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Pearl Jam + Bad Religion + Social D = WOW

As many of you know, the legendary Spectrum venue in Philly is going bye-bye after this year. When Springsteen announced four October dates at the Spectrum, my mind immediately started to dream of finally catching a Bruce show at the Spectrum.  Unfortunately, with all of my current travel commitments, I don't think I'll be making any of the Bruce shows.

'Tis okay.

But how about THIS - Pearl Jam is officially booked as the final band to play the Spectrum, and they'll do that with support from Social Distortion and Bad Religion!

Pearl Jam in Chicago

As you can imagine, three out of the four shows are already sold out - here are the details on all four shows, and also ticketing information for the October 27th performance, for which limited tickets still remain.

Pearl Jam – the final band to perform at the Spectrum in Philadelphia before it is to be razed next year – has sold out three of their four upcoming concerts at the storied venue. The band will take the stage on Tuesday, October 27th, Wednesday, October 28th, Friday, October 30th and Saturday, October 31st. Social Distortion will be support for the first two shows and Bad Religion will be support for the final two.

Tickets are available now for the October 27 performance exclusively through, by calling 1-800-298-4200, in person at the Wachovia Complex box office or select Acme Markets. Tickets are also available at

Pearl Jam related:

Back in the early 90s, I bought a VHS bootleg from someone via mail order that featured Pearl Jam performing in San Diego with Rollins Band supporting.  Rollins Band were touring in support of The End of Silence, and that audience cam shot video of Rollins and PJ is still one of my favorite boots, although I no longer have the tape - the memory remains!

P.S. - Backspacer.  Thoughts?

Photo courtesy of Pearl Jam