The 2023 Tour Speculation Thread - Potential Dates/Cities, Logistics/Data & Wishlists **UPDATED**

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  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 79,755
    yosi said:
    Hard to Imagine (see what I did there?) that they skip the Boston area two tours in a calendar year. 

    Yeah I wanna see a Pearl Jam show @ The Garden. 
  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 7,222
    I hope something comes up soon. I don’t like looking at this:


  • 2-feign-reluctance2-feign-reluctance TigerTown, USAPosts: 22,257
    No repeat 22’ cities! That’s my guess!
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  • GlowGirl said:
    I hope something comes up soon. I don’t like looking at this:


    Yeah we need something somewhere at some time instead of a blank void.  

    Gotta be Aus/NZ early next year I would think.  Not that I could go to that.  
    London ON, Buffalo 2013; Cincinnati 2014; Miami, FLL, Tor 1-2, Chi 2 2016; London UK 1, Milan, Padova, Sea 2, Chi 1-2, Bos 1-2 2018; SHN, Ohana, Ohana Encore 1-2 2021; LA 1-2, Phx, Oak 1-2, Fresno, Copenhagen, Lon 1-2 2022; 
  • My prediction 

    Safeco 
    Wrigley 
    Fenway

    maybe
    Yankee Stadium ( they had a yankee night)
    Oriole Park (special place for Baltimore and Philly fans) 
    PNC Park (played there 2005. Satisfy an area not played in awhile ) 
  • Go AnimalGo Animal Posts: 2,733
    GlowGirl said:
    I hope something comes up soon. I don’t like looking at this:


    Same.
    09/23/98: WPB II     06/12/08: Tampa       05/01/16: NYC, MSG I         10/02/21: Ohana Encore II    09/16/22: Nashville
    08/12/00: Tampa     06/27/08: Hartford    05/02/16: NYC, MSG II        05/06/22: Los Angeles I              
    04/12/03: Orlando   09/22/09: Seattle II    09/18/21: Sea Hear Now    05/07/22: Los Angeles II 
    04/13/03: Tampa     04/11/16: Tampa       10/01/21: Ohana Encore I    09/11/22: NYC, MSG

    EV - 08/04 & 08/05/08: (Eddie solo, w/Liam Finn) NYC I & II                    EV - 02/09 & 02/10/22: (Eddie & the Earthlings) Chicago I & II
    EV - 11/27 & 11/28/12: (Eddie solo, w/Glen Hansard) Orlando I & II

    Song Wishlist: Oceans, Wash (either version), Brother, Alone, Let Me Sleep, Hold On, Aye Davanita, Satan's Bed, Gremmie Out Of Control, Around The Bend (full band), Don't Gimme No Lip, Pilate, All Those Yesterdays, Parting Ways (full band), You Are, Bu$hleaguer, Strangest Tribe, Undone, Of The Earth, Love Reign O'er Me, Mother, Comfortably Numb, and the Mamasan Trilogy.

    Wanted Posters: WPB '98, Tampa/WPB '00, Tampa '03, EV Batmobile '08
  • Go AnimalGo Animal Posts: 2,733
    No repeat 22’ cities! That’s my guess!
    I don't see MSG happening next year again, BUT... technically Yankee Stadium is the Bronx & Barclays Center is Brooklyn😉
    09/23/98: WPB II     06/12/08: Tampa       05/01/16: NYC, MSG I         10/02/21: Ohana Encore II    09/16/22: Nashville
    08/12/00: Tampa     06/27/08: Hartford    05/02/16: NYC, MSG II        05/06/22: Los Angeles I              
    04/12/03: Orlando   09/22/09: Seattle II    09/18/21: Sea Hear Now    05/07/22: Los Angeles II 
    04/13/03: Tampa     04/11/16: Tampa       10/01/21: Ohana Encore I    09/11/22: NYC, MSG

    EV - 08/04 & 08/05/08: (Eddie solo, w/Liam Finn) NYC I & II                    EV - 02/09 & 02/10/22: (Eddie & the Earthlings) Chicago I & II
    EV - 11/27 & 11/28/12: (Eddie solo, w/Glen Hansard) Orlando I & II

    Song Wishlist: Oceans, Wash (either version), Brother, Alone, Let Me Sleep, Hold On, Aye Davanita, Satan's Bed, Gremmie Out Of Control, Around The Bend (full band), Don't Gimme No Lip, Pilate, All Those Yesterdays, Parting Ways (full band), You Are, Bu$hleaguer, Strangest Tribe, Undone, Of The Earth, Love Reign O'er Me, Mother, Comfortably Numb, and the Mamasan Trilogy.

