Pearl Jam European tour 2018: UK dates and new album details
‘Alive’ hitmakers Pearl Jam are back with a UK and European tour that’s set to rock our socks off this summer.
The Pearl Jam 2018 tour comes along with the conformation they’ll be releasing a new album (although it looks like it won't arrive in 2018, more below) - and the first single is already here.
Here’s everything we know about the Pearl Jam UK tour, European dates, possible setlist and more.
Pearl Jam London concert cancelled
Pearl Jam had to cancel their second London concert (June 19) after lead singer Eddie Vedder "completely lost his voice".
An announcement on Twitter read, "Pearl Jam are very sorry to announce that they will be unable to perform tonight's show at the O2 Arena in London. The band is working on rescheduling the concert date for mid-July.
"Singer Eddie Vedder has completely lost his voice. He is on vocal rest for the next few days in an effort to heal and perform the remainder of the tour dates."
UPDATE: However, Pearl Jam have since announced a new date for ticket holders to the June 19 gig.
They'll be back at London's O2 Arena on July 17. More details below...
Pearl Jam tour 2018: dates and cities
Grunge icons Pearl Jam have announced two UK dates (both in London) as well as a string of European concerts.
Pearl Jam's support act for their UK and Europe tour has not been announced.
Here’s the complete list of all Pearl Jam European tour dates 2018:
- Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome (Netherlands) - June 12
- Landgraaf, Pinkpop Festival (Netherlands) - June 15
- London, O2 Arena (UK) - June 18
- London, O2 Arena (UK) - June 19 (CANCELLED)
- Milan, i-Days Fest (Italy) - June 22
- Padova, Stadio Euganeo (Italy) - June 24
- Rome, Stadio Olimpico (Italy) - June 26
- Prague, O2 Arena (Czech Republic) - July 1
- Krakow, Tauron Arena (Poland) - July 3
- Berlin, Waldbühne (Germany) - July 5
- Werchter, Rock Werchter Festival (Belgium) - July 7
- Barcelona, Palau St. Jordi (Spain) - July 10
- Madrid, Mad Cool Festival (Spain) - July 12
- Lisbon, NOS Alive Festival (Portugal) - July 14
- London, O2 Arena (UK) - July 17 (RESCHEDULED DATE)
Pearl Jam setlist 2018
Now the Pearl Jam tour is well underway, we have a pretty good idea of what the setlist will look like for the UK concerts (DON’T READ ON IF YOU’D RATHER BE SURPRISED).
This is the setlist from Pearl Jam’s Amsterdam performance at Ziggo Dome:
- Long Road
- Low Light
- Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
- Do The Evolution
- Given To Fly
- Mind Your Manners
- Red Mosquito
- Even Flow
- Severed Hand
- Not for You
- Again Today (Brandi Carlile cover)
- Got Some
- Better Man
- Yellow Moon
- Why Go
- Fuckin' Up (Neil Young & Crazy Horse cover)
The majority of Pearl Jam's setlist comes from what is arguably the band's most well-known album 'Ten'.
There is no guarantee Pearl Jam's setlist will stay the same throughout the tour, but it's likely to at least be pretty similar.
Pearl Jam new album 2018: what we know so far
More good news for Pearl Jam fans...
The band have confirmed there’ll be a new album - but you'll have to wait until 2019.
Bassist Jeff Ament told Kyle Merdith With... the band were so busy getting ready for the Europe tour they haven't had a chance to get in the studio to finish off the new album.
He said, "The one thing we have working against us is the upcoming tour, the other thing we have working against us is it takes three or four months to do a vinyl version of any record.
"2019 is probably safe to say. It's going to be really good."
This will be Pearl Jam’s first album since 2013’s ‘Lightning Bolt’.
Pearl Jam released the record’s first single ‘Can’t Deny Me’ in March, making the track available on digital music streaming services and YouTube.
On top of the new single, Pearl Jam also recorded new song ‘Obey The Law Of The Heart’ for the soundtrack to ‘Basmati Blues’.
While we’re sure to hear a lot of new music at Pearl Jam’s UK concerts, you can be sure they’ll pull out some of their biggest hits including ‘Alive’...
…‘Jeremy’ (although the song didn't feature in the setlist for the band's Lollapalooza Chile performance)...
...and ‘Yellow Ledbetter’.
Stay tuned to LineUp for the latest news on the Pearl Jam UK and Europe tour, as well as their new album.