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SAMSUNGPearl Jam fans cleared out Wrigley Field Friday night when a brief storm hit.

The fans were asked to clear the field and congregate in the concourses until further notice, according to attendees of the concert.

Fans say the band played five or six songs when Eddie came out and said there would be a “Delay of 30 minutes.”

The concert was delayed for over an hour just after 10:00 p.m. but people continued to wait patiently for the concert to resume, some spilling into nearby bars.

The Phish concert at Northerly Island was also cut short Friday night due to the weather.

The bands took to twitter to keep fans informed.

Thousands of people  lined up outside Wrigley Field Friday for the Pearl Jam concert.

The rock band is taking over the friendly confines for one night only.  The group is touring in support of a soon-to-be released album.

They have some deep-rooted Chicago connections. Front man Eddie Vedder is an Evanston native and a huge Cubs fan.

Friday is a big night for outdoor concerts in Chicagoland, with the Pitchfork Festival at Union Park, Sheryl Crow playing Ravinia and Phish at Northerly Island.

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Chicago police are issuing a warning to would-be Pearl Jam concert goers after reports of counterfeit tickets being sold online.

According to a police alert, there have been “several cases” of counterfeit tickets sold via social media sites or online classified sites: “After the victim has made the transaction they discover the tickets are counterfeit. “

A sergeant from the CPD Financial Crimes Unit tells WGN the sellers are advertising primarily through Craigslist, although there are other sites involved. In many cases the tickets are being sold on the South Side near the IIT campus.  There is no evidence students there are any way involved.

The sergeant said police are also getting complaints about next month’s Lollapalooza festival.

Police advise people to only buy tickets from a reputable ticket broker or from the venue itself and to not buy tickets off the street.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Financial Crimes Unit at (312) 746-9661.

It has been confirmed that Pearl Jam will have a concert at Wrigley Field this summer.

The band tweeted Wednesday morning, “IT’S OFFICIAL: Pearl Jam will be playing at Wrigley Field. Will you be there?”

The concert will be Friday, July 19.

Tickets go on sale February 9 at 10 a.m. according to concert promoter Live Nation. Tickets will be available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-800-THE-CUBS.

Tickets will not be available at the Wrigley Field Box Office.

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