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2006 World Tour
Tour by Pearl Jam
Locations North America, Europe, Australia
Supporting album Pearl Jam
Start date May 9, 2006
End date December 9, 2006
Legs 4
Shows 38 in North America
23 in Europe
12 in Australia
73 in total
Pearl Jam tour chronology
2005 North American/Latin American Tour
2006 World Tour
2007 European Tour

The Pearl Jam 2006 World Tour was a concert tour by the American rock band Pearl Jam to support its eighth album, Pearl Jam. It was the band's first tour since the 2005 North American/Latin American Tour.



Pearl Jam promoted its self-titled album with tours in North America, Europe, and Australia in 2006. As a warm-up for the tour, European fans were treated to a small show at the London Astoria in London, England on April 20, 2006, where Pearl Jam performed the new material and debuted live performances of "Marker in the Sand" and "Army Reserve". The first leg of the North American tour focused on the Northeastern United States. The band opened with a two-night stand in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Air Canada Centre which featured rock band My Morning Jacket as the opening act. Pearl Jam concluded on June 3, 2006 in East Rutherford, New Jersey at Continental Airlines Arena. The band moved to the Midwest and the West Coast for the tour's second leg. The second leg began on June 23, 2006 with a show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at Mellon Arena and ended with a two-night stand at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington. This tour included three two-night stands opening for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on Petty's Highway Companion tour.[1] Sonic Youth opened for Pearl Jam during a majority of the tour's second leg.

Pearl Jam went on to tour Europe for its first time in six years. The band began the 2006 tour with a show on August 23, 2006 in Dublin, Ireland at The Point. The concert gained wide radio play in the UK and Ireland.[2] The band headlined the Reading and Leeds Festivals in August 2006, despite having vowed to never play at a festival again after Roskilde. In an interview in advance of the band's return to the festival circuit, guitarist Stone Gossard commented, "It seems like an era to trust that we're aware enough to get through those bigger shows. We have a heightened awareness of what needs to happen every night so people are as safe as they can possibly be."[3] Vocalist Eddie Vedder started both concerts with an emotional plea to the crowd to look after each other. He commented during the Leeds set that the band's decision to play a festival for the first time after Roskilde had nothing to do with "guts" but with trust in the audience.[4] Safety measures at the festivals included a second barrier in front of the main stage to prevent a crush at the front. The band continued on to the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, France, Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, and Croatia and concluded on September 30, 2006 in Athens, Greece at OAKA Sports Hall. On September 19, 2006, at the Torino, Italy show at Palaisozaki, Pearl Jam played Pearl Jam in its entirety in order mid-way through its set.[5]

After Europe, the band headed to Australia in November 2006. The Australian tour began on November 7, 2006 in Sydney, before continuing through Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, and Adelaide, and concluding on November 25, 2006 in Perth at Subiaco Oval. Every city on this tour received at least two shows except for Newcastle and Perth; Sydney and Melbourne received three. Pearl Jam finished the year with two shows in Hawaii, headlining a show on December 2, 2006 at Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu and serving as the opening act for the last show of U2's Vertigo Tour at Aloha Stadium on December 9, 2006. Vedder and guitarist Mike McCready joined U2 at the concert for a performance of Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World".

The official bootlegs on this tour were available via Pearl Jam's official website in MP3 and lossless FLAC formats. The band's shows at The Gorge Amphitheatre were released as part of the Live at the Gorge 05/06 box set. A DVD documenting the band's shows in Italy entitled Immagine in Cornice was released in 2007.

