Pearl Jam 2005 North American and Latin American Tour

2005 North American/Latin American Tour
Tour by Pearl Jam
Start date August 29, 2005
End date December 10, 2005
Legs 2
No. of shows 25 in North America
9 in South America
34 in total
Pearl Jam concert chronology

The Pearl Jam 2005 North American/Latin American Tour was a concert tour by the American rock band Pearl Jam.


After taking a break from recording its eighth studio album, the band embarked on a Canadian cross-country tour in September 2005, kicking off the tour with a fundraising concert on August 29, 2005 in Missoula, Montana at the University of Montana-Missoula's Adams Event Center for Democratic politician Jon Tester, then playing The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington on September 1, 2005 before crossing into Canada. For its Canadian cross-country tour, the band stopped in cities where it had never played before such as Saskatoon, Quebec City, St. John's, and Halifax. Pearl Jam's performance of "Given to Fly" from Saskatoon was shown on the ReAct Now: Music & Relief benefit concert. After touring Canada, Pearl Jam proceeded to open a Rolling Stones concert on the band's A Bigger Bang Tour on September 28, 2005 in Pittsburgh at PNC Park, then played two shows at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, before closing the tour with a concert on October 3, 2005 in Philadelphia at the Wachovia Center. The song "Gone" from Pearl Jam's 2006 self-titled album was debuted in a solo performance by vocalist Eddie Vedder at Pearl Jam's October 1, 2005 concert in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Pearl Jam also played a benefit concert to raise money for Hurricane Katrina relief. The concert, which took place October 5, 2005, at the House of Blues in Chicago, also featured Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame. The concert proceeds were donated to Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross and the Jazz Foundation of America.[1]

On November 22, 2005, Pearl Jam began its first Latin American tour.[2] The tour included two shows in Santiago, Chile at Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo, two in Buenos Aires, Argentina at Ferrocarril Oeste Stadium, and five in Brazil (Porto Alegre at Gigantinho Gymnasium, Curitiba, two shows in São Paulo at Pacaembu, and Rio de Janeiro at Apoteose). The band finished off 2005 with three shows in Mexico (Monterrey at Auditorio Coca-Cola and two shows in Mexico City at Palacio de los Deportes). Mudhoney, one of the few other remaining bands of the Seattle grunge era, opened for Pearl Jam throughout this tour. During the tour, Vedder emphasized how much he missed Johnny Ramone, his friend and guitarist of the Ramones who died in 2004. As a tribute to Johnny, the band played the Ramones' song "I Believe In Miracles" at every show on the tour, including a performance with Marky Ramone behind the drum kit at the Porto Alegre show.

The official bootlegs for the band's 2005 shows were distributed via Pearl Jam's official website in MP3 form. The music downloads were accompanied by pictures from individual shows. The band's show at The Gorge Amphitheatre was released as part of the Live at the Gorge 05/06 box set.

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
North America[3][4][5][6]
August 29, 2005 Missoula United States Adams Event Center
September 1, 2005 George The Gorge Amphitheatre
September 2, 2005 Vancouver Canada General Motors Place
September 4, 2005 Calgary Pengrowth Saddledome
September 5, 2005 Edmonton Rexall Place
September 7, 2005 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
September 8, 2005 Winnipeg MTS Centre
September 9, 2005 Thunder Bay Fort William Gardens
September 11, 2005 Kitchener Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
September 12, 2005 London John Labatt Centre
September 13, 2005 Hamilton Copps Coliseum
September 15, 2005 Montreal Bell Centre
September 16, 2005 Ottawa Corel Centre
September 19, 2005 Toronto Air Canada Centre
September 20, 2005 Quebec City Colisée Pepsi
September 22, 2005 Halifax Halifax Metro Centre
September 24, 2005 St. John's Mile One Centre
September 25, 2005
September 30, 2005 Atlantic City United States Borgata Events Center
October 1, 2005
October 3, 2005 Philadelphia Wachovia Center
October 5, 2005 Chicago Chicago House of Blues
South America
November 22, 2005 Santiago Chile Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo
November 23, 2005
November 25, 2005 Buenos Aires Argentina Ferrocarril Oeste Stadium
November 26, 2005
November 28, 2005 Porto Alegre Brazil Gigantinho Gymnasium
November 30, 2005 Curitiba Pedreira Paulo Leminski
December 2, 2005 São Paulo Estádio do Pacaembu
December 3, 2005
December 4, 2005 Rio de Janeiro Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí
North America
December 7, 2005 Monterrey Mexico Auditorio Coca-Cola
December 9, 2005 Mexico City Palacio de los Deportes
December 10, 2005

Band members

Pearl Jam
Additional musicians

Songs performed




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