Pearl Jam has announced a limited run of South and Central American tour dates, which doesn't exactly come as a surprise as the group is almost constantly touring. This will be its first set of dates on the continent since, uh, 2013. It will, however, be the band's first stop down there since it released Lightning Bolt during October of that year (from Consequence of Sound).
It may not have been two years since the last time the group was in South America, but it will have been by the time it finally gets down there. The tour dates won't begin until early November in Chile, and the group will also make stops in Brazil and Mexico.
11/04: Santiago, Chile @ Estadio Nacional
11/11: Porto Alegre, Brazil @ Arena do Gremio
11/14: Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Estadio do Morumbi
11/17: Brasilia, Brazil @ Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha
11/20: Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Estadio Mineirao
11/22: Rio de Janerio, BR @ Estadio Maracana
11/28: Mexico City @ Foro Sol Stadium
Despite touring South America more actively than most American bands, the slew of dates are more relevant than they might seem. Although Pearl Jam is an extremely active touring group, as aforementioned, the Latin American dates will be the first group's first gigs since it wrapped up its Lighting Bolt tour during October, 2014. That marks a rather lengthy gap for the band, and one has to wonder if it has any festival dates waiting to be announced for later in the summer. If not, the band could be looking at starting up another round of American shows, which its loyal fan base will be excited to know.
A suggestion: If the band's website is to be believed, it hasn't toured in Asia proper since 2003, and just Japan at that. Look East, and not just to Australia!