    Wanted Posters: WPB '98, Tampa/WPB '00, Tampa '03, EV Batmobile '08
  • shepshep HoustonPosts: 5,549
    Ain't no time to escape.... (Sorry theme of my life after my buddy called all those yesterdays in Toronto....)

    The only for sure I see next year is Chicago... And I'm coming... It will happen.

    Also think a spring break in Florida sounds like a good idea.. Some part of my thinks that might happen...

    But - for the record - love the Htown speculation... Two nights at Toyota are an easy sell out if one is a Friday and or Saturday... Two major airport hubs (united - bush / hobby - southwest) tons of hotels, a melting pot of awesome food, Astros gonna win the series... We got it all!!!!
    Houston, Texas... Believe it or not, there are 7 million people here... must be a couple of fans who'd love to see you play.
  • drfoxdrfox Posts: 711
    edited October 2022
    My prediction is

    PJ South America Tour Feb/March time - 5-6 shows
    EV Earthling U.K. / European Tour - Summer either in May or July straight before or after rumoured RHCP tour - 9-12 shows
    PJ US ball parks - 6-7 shows

    Hoping I’m wrong and we get PJ arena tours in the U.K./Europe and US but have a feeling we will not, given how much Jeff hates touring. My instinct is there will never be another Australian tour - too far and no longer makes commercial sense to the band 

  • RS151862RS151862 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 2,576
    BG196075 said:
    My prediction 

    Safeco 
    Wrigley 
    Fenway

    maybe
    Yankee Stadium ( they had a yankee night)
    Oriole Park (special place for Baltimore and Philly fans) 
    PNC Park (played there 2005. Satisfy an area not played in awhile ) 
    Please don’t play PNC Park if you come to Pittsburgh. 
    Pittsburgh 1998 • Pittsburgh 2006 • 2012 Isle Of Wight Festival • 2012 Made In America Festival • Baltimore 2013 • Seattle 2013 • St. Paul 2014
    Mexico City 2015 • Philadelphia II 2016 • Ottawa 2016 • Amsterdam I & II 2018 • Chicago II 2018 • Phoenix 2022 • Apollo Theater 2022

  • Weston1283Weston1283 Richmond, VAPosts: 4,145
    edited October 2022
    I think AUS/NZ is out at this point since we’re already in October 

    March - South America

    May - Small US tour (Miami, Orlando/Tampa, Atlanta, Raleigh, DC, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Dallas)

    Aug/Sept - I think they go for a ballpark run to test the waters in their best markets only - Safeco, Missoula, Wrigley, Camden Yards in Baltimore, Citizens Bank in Philly, Citi Field, Fenway

    Maybe AUS/NZ in early 2024

    I think that at the moment, it’s much easier and makes more economic sense for them to tour in the Americas for now as others have mentioned

    And I used to think a year this “big” wouldn’t be in the cards for 2023, but they do have to make up for essentially 5 years of lost income from unplanned minimal touring 2017-2021
    Post edited by Weston1283 on
    2010: Cleveland
    2012: Atlanta (Music Midtown Festival)
    2013: London ONT / Wrigley Field / Pittsburgh / Buffalo / San Diego / Los Angeles I / Los Angeles II
    2014: Cincinnati / St. Louis / Tulsa / Lincoln / Detroit / Denver
    2015: New York City (Global Citizen Festival)
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale / Miami / Jacksonville / Greenville / Hampton / Columbia / Lexington / Philly - Night II / New York City - Night II / Toronto - Night II / Bonnaroo / Telluride / Fenway - Night II / Wrigley - Night I / Wrigley - Night II / TOTD - Philadelphia, San Francisco
    2017: Ohana Fest (EV)
    2018: Amsterdam I / Amsterdam II / Seattle I / Seattle II / Boston I / Boston II
  • I have no intel, but I'm thinking (hoping at least) that Portland, OR will get a spot on the next leg. The last few shows they were teaming up with Project Red and Alano Club, both organizations out of Portland. If not there, hopefully we get Climate Pledge or T-Mobile again. 
  • BG196075 said:
    My prediction 

