Doc release celebrates band milestone

Pearl Jam is set to release “Pearl Jam Twenty,” a doc filled with never before seen footage of the band’s live performances and interviews.

The film is being released in honor of their 20th anniversary and is narrated by Academy Award-winning filmmaker and music journalist Cameron Crowe, who has been a close friend of the band’s for many years. “Pearl Jam Twenty” will be released worldwide in certain cities and theaters in September and will premiere on U.S. television on Friday, October 21st at 9 p.m. as part of the PBS “American Masters” series. The film shows what the members went trhough to form the band and their rise to stardom as well as all that comes with the fame. Equally, it is meant to celebrate the band and their ability to create music without losing sight of who they are as individual people.

The soundtrack and DVD of the film will also be released worldwide by Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment, The soundtrack will be released along with the film in Septemeber and the DVD to follow in October. Taking the next step in the anniversary celebration, the band is also releasing a book, which will be filled with the same sort of content as the film, including interviews and a foreword by Crowe. All three items in the anniversary package will be named “Pearl Jam Twenty.”

The band recently announced performance dates, one in Canada in September and two in the U.S over Labor Day weekend in Chicago, and is currently working on their 10th album.

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