Sleater-Kinney, Sparta, Idlewild, Buzzcocks To Open For Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam has recruited some unlikely, yet kick-ass, opening acts for its 2003 North American Tour. Sleater-Kinney, Sparta, Idlewild, and the Buzzcocks have all been tapped for support and will each spend around two weeks with Eddie Vedder and company. According to Billboard, Sleater-Kinney will be on board from the opening date, April 1 in Denver, through April 18 in Nashville, with Sparta then taking over from April 19 in Atlanta through May 3 in University Park, PA. Idlewild and the Buzzcocks will be on board for the tour's second leg with the former warming up the crowd from May 28 in Missoula, MT, through June 19 in Cincinnati, OH. The Buzzcocks will then take over from June 21 in Troy, WI and continue on through July 5 in Philadelphia, PA.

An opening act for Pearl Jam's tour finale at Madison Square Garden on July 8 and 9 has yet to be announced, but you can bet that it's going to be exciting. Peep the complete tour itinerary below.


04.01.03 - Denver, CO (Pepsi Center, w/ Sleater-Kinney)

04.03.03 - Oklahoma City, OK (The Ford Center, w/ Sleater-Kinney)

04.05.03 - San Antonio, TX (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, w/ Sleater-Kinney)

04.06.03 - The Woodlands, TX (Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavilion, w/ Sleater-Kinney)

04.08.03 - New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Arena, w/ Sleater-Kinney)

04.09.03 - Birmingham, AL (Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, w/ Sleater-Kinney)

04.11.03 - West Palm Beach, FL (Coral Sky Amphitheater, w/ Sleater-Kinney)

04.13.03 - Tampa, FL (St. Pete Times Forum, w/ Sleater-Kinney)

04.15.03 - Raleigh, NC (Alltel Pavilion Walnut Creek, w/ Sleater-Kinney)

04.16.03 - Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, w/ Sleater-Kinney)

04.18.03 - Nashville, TN (Am South Amphitheater, w/ Sleater-Kinney)

04.19.03 - Atlanta, GA (Hi Fi Buys Amphitheater, w/ Sparta)

04.21.03 - Lexington, KY (Rupp Arena, w/ Sparta)

04.22.03 - St. Louis, MO (Savvis Center, w/ Sparta)

04.23.03 - Champaign, IL (Assembly Hall, w/ Sparta)

04.25.03 - Cleveland, OH (Gund Arena, w/ Sparta)

04.26.03 - Pittsburgh, PA (Mellon Arena, w/ Sparta)

04.28.03 - Philadelphia, PA (First Union Spectrum Arena, w/ Sparta)

04.29.03 - Albany, NY (Pepsi Arena, w/ Sparta)

04.30.03 - Uniondale, NY (Nassau Coliseum, w/ Sparta)

05.02.03 - Buffalo, NY (HSBC Arena, w/ Sparta)

05.03.03 - University Park, PA (Bryce Jordan Center, w/ Sparta)


05.28.03 - Missoula, MT (Adams Fieldhouse, w/ Idlewild)

05.30.03 - Vancouver, BC (GM Place, w/ Idlewild)

06.01.03 - Mountain View, CA (Shoreline Amphitheater, w/ Idlewild)

06.02.03 - Irvine, CA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, w/ Idlewild)

06.05.03 - San Diego, CA (San Diego Sports Arena, w/ Idlewild)

06.06.03 - Las Vegas, NV (Mandalay Bay Events Center, w/ Idlewild)

06.07.03 - Phoenix, AZ (Cricket Pavilion, w/ Idlewild)

06.09.03 - Dallas, TX (Smirnoff Music Center, w/ Idlewild)

06.10.03 - Little Rock, AR (Alltel Arena, w/ Idlewild)

06.12.03 - Kansas City, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, w/ Idlewild)

06.13.03 - Council Bluffs, IA (Mid-America Center, w/ Idlewild)

06.15.03 - Fargo, ND (Fargo Dome, w/ Idlewild)

06.16.03 - St. Paul, MN (Xcel Arena, w/ Idlewild)

06.18.03 - Chicago, IL (United Center, w/ Idlewild)

06.19.03 - Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center, w/ Idlewild)

06.21.03 - East Troy, WI (Alpine Valley Music Theater, w/ the Buzzcocks)

06.22.03 - Nobelsville, IN (Verizon Wireless Music Center, w/ the Buzzcocks)

06.24.03 - Columbus, OH (Polaris Amphitheater, w/ the Buzzcocks)

06.25.03 - Detroit, MI (Detroit Energy Center, w/ the Buzzcocks)

06.28.03 - Toronto, ON (Molson Amphitheater, w/ the Buzzcocks)

06.29.03 - Montreal, QC (Bell Center, w/ the Buzzcocks)

07.01.03 - Washington, DC (Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, w/ the Buzzcocks)

07.02.03 - Boston, MA (Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts, w/ the Buzzcocks)

07.05.03 - Philadelphia, PA (Tweeter Center, w/ the Buzzcocks)

07.08.03 - New York, NY (Madison Square Garden)

07.09.03 - New York, NY (Madison Square Garden)

Sleater-Kinney, Sparta, Idlewild, Buzzcocks To Open For Pearl Jam