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09 May 2021

Pearl Jam Launch New Bootleg Series Featuring Over 5,000 Songs

Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam performs live in Toronto 2016
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Pearl Jam have announced a huge bootleg series, featuring over 5,000 songs taken from live shows across the 2000s and early 2010s, from 180 concerts.

The series is available on Deep, their members-only website, which they described as “an interactive experience featuring official bootleg recordings from nearly 200 live Pearl Jam shows” which allows fans to make their own Pearl Jam setlists based on where they live and create and save their own playlists.

the band have also collated 50 tracks from the 5,000 new tracks on a Pearl Jam Live playlist on their Spotify. You can listen to it below.

Last month Pearl Jam streamed the entirety of their 2010 Hard Rock Calling gig, after it was revealed that their performance at this year’s British Summertime Hyde Park event would be delayed until 2022, due to the ongoing pandemic.

The event, which was scheduled to take place this July and featured Pearl Jam and Duran Duran as headliners will now be happening in July 2022. In a statement, organisers said: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce that BST Hyde Park will not take place in July 2021.”

A longer statement stated that Pearl Jam would now play on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th July 2022, with support on the Friday from Pixies and with Saturday’s special guest still to be announced, as well as new supporting line-ups.

All tickets for this year’s event remain valid.

Frontman Eddie Vedder also appeared alongside Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl at yesterday’s (May 8th) virtual event, VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World, hosted by Global Citizen, who set up the livestreamed event “to call on governments and philanthropists across the globe to provide “the outstanding balance needed by the ACT-Accelerator to get two billion COVID-19 vaccine doses, tests and treatments to the world’s poorest countries by the end of 2021″.

Performances were filmed at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles and featured performances by Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin and HER. Selena Gomez hosted the event and said “I’m honoured to be hosting VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World. This is a historic moment to encourage people around the world to take the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them, call on world leaders to share vaccine doses equitably, and to bring people together for a night of music in a way that hasn’t felt possible in the past year. I can’t wait to be a part of it.”

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