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The band continue the tradition of allowing fans to get hold of all live recordings shortly after their performance...

PEARL JAM

have unveiled details of the delivery method for the official “bootlegs” of their 2003 world tour.

Fans who pre-order shows from the band’s Ten Club fan organisation – [url=]click here

– will first receive a secure Web link to download unmastered MP3 files a day after any given performance, according to Billboard.

A mastered double-CD copy of the concert, complete with custom-designed packaging, will then arrive approximately 7-10 business days later. Although 72 complete shows from

Pearl Jam‘s 2000 world tour were available from the Ten Club and in traditional retail outlets, for now, no retail sale information has been announced for the 2003 bootlegs.

Fans can begin pre-ordering the first 15 shows on the trek, which kicks off in Brisbane on February 8, through to the March 6 performance in Nagoya, Japan.

Band members say they were pleasantly surprised at the positive reaction to the 2000 tour bootlegs, 14 of which reached the Billboard 200. Guitarist Mike McCready said: “Certainly putting out that many things at one time is a huge risk, but for people to get a chance to buy the show they went to, and for it to sound good too, that’s huge.”