When: Sat., Nov. 30 2013
The gods of rock and roll have smiled upon Spokane and — perhaps thanks in part to a Hail Mary request by the Inlander earlier this year — Pearl Jam is coming to Spokane for the first time in 20 years. You probably think Pearl Jam is a ’90s band about which we should care little. Wrong. They’re one of the biggest arena rock acts left in the country, and the fall tour that drops them off at the Spokane Arena is almost totally sold out in every city where it stops. Their new album is called Lightning Bolt. It comes out on Oct. 14, and from the few tracks we’ve got our ears on, it’s a return to the aggressive, in-your-grill Pearl Jam of the Vitalogy era. This is going to be a hell of a show.