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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

SBN: Rumor: Pearl Jam Wrigley Concert

No Rumor: Skafish Wrigley Concert

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That looks like a concert stage at Wrigley Field. (Duh.) Conclusion drawn: Pearl Jam might be playing a concert at Wrigley this year. Note the hashtag #StayTuned, which also appears on this tweet from the official Cubs Twitter account:

...“Our diamond, our jewel” are lyrics from Eddie Vedder’s Cubs song “All The Way”. (Yes, I know some of you don’t like that song. Personally, I do.) Eddie already played on a Wrigley stage last September with Bruce Springsteen, but not with his own band. In any case, this all looks pretty obvious to me; I’m sure it does to you, too. However: There’s been no official announcement. I asked the Cubs for comment and they said “No comment.” I’ve heard a further rumor that these shows (and the hints are pretty blatant) could be held September 13-15, while the Cubs are in Pittsburgh.

As the tweets said, “Stay tuned.”

Repoz Posted: January 22, 2013 at 03:59 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 22, 2013 at 04:44 PM (#4352848)
He lies and says he's the skipper for them, can't find a better man...
Dale Sveum ain't Sandberg, he ain't Sweet Lou, can't find a better man...
Can't find a better man
Can't find a better man
   2. Joe Bivens Recognizes the Kenyan Precedent Posted: January 22, 2013 at 04:52 PM (#4352866)
Someone is disgracing the family name.
   3. Zonk, Genius of the Stables Posted: January 22, 2013 at 05:13 PM (#4352895)
FWIW, I saw both Waters and the Boss this past year -- and I gotta say, concerts at Wrigley are a lot of fun. In particular, I did a lot of horse trading with my Boss tix in order to get down onto the field and that was really cool... the field seats were on a platform and they had tarps over most of the field, but there were spots uncovered.

I know you can take tours of Wrigley and get onto the playing field, but milling around before the show started, it was really neat to walk over to the lip of the infield... I even got a security guy posted there to let me briefly step over the fencing they had up so I could stand at SS for a moment. Follow that up with a kick-ass Bruce set - the last 30 minutes in a driving rain: A most excellent evening.
   4. Shredder Posted: January 22, 2013 at 05:25 PM (#4352907)
I think I'd be more excited about walking on to the field than I would be for any of the music that's played at Wrigley shows. Of course, that's not a very high bar, since my interest in any of the music is essentially nil. Everybody seems to have fun at them, though.
   5. Zonk, Genius of the Stables Posted: January 22, 2013 at 05:35 PM (#4352918)
I think I'd be more excited about walking on to the field than I would be for any of the music that's played at Wrigley shows. Of course, that's not a very high bar, since my interest in any of the music is essentially nil. Everybody seems to have fun at them, though.


The Wall was more a theater spectacle than a concert, but Springsteen just flat out puts on a great rock show... no breaks, no intermission, just 2 1/2 hours of pure energy. Even if I wasn't a fan - I think anyone would be well-advised to see live at least once. Most mainstream acts in big venues do suck, but he's got this amazing ability to just shrink a venue.
   6. Mark Edward Posted: January 22, 2013 at 05:46 PM (#4352929)
I saw Elton John/Billy Joel back whenever they played Wrigley. Not much of a fan of either artist, but I got the tickets for free. The show was fine except for some reason Billy Joel brought out a flyswatter onto the stage to swat at fake flies. I did not get that.

The only other Wrigley concert I was interested in seeing was Paul McCartney, but I ended up getting tickets for my parents. A while back there were rumors of Radiohead coming to Wrigley- I'd definitely like to see that.
   7. Shredder Posted: January 22, 2013 at 06:19 PM (#4352956)
A while back there were rumors of Radiohead coming to Wrigley- I'd definitely like to see that.
That I wouldn't mind seeing, but mostly because the only other time I saw Radiohead, last summer in Tinley Park, I couldn't actually see anything.
   8. Cabbage Posted: January 22, 2013 at 07:23 PM (#4352985)
Very nice, #1.
   9. tfbg9 Posted: January 22, 2013 at 09:56 PM (#4353038)
Pearl Jam sucks.
   10. Baldrick Posted: January 23, 2013 at 12:51 AM (#4353101)
The Wall was more a theater spectacle than a concert, but Springsteen just flat out puts on a great rock show... no breaks, no intermission, just 2 1/2 3 1/3 hours of pure energy.

Fixed that for you.
   11. SouthSideRyan Posted: January 23, 2013 at 12:30 PM (#4353384)
McCartney put on a great show. 3 hours, no break. I lived a block away when he played, so I got to listen from my back porch for the Sunday show and went to the Monday show. Absolutely worth it.
   12. just plain joe Posted: January 23, 2013 at 12:50 PM (#4353407)
The Wall was more a theater spectacle than a concert, but Springsteen just flat out puts on a great rock show... no breaks, no intermission, just 2 1/2 3 1/3 hours of pure energy.

Fixed that for you.


Three hours plus was the standard Springsteen show back in the day, glad to know that he still has the energy level to do that. I remember one show where the encore was 40-45 minutes. Ah, sweet youth.

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