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Pearl Jam: Shepherds Bush Empire

Stephen Dalton, Times, The, August 2009

ONE OF THE LAST surviving bands from the Seattle grunge goldrush that revitalised American rock two decades ago, Pearl Jam played a rare London club date on Tuesday as a taster for next week's arena concerts and their forthcoming album, Backspacer. Original £45 tickets for this sold-out show were changing hands for three times that sum outside the venue, and more than 10 times online. Inside, the mood was sweltering and highly charged.

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