I have been a Pearl Jam fan since 1992 and a member of the fan club since 1993. I have been to 60 shows across seven countries over the last 25 years. I say this not as a "brag" nor out of a sense of "entitlement" to anything (as the band has given us a ton of the years), but rather just as background...Over the last five years, there has been an increased craziness over PJ merchandise - "flippers" and resellers have been buying up PJ Merch in droves and making it nearly impossible for true fans to be able purchase Merch at shows. This issue, in my opinion, reached its pinnacle during the current (2018) tour across Europe. Folks attempting to purchase merchandise lined up outside the merchandise tent in Prague, Krakow, Berlin, etc., up to 12 hours before the show. We saw firsthand fans that waited for hours and hours (early enough to be the 20th person in line) and still NOT get the merchandise the came for due to flippers and resellers purchasing 50-60 items each and immediately posting them online for profits of 10-20x the original sale price. In particular, Pearl Jam show posters, the most coveted of merchandise, has become nearly impossible for fans to obtain.
Pearl Jam has always been a band that has gone above and beyond for their fans - keeping ticket prices fair and available for fan club members, and releasing professional quality recordings of every concert.
Pearl Jam show posters, the most coveted Merch from each show, has now become nearly impossible for the most dedicated fans to obtain. The goal of this petition is simple - we ask Pearl Jam to do for show posters what they have done for live concert bootlegs - make them readily available for all fans at an affordable price.
We know this is a very achievable ask of the band. In fact, during the 2009 tour all fan club members where given the option to pre-purchase a show poster at the time of their ticket purchase.
We ask that the band return to these (or similar) practices that will allow ample poster inventory to all PJ fans!!
Please sign your name (and your fan club number if applicable) to this petition and we will submit this to the band in writing ASAP!