    Safeco 
    Wrigley 
    Fenway

    maybe
    Yankee Stadium ( they had a yankee night)
    Oriole Park (special place for Baltimore and Philly fans) 
    PNC Park (played there 2005. Satisfy an area not played in awhile ) 
    No intel on this. But I don’t think they play PNC in Pittsburgh. I’ve been to every show in Pittsburgh since 2000 and while they may officially sell out, they’re not selling 20,000 tickets in minutes. Philadelphia would be much more likely to get the ballpark treatment I believe. 

    I could see Safeco, Wrigley, Fenway, Yankee’s and CBP. I get that they owe Baltimore. But again just not sure that the city is large enough to sell 40,000 tickets. 
  • Weston1283Weston1283 Richmond, VAPosts: 4,145
    edited October 2022
    BG196075 said:
    My prediction 

    Safeco 
    Wrigley 
    Fenway

    maybe
    Yankee Stadium ( they had a yankee night)
    Oriole Park (special place for Baltimore and Philly fans) 
    PNC Park (played there 2005. Satisfy an area not played in awhile ) 
    No intel on this. But I don’t think they play PNC in Pittsburgh. I’ve been to every show in Pittsburgh since 2000 and while they may officially sell out, they’re not selling 20,000 tickets in minutes. Philadelphia would be much more likely to get the ballpark treatment I believe. 

    I could see Safeco, Wrigley, Fenway, Yankee’s and CBP. I get that they owe Baltimore. But again just not sure that the city is large enough to sell 40,000 tickets. 
    Baltimore itself, no.

    But if you remember back to 2020, Baltimore was the hardest ticket to get.  

    A show in Baltimore is driving/train distance from All of Virginia, DC, Philly, New York, eastern PA, etc…

    I think a show at Camden Yards would sell out without much difficulty
    2010: Cleveland
    2012: Atlanta (Music Midtown Festival)
    2013: London ONT / Wrigley Field / Pittsburgh / Buffalo / San Diego / Los Angeles I / Los Angeles II
    2014: Cincinnati / St. Louis / Tulsa / Lincoln / Detroit / Denver
    2015: New York City (Global Citizen Festival)
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale / Miami / Jacksonville / Greenville / Hampton / Columbia / Lexington / Philly - Night II / New York City - Night II / Toronto - Night II / Bonnaroo / Telluride / Fenway - Night II / Wrigley - Night I / Wrigley - Night II / TOTD - Philadelphia, San Francisco
    2017: Ohana Fest (EV)
    2018: Amsterdam I / Amsterdam II / Seattle I / Seattle II / Boston I / Boston II
  • Douglas12373Douglas12373 Posts: 108
    edited October 2022
    Baltimore was a tough ticket because a) it was a small venue for them b) it was one of 2 shows anywhere on the east coast c) it was one of the few Saturday shows and folks were planning on flying in for it. Also, if they replace a small arena show with a huge ballpark show, I'm gonna be pretty disappointed (as if anyone gives AF). But I agree a Camden show would still sell well with fans from all around the mid Atlantic coming into town for it, and other fans coming in to see them at a new venue/classic ballpark
    Post edited by Douglas12373 on
  • apirk72apirk72 Posts: 420
    Wasnt Baltimore a smaller venue and that was why it was so tough?
  • Weston1283Weston1283 Richmond, VAPosts: 4,145
    Baltimore was a tough ticket because a) it was a small venue for them b) it was one of 2 shows anywhere on the east coast c) it was one of the few Saturday shows and folks were planning on flying in for it. Also, if they replace a small arena show with a huge ballpark show, I'm gonna be pretty disappointed (as if anyone gives AF). But I agree a Camden show would still sell well with fans from all around the mid Atlantic coming into town for it, and other fans coming in to see them at a new venue/classic ballpark
    Yeah, Camden Yards is probably the only ballpark on the East coast where I’d prefer a show at the baseball stadium over an arena at this point.  Like you said, an absolute classic ballpark which would be a memorable night.
    2010: Cleveland
    2012: Atlanta (Music Midtown Festival)
    2013: London ONT / Wrigley Field / Pittsburgh / Buffalo / San Diego / Los Angeles I / Los Angeles II
    2014: Cincinnati / St. Louis / Tulsa / Lincoln / Detroit / Denver
    2015: New York City (Global Citizen Festival)
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale / Miami / Jacksonville / Greenville / Hampton / Columbia / Lexington / Philly - Night II / New York City - Night II / Toronto - Night II / Bonnaroo / Telluride / Fenway - Night II / Wrigley - Night I / Wrigley - Night II / TOTD - Philadelphia, San Francisco
    2017: Ohana Fest (EV)
    2018: Amsterdam I / Amsterdam II / Seattle I / Seattle II / Boston I / Boston II
  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 7,222
    Baltimore was a tough ticket because a) it was a small venue for them b) it was one of 2 shows anywhere on the east coast c) it was one of the few Saturday shows and folks were planning on flying in for it. Also, if they replace a small arena show with a huge ballpark show, I'm gonna be pretty disappointed (as if anyone gives AF). But I agree a Camden show would still sell well with fans from all around the mid Atlantic coming into town for it, and other fans coming in to see them at a new venue/classic ballpark
    Yeah, Camden Yards is probably the only ballpark on the East coast where I’d prefer a show at the baseball stadium over an arena at this point.  Like you said, an absolute classic ballpark which would be a memorable night.
    I saw Paul McCartney there. I felt really far from the stage even though I was in the lower bowl - but it is a great venue. I would see PJ there.

