Aug 3
GTE Virginia Beach Amphitheater

Virginia Beach, VA
3550 Cellar Door Way
Virginia Beach VA
(757) 368-3000 INFORMATION ONLY

  • Opening act: Sonic Youth
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/13, 10am via Ticketmaster
  • Capacity: 20,000 - outdoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: "Parking lots open 2 hours prior to showtime. Gates usually open 1-1.5 hours prior."
  • Directions: From 1-64 @ Indian River Road (4.7) miles: east on Indian River Road to Ferrell Parkway; continue on Ferrell Parkway to Princess Anne Road; continue on Princess Anne Road, right onto Concert Drive. From route 44 @ Independence Boulevard (3.8 miles) south on Independence Boulevard to Princess Anne Road; left on Princess Anne Road, right onto Concert Drive. [map]
  • Driving distance from previous show: n/a

    Aug 4
    Blockbuster Pavilion

    Charlotte, NC
    707 Pavilion Blvd.
    Charlotte NC 28262
    704-549-1292 (INFORMATION ONLY - no tickets)
  • Opening act: Sonic Youth
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/20/00, 10am, via Ticketmaster
  • Capacity: 20,000 - outdoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: Cameras and recorders are restricted by almost all attractions. Call the Concert HotLine for specific show policy at 704-549-5555. "I was told gates open about 2 hours prior to showtime. The website said parking usually opens 2 hours prior as well."
  • Directions: Northeast of Charlotte just minutes off I-85 near the campus of UNC-Charlotte and Lowe's Motor Speedway. Look for brown "Pavilion" signs along most major access routes. Entrances available from both Highway 49 and Highway 29 or exits 46, 48, and 49 on I-85. General parking is available for a fee. [map]
  • Driving distance from previous show: 343 miles

    Aug 6

    Greensboro, NC
    1921 W. Lee Street
    Greensboro NC 27403
    (336) 373-7400 Info only - no tickets; (336) 373-7474 Event Hotline
  • Opening act: Sonic Youth
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/20/00, 10:00am, Ticketmaster
  • Capacity: 23,000 - indoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: "Parking is at the rear of the coliseum and parking tickets are $3-5."
  • Directions: Maps & directions are here; "Coming from I-40 west or I-40 east: Take the High Point Road exit. Coming from I-40 west, you would take a left at the stop light onto High Point Road. Coming from 40 east, you will take a right at the light. Follow High Point Road until it turns into Lee st. The Coliseum will be on your left. If you are coming from any other highway, just be sure to get onto Interstate 40 and head towards Greensboro / Winston-Salem."
  • Driving distance from previous show: 91 miles

    Aug 7
    Philips Arena

    Atlanta, GA
    1 Philips Drive
    Atlanta GA
    (404) 878-3000 INFORMATION ONLY - no tickets sold

  • Opening act: Sonic Youth
  • Ticket info: On sale 6/24 via Ticketmaster (changed from 5/13)
  • Capacity: 21,000 - Indoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: "Philips Arena is on the site of the old Omni & is located between the Georgia Dome, CNN, and Centennial Park. There's very limited parking in the area and MARTA (local mass transit) is the best option. Lots of restaurants (fast food & more upscale) and bars in the area as well as sports-themed stores." Conveniently located downtown right at a MARTA train stop. Parking at Philips is very expensive ($10 or more). So I suggest parking at a (god forbid) suburban MARTA train station (Lenox, Lindbergh and Brookhaven - closest to town,or Perimeter and Chamblee in the 'burbs.) and taking the train to the OMNI/GWCC/GA DOME stop on the West Rail line. It lets you off right at the entrance of Philips and it's only $1.50 each way."
    OR: "Georgia Tech is about 7 blocks from Phillips, and will be between summer and fall semesters, so parking will be easy to find and should be free. The walk is strait down Techwood. Those who don't mind the walk will find traffic rather easy getting in and out, as well as not having to deal with the crowds on Marta."
    HOWEVER: Someone else expressed concerns about parking at Georgia Tech: "This could lead to a serious problem because parking at Georgia Tech (with the exception of one small pay lot) is by paid permit only and I have seen many cars booted and/or towed because they were parked without permits. This is enforced in the summer also. I am not sure who provided the info, but I would hate to see fellow Jammers getting towed.
    "For those making the long road trip and trying to save cash ... don't plan on eating or drinking anything at Philips ... also very expensive. There is a food court next door at CNN Center with lots of places to eat, fast food and restaurants, and places where you can get a cocktail before or after the show." "Doors usually open 1.5 hours prior."

  • Directions: "The arena is between the five points and Dome/Omni stations. Both are within walking distance but the latter is closer. It's at the intersection of Techwood & Marietta streets."
  • Driving distance from previous show: 341 miles

    Aug 9 & 10
    Mars Music Amphitheatre

    West Palm Beach, FL
    601-7 Sansbury's Way
    West Palm Beach FL 33411
    (xxx) xxx-xxxx
  • Opening act: Sonic Youth
  • Ticket info: Update: Tickets for Aug 10th show on sale via Ticketmaster 6/17, 10am.
    On Sale 5/13/00, 10:00am, Ticketmaster. 4 ticket limit reserved, 4 ticket lawn, 8 ticket total (4 reserved + 4 lawn). A local journalist tells us that there is likely to be an additional show added, so keep that in mind.

  • Capacity: approx. 20,000 - outdoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: Formerly Coral Sky. "The best place to park is really close to the exit, otherwise it is hell getting out after the show. Sometimes, you will be directed and sometimes not, so this is not always possible." "Website says parking opens 3 hours prior and gates open 2 hours prior."
  • Directions: "From the South (Broward, Dade, or South Palm Beach County): 1) Take I-95 north to Southern Blvd. and exit West. Take Southern all the way to the Amphitheatre. It will be about 8 miles and the place will be on the right. 2) You can also take the turnpike which is a smoother ride but a toll road. North on the Turnpike to Okeechobee Blvd. Turn west (right) on Okeechobee and go down to Sansbury's Way. Turn south (left) on Sandsbury's and follow it about a mile or two to the Amphitheatre. There are signs to direct you this entire route."
    "From the North (Anywhere else in the U.S.): 1) Take I-95 south to the West Okeechobee Blvd. exit. Take Okeechobee down to Sansbury's Way. Turn south (left) on Sandsbury's and follow it about a mile or two to the Amphitheatre. There are signs to direct you this entire route. 2) You can also take the turnpike which is a smoother ride but a toll road. South on the Turnpike to Okeechobee Blvd. Turn west (right) on Okeechobee and go down to Sansbury's Way. Turn south (left) on Sandsbury's and follow it about a mile or two to the Amphitheatre. There are signs to direct you this entire route."

  • Driving distance from previous show: 591 miles

    Aug 12
    Ice Palace

    Tampa, FL
    401 Channelside Drive
    Tampa FL 33607
    (813) 223-1000 INFO ONLY - no ticket sales

  • Opening act: Sonic Youth
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/13/00, 10:00am, Ticketmaster
  • Capacity: 14,500 - Indoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: Parking is available across the street at the Ice Palace garage ($6). "You can park at the Florida Aquarium and walk, it's only a 5-10 minute walk and it will save some cash, or park at one of the new parking garages." "Or you can park in the Tampa Convention Center garage, a well kept Tampa secret . . there is usually no one (parking attendant wise) there so you never have to pay for parking, and it is MUCH closer than the aquarium parking. I believe if there is someone there it is $4to park. Seriously though, having attend 100s of hockey games and concerts at the Palace . . . NOT once has anyone been there to take money for parking. "Doors open 1 hour prior."
  • Directions: "The best way to get there from Palm Beach is take I-95 to the Beeline (528) exit 77. Take 528 (the beeline) to I-4 Westbound. Take I-4 to I-275 south and get off at the downtown exit. From there you will see signs for the Ice Palace." [map] [area map]
  • Driving distance from previous show: 175 miles

    Aug 14
    New Orleans Arena

    New Orleans, LA
    1501 Girod Street
    New Orleans LA 70113
    (504) 846-5959 - INFO ONLY - no tickets

