Friends again? Pearl Jam and Ticketmaster launch bid to revamp Seattle Arena

Friends again? Pearl Jam and Ticketmaster launch bid to revamp Seattle Arena

Pearl Jam and Ticketmaster have been in a feud in the past - but, apparently, this won't prevent them to collaborate on the right projects.

Indeed the band’s manager, Kelly Curtis, as "Billboard" reported, reportedly signed on with Ticketmaster and Live Nation to secure the contract to overhaul Seattle’s KeyArena. Current operator AEG is also bidding to renew its contract.

The Seattle grunge kings are also looking to improve the sound quality of the venue, and  Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke, who is working with Live Nation on the project, explained:

They don't love the acoustics. But they love Seattle, and they want us to design it so that it's just exactly like the music experience at [Madison Square Garden].

Curtis and Live Nation have also reportedly teased the potential for a Pearl Jam residency at the new space, if they win the contract.

All about

Pearl Jam is an American rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. Since its inception, the band's line-up has comprised Eddie Vedder (lead vocals), Mike McCready (lead guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar) and Jeff Ament (bass). The band's fifth member is drummer Matt Cameron (also of Soundgarden), who has been with the band since 1998. Boom Gaspar (piano) has also been a session…
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