Pearl Jam stopping at Ruoff on Sept. 10
Frampton not finished yet; Culture Club sets dates
It was announced recently that ’90s grunge heavyweights Pearl Jam will embark on a short tour in the late summer and early fall.
Known for their long battle with Ticketmaster, Pearl Jam offered an explanation of how the band will be handling the ticket sales. For the first time, they have adopted “all-in” ticket pricing, meaning the added fees that are attached to tickets almost across the board appear as part of the basic ticket price, rather than showing up as a surprise during checkout, a surprise most of us have long had to endure from the ticketing giant.
To their credit, or possibly to save face, Ticketmaster praised Pearl Jam for using the all-in pricing model, saying in a statement to Variety: “Pearl Jam has always advocated on behalf of their fans and we hope more artists, teams and venues follow their lead and start using the all-in pricing display available on Ticketmaster. It would be better for fans if all-in pricing was mandated nationally, but in the meantime, we created the all-in display option to help fans see the full costs upfront.”
To avoid scalping, tickets will also be non-transferable, as well, except for their two shows at United Center in Chicago, Sept. 5 and Sept. 7.
Closer to home, you can catch Pearl Jam at Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville on Sept. 10.
Frampton never says never
Rock legend Peter Frampton has announced a return to the road for his Never Say Never Tour, which unexpectedly follows last year’s Peter Frampton Finale – The Farewell Tour, as he was expecting it to be his last such outing due to his diagnosis with the degenerative muscle disease Inclusion-Body Myositis.
Frampton reportedly still feels pretty good, so he was able to schedule a new tour.
“At the end of every Finale Tour show I did say, ‘Never Say Never’ and I am always full of hope for the impossible,” he said. “I’m very pleased to let you know that I am feeling strong and my fingers are still roaming the fretboard. Every note I play now has more meaning and soul. I love playing live and this fighter wants to stay in the ring for as long as he can. I’m so happy to be able to see you all one more time this summer.”
Following a show at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids on June 19, you can catch this legend for the last time, maybe, when he stops at Rose Music Center in Dayton on June 21 and Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati on June 22.
Culture Club heading out
It’s a return to the ’80s as Boy George & Culture Club have announced The Letting It Go Show summer tour, with special guests Howard Jones and Berlin.
Culture Club dominated the 1980s music scene with hits such as “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,” “Karma Chameleon,” and “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya,” before breaking up in 1987.
Jones had 10 singles in the Top 40 from 1983-86, and Berlin, of course, penned the chart-topping “Take My Breath Away” from the 1986 film Top Gun.
Put on your best acid-washed jeans and head to Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre outside Chicago on Aug. 3, Pine Knob Music Theatre outside Detroit on Aug. 4, or Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati on Aug. 5 to catch this fantastic retro lineup.
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