PEARL JAM: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

PEARL JAM have announced the second leg of their 2006 U.S. tour in support of their new, self-titled album due out May 2. Leg two is scheduled to kick off on June 23 in Pittsburgh, PA and will finish on July 22 in George, WA. According to Billboard.com, the George show will be "an evening with" PEARL JAM and won't feature an opening act. SONIC YOUTH will support on all but the first two second leg shows, which will boast a performance by former GUIDED BY VOICES frontman Robert Pollard. PEARL JAM will also team up with TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS for a June 26-27 stand in St. Paul, Minn., and a July 2-3 engagement in Denver. In most cases, the summer shows will be available for download immediately after their completion from PEARL JAM's web site.

As previously reported, PEARL JAM will be the featured musical performers on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on April 15. The last time the band served as the program's musical guest was in 1994.

An extensive European tour is in the works for later this year in support of PEARL JAM's self-titled album, which is due May 2 via J Records. First single "World Wide Suicide" is available as a call tone and ringer exclusively through Sprint. The cell phone carrier is also hosting a contest to send a fan to see PEARL JAM play a hometown show in Seattle on a date to be announced. Five runners-up will win a Sprint Music Phone filled with PEARL JAM content.

PEARL JAM tour dates:

Apr. 20 - London, UK @ Astoria
May 9-10 - Toronto, ONT @ Air Canada Centre
May 12 - Albany, NY @ Pepsi Arena
May 13 - Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Arena
May 16 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
May 19 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
May 20 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
May 22 - Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
May 24-25 - Boston, MA @ TD Banknorth Garden
May 27-28 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center
May 30 - Washington, DC @ MCI Center
Jun. 1, 3 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena
Jun. 23 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mellon Arena
Jun. 24 - Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena
Jun. 26-27 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Jul. 2-3 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Jul. 06 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand
Jul. 07 - San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena
Jul. 9-10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Forum
Jul. 13 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Jul. 16, 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Jul. 22 - George, WA @ the Gorge
Aug. 25 - Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
Aug. 27 - Reading, UK @ Reading Festival

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