Pearl Jam and Verizon Launch Mobile Bootleg App for Blackberry

October 20th, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

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Pearl Jam and Verizon have teamed up to launch a new mobile app that will allow Blackberry Tour users to download three live tracks from each of the remaining shows on the band’s current Backspacer tour, which concludes November 29th in Christchurch, New Zealand (check out the full list of dates below). The app will also offer up wallpaper and more goodies to PJ fans and is the first of its kind for the Blackberry Tour. If you love Pearl Jam, have Verizon and stash a Blackberry Tour in your pocket, text “PJ” to “5509″ to grab the app.

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“Pearl Jam is always looking for new and innovative ways to connect their fans with their most valuable asset — the live performance,” the band’s Ten Club manager Tim Bierman said in a press release, adding the app will help the band “expand our mobile bootleg program into new territory.”

As Rolling Stone reported last year, Pearl Jam and Verizon previously launched a similar bootleg plan to showcase three highlights from each show on the band’s 2008 U.S. tour through Verizon’s VCast system, including one free downloadable song from each show. Pearl Jam and Verizon also teamed in the weeks leading up to Backspacer to exclusively offer up and preview tracks from the album as ringtones.

Remaining Pearl Jam tour dates:

Oct. 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Wachovia Spectrum
Oct. 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Wachovia Spectrum
Oct. 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Wachovia Spectrum
Oct. 31 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Wachovia Spectrum
Nov. 14 – Perth, Australia @ ME Bank Stadium
Nov. 17 – Adelaide, Australia @ Adelaide Oval
Nov. 20 – Melbourne, Australia @ Etihad Stadium

Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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