Iconic rock band Pearl Jam is coming to Greenville.
The band, which rocked the stage of the BI-LO Center in 1998, returns to the renamed Bon Secours Wellness Arena on April 16 as part of its 2016 North American tour.
Tickets go on sale at noon Jan. 29 at LiveNation.com, through the LiveNation app, the Bon Secours Wellness Arena box office, at Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
The band, led by lead singer Eddie Vedder, released its Grammy Award-winning 10th studio album, “Lightning Bolt,” through Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records in 2013. It debuted at the top of the Billboard Top 200 chart and on iTunes in more than 50 countries.
Pearl Jam has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide.
So you know //
What: Pearl Jam
When: April 16
Where: Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Tickets: $71 plus fees, limit 4
5 interesting facts about Pearl Jam //
1 / The band’s 1994 tour was cancelled in a battle with Ticketmaster over price inflation.
2 / Lead singer Eddie Vedder was the last member to join Pearl Jam, and came via a tip from the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer.
3 / Pearl Jam refused to produce any videos for songs from their second release, “Vs.,” a move Rolling Stone once called the 12th-boldest career move in rock history.
4 / The band’s early hit “Alive” is a song about incest.
5 / Eddie Vedder’s band from his pre-Pearl Jam days was called Bad Radio