Yesterday, a handful of Pearl Jam North American tour dates briefly leaked on the band’s website. Amidst the flurry of tour and festival announcements that customarily takes place each January, a handful of concert dates appeared on the band’s list of upcoming performances.The new dates had the band performing at Safeco Field in their native Seattle, WA on August 8th and 10th, Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, MT on August 13th, Wrigley Field in Chicago (the home of Eddie Vedder‘s beloved Chicago Cubs) on August 18th and 20th, and at Boston’s Fenway Park on September 2nd and 4th.In addition to the dates–the majority of which are Major League Baseball stadiums, the website also briefly displayed a “The Home Shows” section of the list, perhaps indicating that the shows will take on an athletic theme and be marketed as “Home” (Seattle) and “Away” (elsewhere) shows.“The Home Shows” page on the Pearl Jam website (now removed, screenshot via Alternative Nation):You can see screenshots of the now-removed dates below courtesy of Alternative Nation: While these dates have not been confirmed by the band, and are no longer on the website, the fact that fully-detailed announcements, website updates, and custom artwork have been produced surely points toward their legitimacy, and likely portends an imminent tour announcement from the band.As of now, the only dates officially on Pearl Jam’s schedule are overseas. In March, they will head to South America for four performances including Lollapalooza events in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil, and an extra stadium show in Rio thrown in for good measure. In June and July, the band will make their way through Europe on a 14-date run stopping in the Netherlands, the U.K., Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Belgium, Spain, and Portugal.For more information on Pearl Jam’s touring plans, head to the band’s website.[h/t – Alternative Nation][Cover photo: Video screen shot from 8/20/16 at Wrigley Field]
Rising jam band Formula 5 is gearing up for a big 2018. The Upstate New York upstarts have just announced a 21-show spring tour which spans April and May before culminating with festival appearances at Domefest, Sterling Stage Folkfest, and Disc Jam Music Festival. Along the way, Formula 5 will hit the Northeast, Midwest, and Southeast, performing with Perpetual Groove, McLovins, The Magic Beans, The Southern Belles, Goose, and Space Carnival.The band has also revealed plans for their second annual ‘Rock The Dock’ Music Festival, set to take place on July 13th, 2018 in Lake George, NY. In addition to Formula 5, Rock The Dock’s musical lineup includes Soule Monde (Featuring Ray Paczkowski & Russ Lawton of Trey Anastasio Band), Strange Machines, and Let’s Be Leonard, all of which can be enjoyed from any of the three historic Lake George steamboats that wrap around the stage. Craft and food vendors will also be on hand for Rock The Dock.“Rock The Dock was started as a way to celebrate the Lake George Steamboat Company‘s 200th anniversary by doing something that the company has never done in its history, hold a concert on the pier,” explains event manager Luke Dow. “The concert was a way of giving back to all the loyal patrons as well as showcase the talents of local artists and food trucks. This year’s festival will also be focused on giving back, with 25% of all ticket proceeds benefiting the FUND for Lake George, to help with their efforts to keep the lake clean and pristine for years to come.”You can secure tickets today on the festival’s website here.For more information on Formula 5’s spring tour or Rock the Dock, visit the band’s website.Formula 5 Spring Tour 2018 dates:April 6 – Nectar’s, Burlington, VT*April 7 – Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo, NY^April 11 – Silk City, Philadelphia, PA*April 12 – DROM, NY, NY*April 13 – Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center, Greenfield, MA*~April 14 – Pacific Standard Tavern, New Haven, CT*April 19 – The Waterhole, Saranac Lake, NYApril 20 – Jay Peak, Jay, VT$April 26 – Flour City Station, Rochester, NYApril 28 – The Hollow, Albany, NY%May 2 – Woodlands Tavern, Columbus, OHMay 3 – Octave, Covington, KYMay 4 – Lamasco, Evansville, INMay 5 – The Local, Boone, [email protected] 7 – Preservation Pub, Knoxville, TNMay 8 – Charleston Pour House, Charleston, SCMay 10 – The Whiskey, Wilmington, NCMay 11 – Tradition Brewing Company, Newport News, VAMay 17 – Domefest, Bedford, PAMay 26 – Sterling Stage Folkfest, Sterling, NYJune 9 – Disc Jam Music Festival, Stephentown, NY* with Goose^ with The Magic Beans~ with The Basement Cats$ with Perpetual Groove and McLovins% with Space [email protected] with The Southern BellesView Tour Dates
Ferrari is gearing up to launch the 488GTB in India. Ferrari has only recently come back to India with a new dealership network.The 488 GTB will be launched at the Ferrari dealership on Mathura Road in New Delhi. International Sales Director – Ferrari Middle East & Africa Aurelien Sauvard, Yadur Kapur, Director Select Cars Private Limited will be present at the launch.The 488 GTB is powered by a 4-litre turbocharged V8 engine mated to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. The V8 under the hood can produce 660 bhp and 70 Nm of torque.The top speed of the car has been electronically limited to 330kmph. This will be Ferrari’s second launch in the country since coming back.