  • Opening act: Sonic Youth
  • Ticket info: On sale 6/3 (changed from 6/3, then to 5/13, now back to 6/3)
  • Capacity: 13,000 - 19,000 - Indoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: "The arena just opened at the end of October. It's part of the Superdome complex and the buildings share parking and air conditioning systems among other things. The seats in the lower level on the Superdome side of the building have been designated "club seats" and carry a $6 premium over published ticket prices. Parking ($8) is available in the Superdome garage, and it's almost as much of a gouging as at Saints games. New Orleans Centre (shopping mall) and the Hyatt Hotel are both connected to the Dome and provide a good place to get something to eat before shows as well as to meet up with people."
  • Directions: From I-10, follow signs to Downtown New Orleans or Superdome. [map]
  • Driving distance from previous show: 575 miles

    Aug 15
    The Pyramid

    Memphis, TN
    One Auction Avenue
    Memphis TN 38105
    (901) 521-9675 (Admin # - no ticket sales); (901) 521-7909 (Event # - no ticket sales)
  • Opening act: Sonic Youth
  • Ticket info: On sale 6/3 (changed from 5/13, originally 6/3) at 10:00am via Ticketmaster
  • Capacity: 21,000 - Indoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: "Doors open 1 hour prior."
  • Directions:
  • Driving distance from previous show: 390 miles

    Aug 17
    AmSouth Amphitheatre

    Nashville, TN
    3839 Murfreesboro Rd.
    Antioch TN 37013
    615-346-9000 INFO ONLY - no ticket sales
  • Opening act: Sonic Youth
  • Ticket info: On sale 6/3
  • Capacity: ? - Indoor/outdoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: Formerly Starwood Amphitheatre. Parking lot "tailgating" is frowned upon, if not sometimes prohibited.  "Men are frisked at the entrance more thorough than women, and it is not a get-down, spread 'em frisk.  I saw RHCP with Foo Fighters last night, and I came out to see that the Mazda Miata parked by my truck had been seriously vandalized (windows/taillights smashed, convertible top cut).  This vehicle was parked in the grass part of the lot, not in the better-lit paved.  Key note:  get there early to stay out of that parking situation."
  • Directions: "Follow I-24 East to Chattanooga. Exit 62-Old Hickory Blvd. Left off Interstate (coming from Nashville or Memphis. Go approximately 1.5 miles and venue is on the RIGHT. There will be A LOT of traffic coming off the interstate and down Old Hickory Blvd so plan accordingly."
    Alternate route: "In the event the Old Hickory Blvd. exit on I-24 is backed up, travel to the next exit, Waldron Road, turn left traveling east to Murfreesboro Road.  Turn left on Murfreesboro Road and come into Amsouth the back way.  There will be about 1/3 the traffic."
    More: "If coming form the east on Interstate 40, get off the Mount Juliet exit and turn left.  Stay on that road 8-10 minutes until you come to the third stoplight (the first is right off the exit...the second is a mile up).  It will be obvious from this third stoplight where Amsouth your left.  You will see the huge crowd and large number of cars." [map/directions]

  • Driving distance from previous show: 210 miles

    Aug 18
    Deer Creek Music Center
    Indianapolis IN
    12880 E. 146th St.
    Noblesville IN 46060
    (317) 776-3337 (DEER)

  • Opening act: Sonic Youth
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/13 at 10:00am via Ticketmaster
  • Capacity: 25,000 - outdoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: "As you might remember, on the Grateful Dead's last tour in 1995, there was a 'riot' at their first Deer Creek date. A bunch of the fans outside participating in the lot scene tore down the back wall of the venue and got inside. As a result, ever since then, security at Deer Creek in the parking lot has been strict to the point of absurdity. As soon as you're parked, they're at your heels shoving you in the venue - though I suspect it has more to do with getting you in the venue buying stuff than with your safety. So don't expect to meet up with other people or tailgate out in the parking lot - security won't let it happen. A far more reliable place to meet is in front of the gates - they allow people to congregate there (not sure why that's different than in the parking lots, but who am I to question?). Don't get out of your car holding a beer - ESPECIALLY if you're underage - plainclothes excise police will likely be out in force. (I once saw some kids get busted less than 5 minutes after arriving after for a Deer Creek show). Take as little to the front gate with you as you need, unless you enjoy walking back to your car. I would suspect that wallet chains, blankets, and lawn chairs (among other items) won't be allowed for the PJ show. Deer Creek's website has the full list of no-no's. There is a new gate at Deer Creek that sits (and leads directly into) the back of the lawn. You might be able to get into the lawn quicker via that gate. Also, and probably more seriously, the local police agencies have a habit of picking shows that attract what they consider an 'undesirable' element and choosing those shows to setup after-concert checkpoints on the road to/from I-69 to check for drugs and booze. They do it a couple of times a year. Always go out the back way to Indiana 37 anyways... I've never seen them check that road for ANY show, plus it's a quicker way out if you're heading home to the south or west."
    AND: "They have expanded Deer Creek to hold 25,000 people, but there are still only 2 two-lane roads leading to the venue.  There have been reports all summer of people spending an hour waiting in traffic to get into the parking lot, and missing the opening act and even some of the headliner." We've heard about construction on I-65 South that can cause a 2-3 hour delay! Build construction delays into your travel plans.
      Indiana observes Central Time during each Deer Creek season (April through October).

  • Directions: If traveling from the Indianapolis International Airport, take I-465 East to I-69 North to exit 10 (State Road 238). If traveling from Chicago, take I-65 South to I-465 East to I-69 North to exit 10 (State Road 238). If traveling from St. Louis, take I-70 East across Indianapolis to I-465 North to I-69 North to exit 10 (State Road 238). If traveling from Louisville, take I-65 North to I-465 East
  • Driving distance from previous show: 290 miles

    Aug 20
    Riverbend Music Center

    Cincinnati, OH
    6295 Kellogg Avenue
    Cincinnati OH 45230
    (513) 232-6220 - INFO ONLY - no ticket sales
  • Opening act: Sonic Youth
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/13 at 10:00am via Ticketmaster
  • Capacity: 16,000 - outdoor
  • Seating chart TM chart
  • Notes: "I called practically every hotel in Cincinnati and within a 20 minute drive-time to Riverbend. EVERY PLACE is booked up through the night of the 19th, or is charging from $150-200 a room. This is because JIMMY BUFFET is playing the night before PJ. The solution is to look to N. Kentucky - there are plenty of places available, and though the prospect of staying in another state may seem odd, it's completely convent and feasible. There are inexpensive lodgings in Ft. Mitchell, Ft. Wright, Erlanger, and Florence - ALL within 20 minutes of Riverbend. One clerk I spoke with said she tells all the guests going to the Riverbend to make cab arrangements AS SOON AS THEY'VE CHECKED IN, as big events tax the taxi companies."
    "Try to avoid using the first parking lot as you exit Interstate 275, Exit 72 Kellogg Ave - Lot or Gate #1.. This lot can be very slow after the show has ended. Instead, try entering either at the Coney Island entrance at stop light (Sutton Ave) or, even better, enter using the parking lots by River Downs Race Track. There are two parking areas across the street from the Coney Island entrance at Sutton Ave. Both these lots are owned by Riverbend and can be used if the parking lots are full. The River Downs parking lots can be accessed by using exit 71 and following signs. If you arrive late this may be a good exit to use since most people use Exit 72."