  • Camden would be fun, but it would be perfect if they also played a close-ish arena. DC (obviously) Richmond Hampton or Philly. Thanks for accommodating, PJ :)
  • Weston1283Weston1283 Richmond, VAPosts: 4,145
    Camden would be fun, but it would be perfect if they also played a close-ish arena. DC (obviously) Richmond Hampton or Philly. Thanks for accommodating, PJ :)
    https://www.wavy.com/news/could-a-bigger-norfolk-arena-survive-if-one-is-also-built-near-richmond-operator-says-it-depends-who-opens-first/

    Richmond and Norfolk/Hampton could both be looking at new arenas in the next few years
    2010: Cleveland
    2012: Atlanta (Music Midtown Festival)
    2013: London ONT / Wrigley Field / Pittsburgh / Buffalo / San Diego / Los Angeles I / Los Angeles II
    2014: Cincinnati / St. Louis / Tulsa / Lincoln / Detroit / Denver
    2015: New York City (Global Citizen Festival)
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale / Miami / Jacksonville / Greenville / Hampton / Columbia / Lexington / Philly - Night II / New York City - Night II / Toronto - Night II / Bonnaroo / Telluride / Fenway - Night II / Wrigley - Night I / Wrigley - Night II / TOTD - Philadelphia, San Francisco
    2017: Ohana Fest (EV)
    2018: Amsterdam I / Amsterdam II / Seattle I / Seattle II / Boston I / Boston II
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 79,755
    No repeat 22’ cities! That’s my guess!
    Same. But would be tough not to play in New York if they came back the East Coast .. to play some shows in New England. 



  • Any chance we get EV at this again? 
    London ON, Buffalo 2013; Cincinnati 2014; Miami, FLL, Tor 1-2, Chi 2 2016; London UK 1, Milan, Padova, Sea 2, Chi 1-2, Bos 1-2 2018; SHN, Ohana, Ohana Encore 1-2 2021; LA 1-2, Phx, Oak 1-2, Fresno, Copenhagen, Lon 1-2 2022; 
  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 17,244
    apirk72 said:
    Wasnt Baltimore a smaller venue and that was why it was so tough?
    It was a smaller venue on a Saturday night, and the only northeast show that wasn't at MSG or the Apollo. 
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  • hihobibohihobibo Tampa, FLPosts: 921



    Any chance we get EV at this again? 
    Tampa is getting Innings Fest again in 2023, too. Last year had a lot of good bands on one night...if I recall it was Green Day, 311, Incubus. 
  • DEGBTIDEGBTI san diegoPosts: 732



