On March 9, 2020 Pearl Jam was the first major artist to pull the plug and postpone their Spring 2020 tour dates due to Covid-19 concerns. A few weeks later, the band’s new album Gigaton was released to critical acclaim but empty venues. Nearly two years later, Pearl Jam can finally hit the road with their 2020 North American tour dates officially rescheduled for May and September 2022. The updated routing also includes four additional concert dates in Fresno, Sacramento, Las Vegas, and Camden.
Josh Klinghoffer’s solo project, Pluralone, will open for Pearl Jam on this tour. Klinghoffer will also join Pearl Jam as a touring member on these dates.
In continuing their ongoing commitment to acknowledge and address the band’s carbon footprint, Pearl Jam will be paying $200 per ton for carbon dioxide mitigation from the Gigaton tour, a ten-fold increase from prior years. This pricing allows the band to pursue a multi-layered strategy of offsets and investments that combined, will allow for a more comprehensive mitigation plan.
Stone Gossard explains, “We are proud of our prior efforts to mitigate our inevitable carbon footprint from touring over the past 20 years but the time to multiply that effort is clearly right now. By committing to this aggressive pricing, we hope to equally amplify our efforts and gather partners who share our urgency to make the investments and innovations required to move our world to a more conscious, carbon balanced economy.”
Pearl Jam’s full 2022 North American Tour dates are as follows:
May 3 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
May 6 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
May 7 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
May 9 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
May 12 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena
May 13 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena
May 16 Fresno, CA Save Mart Arena
May 18 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
May 20 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
September 1 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre
September 3 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
September 6 Hamilton, ON FirstOntario Centre
September 8 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
September 11 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
September 14 Camden, NJ Waterfront Music Pavilion
September 16 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
September 18 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
September 20 Oklahoma City, OK Paycom Center
September 22 Denver, CO Ball Arena