  • Directions: [map/directions]
  • Driving distance from previous show: 110 miles

    Aug 21
    Polaris Amphitheater

    Columbus, OH
    2200 Polaris Pkwy
    Columbus OH 43240
    (614) 431-2200 INFO ONLY - no tickets

  • Opening act: Sonic Youth
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/13 @ 10am via Ticketmaster. 4 pavilion/6 lawn ticket limit per person.THERE IS A 15 MINUTE PHONE BLOCK for calls originating outside of Central Ohio, Columbus, Dayton, and West Virginia. Local Ticketmaster: 614-431-3600
  • Capacity: 20,000 - outdoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes:
  • Directions: Located 12 miles north of Columbus. The main entrance is on Polaris Parkway east of Interstate 71. "Parking is a scandal, expect it to be $10." " I-71, which Polaris intersects with, is torn apart for the summer.  Heavy traffic and slow downs are along 15 miles both ways. My advice to people who are coming is to get there as early as they can, (obviously), eat before you arrive, pack a dinner, something.  Try leaving I-71 an exit or two before the Polaris exit if they have a detailed map to help make the congestion less near the exit."
    "On a personal note, if people are interested in restaurants, I strongly urge not supporting the rapid growth in the immediate area of Polaris Amphitheater although very convenient. I would suggest driving east on Polaris Parkway 2 miles to a suburb of Columbus called Westerville because of the street restaurants and the ma and pop stores that are feeling the heat of the Steak and Shakes and everything else at Polaris.  Ohio State University campus is 12 minutes south of the venue on I-71 for another alternative." [map/directions]

  • Driving distance from previous show: 112 miles

    Aug 23, 24 & 25
    Jones Beach

    Wantagh NY (Long Island)
    (516) 221-1000 INFO ONLY - no tickets
  • Opening act: Sonic Youth
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/5 at 9am; Ticketmaster. THERE IS A STRICT FOUR (4) TICKET LIMIT PER PERSON FOR THE RUN OF PEARL JAM EVENTS AT JONES BEACH. ANY ORDERS FOUND THAT EXCEEDS THIS LIMIT WILL BE CANCELLED WITHOUT NOTICE. THERE IS A 15 MINUTE PHONE BLOCK for calls originating outside of the immediate area. Call them and ask if you don't know what that means. There is a radio ad running on NY radio stations for the concert series at Jones Beach advertising three PJ shows (not just two), so we wouldn't run out of the outlet tomorrow if we were buying tickets for this show.
  • Capacity: 15,200 - outdoor; no lawn
  • seating chart TM chart
  • Notes: Plenty of parking next to the venue (in field five). "Beautiful venue in Long Island on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. All seated; no lawn. Constant breeze off the ocean can make it a bit cool even on a relatively mild evening. Security is tight! Bags are thoroughly checked when entering the venue and security patrols the parking lot prior to shows ... be discreet and be smart. People driving here from out of town should consider that between 5 & 7pm the parkways on Long Island are absolutely packed with commuters on their way home from work. Travel before 5 or after 7 to save yourself the hassle."
    Also: "I have experienced the Jones Beach public transportation thing and it is a nightmare. On week nights the LIRR to Freeport only runs on the hour- meaning a train only comes once an hour. When REM played there, the train was too full for everyone to get on so I had to WAIT ANOTHER hour. Then the train is another hour into NY city. After the show is a test of patience and may ruin attempts to be home in time to rest up for work the next morning."

    Directions: This will be a pain in the rear to get to if you don't have a car; no public transportation; you can take the LIRR to Freeport station and then get a shuttle to the venue, but there have been mixed reactions to this and we haven't heard from anyone who's ever actually done this. [train schedule] "Meadowbrook Parkway south to Jones Beach (it's the last exit). Follow signs to Jones Beach Theater. Meadowbrook Parkway is accessible via the Lie (Exit 38), Northern State (Exit 31) or the Southern State (Exit 22)." Also:
    "From south of Long Island, take Verazzanno Narrows bridge (free going in, $7 leaving!!!) to Belt Parkway East. Belt Parkway turns into Southern State Parkway. Get off at exit 27 S (Wantagh State Parkway). Follow to the end. From North and West of Long Island, take George Washington Bridge ($4). Follow signs to Throgs Neck Bridge($3.50). Take Throgs Neck Bridge to Cross Island Parkway to exit 29 E (Grand Central Parkway). GCP becomes Northern State Parkway. Get off at exit 33 (Wantagh State Parkway). Follow to the end."
  • Driving distance from previous show: 542 miles

    Aug 27
    Saratoga Performing Arts Center

    Saratoga Springs NY 12866-0826 (formerly listed as Albany)
    (518) 587-3330
  • Opening act: Sonic Youth
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/13 at 10:00am via Ticketmaster
  • Capacity: 30,000 - outdoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: "One of the biggest horse races in the U.S. takes place at Saratoga the day before the show. The horse track is about 1-2 miles from the performing arts center. The surrounding area will be packed! Plan ahead!" "A giant beautiful state park surrounds this venue ... the park is patrolled by New York state troopers." "People can tailgate party in the picnic area without getting harassed cause it is allowed there."
    A recent newspaper article discusses how many items have recently been banned from the venue: "Fans counting on throwing a blanket down on the lawn to sit on will have to leave it behind for certain performances. That goes for chairs, umbrellas and plastic or glass bottles as well. The list of more than two dozen banned items includes some that have long been forbidden at SPAC rock concerts -- bottles, food and beverages, fireworks, grills, pets, skateboards -- as well as nine new ones, including Frisbees, spiked belts, chairs, bags and blankets."

  • Directions: "From NYC, get on the NYS thruway north (I-87).  When the Thruway turns into I-90 (around the Albany area), stay on 87 north (the northway), than get off of Exit 13 for Saratoga Springs, and the venue is 5 minutes off the northway, very easy to find." "There are two parking lots: one right near the entrance, one right across the street."
  • Driving distance from previous show: 156 miles

    Aug 29 & 30
    Tweeter Center

    Boston MA
    885 South Main Street
    Mansfield MA 02048
    (508)339-2333 INFO ONLY - no tickets

  • Opening act: Sonic Youth
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/6 at 10:00am via Ticketmaster. The venue site says "There is a ticket limit of 4 reserved and 8 lawn tickets. The MAX one person can buy is 8 tickets total." TM site says: $35.50 pavilion, $31.50 lawn; 8 ticket limit (scalper's paradise!). There is a 15 minute phone block for calls originating outside of MA. Finally, when this show was first announced, there were two shows listed, then the second show was removed. We don't know what this means but we're just pointing it out and we wouldn't leave the outlet after buying our tickets.
  • Capacity: 19,900 - seats are covered, lawn is open
  • Seating chart TM chart
  • Notes: Formerly Great Woods. "Parking is horrendous. If you want to get out of there within 2 hours of the show getting out, park at one of the restaurants or lawns along the road near the venue for $10.  You can just walk out after the show and drive away instead of waiting for (no exaggeration) HOURS to get out of the lot." "Drinking: Officially not allowed. If you are of age and drinking out of a cup, AND NOT BEING AN ASSHOLE, they will leave you alone. Underage and drinking out of a cup, be on your toes and do not drink near your car! They will ask to see inside if it is yours -- i.e. they will take your beer!"
  • Directions: From Boston: take I-95 South, to Exit 7A-140 South, follow for 3 miles. From Worcester: take 495 South, to Exit 11. From Providence: take I-95 North, to Exit 6A-495 South, to Exit 11. From Cape Cod: take 495 North, to Exit 10-123, follow 123 West to 140 North.
  • Driving distance from previous show: 166 miles

    Sept 1 & 2

    Philadelphia, PA
    1 Harbour Blvd.
    Camden NJ 08103
    (856) 365-1300INFO ONLY - no tickets

  • Opening act: Sonic Youth
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/13 at 10am via Ticketmaster. Ticket limit is 4 pavilion and 4 lawn; you can only buy four lawn tickets; you can only buy 8 tickets total (combination of lawn and pavilion); it doesn't say if this is per show. People who work at the venue tell us that there SHOULD be a second show added - we don't know more than that so don't ask.
  • Capacity: 25,000 - amphitheater with open lawn
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: "At the door don't look to try to get a whole studio worth of audio equipment in, but two years ago at least they honored Pearl Jam's policy on small hand held recorders being allowed." "Parking can be kind of shaky. There are plenty of lots including the E-center's, but GO THERE if it's not full. Any other outside lots don't have any real security and my friend's car a couple of years ago got keyed up and flat tires at a another concert. If you can go early, it's highly recommended. Artists will do sound checks usually an hour before the doors open, and since it's an outdoor arena, you can pick up the sound real well." "People say parking outside the E-Center is dangerous - we always do this with no problems!"
  • Directions: "The easiest route to the E-Center, in Camden NJ, is from route 95. On 95, follow signs, to 676 E...Ben Franklin Bridge. Once on the Bridge, stay to the immediate right. At the end of the bridge, remain in the far right lane and take the first immediate right exit. This happens quick, but it is very simple. This exit splits in 2... stay to the right (6th St.). Go straight through the first stop sign. At next stop sign, take a right onto Cooper St. Follow Cooper St down to the parking lot (Can't miss it.. straight ahead). This E Center parking lot is no more than a mile from the Ben Franklin Bridge. These direction will take you past Rutgers University, not a bad area of Camden. Thus, you won't have to travel anywhere in the bad parts of Camden, and it is quite easy." Also: " My preferred method of getting to the E-Center is to park at Penn's Landing on the Philadelphia side and take the River Taxi directly to the E-Center. They play PJ on the Taxi on the way over and back. To get to Penn's Landing take I-95 north or south to the exit for Penn's Landing and follow signs for Penn's Landing and then the River Taxi." "The boat is cool but it can get full and you may have to wait for three or four trips on the boat."
  • Driving distance from previous show: 325 miles