    Any chance we get EV at this again? 
    I was thinking the same thing when i got the email. I would think it's totally possible. Went last time and it was killer.
  • Go AnimalGo Animal Posts: 2,733
    hihobibo said:



    Any chance we get EV at this again? 
    Tampa is getting Innings Fest again in 2023, too. Last year had a lot of good bands on one night...if I recall it was Green Day, 311, Incubus. 
    No idea about Tempe, but I've got my ear to the ground for Tampa...
    09/23/98: WPB II     06/12/08: Tampa       05/01/16: NYC, MSG I         10/02/21: Ohana Encore II    09/16/22: Nashville
    08/12/00: Tampa     06/27/08: Hartford    05/02/16: NYC, MSG II        05/06/22: Los Angeles I              
    04/12/03: Orlando   09/22/09: Seattle II    09/18/21: Sea Hear Now    05/07/22: Los Angeles II 
    04/13/03: Tampa     04/11/16: Tampa       10/01/21: Ohana Encore I    09/11/22: NYC, MSG

    EV - 08/04 & 08/05/08: (Eddie solo, w/Liam Finn) NYC I & II                    EV - 02/09 & 02/10/22: (Eddie & the Earthlings) Chicago I & II
    EV - 11/27 & 11/28/12: (Eddie solo, w/Glen Hansard) Orlando I & II

    Song Wishlist: Oceans, Wash (either version), Brother, Alone, Let Me Sleep, Hold On, Aye Davanita, Satan's Bed, Gremmie Out Of Control, Around The Bend (full band), Don't Gimme No Lip, Pilate, All Those Yesterdays, Parting Ways (full band), You Are, Bu$hleaguer, Strangest Tribe, Undone, Of The Earth, Love Reign O'er Me, Mother, Comfortably Numb, and the Mamasan Trilogy.

    Wanted Posters: WPB '98, Tampa/WPB '00, Tampa '03, EV Batmobile '08
  • DEGBTI said:



    Any chance we get EV at this again? 
    I was thinking the same thing when i got the email. I would think it's totally possible. Went last time and it was killer.
    I was as well.  It was indeed really good.  Not to mention a great excuse for a winter escape.  
    London ON, Buffalo 2013; Cincinnati 2014; Miami, FLL, Tor 1-2, Chi 2 2016; London UK 1, Milan, Padova, Sea 2, Chi 1-2, Bos 1-2 2018; SHN, Ohana, Ohana Encore 1-2 2021; LA 1-2, Phx, Oak 1-2, Fresno, Copenhagen, Lon 1-2 2022; 
  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 11,687
    I expect nothing from the band for the first six months of 2023.  And I get a kick out of reading the posts from people in tertiary markets. They are not playing Maine! Of course, now that I wrote that, they just might.  =)
  • E.KE.K New South Wales, AustraliaPosts: 7,672
    edited October 2022
    drfox said:
    My instinct is there will never be another Australian tour - too far and no longer makes commercial sense to the band 

     :bawling: 

    I agree about Pearl Jam but think Eddie and the Earthlings could come down here and do some festivals.  There is one I go to in Byron Bay that would be perfect for them.  
    Post edited by E.K on
  • Go AnimalGo Animal Posts: 2,733
    edited January 25
    Go Animal said:
    So for 2023, if a similar scenario plays out, I don't see them hitting Canada for leg 1 since all 3 of those cities were tagged in 2022. If they do, it'll most likely be on the Western side of Canada (more on that later). For this model/pitch, I was* using 2023 New Orleans Jazz Festival (also a 2016 stop) as a tentpole, but they aren't in the lineup.

    There's always room for festival dates, or special gigs like Third Man, but I feel this (or something like this) will be what we have in store.
    If this isn't the plan, consider it a pitch

    Prospective 2023 Tour Leg 1, V.1 (aka "We Could All Use a Redux of the Last 7 Years")

    1. Ft. Lauderdale, FL - FLA Live Arena (formerly BB&T Center)
    current open dates: 04/01 - 04/03, 04/05, 04/07 - 04/09, 04/11 & 04/12, 04/14 - 04/30/23
    - FtL could be a good spot to warm up, just like 2016. Taking the Tortuga Festival out of the mix since the headliners are all country. If they skip FtL, it's possible they could do 2 in Miami??

