Jay-Z's Made In America delivered some amazing surprises on its first night, bringing Jay Electronica, Kanye West, and the G.O.O.D. Music crew to the stage, but it was the second night that delivered the best surprise. What could be better than surprise performances by Kanye West and G.O.O.D. Music? How about Jay-Z, the festival curator himself, appearing on stage alongside Pearl Jam to perform "99 Problems"? Check out Hov's surprise performance above.
The celebrations for 20 years of Pearl Jam may be simmering down now in most households but Cameron Crowe offered up fans another treat recently on Pearl Jam’s Sirius/XM radio station. He played a previously unreleased early demo of a track titled "Chinese". The track is rough and from the early 90's but for die hard fans and new comers to the Pearl Jam party it's some good time listening. Give it a spin below via CoS.
Good news for European Pearl Jam fans who've looked on in awe at the recent PJ20 events in the US, the band will touch down on our soil in 2012. The band are planning some arena shows starting off in a very welcome visit to Manchester, June 20th before trekking across Europe with visits to Denmark, The Netherlands, France, Germany, and Sweden. In between the arena shows though the band will play some festival slots. Isle of Wight Festival have added PJ to their already impressive lineup of The Boss and Tom petty. Vedder and co will also play Belgium’s Rock Werchter, and France’s Main Square Festival. Peep the dates after the jump.
Pearl Jam 2012 Tour Dates:
06/22 – Manchester, UK @ MEN Arena *
06/23 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Isle of Wight Festival
06/26 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome *
06/29 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
06/30 – Arras, FR @ Main Square Festival
07/04 – Berlin, DE @ O2 Arena *
07/07 – Stockholm, SE @ Ericsson Globe Arena *
07/09 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum *
07/10 – Copenhagen, DK @ Forum *
* = w/ X
Concluding last weeks nightly goodness on Jimmy Fallon's Pink Floyd tribute week were those recently also celebrating the old anniversary was Pearl Jam. Stepping onto the Fallon stage they rocked a performance of Floyd's "Mother" from their huge sounding 1979 album The Wall.
If you missed any of the other performances from last week just head on over here to bask in all the glory of Pink Floyd and their tribute week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
The guys over at Spinner have just premiered this nice video from Pearl Jam of them performing their track "Thumbing My Way" which featured on the 2002 album Riot Act. The intimate video sees the band sitting down to perform the acoustic version of the track. The intimacy demands you to listen a little closer to the intricacy of the notes and makes for a spine tingling performance.
In the past week we've had a host of goodies from the legends that are Pearl Jam. First up we had the footage of them and the likes of Julian Casablancas and Josh Homme at the PJ Fest last weekend. Then On Thursday evening they debuted a brand new track by the name of "Olé". Then just hours later they performed that track on Fallon. Now on a lazy Saturday you can watch the band along with a little help from The Roots perform "All Night". It's a good time to be a Pearl Jam fan, so show your love and head on over here to pick up the Pearl Jam Twenty book and CD.
Last night Pearl Jam gave up a brand new track titled "Olé" which was meant to be being premiered just a few hours later, live, and on Jimmy Fallon's late night TV slot. No complaints on my end though or your guys either as the track is a keeper. Good jams, a nice solo and tight instrumentation. All in all it's great. So, now thanks to The Audio Perv you can watch the bands solid performance of the track (which you can download here) up at the top.
After the jump you can enjoy the Pearl Jam 20 director Cameron Crowe have an in depth talk with Jimmy Fallon about PJ in general and the culmination of PJ20. An interesting watch. Start your Friday right and give all of them a watch.
Word on the street was that "Ole" was going to be performed on Jimmy Fallon tonight, but before they could even debut it on the show, they upped a studio quality version of it on their website as a free download so that you could sing along to the performance once The Audio Perv gets out of bed and ups some videos in the morning. If you're like Mr. Firecloud over at Antiquiet and can't contain yourself any longer, please stop reading this post and head over to Pearl Jam's website to grab "Ole".