SiriusXM announced today that Pearl Jam will perform at Harlem’s world-famous Apollo Theater in a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners on Thursday, March 26.
The exclusive concert marks the first time that Pearl Jam has performed at the iconic venue and their first concert in New York City in almost three years. The special event comes days before the band embarks on the U.S. leg of their Pearl Jam 2020 tour. The concert will take place just hours ahead of the release of the band’s new album, Gigaton, which goes on sale at midnight.
The concert will air live nationwide on the band’s dedicated channel, SiriusXM’s Pearl Jam Radio (Ch. 22), now in its 10th year on SiriusXM. Directly following the live concert, Pearl Jam Radio will broadcast and premiere the new album in North America.
“We are incredibly humbled and honoured to take the stage at the legendary Apollo Theatre,” said Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard. “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.”
Pearl Jam will release their much-anticipated 11th studio album, Gigaton, on March 27, just hours after their special concert at the Apollo Theater. Gigaton marks the band’s first studio album since their GRAMMY award-winning album, Lightning Bolt, which was released over six years ago. Gigaton is available for pre-order now at www.pearljam.com. In support of Gigaton, Pearl Jam will embark on their first leg of North American tour dates in March and April.
SiriusXM has had a long-standing relationship with Pearl Jam, having created a full-time music channel with the band, Pearl Jam Radio, in 2010, which features archival concerts throughout the band’s 30-year career, rarities, unreleased material from the band’s personal music library and music from the band’s side projects, including solo and pre-Pearl Jam music.
The legendary Apollo Theater—the soul of American culture—plays a vital role in cultivating emerging artists and launching legends. Since its founding, the Apollo has served as a center of innovation and a creative catalyst for Harlem, the city of New York, and the world. For more information, visit www.apollotheater.org.
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.
Pearl Jam Radio features archival concerts from throughout the band’s celebrated 30-year career, rarities, unreleased material from the band’s personal music library and music from the band’s side projects, including solo and pre-Pearl Jam music. SiriusXM’s exclusive Pearl Jam Radio channel is an example of SiriusXM channels created with iconic and leading artists including The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Phish, Eminem, LL COOL J, Diplo, Elvis Presley, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Frank Sinatra and more.
For more information on Pearl Jam, please visit www.pearljam.com.