    2. Miami, FL - FTX Arena (formerly American Airlines Arena), ASM Global
    current open dates: 04/02 - 04/08, 04/10 - 04/13, and 04/16 - 04/27/23
    - Miami is a no-brainer. High energy crowd, tons of money to be made, and a happy promoter. The state of Florida, for all it's faults, is Pearl Jam country. The state is a red mess with blue freckles, and we need the boys back ASAP. The Miami Heat season ends on 04/09 with a home game. If they make the playoffs (50/50 chance), then that would narrow the field of possible dates. I suppose they could get Zo out of retirement?

    3. Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena (formerly St. Pete Times Forum) tour stop for 22+ years, always a classic.
    current open dates: 04/02 - 04/05 ,04/07, 04/09 & 04/10, 04/12, 04/14 - 04/20, 04/22 - 04/29/23
    - Miami might bring the heat, but the best setlists in Florida happen in Tampa. Recently booked events: NCAA basketball, 98 Rockfest & New Edition.

    4. Orlando, FL -  Amway Center (hey, it's on the way) - last tour stop in Orlando was a private show at the House of Blues in 2003
    current open dates, Amway Center: 04/03, 04/05, 04/07 - 04/13, 04/15 - 04/18, 04/20 - 04/27, 04/29 & 04/30/23
    House of Blues, Lake Buena Vista: 04/02 - 04/07, 04/09 - 04/11, 04/13, 04/16 - 04/19, 04/21 - 04/25, 04/27 & 04/29/23
    -- all other venues have an open schedule --

    - Orlando is the most progressive city in Florida, and even though the Amway Center is owned by the DeVos family, I'd love to see them play there & just absolutely trash them (and Amway itself, lol). Other possible venues:
    • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (Lake Buena Vista) - capacity; 7,500 seats, 3,000-3,500 field capacity = 10,500-11,000
    • Addition Financial Arena (UCF) - capacity: 9,400
    • Silver Spurs Arena (Kissimmee) - capacity: 8,000 (site of their VFC concert in 2004, also part of the ASM Global network)
    • House of Blues Orlando (Lake Buena Vista, 10C show?) - capacity: 2,500+ (site of their exclusive show that streamed 20 years ago on RealPlayer, live in 2003)

    5. Jacksonville, FL - Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena, ASM Global
    current open dates: 04/03 - 04/06, 04/09 - 04/15, 04/17 - 04/28, 04/30 - 05/03/23
    - another 2016 stop, and a good venue to cap off what could be a hell of a Florida run (unless they go to Pensacola, or Mobile... both of which have an ASM venue).

    6. Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Bay Center, or Mobile, AL - Mobile Civic Center, both ASM Global, around 10,000+ ea.
    current open dates, Pensacola: 04/01 - 04/06, 04/10 - 04/14, 04/16 & 04/17, 04/19 - 05/12/23
    current open dates, Mobile: 04/01 - 04/05, 04/08 - 04/13, 04/16 - 05/13/23
    - I just like picking a Moline, or Fresno lol. Jeff does, too! Don't sleep on Mobile, they got Billy Strings for 04/14 & 04/15

    7. New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center, (No Jazz Festival this year)
    current open dates, Smoothie King Center: 04/02 & 04/03, 04/09 - 05/16/23
    - the boys were spicy in Nawlins back in 2016! No reason why they wouldn't, or couldn't spice it up again in 2023.

    8. Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena, or Alpharetta, GA - Ameris Bank Amphitheatre (formerly Verizon Amphitheatre)
    current open dates, State Farm Arena: 04/03 & 04/04, 04/06, 04/08 - 04/25, 04/28 - 05/17/23
    current open dates, Amphitheatre: all of April, 1st half of May
    - PJ haven't played Atlanta in almost 10 years. Is it time to return? Especially if Stacey Abrams win's the Governor's chair?? If not the 2016 path took them from Jacksonville to Greenville, SC to Hampton, VA back to Columbia, SC then down to NOLA.

