Pearl Jam announce London shows for 2018

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 December 2017
Pearl Jam

Eddie Vedder

Pearl Jam will play two shows at the O2 Arena in London as the sole UK dates of their upcoming European tour in summer 2018

Pearl Jam have announced two huge London shows for their 2018 European Tour.

The 'Jeremy' grunge icons have confirmed they will perform their sole UK dates in the capital next summer as they embark on a 14-date tour.

While a full UK leg hasn't been announced, the rockers will still be playing two shows at the O2 Arena on June 18 and 19 as part of the upcoming run on the road.

The tour kicks off on June 12 at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, followed by a set at Pinkpop Festival in Landgraaf.

After the two London dates, Pearl Jam - made up of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron - will move on to play in cities like Rome, Prague, Berlin and Barcelona, before bringing proceedings to a close at NOS Alive Festival in Lisbon on July 14.

They'll headline the huge event in Portugal in the summer, playing alongside the likes of Queens of the Stone Age and Wolf Alice.

Earlier this year, it was reported that Vedder signed a cheque for around £22,000 to continue Pearl Jam's concert after the curfew at Dublin's 3Arena.

The 'Better Man' hitmakers ended up doing a mighty 32 songs at the show in June, and a fan has claimed the 52-year-old rocker paid the staggering amount to perform beyond the 11pm time limit.

Eddie is believed to have walked off stage briefly to sort out the money before continuing to perform the rest of the set, which included Bob Dylan covers.

A fan wrote on the group's forum on PearlJam.com: "A lad who works at the 3Arena said Eddie walked off stage and signed a cheque for €25,000 (£22,000) so he could keep playing."

Pearl Jam UK & European Tour Dates:

JUNE

12 Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome

15 Landgraaf, Pinkpop Festival

18 London, O2 Arena

19 London, O2 Arena

22 Milan, i-Days Fest

24 Padova, Stadio Euganeo

26 Rome, Stadio Olimpico

JULY

01 Prague, O2 Arena

03 Krakow, Tauron Arena

05 Berlin, Waldbühne

07 Werchter, Rock Werchter Festival

10 Barcelona, Palau St. Jordi

12 Madrid, Mad Cool Festival

14 Lisbon, NOS Alive Festival

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