In what is likely to be one of the ‘must see’ gigs this year for indie rockers, if not the rest of us, Pearl Jam have announced a special one-off gig at Shepherds Bush Empire on August 11th. It’s time to beg, borrow or steal your way in there folks, as this promises to be something else.
Of course considering Pearl Jam sold out London’s humongous O2 in 17 minutes I think we can all safely assume that those not in the industry will have a gnats piss chance in hell of getting in. Still, hope springs eternal, and for those of you who are hopeful (read: ‘deluded’) what you need to do is pre-order a copy of Pearl Jam’s new album Backspacer from HMV.com. They will then send you a unique link that lets you fight it out during the pre-order period between 21st and 22nd July. For the rest of us tickets are on sale July 23rd but let’s face it.. there won’t be any beyond 0.1ms into the pre-sale assuming HMV’s servers don’t go into meltdown. Which they will.