Pearl Jam to Play at Wrigley Field in July

By Serena Dai and Emily Morris  on January 22, 2013 8:15pm  | Updated on January 23, 2013 10:06am

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WRIGLEYVILLE — After teasing fans on Twitter, the Cubs and Pearl Jam officially confirmed the band will play Wrigley Field this summer.

The Cubs' official Twitter account Wednesday announced the band is set to play the North Side stadium July 19.

The Cubs and Pearl Jam's Twitter feeds hinted at the possibility Tuesday, when they both suggested the rock band could take the stage at Wrigley this year.

As first pointed out by the Bleacher Report, the band posted on its home page a note to follow @PearlJam on Twitter with the hashtag #staytuned Tuesday morning. The Cubs followed suit, with the #StayTuned hashtag and picture of a jersey with the No. 10 — which was Ron Santo's number and the title of a Pearl Jam album, "Ten."

In the afternoon, Pearl Jam tweeted a photo of the Wrigley Field concert stage with the message "Looking good! #staytuned."

Soon after, @Cubs tweeted a similar photo of a Wrigley concert stage with "Our diamond, our jewel," a lyric from Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder's Cubs tribute, "All the Way."

Then around 6 p.m. Tuesday, @Cubs and @PearlJam tweeted the same photo of a crowd of fans, with the Cubs posting another line from the song, “We're like brothers in arms in the streets and the stands…”

When asked about the tweets Tuesday evening, a Cubs spokesman had only one suggestion: "Keep watching Twitter."

@PearlJam made good on that lead when it posted an official announcement Wednesday morning, along with a photo confirming the happy news for rock fans. @Cubs followed suit and made its announcement just minutes later.

Tickets are set to go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 9, according to @Cubs.

 

 The Cubs tweeted a photo of a concert stage in the outfield of Wrigley on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, suggesting Pearl Jam could play there this summer.
The Cubs tweeted a photo of a concert stage in the outfield of Wrigley on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, suggesting Pearl Jam could play there this summer.
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