    Sept 4
    Merriweather Post Pavilion

    Washington, DC Broken Land Parkway
    Columbia MD 21044
    (xxx) xxx-xxxx
  • Opening act: Sonic Youth
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/13 at 10:00am via Ticketmaster
  • Capacity: 19,000 - outdoor
  • Seating chart TM chart
  • Notes: "Park at the mall across the street from the venue (Merriweather Post), Columbia Mall. Saves you MUCH time getting in and out." "This becoming a more and more popular idea...if one exit out of the mall parking lot is backed up at the end, circle around and find another one...they all eventually feed onto the same road."
    OR: "If you don't feel like walking all the way to the mall and don't want to get stuck in traffic, Toby's dinner theatre at the bottom of the hill sells parking spots for $5. You need to pull into the lot and ask. No cops will come in lot." However: "The mall parking lot is not always a great place to be. Try to park under a street light because I have seen cars broken into there on a few occassions. Also, the cops HEAVILY patrol the lot before shows. No drinking, especially underage. They tried to take the tickets of a friend when he was drinking on the lot." "Give yourself plenty of time to get there. There is basically one road in and one road out. We missed Ben Harper last time :-( because we were stuck in traffic for an hour and a half."

  • Directions: Follow the signs on 29 for Merriweather/Columbia Town Center/Mall (Broken Land Pkwy). When you exit get in your LEFT lane, there will be MUCH slow crawling traffic in the right lane, as that goes directly into Merriweather's shitty dirt parking area. Stay in the LEFT lane and pass all those suckers (this alone will save you MUCH waiting time in the car), pass the entrance to Merriweather, go about 1/2 mile and you'll be at the mall. There's office buildings in the mall area, park in the garages and it's a quick crossing of the street to the venue.
  • Driving distance from previous show: 145 miles

    Sept 5
    Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake

    Pittsburgh PA
    (xxx) xxx-xxxx
  • Opening act: Sonic Youth
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/13 at 10:00am via Ticketmaster. 8 ticket limit.
  • Capacity: 22,500 - outdoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: "After attending shows in a bunch of sheds around the country I can honestly say Star Lake is my favorite. It's 30-45 minutes from Pittsburgh in the middle of nowhere, and traffic is generally not a problem. There is no curfew. The main parking lot wraps around the venue like a horseshoe. You can hear the soundcheck from one side if you arrive early enough. VIP parking passes are available (in advance only) from TM for $18 to park in a smaller paved lot near the front. However, after the show people leaving walk right across the entrance/exit to it. So, while you won't have to walk very far, getting out may not be a whole lot faster. There are no concessions outside the venue but there are porta-johns. Tailgating in the parking lots is permitted and I'm always amazed and amused by what goes on. Come early with a cooler and a grill and enjoy yourself. The lawn is HUGE (up to 15,000 people), and is split into upper and lower areas by a paved walkway going across. If you sit near the walkway be prepared to deal with people walking by and talking all evening. There are large video screens and speakers at the rear of the pavilion for the lawn. Binoculars are recommended. There is a decent variety of food available inside the venue. Lines tend to form for the restrooms as the night wears on so take care of business early. There are no hotels in the immediate area, but camping is available at nearby Racoon Creek State Park (724-899-2200). You can even reserve a cabin for a fee if you call far enough in advance."
    More: "Starlake has ample parking but it is expensive. You have the option to purchase a VIP parking pass for an extra $15 when you buy your tickets. This is a good idea if you don't mind spending more cash. If you are cheap (like me) and do not get the pass then expect to wait 1-2 hours in order to get out of the arena. Partying in the parking lot is permitted without much security. For this reason it is recommended that you lock your doors if you venture away from your vehicle. If you have the misfortune of having pavilion seating, expect to get a little dirty from the lawn section tossing sod at you. It's tradition. The mud throwing was especially bad at Ozz-fest on July 16. Restrooms are usually fairly clean here, and there is a lot of food and Iron City available. Have Fun!"

  • Directions: Twenty-five miles due west from downtown Pittsburgh on Route 18 south in Burgettstown, PA. The amphitheatre is also conveniently located for concert-goers from Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland.
  • Driving distance from previous show: 260 miles

    Second Leg

    Oct 4
    Molson Centre

    1250 de la Gauchetiere Street
    Montreal Quebec, Canada
    (514) 989-2841 INFO ONLY - no tickets sold

  • Opening act: Supergrass
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/13 at 12:00pm via Admission (514) 790-1245 (in Montreal - web site has other numbers). 4 ticket limit.
  • Capacity: 22,000 - Indoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: If you're crossing the border from the U.S. for this show, be sure to allow extra driving time in order to go through Canadian Customs & Immigration. If you tell them you are going to see PJ (and they will probably know about the show), be prepared for anything from a cursory search to being pulled over and having your car torn apart. And needless to say, DON'T bring anything across the border you shouldn't. "The place has atmosphere to *burn* -- I've been in a lot of arenas across North America and nowhere, apart from Madison Square Garden, is there an atmosphere quite like there is here.  The beauty of the Molson Centre is that it's gotta be the steepest arena in North America -- meaning you're never far from the action.  There is not a bad seat in the place.  It is also an extremely *loud* venue."
  • Directions: Molson Centre sits at the corner of Saint-Antoine and de la Montagne downtown. "The easiest way to go to the Molson Centre is not by car (because it's downtown), it's by subway (we say "metro" in Mtl). People can get off at the "Bonaventure" station or "Lucien L'Allier" station. They are both on the orange line. The subway is open at these stations up to 12:45 a.m. (approximately)."

    Oct 5
    Air Canada Centre

    40 Bay Street, Suite 400
    Toronto Ontario M5J 2X2
    (xxx) xxx-xxxx
  • Opening act: Supergrass
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/13 - this is a Ticketmaster Canada venue, which is an entirely different entity than Ticketmaster US (different web site!). Local ticket number is (416) 870-8000. There is a four ticket limit and there are wristbands being handed out in advance, see the TM web site for full details.
  • Capacity: 19,800 - Indoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: " If you drive...don't park at the venue parking! There are a ton of lots in the blocks surrounding the skydome and ACC. A five minute walk can save you $10-15."
    "There's parking all around the venue, and at least for sporting events it's full hours before the game starts. Don't bother parking near the venue: park in a suburban mall or something and take the TTC (a.k.a. subway).  Take the Yonge St. (the yellow line on the map; it runs north & south on TTC) to Union Station; there's a tunnel that joins Union Station to ACC.  Union is also the best place to absorb the pre-show atmosphere." "If you see that you are on a green line, you can change directions at Bloor, Spadina or St. George. If you are on the blue line, then you'll probably miss the concert! Your best bet would be to take the subway from "Yorkdale." It's on the University line, there's shitloads of parking (it's a mall), and it's right off Highway 401 (which you will end up on if you are driving to Toronto) at Dufferin St. (Turn off when you see the Holiday Inn.)
    "All ticket and will call windows are located in the northwest corner of the arena, inside the Galleria."
    "If you're crossing the border be honest about what you're doing and don't bring anything you shouldn't. Exchange your money @ a bank! Don't spend US$ in Canada!! They'll give you like 25-30% and the proper rate is like 47%. Get what your US dollar is worth."

  • Directions: "Air Canada Centre is located in the heart of the downtown core, nestled between Union Station and the Gardiner Expressway. From the airport,take Hwy 427 South to Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) East (Toronto). QEW turns into Gardiner Expressway. Exit at York Ave. North and continue one block to the arena."
    "By car: From the East, take Hwy. 401 West to Don Valley Parkway South to Gardiner Expressway to Yonge Street exit. Go West on Lakeshore to York Street. From the West, take the QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way) East to Gardiner Expressway to York Street North."

