Pearl Jam fans will be able to listen to concerts from the band’s current Lightning Bolt tour on SiriusXM’s Pearl Jam Radio, the broadcaster’s channel 22, beginning today. The channel will air the band’s Pittsburgh concert from October 11th tonight at 6 p.m. EST, according to a press release. That show was the kickoff for the tour, and Rolling Stone described it as “a high-octane two-and-half-hour show.”
The channel will premiere a new show every Friday at the same time, and it will rebroadcast them Saturdays at 7 and Sundays at 2. The satellite radio provider will also stream each concert on its SiriusXM app and website.
Eddie Vedder recently sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss the new album. When we asked him whether or not the band was still trying to make the best Pearl Jam album ever, he widened the scope. “I say this in the least-competitive way possible, but we’re trying to make not just the best Pearl Jam record, but just the best record,” he replied. “It’s about getting to the next level of communication, or just trying to crack a code into some higher plane of playing music. Because when we’re making a record, I’m more of a listener than a player.”
And when we asked him if he could envision continuing to do Pearl Jam into his 70s, as the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney have, he didn’t rule it out. “I first saw the Stones in 1981, and at that point they were elder statesmen,” Vedder said. “So we’re lucky to see these old poets being able to read their work in their own voice, you know? I mean, they came from the same generation that said, ‘Don’t trust anyone over 30.’ It reminds you to be open to the possibilities.”