Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready To Partner With Elton John For Expansion Of Public Music Education

RTT News reports that Mike McCready will take part in the expansion of Turnaround Arts. The legendary Pearl Jam guitarist will join Elton John and Jack Johnson in working at participating high-poverty schools across the nation. More on this developing story to come…


In other Pearl Jam news, the band is being sought after by Mountain Jam Festival founder Gary Chetkof for next year’s festival, alongside Eric Clapton. Chetkof told Alternative Nation, “I was looking at Eric Clapton, Pearl Jam as the artists I’d love to bring to Mountain Jam… Pearl Jam, if you’re reading this… gimme a call! [laughs] I’ll be calling you in a couple months!”


Pearl Jam have announced that they will be kicking of a South American tour. The band’s tour begins in Santiago, Chile on November 4, and wraps in Mexico City, Mexico on November 28. In between, Pearl Jam will play five shows in Brazil.

Pearl Jam 2015 Tour Dates:
11/4 – Santiago, Chile @ Estadio Nacional
11/11 – Porto Alegre, Brazil @ Arena do Gremio
11/14 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Estadio do Morumbi
11/17 – Brasilia, Brazil @ Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha
11/20 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Estadio Mineirao
11/22 – Rio de Janerio, Brazil @ Estadio Maracana
11/28 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Foro Sol Stadium

  • nomad

    Good for Mike. He has really stepped up and supported a lot of causes lately.

  • Ben

    Mike seems to keep himself busy these days!

    Sometimes I wish he would take a break from scoring all these movies and just release a solo album or a Mad Season type side project. I’m sure we will get something one day… hopefully soon! Get a few people to sing on some tracks and have a few instrumentals too… I would love to hear the rest of the unreleased Mad Season / Disinformation album.

  • Jobless Wonder

    He’s just such an an an altruist

  • Ben

    Stairway to Heaven – Mike McCready, Anne Wilson & Total Experience Gospel Choir on background vocals.