  • Driving distance from previous show:269 miles

    Oct 7
    The Palace at Auburn Hills
    Detroit MI 2 Championship Drive
    Auburn Hills MI 48326
    (248) 377-0100 INFO ONLY - no ticket sales

  • Opening act: Supergrass
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/13 at 10:00am via Ticketmaster, 4 ticket limit
  • Capacity: 20,000+ - Indoor
  • seating chart TM chart
  • Notes: "You can park on the paved grounds as well as tailgate before the show. Security (in the past) has not minded patrons drinking in the lot as long as you keep it in plastic cups. Also, keep in mind that there are metal detectors at all entries. If you are recording, keep the both band and venue policies in mind." "There is no reason to not park in the lot."
  • Directions: I-75 to exits (any of) 81, 80, 83 or 79. "Exit 83 is the quickest, but no matter which exit you take there are signs directing you to the venue."
    Beware: The major highways in Michigan, 96, 131, 69 and 27 are all torn up ... give yourself a lot of extra time traveling in Michigan."

  • Driving distance from previous show: 240 miles

    Oct 8
    Alpine Valley
    Milwaukee WI Hwy. D & Hwy. 120
    P.O. Box 921
    East Troy WI 53120
    (262) 642-4400
  • Opening act: Supergrass
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/13 at 10:00am via Ticketmaster
  • Capacity: 40,000 - outdoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: "The venue is pretty laid back on its tailgating policy. Parking is nothing more than an open field and is extremely bumpy and many times filled with glass and debris. This place is in the middle of nowhere." "The only parking trick is to call in advance and find out what time the lots open, and then be one of the first cars in. Then, when it's time to leave, find a parking attendant and ask them what the quickest way out is." "There are no tricks to parking at Alpine, be prepared to be there forever leaving." "Alpine says backpacks are allowed, but at the TFC they were not allowing them - get there early in case you have to go back to your car."
  • Directions: From Milwaukee: Travel South on I-43. Exit Left onto Bowers Road. Take Bowers Road to Highway D. Turn Left on Highway D to the Alpine Valley entrance. Turn Right at the Entrance. From Chicago (option 1): Travel west (north) on I-94 to Highway 20. Go west on Highway 20 to Highway D. Travel west on D and turn left at Alpine Valley Entrance. From Chicago (option 2): Travel west (north) on I-94 to Highway 50. Travel north / west on 12 to I-43. Exit left onto Bowers Road and then turn Right onto Highway D. Turn right at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre Entrance. From Madison: Travel west on Route 12 to Highway D. Go east on D and turn right at the Alpine Valley Entrance. From Rockford: Travel north on Highway 51 (becomes I-90 at Wisconsin border) to I-43. Travel North / West on I-43. Exit and turn right at Bowers Road. Take Bowers Road to Highway D, turn left. Turn Right at the Alpine Valley Entrance. Also:
    "I was reading the Going Mobile for the Alpine Valley show on October 8th and noticed that one of the driving routes you listed to get there is Highway 20. I'm from Chicago and I took Highway 20 to Alpine Valley during the 1998 tour. Calling it a "highway" is a compliment. The speed limit rarely goes above 40 mph and you pass through every tiny town in all of Illinois and Wisconsin. It took us over 3 hours to get there and we had trouble finding a fast food place and a drug store that were open at 4 in the afternoon on a weekend along the way. It'll still get you there and it's an interesting trip if you're not used to seeing small towns, but if you can find another way there, I highly recommend taking it."
    Beware: The major highways in Michigan, 96, 131, 69 and 27 are all torn up ... give yourself a lot of extra time traveling in Michigan."

  • Driving distance from previous show: 369 miles

    Oct 9
    Allstate Arena
    Chicago IL
    6920 North Mannheim Road
    Rosemont IL 60018
    (847) 635-6601 INFO ONLY - no tickets sold

  • Opening act: Supergrass
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/13 at 10:00am via Ticketmaster
  • Capacity: 18,500 - Indoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: " If people are planning on going to the show from the city, the traffic can be an absolute nightmare. Therefore, they might want to consider taking the El. There isn't a stop right at the Allstate, but the Blue Line gets really close (get off at the Rosemont stop - the one right before O'Hare). This would be the best alternative to driving and dealing with airport traffic and the terrible parking lot mess. It's not perfect - the stop is about a mile from the arena - but it's the best we have."
    Also: "The arena is easily accessible from Touhy Ave which is just off of 294. Parking is more than adequate. Usually they will not allow you mingle in the lots prior to the concert. The venue is really close to O'Hare." (Formerly the Rosemont Horizon.) "Allstate Arena is located right next to O'Hare International Airport. Those flying in will have no trouble getting hotels right near the venue since the area has the most hotels in the area next to downtown Chicago. If one is staying right by the hotel, transportation to the show should be provided by the hotel itself and getting a cab is no problem. The venue itself is a standard arena, a bit smaller than the typical NBA/NHL arenas most concerts are held at. The sound is decent and for an arena, it has a smaller feel than the United Center or the Palace. Beware those who use fake ID's, cops are near all the liquor vendors." And ...
    "You mention the Rosemont Blue Line L stop as an alternative to driving. Microsoft Streets & Trips shows the distance as 2.7 miles point-to-point. It's a good 2.5 mile walk on very busy streets with mostly no sidewalks. You're better off just driving and trying to get there early. The Lee St. exit off I-90 is usually better than Mannheim Rd exit off I-190. A good transit scam is take the L all the way to O'Hare and ride a free hotel shuttle to one of the hotels that is walking distance to the arena, just try not to look too suspicious." Plus ...
    "I just moved out of Chicago, but would like to support the plan to use the CTA to get to Allstate Arena. The Rosemont stop is NOT within walking distance to the venue. HOWEVER, there are tons of cabs at the El stop that will take you to the front door of the venue for about $6. After the show, there are lots of CTA buses outside of the venue that go back to the El stop. You could probably also catch one of these buses prior to the show (from the El stop to arena) if you don't want to cab it. For people staying downtown, the Blue line is key for getting out there since the Kennedy Expressway out to Rosemont around rush hour on a Monday night could take over an hour and be very frustrating. It's basically bad traffic from 3:30 onward so even those going early could get stuck in traffic. The United Center was much easier to get to from downtown in 1998. And for those people who like to imbibe excessively, public transportation should obviously be strongly encouraged."

  • Directions: [map/directions]
  • Driving distance from previous show: 90 miles

    Oct 11
    Riverport Amphitheatre
    St. Louis MO
    14141 Riverport Drive
    Maryland Heights MO 63043
    (314) 298-9944 INFO ONLY - no tickets sold

  • Opening act: Supergrass
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/13 at 10am via Ticketmaster
  • Capacity: 20,000 - outdoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes:
  • Directions: Riverport is located 1 mile west of I-270 off I-70 at the Earth City Expressway.
  • Driving distance from previous show: 289 miles

    Oct 12
    Sandstone Amphitheater
    Kansas City MO
    633 North 130th Street
    Bonner Springs KS
    (913) 721-3400 INFO ONLY - no tickets sold
  • Opening act: Supergrass
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/13 at 10:00am via Ticketmaster -- 15 MINUTE BLACKOUT by phone and outlet outside of the immediate area (you need to call and verify what that means if it concerns you). Does not affect web sales.
  • Capacity: - outdoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: "It's out in the middle of nowhere, meaning no hotels near by, so you'd probably be best off booking something in Overland Park and just dealing with the 25 minute ride to get there and back. (Both Overland Park and the venue are right off the 435 loop which circles the city.)"
  • Directions: Sandstone is located 3 miles west of 435 on I-70. Take the Bonner Springs exit or Highway 7 off I-70, and travel Highway 7 for 1/4 mile north to 130th Street. Or exit Highway 24 (State Ave.) off of I-435, and travel Highway 24 west for 3 miles to 130th Street.
  • Driving distance from previous show: 256 miles

    Oct 14 & 15
    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
    Houston TX 2005 Lake Robbins Dr.
    The Woodlands TX 77380
  • Opening act: Supergrass
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/20
  • Capacity: ? - Indoor/outdoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes:
  • Directions: "FROM DOWNTOWN HOUSTON: Take Interstate 45 or the Hardy Toll Road north. Exit Woodlands Parkway or Lake Woodlands Drive. Follow the northbound access road to the overpass and cross west over the freeway. Follow the signs to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. FROM CONROE: Take Interstate 45 south. Exit Research Forest Drive. Proceed west to Grogan's Mill Road and follow the signs to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion."
  • Driving distance from previous show: 839 miles

    Oct 17
    Smirnoff Music Centre (formerly Starplex Amphitheater)
    1818 First Avenue
    Dallas TX 75210
    214-421-1111 - info only; no tickets
  • Opening act: Supergrass
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/20
  • Capacity: 20,111 - outdoor
  • seating chart TM Seating chart
  • Notes: "A potential problem: the Dallas venue, Starplex Amphitheater, had a name change in June. Even though it is still listed as Starplex in the main Ticketmaster listing, the name of the venue now is actually the Smirnoff Music Centre.....even though everyone around here still calls it Starplex, that's not what the direction signs say."
    "Smirnoff is located on the fairgrounds, and the show will be held during the 2000 Texas State Fair ( ... so there's something fun to do right there if you show up early and hang around all day."

