Pearl Jam

They’re baaaaaaaaaackkkk! Pearl Jam, the once anti-Ticketmaster band announced recently that it will play 11 Midwest and East Coast tour dates, including a stop at Nationwide Arena on May 6.

Formed in Seattle in 1990 at the start of the “grunge era,” the band's lineup has always included the outspoken Eddie Vedder on lead vocals and guitar, Jeff Ament on bass guitar, Stone Gossard on rhythm guitar and Mike McCready on lead guitar. Matt Cameron, also of Soundgarden, joined the band in 1998 as their drummer.

Since their inception, the band has seen its share of ups and downs on the charts, but this tour will support their ninth and most recent chart topper, Backspacer. Released on September 20, 2009, Backspacer debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Chart. However, over the course of the band's career, its members made more headlines for their refusal to adhere to traditional music industry practices by refusing to make music videos and, as we mentioned before, engaging in a much-publicized boycott of Ticketmaster.  Obviously they’ve given up on that boycott for this tour, as you can purchase your tickets for their show at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office and through Ticketmaster.