Pearl Jam announced as Record Store Day 2019 ambassadors

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 February 2019
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Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder

Pearl Jam are "honoured" to be this year's Record Store Day 2019 ambassadors

Pearl Jam have been announced as the Record Store Day 2019 ambassadors.

The 'Even Flow' musicians – who comprise of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron – are "honoured" to have been chosen to be the ambassadors for the annual event, which takes place on April 13 2019, and follow in the footsteps of last year's representatives, hip hop duo Run the Jewels.

In a statement, McCready: "Independent record stores are hugely important to me, and have been ever since I was 12 years old. Before I even really knew what they were – there was a certain feeling of 'this is a dream come true', and it's a wonderland and there's so much to learn in here ... and it's still that way.

"Support every independent record store that you can. They're really a good part of society. Know if you love music, this is the place to find it. And it helps people who work here and that's important, too.

"And it kind of takes an effort, you have to look for something that you want; you have to talk to people. I had to talk to people to figure out which Aerosmith record to get first or anything back in the day," he continued. "It's a place to learn. It's a place to have fun. And it's a place to discover new music. Come out on Record Store Day, but also make it Record Store Year."

Record Store Day is an annual event in which over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture.

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