  • Directions: From East or West take I30 to the Barry/Munger exit which turns into Fitzhugh. Follow the Smirnoff signs. From North or South take I45 to Martin Luther King exit to Robert Cullem Blvd. Turn right and continue to Fitzhugh. Turn left and follow signs. [map/directions]
  • Driving distance from previous show: 195 miles

    Oct 18
    United Spirit Arena
    Texas Tech University
    1701 Indiana Avenue; Box 42200
    Lubbock TX 79409
    (806) 742-7362 (info only; no ticket sales)
  • Opening act: Supergrass
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/13 at 10:00am via Ticketmaster
  • Capacity: 15,0000 - Indoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: "The United Spirit Arena is a brand new, $62 million arena completed last August for the Texas Tech mens' and womens' basketball teams.  It's an amazing new venue."
  • Directions: "If you're coming from Dallas, take I-20 West until you reach highway 84 heading north to Lubbock.  When you enter the city, 84 will turn into Ave. Q.  From there make a left on 19th Street and then a right on Indiana Ave.  The Arena is on the right of Indiana, but parking is located directly in front on the left side of Indiana.  (3$ parking for all events.)" [map/directions]
  • Driving distance from previous show: 350 miles

    Oct 20
    Mesa del Sol Amphitheatre
    Albuquerque NM
    (505) 222-3620 INFO ONLY - no ticket sales; (505) 842-MESA Concert Info line
  • Opening act: Supergrass
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/13; 10am via Ticketmaster
  • Capacity: 12,000 - outdoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: "The parking lot opens 2 hours before the show...and they don't allow tailgating. I've gone to shows early, around 5pm and you can't even get in to the parking lot. Hopefully the fanclub will talk to them about opening it up earlier the day of the show to pick up tickets." The parking fee is included in the price of the ticket. "In October our weather can be iffy ... usually windy during October ... but sometimes it's been really nice too ... similar to SF at that time of the year. Suggest layers ... to be prepared."
    "This place is brand new, I haven't seen a show there yet but word on the street is that it is an awesome venue." "There are only 2 restroom facilities one on each side of the venue. I suggest going before the end of the opening band...during intermissions the line can be very long. The venue recently added 2 larger and improved videos screens on either side of the stage. Mesa Del Sol had received numerous complaints from concert goers, due to the size of the original almost needed binoculars to look at the previous ones. The lawn area is a good ways from the reserved seats and from the stage. There is a pretty wide walkway between the lawn and the reserved seats. They also added some sound monitors on the towers that face out to the lawn area...which is supposed to improve the sound for the lawn, previously they had complaints of sound delay during windy conditions."

  • Directions: South of the airport, off I-25 at the Rio Bravo Exit. "The venue is located up a very long 2 lane highway, at the shows I've attended....they have both lanes open going in...and then they are 2 lanes going out. For Neil Young it took 30 minutes to exit the venue, which isn't too bad, but be prepared for delays. The intersection of our two highways here, I25 and I40 are under construction so there are detours going and coming. I would suggest taking Central Avenue west to Broadway, turn left on Broadway and Broadway will lead you all the way to Bobby Foster, you will see signs that tell you where to turn in to the road that will take you up to the venue." More here.
  • Driving distance from previous show: 320 miles

    Oct 21
    Desert Sky Pavilion
    2121 N. 83rd Avenue
    Phoenix AZ 85035
    (623) 849-0754; (602) 254-7200 - both are automated info lines
  • Opening act: Supergrass
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/13 at 10am via Ticketmaster. Ticket limit 4 pavilion, 8 lawn.
  • Capacity: 20,000 - outdoor
  • Seating chart TM chart
  • Notes: "Typical pavilion. Welded down reserved seats in front, lawn in back with large video screens. Good views from just about everywhere. They usually have about 5 rows of folding chairs right in front of the stage, unless it's a show like Ozzfest or Lollapalooza. It's an outdoor venue, but the entire seated area is covered by a roof, which keeps off the rain and the sun. The sides are open, to allow the hot desert breezes to blow through. Daytime temperatures are still in the 90's in October. If you arrive early at the venue, to secure a place on the lawn or to wait for the box office to release more tickets, I recommend you use sunscreen and bring water. The sun won't go down until just around showtime and people die of sun stroke every day out here. It's also easy to become dehydrated. You can bring water into the pavilion if it's in a sealed container. Temperatures can drop sharply when the sun goes down, but it should still be around 65 - 70 degrees by the time the show is over. Bringing a light jacket or long sleeve shirt, something you can easily tie around your waist, is a personal preference. How extensively they search people's belongings seems to vary with the types of performers. They generally don't allow lawn chairs, but they usually allow blankets on the lawn."
  • Directions: One half mile north of the I-10 Freeway on the southeast corner of 83rd Avenue and Encanto Boulevard.
    "You're probably screwed if you don't have a car. The venue is way out on the far end of town and public transportation is limited and unreliable. Driving from Phoenix and the metro area, take Interstate 10 west, towards Los Angeles. Many people don't realize that you actually have three exits off the I-10 freeway that allow you to get into this venue. The main crowds get off on 83rd Avenue, which is the furthest exit west. Go one mile north on 83rd Avenue and you can't miss the huge neon sign on your right for the west parking lots. You can also exit at 75th Avenue. Go one mile north to Encanto Blvd., then turn left to 79th Avenue to get to the east parking lots. But what many people don't realize is that there's a 79th Avenue HOV exit (High Occupancy Vehicle) on the left side of the freeway, in the center median between 75th and 83rd Avenues. This ramp takes you straight north up 79th Avenue and to the venue, which is between 79th and 83rd Aves. Phoenix HOV lanes only require 2 passengers in the car between the hours of 6am to 6pm on weekdays. The HOV lanes can be used by anyone on weekends. Getting out after the show: Since the 79th Avenue HOV ramp is in the center median, after the show DPS usually opens it up in the opposite direction (heading east, back to Phoenix) so that traffic moves a bit quicker. If you parked in the east lots try to get back onto 79th Avenue south (make a right). I recommend this as the fastest way to get out after the show."

  • Driving distance from previous show: 450 miles

    Oct 22
    MGM Grand Arena
    3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
    Las Vegas NV 89119
    (800) 929-1111 or (702) 891-7777 (INFO ONLY - no ticket sales)
  • Opening act: Supergrass
  • Ticket info: On sale 6/3 (changed from 5/13) at 10:00am via Ticketmaster
  • Capacity: 17,157 - Indoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: "It seems like an AWESOME arena to see a show, it was built to cater to boxing events so every seat in the house is good as the slope of the seats and the arrangement keeps everyone right on top of the action, even the 'nosebleeds' are good (not just O.K.) seats. Also, since the show is on a Sunday most, if not all, traffic will be moving out of the city. Since the arena sits just off L.V. Blvd. the fight begins once you exit the highway (I-15) but it's only a 1/4 mile or so once you do exit. It is a casino so security is REALLY tight (def. not the place to get in a tailgate party) so you need to keep your eyes open if you do plan to do ANYTHING, they will kick you off the property immediately so be careful. The parking is in the back of the hotel and is free and there is plenty of it (there are garages off the strip but they charge $5 or so bucks)."
  • Directions: To the MGM-- Coming into Las Vegas on I-15: Take the Tropicana Ave. exit; go east on Tropicana, & it's a very short drive to the MGM, which is on the left, at the corner of Tropicana & Las Vegas Boulevard (the Strip). Coming into town from the south (like if coming from AZ) on U.S. 95: Take Tropicana Avenue exit; go west on Tropicana for a few miles, & the MGM will be on the right. Coming in from the north on U.S. 95: From 95, take the exit for I-15 south (for L.A.); from I-15, take the Tropicana Ave. East exit; very short drive until you get to the Strip & the MGM. The MGM parking ramps can be entered from either Tropicana Avenue or Koval Lane. Koval runs north-south (as does the Strip) & is the street behind the MGM. Parking is free.
  • Driving distance from previous show: 287 miles

