Pearl Jam Twenty Tour

Last updated on 2 July 2017

The Pearl Jam Twenty Tour (also known as the PJ20 Tour) was a concert tour by the American rock band Pearl Jam to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary.[1] The tour consisted of a two-day festival at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin on the Labor Day weekend,[2] and was followed by ten shows in Canada,[3] ending with a show at the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver.[4] The festival dates had support from Queens of the Stone Age, Mudhoney, Liam Finn, John Doe[5] and The Strokes.[6] Due to high ticket demand for pre-sale tickets, the website had to be taken offline.[7]

On July 11, the band announced an additional nine dates in Latin America, scheduled for November.[8] This was the second time that the band had toured Latin America, after their 2005 tour and included a show in San José, Costa Rica.[9] On August 19, a second date was added in São Paulo.[10] American punk band X were announced as the opening band for the Latin American shows.[11][12][13]


The opening show at Alpine Valley featured songs by Mother Love Bone and Temple of the Dog with Chris Cornell on vocals.[14] This was then repeated for the second show.[15] During the first show at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, the band were joined onstage by Neil Young during their performance of "Rockin' in the Free World".[16][17] The show was later released exclusively as a free digital download through Google Music on November 10 in celebration of the upcoming, official launch of that site on November 16.[18]

Opening acts

  • Mudhoney — North America (excluding Costa Rica and Mexico)
  • X — South America, Costa Rica and Mexico

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
North America[19][20]
September 3, 2011 East Troy United States Alpine Valley Music Theatre
September 4, 2011
September 7, 2011 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
September 11, 2011 Toronto Air Canada Centre
September 12, 2011
September 14, 2011 Ottawa Scotiabank Place
September 15, 2011 Hamilton Copps Coliseum
September 17, 2011 Winnipeg MTS Centre
September 19, 2011 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
September 21, 2011 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome
September 23, 2011 Edmonton Rexall Place
September 25, 2011 Vancouver Pacific Coliseum
Latin America[19]
November 3, 2011 São Paulo Brazil Estádio do Morumbi
November 4, 2011
November 6, 2011 Rio de Janeiro Praça da Apoteose
November 9, 2011 Curitiba Estádio Vila Capanema
November 11, 2011 Porto Alegre Estádio Passo D'Areia
November 13, 2011 La Plata Argentina Estadio Ciudad de La Plata
November 16, 2011 Santiago Chile Estadio Monumental David Arellano
November 18, 2011 Lima Peru Estadio Universidad San Marcos
November 20, 2011 San José Costa Rica Estadio Nacional San Jose
November 24, 2011 Mexico City Mexico Foro Sol

Band members

Pearl Jam
Additional musicians



Pearl Jam at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada on September 11, 2011.


Pearl Jam with Neil Young (centre) at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada on September 11, 2011.


Pearl Jam at the Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Canada on September 15, 2011.


Pearl Jam at the Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Canada on September 15, 2011.


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