Pearl Jam Confirms They Will Celebrate 25th Anniversary With 2016 Tour
Pearl Jam bassist, Jeff Ament, along with the band's manager, Kelly Curtis, confirmed Friday (Dec. 11) that the world-renowned rock icons will tour again in 2016, most likely to celebrate their 25th anniversary as a band.
During the Twitter Q&A, Curtis revealed that a tour will definitely take place in 2016, the dates of which are to be announced as soon as the beginning of the New Year. He also mentioned the band's 25th anniversary, saying that something additional is in the works to help them celebrate, however, he did not elaborate at the time.
As pointed out by NME, Pearl Jam last celebrated a milestone on their 20th anniversary in 2011, which was also accompanied by the PJ20 tour spanning North and Latin America and consisted of a two-day festival and a wide range of opening acts from Queens of the Stone Age to The Strokes.
If you're looking to see the band in October, however, you're going to have to change your plans. After The Chicago Cubs' recent division win, the band's frontman. Eddie Vedder (who is a Cubs superfan), stated: "It's been a surprise... we're touring and I have to leave before the World Series, we go down to South America. All I'm saying is that, the next few years, we're not going to play in October. This year I didn't think I'd have to worry about it!" The Cubs, however, later went on to lose the NLCS division championship to the New York Mets.
More details on the band's forthcoming 2016 tour are sure to follow, but for now, watch their 2010 performance of the classic track, "Better Man," at Madison Square Garden and get a taste for what you might witness at one of the shows.