Pearl Jam Confirm Plans for 2016 North American Tour
Earlier this year, bassist Jeff Ament said Pearl Jam would “probably try and get another record going in the next year,” effectively landing the band on our list of the most anticipated albums of 2016. In a Twitter Q&A, Ament and band manager Kelly Curtis didn’t offer much more information about that album, but they did confirm they have plans for a 2016 North American tour.
“We will announce tour dates first part of the year,” Curtis said (via Alternative Nation). While Ament and Curtis couldn't give away any specific dates or locations, when a fan asked if the band would come to Canada in 2016, Ament replied, “Of course.”
Curtis also revealed Eddie Vedder and company have special plans to celebrate their 25th anniversary but couldn’t share any of the details. For their 20th anniversary, the band held the two-day Pearl Jam Twenty festival in Wisconsin and played a string of dates in Canada.
As for that new album, all Curtis would say is the band is “always in and out of the studio and constantly writing.” Ament noted they haven't recorded anything yet. Pearl Jam dropped their most recent album Lightning Bolt in 2013.
And while Coldplay are on deck to play the next Super Bowl, there are certainly Pearl Jam devotees who would like to see the Seattle alt-rockers as halftime headliners. “Never say never, but…,” Ament tweeted in response. Curtis meanwhile alluded the band would only be on board if the Super Bowl was held in their hometown: “Ask me in 10 years OR if the Superbowl is ever in Seattle.”