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Pearl Jam at the Canadian Tire Centre. Photo by Landon Entwistle.

Gig Photos: Pearl Jam at the Canadian Tire Centre

By Landon Entwistle on September 6, 2022

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Grunge heavyweights Pearl Jam were in town Saturday night, in support of their eleventh studio album, Gigaton, which was released in 2020.

The tour was rescheduled after COVID-19 hit, and finally made its way to the Canadian Tire Centre over the Labour Day weekend.

The Seattle band fronted by Eddie Vedder celebrated over 32 years together as a band this year and have started to consistently tour again after taking a break in 2018.

Being one of the most influential rock acts of the 1990s, Pearl Jam has sold over 85 million records throughout their career. Their 1994 album Vitalogy was the second fastest selling CD in history up to that point, with 877,000 sold in under a week.

Opening the night was Red Hot Chili Peppers’ guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who did a solo set featuring a lot of live looping. Showing off his musical chops, Klinghoffer was on the guitar, bass, piano, and drum pads while singing.

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