In celebration of the band’s legendary sold out performances at Wrigley Field on August 20 and 22, 2016 during the Chicago Cubs historic World Series championship season, Pearl Jam is set to release the documentary film Let’s Play Two and accompanying soundtrack album. Chicago is Eddie Vedder’s hometown and Pearl Jam has forged a relationship with the city, the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field that is unparalleled in the world of sports and music.
Let’s Play Two is directed by renowned director/photographer Danny Clinch and produced by Monkeywrench Productions, Tourgigs Productions, Universal Music Publishing Group, Republic Records, Fox Sports and Major League Baseball in collaboration with Milkt Films and Polygram Entertainment.
From Ten to Lightning Bolt, the feature film shuffles through Pearl Jam’s ever-growing catalog of originals and covers, spanning the band's 25-year career. Through the eyes of Clinch and the voice of Pearl Jam, the film showcases the journey of the special relationship using the past and present of both the band and the Chicago Cubs through the music, the sweat and the eternal hopes of being both a Cubs fan and Pearl Jam fan.
“In my films and photographs, I love to explore the relationship between a band, their fans and the location,” said Clinch. “When it happens that the main characters of your film are Pearl Jam, the Chicago Cubs, their fans, and Wrigley Field during a historic moment, you know it’s going to be epic. Our instincts were correct to follow the story and it took us to a historic Game 7 of the World Series ending a 108-year drought for the Cubs. I have learned to welcome the unexpected and it always pays off if you’re ready for it.”
Serving as the film’s theatrical premiere, Ten Club will host special members-only screenings of Let’s Play Two at Metro in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood on September 27 and 28. In partnership with Abramorama, Let’s Play Two will then enjoy worldwide theatrical engagements in select markets starting on September 29 in addition to special one night only theatrical events beginning on October 3. The soundtrack and home video of the film will be released globally by Republic Records, with the soundtrack released simultaneous to the film on September 29 and home video following with a release on November 17.