No Code Tour
|Tour by Pearl Jam|
|Associated album||No Code|
|Start date||September 16, 1996|
|End date||November 25, 1996|
|No. of shows||
19 in Europe |
14 in North America
33 in total
|Pearl Jam concert chronology|
Pearl Jam promoted No Code with tours in North America and Europe in the fall of 1996. The short tour of North America focused on the East Coast of the United States. As with Vitalogy, very little touring was done in the United States to promote No Code because of the band's refusal to play in Ticketmaster's venue areas. The band chose to use alternate ticketing companies for the shows. Nevertheless, the band toured the United States playing shows in locations such as Downing Stadium on Randall's Island and The Meadows in Hartford, Connecticut. Chicago Bulls player Dennis Rodman attended the band's September 26, 1996 show in Augusta, Maine at the Civic Center, and during the climax of "Alive" came onstage to offer Vedder some red wine. To the excitement of the crowd, Vedder responded by hopping on Rodman's back and riding him piggyback style across the stage while singing. Rodman later received a Walkman carved with Vedder's initials containing the concert recording and cited this as one of his most thrilling experiences. A European tour followed in the fall of 1996. The band's November 3, 1996 show in Berlin, Germany at Deutschlandhalle was broadcast on many radio stations worldwide. This show is commonly called "Checkpoint Charlie" by fans.
During the North American tour fans complained about the difficulty in obtaining tickets and the use of non-Ticketmaster venues, which were judged to be out-of-the-way and impersonal. Guitarist Stone Gossard stated that there was "a lot of stress associated with trying to tour at that time" and that "it was growing more and more difficult to be excited about being part of the band." He added, "Ticketmaster, as monopolistic as it may be, is very efficient so we weren't playing the venues we wanted to play."
|September 14, 1996||Seattle||United States||The Showbox||Gus|
|North America leg|
|September 16, 1996||Seattle||United States||KeyArena||Fastbacks|
|September 21, 1996||Toronto||Canada||Maple Leaf Gardens|
|September 22, 1996||Toledo||United States||John F. Savage Hall|
|September 24, 1996||Columbia||Merriweather Post Pavilion|
|September 26, 1996||Augusta||Augusta Civic Center|
|September 28, 1996||New York City||Downing Stadium||Fastbacks, Ben Harper|
|September 29, 1996|
|October 1, 1996||Buffalo||Marine Midland Arena||Fastbacks|
|October 2, 1996||Hartford||Meadows Music Theater|
|October 4, 1996||Charlotte||American Legion Memorial Stadium||Fastbacks, Ben Harper|
|October 5, 1996||Charleston||North Charleston Coliseum||Fastbacks|
|October 7, 1996||Fort Lauderdale||Fort Lauderdale Stadium|
|October 19, 1996||Mountain View||Bridge School Benefit, Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|October 20, 1996|
|October 24, 1996||Cork||Ireland||Millstreet Arena||Fastbacks|
|October 26, 1996||Dublin||The Point|
|October 28, 1996||London||England||Wembley Arena|
|October 29, 1996|
|November 1, 1996||Warsaw||Poland||Torwar Hall|
|November 3, 1996||Berlin||Germany||Deutschlandhalle|
|November 4, 1996||Hamburg||Alsterdorfer Sporthalle|
|November 6, 1996||Amsterdam||Netherlands||RAI Parkhal|
|November 7, 1996||Paris||France||Le Zénith|
|November 9, 1996||Zürich||Switzerland||Hallenstadion|
|November 10, 1996||Munich||Germany|| |
|November 12, 1996||Rome||Italy||PalaEUR|
|November 13, 1996||Milan||Forum|
|November 15, 1996||Prague||Czech Republic||Sports Hall|
|November 17, 1996||Budapest||Hungary||Sports Hall||Fastbacks|
|November 19, 1996||Istanbul||Turkey||World Trade Center|
|November 21, 1996||Barcelona||Spain||Sports Palace|
|November 22, 1996||San Sebastián||Anoeta Velodrome|
|November 24, 1996||Cascais||Portugal||Dramatico|
|November 25, 1996|
- Jeff Ament – bass guitar
- Stone Gossard – rhythm guitar, lead guitar
- Mike McCready – lead guitar
- Eddie Vedder – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
- Jack Irons – drums
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