SiriusXM has announced that Pearl Jam will perform at Harlem’s world-famous Apollo Theater for a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
The performance will mark Pearl Jam’s debut at the iconic New York theater, as well as their first concert in New York City in nearly three years. In the past, SiriusXM has presented special, private concerts at the Apollo Theater with Paul McCartney in 2010, Bruce Springsteen in 2012, Metallica in 2013, James Taylor in 2015, Guns N’ Roses in 2017, U2 in 2018 and Lady Gaga in 2019. They also hosted a similar exclusive event with Phish at The Met Philadelphia late last year.
The special SiriusXM/Pandora Pearl Jam show at the Apollo will take place just days before the band embarks on a U.S. tour in support of their new album, Gigaton, which will be released on March 27th, just after the band steps off the Apollo stage.
The Pearl Jam Apollo show will air live nationwide vie the band’s dedicated SiriusXM channel, Pearl Jam Radio (Ch. 22), now in its tenth year. Directly after the show, Pearl Jam Radio will broadcast Gigaton in its entirety to celebrate the album’s release.
Upon the album’s release, Pandora will release both a new Pearl Jam Live: A-Z playlist, which will include some of the band’s greatest live performances, and a “Pandora Story,” where the band will share insights and stories about their new music and iconic songs.
SiriusXM subscribers will have numerous opportunities to win a pair of tickets to this private SiriusXM & Pandora performance, including on-air on Pearl Jam Radio, via e-mail to qualified subscribers who have consented to e-mail marketing from SiriusXM and who have registered their music interests here. Pandora fans will have a similar opportunity based upon their listening histories. Additionally, SiriusXM subscribers since January 22nd, 2020 will be able to enter for the chance to win a trip for two to New York, NY including airfare, hotel stay, and a pair of tickets to SiriusXM & Pandora Present Pearl Jam at The Apollo Theater.
Notes Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard in a press release, “We are incredibly humbled and honored to take the stage at the legendary Apollo Theatre [sic]. We look forward to a memorable show to celebrate Gigaton and the 10-year anniversary of Pearl Jam Radio at SiriusXM. It’s hard to understate the sacred and historical importance of the Apollo to the history of American popular music and African Americans’ preeminent role in its invention.”