Two heavyweights of the world of rock are to descend on Manchester within hours of one another in June.
In the height of summer, American rock icon Bruce Springsteen and Seattle grunge gods Pearl Jam will entertain crowds at the Etihad Stadium and Manchester Arena respectively.
The Pearl Jam boys are scheduled to hit the Arena’s stage on Thursday 20th June and will play a second gig the following night at the same venue.
The Seattle rockers, fronted by Eddie Vedder, have been together since 1990 and are still playing to sell-out crowds. They have gathered legions of ardent fans over the years and their distinctive sound has set new standards with every album.
The British leg of Pearl Jam’s tour includes two dates in Manchester and one at the Isle of Wight Festival, after which they’ll be jetting off to Amsterdam, so the party will be short lived but as intense and emotive as it always is with a band like Pearl Jam.
The magnificent structure houses around 60,000 people for big-scale concerts and Springsteen certainly justifies that label. For decades, he has been one of the biggest and most popular rockers in the world, selling out tour after tour and cementing memory after memory in the minds of his fellow rockers.
The date with the Etihad Stadium marks one of only a handful of UK gigs for The Boss and his band, with dates scheduled at Sunderland FC’s Stadium of Light (a stadium with famously mind-blowing acoustics) and the Isle of Wight Festival in the same month.
Springsteen will be entertaining Sunderland while Pearl Jam rock Manchester on the 21st June and Pearl Jam are on the bill for the Isle of Wight, too.
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