Yield Tour

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Yield Tour
Tour by Pearl Jam
Associated album Yield
Start date February 20, 1998
End date September 23, 1998
Legs 3
No. of shows 49 in North America
13 in Oceania
62 in total
Pearl Jam concert chronology

The Yield Tour was a concert tour by the American rock band Pearl Jam to support its fifth album, Yield.


Pearl Jam promoted Yield with tours in Oceania, and North America in 1998. Following the tour of Australia and before its summer tour of North America began, drummer Jack Irons left the band due to dissatisfaction with touring.[1] Pearl Jam's sound engineer Brett Eliason stated, "We went and did Hawaii and Australia with Jack. When we came back, Jack wasn't in a position to carry on. He made that decision more or less by himself. He can be a really great drummer but he had difficulty on tour putting out the energy for the length of shows they were doing. I don't know if he thought they'd put things on hold for him."[2] He was replaced on an initially temporary basis with former Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron. Cameron said, "I got a phone call out of the blue, from Mr. Ed Ved, Stoney and Kelly. I was ambushed. It was really short notice. He called and said 'hey what are you doing this summer?'"[2] Cameron learned over 80 songs in two weeks.[3]

Pearl Jam's summer tour of North America marked the band's return to full-scale touring and the use of Ticketmaster,[4] when previously the band had protested against the use of Ticketmaster. For this tour and future tours, Pearl Jam once again began using it in order to "better accommodate concertgoers."[4] The first leg of the tour focused on the West Coast of the United States and the Midwest, and then the band moved to the East Coast for the tour's second leg. Cameron stated, "The guys made me feel real welcome and it wasn't a struggle to get it musically, but my style was a little bit different, I think, than what they were used to. And they've been through so many different drummers, I don't even know if they knew what they wanted. So, I just kind of played the way I played and then eventually we kind of figured out what worked best for the band."[5] During the tour an organized fan campaign dubbed the "Breath Campaign" was started in which fans brought signs to shows requesting the song "Breath".[6] After a four-year absence, "Breath" finally made a return appearance at the band's September 11, 1998 show in New York City at Madison Square Garden.[7] The North American summer tour was a big success,[8] and after it was completed the band released its first live album, Live on Two Legs, which featured select performances from the tour. Guitarist Mike McCready stated that the band released the live album due to the strength of Pearl Jam's shows on the tour.[9]

Tour dates[edit]

Information taken from various sources.[10][11][12][13][14][15]

Date City Country Venue Opening act Supporting
Warm-up shows
November 12, 1997 Santa Cruz United States The Catalyst Odd Numbers
November 14, 1997 Oakland Oakland Stadium The Rolling Stones
November 15, 1997
November 18, 1997
November 19, 1997
South Pacific leg
February 20, 1998 Maui United States Alexander M. Baldwin Amphitheatre Mudhoney
February 21, 1998
February 26, 1998 Wellington New Zealand Queen's Wharf Events Centre Shudder to Think
February 28, 1998 Auckland Ericsson Stadium
March 2, 1998 Melbourne Australia Melbourne Park
March 3, 1998
March 5, 1998
March 7, 1998 Adelaide Thebarton Oval
March 9, 1998 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
March 11, 1998
March 12, 1998
March 14, 1998 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
March 15, 1998
March 19, 1998 Perth Perth Entertainment Centre
March 20, 1998
North America leg 1
June 20, 1998 Missoula United States Washington–Grizzly Stadium Goodness
June 21, 1998 Park City The Canyons
June 23, 1998 Greenwood Village Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre Frank Black
June 24, 1998 Rapid City Rushmore Civic Center Arena
June 26, 1998 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre
June 27, 1998
June 29, 1998 Chicago United Center
June 30, 1998 Minneapolis Target Center
July 2, 1998 Maryland Heights Riverport Amphitheater The Murder City Devils
July 3, 1998 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater
July 5, 1998 Dallas Reunion Arena
July 7, 1998 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum Spacehog
July 8, 1998 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
July 10, 1998 San Diego Cox Arena
July 11, 1998 Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center Zeke, X
July 13, 1998 Inglewood The Forum X, Tenacious D
July 14, 1998
July 16, 1998 Sacramento ARCO Arena X
July 18, 1998 Portland Rose Garden Arena Frank Black
July 19, 1998 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
July 21, 1998 Seattle United States Memorial Stadium Zeke, The Wallflowers
July 22, 1998 The Wallflowers, Sean Lennon
North America leg 2
August 17, 1998 Noblesville United States Deer Creek Music Center Iggy Pop
August 18, 1998 East Lansing Breslin Student Events Center
August 20, 1998 Montreal Canada Molson Centre Cheap Trick
August 22, 1998 Barrie Molson Park Cheap Trick, All Systems Go!, Hayden, Cracker, Matthew Good Band
August 23, 1998 Auburn Hills United States The Palace of Auburn Hills Cheap Trick
August 25, 1998 Burgettstown Star Lake Amphitheatre Iggy Pop
August 26, 1998 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
August 28, 1998 Camden Blockbuster Music Entertainment Centre Iggy Pop, Mudhoney
August 29, 1998
August 31, 1998 Raleigh Hardee's Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Mudhoney
September 1, 1998 Atlanta Lakewood Amphitheater
September 3, 1998 Birmingham Birmingham-Jefferson Coliseum
September 4, 1998 Greenville BI-LO Center
September 6, 1998 Knoxville Thompson–Boling Arena
September 7, 1998 Virginia Beach GTE Virginia Beach Amphitheater
September 8, 1998 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena Ben Harper
September 10, 1998 New York City Madison Square Garden
September 11, 1998
September 13, 1998 Hartford Meadows Music Theater
September 15, 1998 Mansfield Great Woods
September 16, 1998
September 18, 1998 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
September 19, 1998 Washington, D.C. DAR Constitution Hall Hovercraft
September 22, 1998 West Palm Beach Coral Sky Amphitheatre Rancid
September 23, 1998

Band members[edit]

Songs performed[edit]



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