Posted in music | tour dates on May 28, 2008

To get tickets, you supposedly need to donate to Robin Hood. People are talking about it here (thx Joseph!).

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Comments (41)

Sold out already as it went on sale this morning at 10

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2008 8:36 PM

Where do you see it's sold out?

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2008 9:13 PM

Called and spoke with Lucy around 6pm tonight

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2008 9:22 PM

FUCK BUDS -- I NEED TO GO TO THIS AND RAGE OUT -- pls help?

Posted by Broseph | May 28, 2008 10:22 PM

"FUCK BUDS -- I NEED TO GO TO THIS AND RAGE OUT --pls help?"

maybe you should just go to a frat party BROseph.
this is why i don't go to PJ shows anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2008 11:28 PM

Hey 11:28, you TwatBurger -- GOOD, stay away, leaves more room for me and MY KIND to get my RAGE on with eddie.

Posted by BROsephus | May 28, 2008 11:36 PM

Worst. Band. Ever. EVER!

Generic, faceless, soft hard rock w/one of the worst singer/personalities ever belched out by the culture.

Posted by Noisejoke | May 28, 2008 11:38 PM

gettng parole in time for show. anyone want to meet 4 ham sanwich furst? need ride.

Posted by docile_inmate | May 28, 2008 11:52 PM

also, where is bacon theater? sounds delicious. need ride.

Posted by docile_inmate | May 28, 2008 11:54 PM

Don't call him singer, he stinks too...
The shitty songs do remind me

Posted by I Bust Sic Disco | May 29, 2008 7:35 AM

Poverty > Pearl Jam

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2008 7:37 AM

pearl jam is pretty generic sounding. i don't get the hype over them. 1st album was good, but after that, nothing but boring, non-ground breaking music.


Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2008 8:51 AM

8:51 - how old are you?

Posted by CN | May 29, 2008 9:13 AM

this makes me feel sad inside

Posted by sc | May 29, 2008 9:24 AM

Is there really Pearl Jam bashing going on right now?!?

Wow.

I mean...wow.

Posted by Really?!? | May 29, 2008 9:54 AM

what is the date of the concert?

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2008 10:14 AM

Now that I'm in I can retract my first comment. This show is not yet sold out, Tickets are $2500, $500, $350, $250

Good Luck

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2008 10:20 AM

correct. $250 tix still available, I just got through and bought one.

Posted by JK | May 29, 2008 10:29 AM

9:54 - this is BV, so there will be bashing of any band even hinted at here. if paul and ringo found their muse again, and john and george came back from the dead, and they all got together and played a free show, the commenters here would still find something to bitch about.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2008 11:03 AM

beatles r gay

Posted by a Bro. | May 29, 2008 11:13 AM

just cause Paul married me doesn't mean he's gay.

Posted by pig with wings | May 29, 2008 11:58 AM

Let me first say that this is certainly a worthwhile charity they are playing for but sheesh so many lies and such stupidity regarding this show. FIrst of all what the 2 shitheads above did not mention is that before you can even purchase a ticket, you have to donate 100 dollars to the Robin Hood Foundation. So in fact the cheapest(upper balcony) ticket is not 250 but 350!!!!! I mean cmon I love Pearl Jam also but 350 dollars to sit in the upper balcony of the Beacon. I mean the Stones played this same benefit a few years ago at the Beacon and i could see that being worth it but Pearl Jam????? I love reading the fools at the PJ forum though going crazy thinking the balcony at the Beacon is this awesome seat. It sucks seeing a band up there, do not kid yourself. Plus they are crowing how the band has never played such a small place and you will never see them in this kind of venue ever again. HAHAHA i believe i saw them in a much smaller place(Irving Plaza) not 2 years ago, The show is July 1st by the way.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2008 12:00 PM

I'm not sure. I've only been to the Beacon once and sat in the very last row of the balcony (albeit, dead center) and thought it was a really good seat. Maybe it's lousy off to the sides, but from where I was sitting, I sort of doubt there's a bad seat in that place.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2008 12:06 PM

No No, there are plenty of bad seats in the Beacon. Again do not kid yourself, the balcony sucks but hey it is for a good charity so what the fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2008 12:25 PM

the only reason eddit vedder sounds generic is because EVERY fucking "hard rock" band that were signed by a major label after PJ had that copycat low-throaty long-vowel Eddie Vedder thing.
Go back and listen to TEN, it's a great album. Songs like Porch and Ocean, just killer.

Posted by veddie edder | May 29, 2008 12:33 PM

The upper section in the back of Giants Stadium is a bad seat. The upper balcony of the Beacon is great, it's just the worst seat in the house. All things are relative.

Regardless, I don't think seeing PJ there is worth $350, let alone more than that. I don't think seeing PJ anywhere is worth $350, for that matter. But hey, that's just me. People in the 10 Club are fucking crazy and I'm sure will be all over this like stink on shit.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2008 12:33 PM

Anon 12:33 yes all things are relative but you are high if you think the upper balcony of the Beacon is great. People who say these things are usually people with not a lot of cash who cannot afford the good seats at the Beacon or anywhere else. Let's be honest, The Beacon is not the best sounding theater in NYC. It is good but really in certain places(the first 10 rows) and the balcony is not one of them. Seeing wise i guess it is ok from up there but still not great. Also this show was not being handled by the 10 Club. This is all being handled by the Robin Hood Foundation.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2008 12:42 PM

I remember seeing Ryan Adams @ the Beacon in '03 and I sat with a friend at about mid-upper balcony. Since it was a solo-acoustic show, everyone was in their seats and while I didn't mind sitting that far up, I was leaning over for almost the entire show. Cool show, but not the best experience.

