Over the past few years Pearl Jam has catered to their international audience by touring through Europe, South America, Canada and Australia. American gigs have become more rare, with last summer’s PJ20 concerts at Alpine Valley marking the band’s only U.S. performances of 2011. So far in 2012, Pearl Jam has announced an extensive European Tour, but until today haven’t set any U.S. dates. This morning the Eddie Vedder-led group revealed their participation in the third annual DeLuna Fest, which takes place from September 21 – 23 in Pensacola Beach, Florida.
DeLuna, the “other” festival on the Gulf Coast, has rebounded from a sophomore slump in which headliner Linkin Park canceled their appearance shortly before the 2011 edition of the fest, by presenting a varied lineup headlined by major draws Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters in 2012. Florence and the Machine, Band of Horses, Ben Folds Five, Guided By Voices, Dumpstaphunk, Anders Osborne, The Wood Brothers and Bad Brains are handful of the many other acts set to play DeLuna 2012, with a third headliner to be announced soon. Tickets for DeLuna are on sale now.
But let’s get back to Pearl Jam and the small print within the DeLuna item on the band’s website…
As a head’s up to Ten Club members — we expect to make an additional concert announcement in the next week. Due to embargoes, we can’t say much more just yet.
Sure looks like DeLuna won’t be the only U.S. festival Pearl Jam will play this year. Another clue comes from DeLuna booking manager Gus Brandt, who told al.com, “Pearl Jam is a band that doesn’t do anything that they don’t want to do, I think they’re only doing two shows in America this year, so for DeLuna Fest to be one of them is a big deal.” Stay tuned!