"Rx are discussing options w/PJ now. Doesn't look like I'm gonna make it. They're not reinstating any of these flights..." Ted Leo, Aug 21 @ 2:06 PM

Eddie Vedder & The Pharmacists - Aug 21, 2009 in Toronto
Eddie Vedder and the Pharmacists

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, who just got back from playing some West Coast dates, have scheduled a few new East Coast ones for December. One of those is December 6th at Bowery Ballroom in NYC and tickets just went on AmEx Presale. All currently known dates below.

The West Coast dates were supposed to happen right after Ted left Toronto. In Toronto Ted was scheduled to play in a charity soccer game and (again) open for Pearl Jam. Other celebrities playing the soccer game included Rivers Cuomo and Michael Cera. They actually played, but Ted never made it...

"Ted Leo, famed indie rock musician, was also originally scheduled to be at this event, but apparently he got stopped at border security and couldn't make it (or, in addition, open for Pearl Jam the night before!). Also, Rivers Cuomo was there with his Japanese wife and 2-year-old Japanese daughter!! Exciting, eh?" [Until we Eat Again]

Ted never made it to the Pearl Jam show either, so instead his band The Pharmacists played without him (and, much to the delight of the crowd, with Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready). A Little bit more about that, their setlist, videos from the show, and all Ted Leo dates, below....

Eddie Vedder Mike McCready & The Pharmacists Search and Destroy Iggy Pop Cover Toronto 21Aug09

Mike McCready Solo - Aug 21, 2009, Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON

"When Ted Leo of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists couldn't make it across the border to open up for Pearl Jam in Toronto, Eddie and the boys decided to improvise on the opening act part. For us, that meant we got to see Eddie solo, Mike solo, Stone solo, Eddie and Jeff together, the Pharmacists playing without a lead singer and then Eddie and Mike playing with the Pharmacists! Needless to say, it made an already amazing night even more amazing!! This here is Mike playing a song he wrote for his daughter! Please note how cute Stone is, leaning on the speaker, watching his friend do his first live solo acoustic performance! "

The Pharmacists - Aug 21, 2009 setlist
1. Hybrid Moments
2. Lions Den (French Toast)'
3. Treble In Trouble
4. Blitzkrieg Bop, aaaaaaaand...
5. Search And Destroy (w/Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready)

Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - 2009 Tour Dates
Dec 2 @ First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, PA
Dec 3 @ The Black Cat in Washington DC
Dec 5 @ Middle East in Cambridge, MA
Dec 6 @ Bowery Ballroom in NYC

Pearl Jam - 2009 Tour Dates
Sep-21 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena ^
Sep-22 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena ^
Sep 25 - Vancouver, BC GM Place
Sep 26 - Portland, OR Clark County Amphitheater
Sep 28 - Salt Lake, UT E Center
Sep-30 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre ^
Oct-01 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre ^
Oct-04 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits ^
Oct-06 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre ^
Oct-07 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre ^
Oct-09 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena ^
Oct 27 - Philadelphia, PA Spectrum Arena
Oct-28 - Philadelphia, PA - The Spectrum
Oct-30 - Philadelphia, PA - The Spectrum
Oct 31 - Philadelphia, PA Spectrum Arena
^ w/ Ben Harper and Relentless7

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