Tour Kick-Offs: Pearl Jam 20, Bumbershoot and More

Key info on the shows you need to see starting this week

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Eddie Vedder performing with Pearl Jam
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Check back every week for a rundown of summer festivals and tours kicking off in the coming days.

Pearl Jam 20
East Troy, Wisconsin
September 3rd-4th
Top Acts: Pearl Jam, the Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age, Mudhoney
Pearl Jam have plenty to keep them busy this year – including Eddie Vedder's solo LP and tour, a Cameron Crowe-helmed documentary and a new band album on the way – but their only U.S. shows will be at this epic Labor Day bash marking their 20th anniversary. Says bassist Jeff Ament, "We've been talking about doing something like this for a long time."

Bumbershoot
Seattle
September 3rd-5th
Top Acts: Wiz Khalifa, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Broken Social Scene, Ray LaMontagne
One of the longest-running festivals in the country has been held most years since 1971 in Seattle Center park under the shadow of the Space Needle. This fall, a head-spinningly diverse group of artists will congregate for two days full of good vibes.

Electric Zoo
New York
September 2nd-4th
Top Acts: Tiesto, David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Diplo, Moby, Afrojack
Randall's Island in New York's East River turns into Ibiza this Labor Day weekend, with a heavy-hitting lineup of the biggest DJs in the world over four stages.

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