    9. Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Arena
    current open dates: 04/01 - 04/04, 04/06 - 04/21, 04/23 - 04/26, 04/28 - 05/12, 05/14 - 05/17/23
    - Ah, Greenville. My favorite album was played there in it's entirety in 2016 (GO TO EVERY SHOW, lol).

    10. Charlotte, NC - Spectrum Center, or Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
    current open dates, Spectrum Center: 04/01 - 05/20/23
    current open dates, PNC Arena: 04/03, 04/05 - 04/10, 04/12 - 04/15, 04/17 - 05/09, 05/11 - 05/18/23
    - time to make-up for Raleigh? Or skip it & start over fresh in Charlotte. Both have high-capacity arenas, and they're both on the way to Virginia & MD.

    11. Hampton, VA - Hampton Coliseum (classic venue), or Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena, ASM Global
    current open dates, Hampton Coliseum: 04/01 - 05/13, 05/15 - 05/19/23
    current open dates, John Paul Jones: 04/01 - 05/19/23
    - Hampton was a 2016 stop, and is a legendary music venue, but I wouldn't be surprised if the band played a nearby ASM arena instead (no relation to the Led Zeppelin bassist, lol).

    12 (and 13?). Baltimore, MD - Oriole Park at Camden Yards, or CFG Bank Arena (formerly Royal Farms Arena)
    current open dates, Camden Yards: 04/01 - 04/05, 04/14 - 04/20, and 04/27 - 05/07, 05/19 - 05/25/23; gotta play two!
    current open dates, CFG Bank Arena: 04/01 - 04/06, Boss has the 7th, 04/08 - 04/14, 04/16 - 04/21, 04/23 - 04/27, 04/29 - 05/08, 05/10 - 05/12, 05/15 - 05/25/23; most likely a 1-nighter, with high demand

    - - possible venues:
    • Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD (another legendary ballpark) 45,971
    • Merriweather Post Ampitheatre, Columbia, MD (would be legendary) 19,319
    • Baltimore Arena/Royal Farms Arena (the cancelled 2020/2022 show, yeah... it's a hornet's nest, but let's help break in the new arena, yeah?) 14,000
    :end of Leg 1:
    Fingers crossed!

    help
    😅

    Prospective 2023 Tour Leg 2, V.1 (aka "The Kings of the North")