    Oct 24
    The Greek Theatre
    Los Angeles CA 90027
    2700 N. Vermont
    Los Angeles, CA
    (323) 665-1927 box office - no tickets sold
  • Opening act: Supergrass
  • Ticket info: On sale 10/15 at 10am via Ticketmaster. There is a FOUR ticket limit per person.
  • Capacity: 6,162 / outdoor
  • Seating chart TM chart
  • Notes:
  • Directions: The Greek Theatre is located in the hills of Griffith Park, just east of the Griffith Park Observatory. From Hollywood & Vine, take Hollywood Boulevard east (about one mile) to Western Avenue. Turn left (north) on Western, and follow it as it curves to the northeast (and is renamed Los Feliz Boulevard). Go another mile and a half on Los Feliz to Vermont Avenue, then turn left (north) on Vermont, and follow its weaving path into the hills of Griffith Park (about a mile) to the Greek Theatre, which will be on the left (west) side.
  • Driving distance from previous show: 275 miles

    Oct 25
    San Diego Sports Arena
    3500 Sports Arena Blvd.
    San Diego CA 92110
    (619) 224-4171 (INFO ONLY - no ticket sales); (619) 224-4176 (event hotline)
  • Opening act: Supergrass
  • Ticket info: Originally on sale 5/13 via ETM. Tickets are now available via Ticketmaster.
  • Capacity: 13,900 - Indoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: "They recently upgraded the sound in the arena, which is just one of the reasons this venue is superior to Cox Arena." "Across the street from the arena there is a shopping center, and it seems ample parking can be found there. However, DO NOT PARK ACROSS THE STREET. My friend, who works at the Home Depot across the street, has noted on several occasions at least 30 tow trucks removing cars throughout a concert. Venue parking is $7, and for the most part it's safe. As with all places, however, don't bring anything you cannot afford to lose." More:
    "Do not park in any mall's parking lot. If it has stores around it, it's a mall, expect your car to get towed. Same thing about valuables, out of sight, out of mind... You could either park on the street, or pay the $$. Your choice. Good street parking can be had on Kurtz Street behind the Sports Arena (It's a one-way street, watch it), Hancock Street to the West. Kemper Street , which heads right into the sports arena from the south, is another good bet. My favorite is Kemper Street, across the street from the Von's supermarket. A lot of people camp along Hancock Street (right next to the freeway), so if you plan on staying the night, get there early and stake out your spot. It's also easy to get back on to the freeway from Kemper, the other two streets get way crowded after a show, as does the parking lot and Sports Arena Blvd."

  • Directions: "The directions listed here are correct and are the best way to get to the arena."
  • Driving distance from previous show: 125 miles

    Oct 27
    Selland Arena
    Fresno CA
    700 M Street
    Fresno, CA 93721
    (559) 498-4000 box office - no tickets sold; (559) 498-1511 admin office info ONLY - no tickets sold
  • Opening act: Supergrass
  • Ticket info: On sale 9/23 at 10am via Ticketmaster; wristbands will be distributed 9/21 and 9/22 for a Saturday morning lottery at the venue box office
  • Capacity: 11,300 / indoor
  • Seating chart TM chart
  • Notes: "The acoustics are iffy at Selland. Lots of concrete equals lots of echo, and the building is several decades old. Big (not necessarily just loud) rock arrangements do OK. For instance, at the Red Hot Chili Peppers/Stone Temple Pilots, the Peppers' sound was at times really hollow, but the Pilots' guitarist plays with a really thick tone that sounded good." "Besides the convention center parking lot, there are several ancillary lots north and east of there. If you get downtown 45 minutes to an hour before the show and don't mind walking a few blocks, you'll probably be able to find a spot for free on O or P streets. If you park beyond the convention center lot, it's usually easier to escape after the show. Traffic congestion is rarely a problem.
  • Directions: From the north, highway 99 south to the Ventura exit, east to "O" street, left to the parking lot entrance. From the south, highway 99 north to highway 41 north to the Van Ness exit, north to Ventura, east to "O" street, left to the parking lot entrance. From highway 41 south, take the "O" street exit, north to the parking lot entrance. [map & directions]
  • Driving distance from previous show: 343 miles

    Oct 28
    Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion
    San Bernardino CA
    2575 Glen Helen Parkway
    Devore, CA 92407
    (909) 880-MUSIC or (909) 880-6500 box office info ONLY - no tickets sold
  • Opening act: Supergrass
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/13 at 10:00am via Ticketmaster
  • Capacity: "It is boasted as the largest outdoor amphitheater in the nation with a capacity of 65,000." - Seats are covered, lawn is open air.
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: There is only one road in/out of the venue so be prepared to be patient with traffic. Glen Helen is a regional park with camping and the like nearby. Park Link for camping etc:
    Will Call: Enter at Gate One
    "The venue blows unless you're really close because the slope of the amphitheater is really shallow, so it just keeps going back and back. My recommendation would be to skip the venue unless you're really hard core (like we all are)."
    Also: "Get there early!! The venue is horrible when it comes to parking. They have VIP parking for $15. The other gen parking is a bus ride away from the venue. The show said it started at 7 and we got there at 5. The traffic was soo bad that we didn't get into the parking lot until 7:15. The lawn seats are horrendous. You really cant see anything. Eat somewhere else. I know concert food is expensive but the prices were horrible. $9 for a hot dog!!! Also once the show is over plan to spend at least 1 hour in a standstill parking lot with only one lane to the freeway. When approaching the venue they announce that the next 2 exits are for the venue. Get off at the first option. The second option was more packed than the first. Get gas before you enter the area; no gas station for a long time."

  • Directions: Blockbuster Pavilion is just north of Ontario Airport. From Los Angeles, Take the 10 Fwy East just past the Ontario airport Take the 15 Fwy North. Go ten miles, than follow signs to Blockbuster Pavilion. Orange County, Take the 91 Fwy East to the 15 North. After you pass the 10 Fwy, go ten miles, then follow signs to the Blockbuster Pavilion. Riverside, Take the 15 North. After you pass the 10 Fwy, you will go about ten miles, then follow the exit signs to Blockbuster Pavilion. San Bernardino, Take the 215 North. Follow the exit signs to Blockbuster Pavilion in the City of Devore. [map]
  • Driving distance from previous show: 270 miles

