Pearl Jam are getting into the festive spirit it seems, announcing the arrival of their classic holiday singles on streaming services.
Back in 1990, grunge icons Pearl Jam launched their ‘Ten Club’ organisation. A fan club at heart, the idea was “for the band to give back to their fans and create a community around Pearl Jam’s music.”
Before long, this fan club began to offer up some exclusive music to its members, with the first-ever Pearl Jam holiday single being released on December 31st, 1991.
Limited to just 1,500 copies at first, the Ten Club quickly grew in membership, and by 1993, 50,000 copies of their latest release had been pressed.
Of course, this wasn’t just a place for the band to share seasonal offcuts either. In fact, their 1998 single included a cover of Wayne Cochran’s ‘Last Kiss’, which would go on to top the Australian charts, and serving as one of their most popular singles.
Check out Pearl Jam’s cover of ‘Last Kiss’:
While 1994 saw the Ten Club taking a year off, 2017 was the last time a physical record was offered to fans, and last year saw the announcement that their iconic Christmas releases would be coming to an end.
“Pearl Jam and all of us at Ten Club appreciate the loyalty and dedication from our members,” the band explained. “It has been amazing to watch the fan club evolve over the years into the tight-knit community it is today, and we’re excited to see what the future holds.”
Now, after a bit of wondering, the group have revealed exactly what 2019 holds for their fans, announcing the 12 Days Of Pearl Jam campaign earlier today.
Launching on streaming services, the new venture sees the group releasing one of their classic Christmas songs each day online, with the songs serving as a seasonal playlist once it’s complete.
To kick things off, Pearl Jam shared their cover of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Someday At Christmas’, which served as the A-side to their 2004 Ten Club vinyl. It’s currently unclear what songs will follow in the coming days, but that’s half the fun!
In related news, Pearl Jam have also announced their first tour dates since 2018, with a run of European shows kicking off next June.
While it’s unknown when or if the band will return to Australia in the near future, we can only assume that they’re gearing up to release the follow-up to 2013’s Lightning Bolt sometime soon.