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Pearl Jam streaming archival ‘No Code’ show to celebrate album’s 25th anniversary

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Pearl Jam has announced a concert stream to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band’s 1996 album, No Code.

The virtual event will showcase Eddie Vedder and company’s 2014 performance in Moline, Illinois, during which they performed No Code front-to-back. You can watch it for free premiering on the actual No Code release date — August 27 — via the concert streaming site Nugs.net.

No Code, Pearl Jam’s fourth studio album, had a much more experimental sound compared to the band’s opening trio of records, which was met with confusion by some fans and critics. It was also released amid PJ’s infamous legal battle with Ticketmaster, which affected their touring efforts.

Still, No Code was RIAA-certified Platinum and spawned the singles “Who You Are” and “Hail, Hail.”

By the way, if that August 27 release date sounds familiar, that may be because Pearl Jam’s iconic debut album Ten dropped on that same date, albeit five years earlier in 1991. While No Code is celebrating its 25th anniversary this coming August 27, Ten will be hitting the big 3-0.

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