Posted by b.LOUD | May 29, 2008 1:11 PM

Some things to consider:

it's 100 dollars to donate in total, not per ticket, so a pair of tickets is 600 bucks, not 700. Small note, but still.

Also, 100% of the proceeds are going to Robin Hood. 100%!!! Benefit shows are always jacked up, so it's for a good cause, not to line Vedder and Co's pockets.

It's open bar.

Beacon is pretty small. 2800 seats in total. They sold out MSG 2x for June, which is what, 28000 seats with the floor? Plus, I've sat in the balcony for Andrew Bird, Ani Difranco, PJ Harvey and others and had a great time every time. WHen Pearl Jam rocks out, I'm sure it'll be great too.

It's a rare show at a small place for charity. I'm embracing it, even if I can only afford the balcony. It's going to be a fun night.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2008 1:12 PM

Front row tix for Radiohead @ Beacon = $2
Same tix for Pearl Jam @ Beacon = $2,500

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2008 1:28 PM

Pearl Jam is the best live band out there- all you haters crack me the fuck up...

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2008 1:50 PM

Anon 1:28 haha right on plus dont forget
Pearl Jam at Irving Plaza was the cost of a cd and a much smaller show.

Anon 1:12pm. MSG is about half the size you quoted but yes of course Beacon is smaller than that. And i guess you would say the balcony is great since you seem to sit there all the time. If you were down in the orchestra ever you would feel very differently about the balcony and see it for what it is. As for the open bar, good luck with getting more than 3 drinks the whole night.

But yes again it is for charity and that is good thing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2008 1:52 PM

a dude whose name is an anagram for disco biscuits (I Bust Sic Disco) is ragging on pearl jam....

maybe you got some tainted pills, brody.

Posted by what in the whole wide natural world? | May 29, 2008 1:53 PM

This is a funny little thread. I saw them at Lollapalooza 92, in the general admission lawn section, which is a hell of a lot further away than Beacon's upper balcony, and I still managed to enjoy myself. Yes, the upper balcony sucks if you're comparing it to the first 10 rows of the orchestra, but that's true of a lot of venues. Compared to the 300 or 400 section of MSG, the upper balcony is excellent. Again, it's all relative.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2008 2:12 PM

why do people get so riled up? this is not an expensive concert. this is a generous donation to a worthy charitable org and as a thank you you get to go to a PJ show at a smaller venue than you'd otherwise see them. If it's not your bag, you don't have that kind of money, you hate the band. don't donate. don't go. exahale slowly and go play outside.

Posted by acrimony_schracrimony | May 29, 2008 2:20 PM

Come over to Bronation.com to check out millionaire Single Bro's Listening to PJ and Wrestling each other!

Posted by Bronation | May 29, 2008 2:20 PM

hahaha.
broseph, brosephus, bronation.
man, white people are stupid sometimes.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2008 5:39 PM

Anyone got a setlist from last night?

Posted by Drugs Delaney | July 2, 2008 8:28 AM

The show was amazing and worth evey dollar - no balcony seat is ever top notch, but the Beacon is said to have some of the best accoustics of any theater in NYC and last night's show was fantastic. Both balconies were rocking. No one was sitting, and Pearl Jam was fantastic. 350 for a fantastic charity and raised millions for the city. Not a thing wrong with that.

Posted by lovedtheshow | July 2, 2008 11:04 AM

Show was awesome, very intimate setting, crowd was move lively than I thought they'd be given the $ it cost to get in the door. I was up in the front of the balcony (where I'm sure the majority of the "real" fans were), and you could see beer in cups that were sitting on the balcony ledge visibly swaying due to the whole upstairs crowd going nuts. My only complaint is that I saw them 4X in the week prior and they did a lot more song repeating than they normally do from one show to the next. Other than that, the first handful of songs were all acoustic, and it was really well done. Went on just after 8:30, played until just after 11. Highlights were a very inspired "Black", a great version of "Crazy Mary", and "Do The Evolution" was without question the hardest/loudest thing that came out. Setlist is as follows:

MAIN SET: Low Light, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter in a Small Town, Sleight of Hand, Harvest Moon, Master of War, Down, All Night, Corduroy, Even Flow, Light Years, Army Reserve, WMA, Marker in the Sand, Wasted Reprise, Wishlist, Why Go, Do the Evolution

ENCORE #1: Undone, Who You Are, Given to Fly, Black, Crazy Mary

ENCORE #2: No More, Last Kiss, Alive, Baba O'Riley

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 3:58 PM

Just got press release -- EDDIE VEDDER playing solo dates

August 4th, 5th at United Palace Theater.

Advance Tix go onsale to TEN members on July 7th.

$75/piece.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 4:09 PM

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