By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporters
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fans of live music will be thrilled to see legendary Seattle rockers Pearl Jam grace the stage at the Maracanã tonight, Wednesday, March 21st. The band will also be supported by Royal Blood, one of the most exciting new rock acts in the world.
Part of the Seattle grunge phenomenon of the 1990s, Pearl Jam has been arguably the longest running and best-selling grunge act of all time. Fronted by the powerful vocals of Eddie Vedder, they will be sure to play hits such as ‘Alive’, ‘Jeremy’ and ‘Ten’.
The band is touring South America and have been taking part in the Lollapalooza concerts in Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Enjoying a large following in Brazil, Pearl Jam has visited the country many times, last stopping by in Rio in 2015, where they also played to a sold-out crowd of 60,000 fans at the Maracanã.
Fresh from a 24 song concert in Lollapalooza Chile, complete with covers of Neil Young and Pink Floyd, the Seattle rockers will also be stopping by in São Paulo on March 24th to play Lolla do Brasil.
The opening act on Wednesday night is coming from UK rock duo Royal Blood, who last graced these shores with a stomping performance at Rock in Rio 2015.
Serving up a muscular combination of pounding drums and melodic bass riffs, Royal Blood will be sure to impress fans who have been waiting for Pearl Jam on the heels of the Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age last month.