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Pearl Jam offer fans a unique download opportunity

Pearl Jam

Story by Jack Foley

PEARL Jam have announced that fans who purchase their eagerly anticipated new studio album Backspacer on CD or download from most stores will also be entitled to download recordings from their choice of two entire Pearl Jam concerts from a selection of 11 shows.

All versions of the CD worldwide will feature an exclusive eBridge, which gives fans nearly five hours of additional audio.

eBridge will allow fans to preview all 11 shows, download two selected shows and visit and join the Ten Club. This is in addition to receiving exclusive future offers, news updates and more.

This exclusive giveaway is unique as in it allows fans to access the artists’ live music vault while purchasing a new album.

In turn, it also continues Pearl Jam’s long tradition, first established through its Bootleg Series, of providing high quality CDs and MP3 versions of their live concerts to fans.

The gigs available for download with the purchase of Backspacer are Halifax (22/09/05), Philadelphia (03/10/05), Santiago (21/11/05), Chicago (17/05/06), Grand Rapids (19/05/06), Camden (28/05/06), E Rutherford (06/03/06), San Francisco (16/07/06), New York (25/06/06), Hartford (27/06/08) and Mansfield (28/06/08).

A groundbreaking new technology, eBridge optically embeds every CD with a unique serial-coded application which, when launched, enables the artist to deliver bonus content.

Backspacer eBridge functionality is accessed by inserting the CD into a PC/Mac, or by a secure web-link delivered to most digital buyers via digital booklet or post-purchase.

Backspacer is available to pre-order now at independent and major retailers and online at

The first single, The Fixer, is available now for digital download at iTunes.
The CD/limited 7” vinyl of The Fixer is available on September7th through Universal/Island Records, while the album itself drops on September 21.