Pearl Jam set to rock Wrigley

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(Photo by Stephen Green)

After months of rumors and a day full of hints, Pearl Jam announced it will be playing a show at Wrigley Field on July 19. The confirmation, “IT’S OFFICIAL: Pearl Jam will be playing at Wrigley Field. Will you be there?” was displayed on the band’s Twitter page, and the news was also posted on the Wrigley marquee Wednesday morning.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 9 at 10 a.m., according to Live Nation, the concert promoter. They will be available at tickets.com or by calling 1-800-THE-CUBS.

On Tuesday, both the Cubs and Pearl Jam spent most of the day hinting about a big announcement. Both tweeted a picture of a concert stage on the field at Wrigley. The Cubs sent a a tweet that said “Ten” (the title of Pearl Jam’s first album) and sent out a link to a photo of Ron Santo’s No. 10 jersey.

Lead singer Eddie Vedder was born in nearby Evanston, Ill., and is a diehard Cubs fan. A friend of former pitcher Kerry Wood, the singer-songwriter has thrown out the first pitch and sung “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” numerous times at Wrigley Field.

Pearl Jam has sold 31.5 million records in the United States and more than 60 million worldwide.

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