Pearl Jam will tour the US next year, as bassist Jeff Ament and band manager Kelly Curtis confirmed in a Twitter Q&A with fans last week. Among those scheduled dates will be a headlining set at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Consequence of Sound has learned.
According to two industry sources with knowledge of the band’s plans, Pearl Jam will return to Manchester, Tennessee for their first appearance at the festival since 2008. Next year’s edition is set for June 9th – 12th at Manchester’s Great Stage Park.
Reached for comment, a representative for Bonnaroo could neither confirm nor deny our report.
Bonnaroo isn’t expected to announce its 2016 lineup until early next year, however, the festival has begun to tease some of the scheduled acts via a series of #RooClue postings to Instagram. Artists including Blood Orange, Lucius, and Jason Isbell appear to be answers for hints released so far.
Below, watch video of Pearl Jam performing “Better Man” during their previous Bonnaroo appearance in 2008.