    1. Chicago, IL - United Center or Lollapalooza Chicago - Grant Park (it would be Sat. 08/05 or Sun. 08/06)
    current open dates: 08/01 - 08/08, 08/11 - 08/14, 08/16 - 08/26, 08/28 - 09/16/2023
    - all sources say Wrigley isn't happening this year - but ya never know about Lollapalooza...
    2. Moline, IL - Vibrant Arena (formerly the Tax Slayer Centre)
    current open dates: 08/01 - 09/16/23
    - They said they'd be back! What better time than now??
    3. Milwaukee, WI - Fiserv Forum (Yieldwaukee)
    current open dates: 08/01/23 - 09/12, 09/14 - 09/16/23
    - a little back track, maybe a small gig in Chicago, but then on to Motor City? Who wants the Vic II??
    4. Detroit, MI - Pine Knob Music Theatre (originally DTE Energy Music Theatre, outdoors), or Little Caesars Arena (Pistons)
    current open Pine Knob dates: 08/01 - 08/25, 08/27 & 08/28, 08/31 - 09/16/23
    current open pizza, pizza dates: 08/01 - 08/04, 08/06 - 08/12, 08/14 & 08/15, 08/17 & 08/18, 08/20 - 08/25, 08/27 & 08/28, 08/31 & 09/01, 09/03 - 09/12, 09/14 & 09/15/23
    - as stated previously, the Motor City beckons!
    5. Cleveland, OH - Progressive Field, or Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse (home of the Cavs)
    current open Progressive dates: 08/01 - 08/03, 08/11 - 08/16, 08/25 - 08/31, 09/07 - 09/14/23
    current open Fieldhouse dates: 08/03 - 09/16/23.
    - Big demand for PJ in Ohio. While Toledo has an ASM venue, I can see the band considering the former Indians' ballpark as a goodwill gesture for the team changing their name. So, this is my dark horse ballpark pick!
    6. Buffalo, NY -  KeyBank Center (formerly the First Niagara Center)
    current open dates: all of August, first 2 weeks of Sept.
    - Always a good show in the other Queen City. If I'm not mistaken, their '13 show here was as close as we've gotten to all of Lightning Bolt (nine tracks!) Again, all contingent on them skipping Brooklyn/Bronx, or stopping there for Leg 1.
    7. Albany, NY - MVP Arena (formerly Pepsi Arena) Run by ASM Global
    current open dates: all of August, first week of Sept.
    - Albany?? Always expect the unexpected with this band. Especially when they go off the beaten path & keep their promoters happy. Granted, I only include Albany here since I mapped out Brooklyn/Bronx. This might not play out in other scenarios.
    8. Hartford, CT - Xfinity Center Ampitheatre (formerly Dodge Music Center), or XL Center (formerly the Hartford Civic Center)
    current open dates: all of August, first 2 weeks of Sept.
    - Hartford. Like Tampa, Hartford brings killer setlists & high energy. The band loves coming here, and if you've never heard them, seek out the trifecta of Hartford '08, '10 & '13. If they play Xfinity, that place is bigger than Camden. 30,000 tickets, easy.
    9. New York, NY - Yankee Stadium (2 nights), or Barclays Center (Brooklyn)
    current open Stadium dates: 08/07 - 08/17, 08/25 - 09/02, 09/11 - 09/17, 09/28 - 10/03/23
    current open Barclay dates: 08/01 - 08/05, 08/07 - 08/10, 08/12 - 08/27, 08/29 - 08/31, 09/02 - 09/06, 09/08 & 09/09, 09/11 - 10/03/23
    - Pearl Jam Day at Yankee Stadium wasn't just some random occurrence. I'm guessing they've had talks, so I'm listing the available dates here. That being said, the safe choice is Barclays Center. ASM Global, proven market.
    10.  Boston, MA - Fenway Park (2 nights), or TD Garden (home of the Celtics)
    current open Fenway dates: 08/20 & 08/22, 08/21 & 08/23, 08/22 & 08/24, 08/31 & 09/02, 09/01 & 09/03, 09/02 & 09/04, 09/03 & 09/05, 09/04 & 09/06, 09/05 & 09/07, 09/15 & 09/17, 09/28 & 09/30, 09/29 & 10/01, 09/30 & 10/02, 10/01 & 10/03
    current open TD Garden dates: 08/01 - 08/04, 08/06 - 08/29, 09/01 & 09/02, 09/04 - 09/18, 09/20 - 10/03/23
    - Don't know if the band is ever going back to Mansfield, but I won't write it off 100%. If they ever go back, expect another epic 2-nighter. That being said, I think the money is on Fenway, or TD Garden.

    Every show is a gift.
    :end of Leg 2:
    (version 2 ; )

    Post edited by Go Animal on
    09/23/98: WPB II     06/12/08: Tampa       05/01/16: NYC, MSG I         10/02/21: Ohana Encore II    09/16/22: Nashville
    08/12/00: Tampa     06/27/08: Hartford    05/02/16: NYC, MSG II        05/06/22: Los Angeles I              
    04/12/03: Orlando   09/22/09: Seattle II    09/18/21: Sea Hear Now    05/07/22: Los Angeles II 
    04/13/03: Tampa     04/11/16: Tampa       10/01/21: Ohana Encore I    09/11/22: NYC, MSG

    EV - 08/04 & 08/05/08: (Eddie solo, w/Liam Finn) NYC I & II                    EV - 02/09 & 02/10/22: (Eddie & the Earthlings) Chicago I & II
    EV - 11/27 & 11/28/12: (Eddie solo, w/Glen Hansard) Orlando I & II

    Song Wishlist: Oceans, Wash (either version), Brother, Alone, Let Me Sleep, Hold On, Aye Davanita, Satan's Bed, Gremmie Out Of Control, Around The Bend (full band), Don't Gimme No Lip, Pilate, All Those Yesterdays, Parting Ways (full band), You Are, Bu$hleaguer, Strangest Tribe, Undone, Of The Earth, Love Reign O'er Me, Mother, Comfortably Numb, and the Mamasan Trilogy.

    Wanted Posters: WPB '98, Tampa/WPB '00, Tampa '03, EV Batmobile '08
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