Pearl Jam: 15 Interesting Facts About The Band!

Pearl Jam refused to play in Ticketmaster venues

Pearl Jam were somewhat resentful of their massive success in the early-to-mid 90s. They were more interested in cultivating a relationship with their audience than they were about making massive amounts of money. True to their grunge roots, they really cared about the music and the people.

When Eddie Vedder and the boys learned that some of their fans were having trouble obtaining tickets to their live shows due to what they felt were unreasonable service charges placed by Ticketmaster, they were furious. The band cancelled their summer 1994 tour in protest, and staged their own tour in non-traditional venues.

The band went as far as to file a petition with the Justice Department, which insisted that Ticketmaster was an unfair monopoly.