Tour dates

Information taken from various sources.[6][7][8][9][10]


Warm-Up Shows

Date Location Venue
April 20, 2006 London, England London Astoria
May 5, 2006 New York, New York Irving Plaza

North America Leg 1

Date Location Venue Opening act
May 9, 2006 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Air Canada Centre My Morning Jacket
May 10, 2006
May 12, 2006 Albany, New York Pepsi Arena
May 13, 2006 Hartford, Connecticut New England Dodge Music Center
May 16, 2006 Chicago, Illinois United Center
May 17, 2006
May 19, 2006 Grand Rapids, Michigan Van Andel Arena
May 20, 2006 Cleveland, Ohio Quicken Loans Arena
May 22, 2006 Auburn Hills, Michigan The Palace of Auburn Hills
May 24, 2006 Boston, Massachusetts TD Banknorth Garden
May 25, 2006
May 27, 2006 Camden, New Jersey Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
May 28, 2006
May 30, 2006 Washington, D.C. MCI Center
June 1, 2006 East Rutherford, New Jersey Continental Airlines Arena
June 3, 2006

North America Leg 2

Date Location Venue Opening acts Supporting
June 23, 2006 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Mellon Arena Robert Pollard
June 24, 2006 Cincinnati, Ohio U.S. Bank Arena
June 26, 2006 Saint Paul, Minnesota Xcel Energy Center Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
June 27, 2006
June 29, 2006 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Summerfest, Henry Maier Festival Park
June 30, 2006
July 2, 2006 Denver, Colorado Pepsi Center
July 3, 2006
July 6, 2006 Las Vegas, Nevada MGM Grand Arena Sonic Youth
July 7, 2006 San Diego, California Cox Arena
July 9, 2006 Inglewood, California The Forum
July 10, 2006
July 12, 2006 Hollywood, California Henry Fonda Theater
July 13, 2006 Santa Barbara, California Santa Barbara Bowl Sonic Youth
July 15, 2006 San Francisco, California Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
July 16, 2006
July 18, 2006
July 20, 2006 Portland, Oregon Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall David Cross, Sleater-Kinney
July 22, 2006 George, Washington The Gorge Amphitheatre
July 23, 2006

Europe Leg

Date Location Venue Opening act
August 23, 2006 Dublin, Ireland The Point Paddy Casey
August 25, 2006 Leeds, England Leeds Festival
August 27, 2006 Reading, England Reading Festival
August 29, 2006 Arnhem, Netherlands Gelredome Wolfmother
August 30, 2006 Antwerp, Belgium Sportpaleis
September 1, 2006 Barcelona, Spain Pavello Olimpic de Badalona
September 2, 2006 Vitoria, Spain Azkena Rock Festival
September 4, 2006 Lisbon, Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico My Morning Jacket
September 5, 2006
September 7, 2006 Madrid, Spain Palacio de Deportes
September 9, 2006 Marseille, France Le Dôme De Marseille
September 11, 2006 Paris, France Bercy
September 13, 2006 Bern, Switzerland Bern Arena
September 14, 2006 Bologna, Italy PalaMalaguti
September 16, 2006 Verona, Italy Arena di Verona
September 17, 2006 Milan, Italy Forum
September 19, 2006 Torino, Italy Palaisozaki
September 20, 2006 Pistoia, Italy Duomo Square
September 22, 2006 Prague, Czech Republic Sazka Arena Tarantula A.D.
September 23, 2006 Berlin, Germany Wuhlheide The Black Keys
September 25, 2006 Vienna, Austria Stadthalle Tarantula A.D.
September 26, 2006 Zagreb, Croatia Dom sportova
September 30, 2006 Athens, Greece OAKA Sports Hall

South Pacific Leg

Date Location Venue Opening act Supporting
November 7, 2006 Sydney, Australia Acer Arena Kings of Leon
November 8, 2006
November 10, 2006 Brisbane, Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
November 11, 2006
November 13, 2006 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena
November 14, 2006
November 16, 2006
November 18, 2006 Sydney, Australia Acer Arena
November 19, 2006 Newcastle, Australia Newcastle Entertainment Centre
November 21, 2006 Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Entertainment Centre
November 22, 2006
November 25, 2006 Perth, Australia Subiaco Oval
December 2, 2006 Honolulu, Hawaii Blaisdell Center
December 9, 2006 Aloha Stadium U2

Band members

Pearl Jam
Additional musicians

Songs performed





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