt. Smart Super Top||The Dead Flowers|
|March 25, 1995|
United States Leg 1
United States Leg 2
|September 13, 1995||Phoenix, Arizona||Veterans Memorial Coliseum||Ramones|
|September 14, 1995||Las Cruces, New Mexico||Pan American Center|
|September 16, 1995||Austin, Texas||South Park Meadows|
|September 17, 1995||New Orleans, Louisiana||Tad Gormley Stadium|
|November 1, 1995||Salt Lake City, Utah||Delta Center||Fastbacks|
|November 2, 1995|
|November 4, 1995||San Jose, California||Spartan Stadium||Fastbacks, Ben Harper|
|November 6, 1995||San Diego, California||San Diego Sports Arena||Ramones|
|November 7, 1995|
- Jeff Ament – bass guitar
- Stone Gossard – rhythm guitar
- Mike McCready – lead guitar
- Eddie Vedder – lead vocals, guitar
- Jack Irons – drums
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