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'Fallon' Celebrating 'Lightning Bolt' With Pearl Jam Week

Chris Cornell, Robin Pecknold and Dierks Bentley will perform covers before the band takes the stage

Pearl Jam performing on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.'
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October 12, 2013 10:29 AM ET

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon will be devoting a full week to Pearl Jam just after the release of the band's 10th album, Lightning Bolt. The show announced on Friday that it will be celebrating Pearl Jam Week from October 21st through the 25th with a series of appearances by the band and other musicians performing songs from Pearl Jam's catalog. 

The festivities kick off on October 21st with Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who will be performing "Footsteps" with members of the Avett Brothers. The following night, Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes (backed by undisclosed special guests) will be on hand to cover "Corduroy," making his first TV appearance in nearly two years. On October 23rd, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready will take the stage with country star Dierks Bentley and the Roots, and for the final two nights, Pearl Jam will be there in full to wrap up the week with the debut of new music from Lightning Bolt.

Pearl Jam Strike Early With 'Lightning Bolt' Stream

The last time Pearl Jam hit Fallon's stage, they were marking another milestone: In September 2011, they celebrated their 20th anniversary as a band with a pair of guest appearances on the show. Fallon has offered similar weeklong dedications to Bruce Springsteen and Justin Timberlake. 

Pearl Jam is seeing a lot of television action in the lead-up to the new album's release on October 15th. Earlier this week, the band signed a deal with Fox Sports to place 48 of their songs within the channel's World Series programming, including all 12 tracks from Lightning Bolt.

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