Pearl Jam announces U.S. tour. The '90s rockers will play 48 U.S. dates in the spring and summer

By Brian Hiatt
Updated January 24, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST
Pearl Jam: Danny Clinch/Newscom

Pearl Jam still won’t make videos, but they have no problem hitting the road. The now short-haired Eddie Vedder and friends will play 48 U.S. dates behind their latest album, ”Riot Act,” according to a band press release. The group will kick off the tour Apr. 1 in Denver, and end it with a two-night stand in Madison Square Garden July 8 and 9.

As with 2000’s ”Binaural” tour, the band plans to make authorized CD ”bootlegs” available to document each night’s show, according to ”Riot Act,” released in November, has sparked a respectable level of rock radio play for the singles ”I Am Mine” and ”You Are,” butÊthe album has already fallen out of the top half of the Billboard 200.

Pearl Jam tour dates:

Apr. 1, Denver, Pepsi CenterÊ
Apr. 3,ÊOklahoma City, Ford Center
Apr. 5,ÊSan Antonio, Tex., Verizon Wireless AmphitheaterÊ
Apr. 6, Houston, Cynthia Wood Mitchell PavilionÊ
Apr. 8, New Orleans, New Orleans ArenaÊ
Apr. 9, Birmingham, Ala., Birmingham Jefferson Convention ComplexÊ
Apr. 11, West Palm Beach, Fla., Coral Sky AmphitheaterÊ
Apr. 13, Tampa, St. Pete Times ForumÊ
Apr. 15, Raleigh, N.C., Alltel Pavilion Walnut CreekÊ
Apr. 16, Charlotte, N.C., Verizon Wireless AmphitheaterÊ
Apr. 18, Nashville, Am South AmphitheaterÊ
Apr. 19, Atlanta, Hi Fi Buys AmphitheaterÊ
Apr. 21, Lexington, Ky., Rupp ArenaÊ
Apr. 22, St. Louis, Savvis CenterÊ
Apr. 23, Champaign, Ill., Assembly CenterÊ
Apr. 25, Cleveland, Gund ArenaÊ
Apr. 26, Pittsburgh, Mellon ArenaÊ
Apr. 28, Philadelphia, First Union Spectrum ArenaÊ
Apr. 29, Albany, Pepsi CenterÊ
Apr. 30, Uniondale, N.Y., Nassau ColiseumÊ
May 2, Buffalo, HSBC ArenaÊ
May 3, State College, Penn., Bryce Jordan Center
May 28, Missoula, Mont., Adams FieldhouseÊ
May 30, Vancouver, GM PlaceÊ
June 1, San Francisco, Shoreline AmphitheatreÊ
June 2, Los Angeles, Verizon Wireless AmphitheaterÊ Ê
June 5, San Diego, San Diego Sports ArenaÊ
June 6, Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Events CenterÊ
June 7, Phoenix, Cricket PavilionÊ
June 9, Dallas, Smirnoff Music CenterÊ
June 10, Little Rock, Alltel ArenaÊ
June 12, Kansas City, Mo., Verizon Wireless AmphitheatreÊ
June 13, Council Bluff, Iowa, Mid-America CenterÊ
June 15, Fargo, N.D., Fargo DomeÊ
June 16, St. Paul, Minn., Xecell ArenaÊ
June 18, Chicago, United CenterÊ
June 19, Cincinnati, Riverbend Music CenterÊ
June 21, East Troy, Wisc., Alpine Valley Music CenterÊ
June 22, Nobelsville, Ind., Verizon Wireless Music CenterÊ
June 24, Columbus, Ohio, Polaris AmphitheaterÊ
June 25, Detroit, Detroit Energy CenterÊ
June 28, Toronto, Molson AmphitheatreÊ
June 29, Montreal, Bell CenterÊ
July 1, Washington, D.C., Nissan Pavilion at Stone RidgeÊ
July 2, Boston, Tweeter Center for the Performing ArtsÊ
July 5, Philadelphia, Tweeter CenterÊ
July 8-9, New York, Madison Square Garden