Pearl Jam Reveal Major Lineup Change In Photo

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Josh Klinghoffer from Red Hot Chili Peppers is officially part of Pearl Jam’s live lineup. The first official photo with Josh was recently posted by the band on Twitter. It was previously reported that Josh would be a live member for Pearl Jam on their 2022 tour, as he was for their select 2021 performances. 

The caption read: “SD parking lot for “1 Photo And 1 Photo only” Portrait by @otisserie

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Previously, Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard said that having Klinghoffer as a member of the band was a great experience and lavished praise on the musician. “Having Josh Klinghoffer playing with us, he’s an amazing musician and a total sweetheart. He plays all these little cool parts that we wrote for Gigaton and he can sing all those background parts. Having him involved makes the band sound so full.”

Pearl Jam launched their 2022 tour in San Diego on May 3 marking their first live performance of the year. Band frontman Eddie Vedder began the concert with a solo performance of Warren Zevon’s “Keep Me in Your Heart,” and then introduced the show’s opener, former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who played with his solo band Pluralone before joining Pearl Jam for the rest of the evening. (Klinghoffer will perform with the band for the entirety of the tour.)

Pearl Jam then performed a 24-song set that included classics like “Better Man,” “Jeremy” and “Daughter,” as well as songs from their most recent album, 2020’s Gigaton, including “Retrograde,” “Who Ever Said” and “Dance of the Clairvoyants.”

It has been more than two years after becoming the first major artist to postpone a tour at the outset of the pandemic, Pearl Jam has rescheduled North American shows in support of their 2020 album Gigaton as part of a two-leg tour, the first of which began May 3 in San Diego and will wrap up May 20 in Las Vegas. A fall leg kicks off Sept. 1 in Quebec City, Quebec, and closes Sept. 22 in Denver.

It has been noted that the planned Baltimore show from the original routing has been canceled due to renovations at Royal Farms Arena, but new California dates have been added in Fresno and Sacramento, Las Vegas, and Camden, N.J.

The new Pearl Jam touring member Josh Klinghoffer will open each night with his solo project Pluralone, whose latest album, ‘This Is the Show’ which arrives March 17 through ORG Music.