A day after releasing their latest studio album, the rock veterans of Pearl Jam will hit the road for a brief tour of the U.S. The outing kicks off in the band’s hometown of Seattle, WA, with a two-night stand on September 21 and 22.

Other stops on the trek are set for September 1 and October 1, 6 and 7 at Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, CA; October 9 at Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA; and October 28 and 30 at the Spectrum Arena in Philadelphia, PA. Ben Harper and Relentless7 are supporting all new dates on the West Coast.

Members of the Pearl Jam fan group Ten Club can access presales starting July 13 in Seattle, July 14 in Los Angeles, and July 15 in San Diego and Philadelphia. All presales will close by 5 p.m. (PT) on July 16.

Ticket sales will open to the public on July 17 in Philadelphia through ComcastTix. The remaining general onsales Diego begin July 18 and will be handled by Ticketmaster.

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Pearl Jam will release its ninth studio album “Backspacer” on September 20. The group is self-releasing the title exclusively through Target retail stores, and its first single “The Fixer” hits the radio on July 20.

Though the band’s latest itinerary update will hit only four U.S. cities, significant gaps in the early fall schedule could indicate more performance dates on the horizon. Pearl Jam’s official Web site notes only that “potential additional dates” and ticketing information may be announced.

The fall concerts trail several previously announced headline shows for the iconic grunge rock band.

Pearl Jam’s first show of the year will be August 8 at the 2009 Virgin Festival in Calgary, AB, followed by summer concerts in Toronto, ON, and in Chicago, IL. The iconic grunge rock group was also previously confirmed as a headliner at this year’s Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco on August 28, as well as at the 2009 Austin City Limits Festival on October 4 in Austin, TX.

Pearl Jam debuted in 1991 with “Ten,” an album that cemented grunge rock in the American consciousness and blasted its way to the top of radio charts with hit singles like “Alive,” “Evenflow” and “Jeremy.” Since then, the band has become an in-demand live act and a chart-topping blockbuster. In the U.S. alone, Pearl Jam has sold more than 31 million records and earned numerous Gold and multi-Platinum certifications.

In recent years, frontman and rock icon Eddie Vedder has broken away from the band on several occasions to work on his solo career. He recently completed his second solo tour of the U.S., a one-month venture that ran from June through early July.

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Pearl Jam itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

August 8 Calgary, AB Virgin Festival
August 21 Toronto, ON The Molson Amphitheatre
August 23 – 24 Chicago, IL United Center
August 28 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
September 21 – 22 Seattle, WA Key Arena
Sept. 30, Oct. 1 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
October 4 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 6 – 7 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
October 9 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
October 28, 30 Philadelphia, PA Spectrum