PEARL JAM are set to release 47 bootlegs of the live shows from their North American tour to complement the 25 already released from the European tour of earlier this summer.
The first 23, which according to www.tenclub.net on January 30. Nine fans died in an audience crush during Pearl Jam’s set at the festival.
The next batch of 24 will be released on February 27 online. They include the band’s pair of Seattle homecoming shows on November 5 and 6, the latter of which featured Pearl Jam classic ‘Alive’, the first time they had performed the track since Roskilde.
When the band released the CDs of their summer European tour, they set a chart record as five of them entered the Billboard chart on their first week of sale. They went on to sell 155,000 copies in total.
As with the European bootlegs, the North American CDs will not be sent to retail until at least a month after they go on sale online, the first 23 on February 27 in the US and the second batch on March 27.
A spokesperson for Pearl Jam told NME.COM this morning (December 6) that retailers in the UK would have an option of whether or not to stock the albums, but there would be no official release date.