    Oct 30
    Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre
    Sacramento, CA
    2677 Forty Mile Road
    Marysville, CA
    (530) 743-5200 / (877) 743-5200 info ONLY - no tickets sold
  • Opening act: Supergrass
  • Ticket info: On sale 8/26 at 10am PDT via Ticketmaster. 4 ticket limit pavilion, 8 ticket limit PER PERSON.
  • Capacity: 18,500 / Outdoor
  • seating chart TM seating chart
  • Notes: Beautiful new uncovered venue 30 miles north of Sacramento.
    "Though the Sac Valley Amp is only 35 miles away, plan on making a 2 hr + trip from Sacramento to the venue. Traffic getting to Forty Mile Road is bad from both directions (esp on Hwy 70) and there is only ONE point of entry into the venue. Leaving the venue is even worse; it took a few of my friends 3 hours to get back from the DMB show to Sacramento!" And:
    Highway 70 and Highway 65 are among the worst stretches of roadway in California. Both routes are one lane in each direction, so traffic can be (and with an act with as big of a draw as Pearl Jam, will be) horrendous. A friend and I saw Stone Temple Pilots there about a month back, and despite the fact that we left 2 hours before the show started and we only live 35 miles from the venue, we missed the opening act. An accident slowed traffic down to an absolute crawl on Hwy 70. Even worse on the way back (we took HWY 65 back hoping to beat the crowd; an accident completely blocked off one lane and it took over 3 hours to get home). When The Who played there this year, and an accident closed 70 in both directions for about 3 hours ... thousands of people were late to the show. Finally, neither 70 or 65 are lighted, making it an especially treacherous drive at night. Gas stations are few and far between in that area, so it might not be a bad thing to fuel up beforehand... nobody wants to get stuck out there with no gas ... it's literally miles of nothing in any direction with this amphitheater plopped in the middle. People attending the show should leave early, drive extra carefully, and expect delays."
    Oh another VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Don't go up to the Sac Valley Amp with even a remotely small amount of gas; there is no food and no gas stations on 70, so you could be majorly screwed if you aren't prepared. I ran out of gas coming from there this week, as a matter of fact, but fortunately coasted down an off ramp, directly into a 76 station when I hit downtown. Also, alas, the field is MILES away from the stage. I walked up there once to check it out and was mortified by the hideous sight lines." And:
    "Staying up in the Yuba City/Marysville areas would guarantee it wouldn't take forever to get in and out of the Sac Valley show and keep you off "Blood Alley" at night. It'd be a helluva drive from the Sunday Bridge Show in Shoreline up to that area and then back to Shoreline for the 31st. You can make it from the parking lot at Shoreline to Sac in 2 hours, 10 min. So I'd recommend staying in the Sac Garden Highway area. The North Sac (mainly the Del Paso Blvd, deep into Northgate areas, Grand Ave and the entire town of Rio Linda) is scary, though there might be some hotels on the Northgate and 80 freeway offramp that'd be safe. Also hotels by the Cal Exposition area are decent too." "Sacramentans are known for their road rage so if you're not a California driver, remind yourself not to flip the bird at the dude in the Pissing Calvin sticker'd truck. I'm not kidding. With that, also use safety at red lights....if you are first in an intersection and the light turns green count a few seconds and look both ways because our red light runners here will go through them doing 70. And if you're a red light runner, watch out for the big gray boxes at intersections (mainly in the Cal Expo area). Those are cameras that photograph your face and license plate. And again, for best Sacto ambience, the downtown/midtown areas are the best to hang and non-cowtownish."

  • Directions: From the West: Take Hwy 80 East towards Sacramento; Take Hwy 80 to Reno - from just east of Davis. Within 7-8 minutes, take the exit for Interstate 5/Hwy 99 North (move to the right quickly on exit). Follow Hwy 99 split-off from I-5. Follow Hwy 70 split-off from Hwy 99. From Hwy 70, exit at McGowan Parkway. Turn right onto McGowan Parkway. Follow McGowan for 1/2 mile to Hwy 65. Take Hwy 65 south for 1/2 mile. Turn right onto Forty Mile Road. The amphitheatre is the only hill on the horizon. From the East: Take Interstate 80 West to 65 North. Take 65 north to Forty Mile Road. Turn left on Forty Mile Road.
    "The roads out of the venue are improving with every visit there. If you're returning to Sac, try to get on the left road out of the venue (on the left side of the venue, facing the venue, as opposed to the right side exit) ... this route provides a shortcut and shaves 10-15 minutes getting back to Sac. I've yet to encounter traffic problems since that left exit opened up."

  • Driving distance from previous show: 479 miles

    Oct 31
    Shoreline Amphitheater
    San Francisco CA
    One Amphitheater Parkway
    Mountain View CA 94043
    (650) 967-3000 info ONLY - no tickets sold
  • Opening act: Supergrass
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/7 at 10am via Ticketmaster. 4 ticket limit pavilion, 8 ticket limit PER PERSON.
  • Capacity: 25,000 - outdoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: Shoreline Amphitheatre was designed and built by the late Bill Graham. It is a very cool venue to see a concert, and is regarded as one of the country's premier venues. The 'legend' goes that it was built "specifically for Deadheads." The lower half of the pavilion and the stage are covered by a canvas canopy. The upper half of the pavilion, and the lawn, are open. The seating area itself is surrounded by walkways and open spaces with food vendors and the like and places you can just hang out. Tip: head for a bathroom further away from the seating area, you'll walk farther but the lines will be shorter. Shoreline is built on a coastline. Once that sun goes down, it gets COLD. Bring warm clothes. Although it stayed relatively warm at last year's Bridge Benefit show on Halloween, folks on the lawn were happy they brought their warm gear. And bring rain gear, at least a poncho or something, just in case it drizzles.
  • Directions: Mountain View is in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, located between San Jose and San Francisco. It's about 10-20 minutes from San Jose, and 45 minutes-1 hour to San Francisco. (This is when there is no traffic, and there is almost always traffic in California.) Shoreline is right off Highway 101 in Mountain View. There are two exits: Amphitheatre Pkwy (Rengstorff Ave.) is the northernmost, Shoreline Blvd. is the southernmost. Follow the traffic east from either (take a left if you're coming from the north, a right if you're coming from the south). Tip: take the 2nd exit whichever direction you come from - that is, if you come from the south, drive past Shoreline to Amphitheatre, if you come from the North, drive past Amphitheatre to Shoreline. There are basically two parking choices: park at the venue in their lot, or in the area around the venue. At the venue, there is a new tiered parking system, with premium parking available for $20 in A lot, regular parking for $12 in B,C,D lot, and parking in the dirt E lot for $8. Around the venue, Shoreline is surrounded by office complexes, and you can safely park on any of the surrounding streets (NOT in the office parking lots) and then hoof it to the venue. You'll have a long walk there and a long walk back, but it's probably less time than waiting in the traffic jam to get out of the parking lot, and it's certainly cheaper. Once you make the turnoff from 101 and start heading towards the venue, pick a side street and just start looking. Get there early as this gets parked up early!

  • Driving distance from previous show: 160 miles

    Nov 2
    Rose Garden
    One Center Court
    Portland, OR
    (503) 797-9617 info ONLY - no tickets sold
  • Opening act: Supergrass
  • Ticket info: On sale 8/26 at 10am PDT via Ticketmaster; 8 ticket limit.
  • Capacity: approx. 22,000/Indoor
  • TM seating chart
  • Notes: The Rose Garden is a flexible, multi-purpose facility hosting a variety of events including NBA and college basketball, hockey, indoor soccer, etc.
  • Directions: From I-5 North or South, take one of the Rose Quarter Exits and follow signs. From I-84 Westbound, take Rose Quarter/Lloyd District Exit and continue straight, follow signs.
  • Driving distance from previous show: 668 miles

    Nov 3
    Idaho Center
    Boise ID

    PO Box 279
    Nampa ID 83653
    (208) 468-1000 Info; (208) 442-3312 Fax; (208) 442-3232 Tickets; (208)442-3232 Ticketline
  • Opening act: Supergrass
  • Ticket info: On sale 5/13 at 10:00am via Select-A Seat : (208) 442-3232
  • Capacity: 10,500 - indoor
  • Seating chart
  • Notes: "The Idaho Center is about 14 miles outside of Boise in a city called Nampa. I don't remember the exit number but the Idaho Center is right next to the turnoff practically in the middle of nowhere. It is extremely easy to find. There is a very big parking lot right next to it-free." "If you're flying it would probably be best to stay near the Boise Airport. Many different hotels and motels located down there, plus a Denny's for late night eating. Exit 53-Vista Ave."
  • Directions: "I have checked and the exit number for the Idaho Center is 38-Garrity Blvd, it also has "Idaho Center" at the bottom of the sign. Turn left after the exit if coming from west. You can't see the Idaho Center until you get onto the exit and down to the stoplight and turn left. The Idaho Center is maybe a half-mile/mile down the road. Once you are off the highway it is much easier to see because you've lost the hill that was blocking your view." See their web site here.
  • Driving distance from previous show: 432 miles

    Nov 5 & 6
    Key Arena
    1st Avenue N and N Harrison Street
    Seattle, WA
    (206) 684-7200 Info ONLY
  • Opening act: a band known for wearing socks
  • Ticket info:On sale 9/9 at 9am PDT through Ticketmaster.
  • Capacity: 17,000 / Indoor
  • TM chart Seating chart
  • Notes: On the grounds of the Seattle Center, the Sonics play here. Be sure to see the 5h Seattle Guide for more detailed information.
  • Directions: From I-5: Take Mercer Street exit and take right at light. Take left at next light onto Valley and follow into Broad. Take right on Denny then right on 1st Avenue.
  • Driving distance from previous show: 501 miles