Pearl Jam headlining Bonnaroo 2016


Pearl Jam Memphis 2014
Eddie Vedder during Pearl Jam's show at FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn. on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2014. (MTSU Sidelines/John Connor Coulson)

While we won’t find out the full Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival lineup until tonight on Conan, Pearl Jam has confirmed they will be headlining this year’s festival.

As was spotted by Pitchfork, Pearl Jam has announced a full tour docket, including a stop at the Manchester, Tennessee festival. Which day they’ll be headlining has not been confirmed. The tour sees Eddie Vedder and company playing 22 shows in 18 cities with stops at arenas and baseball stadiums such as Madison Square Garden, Fenway Park and Wrigley Field. They’ll also play the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in April.

Whether they’ll be releasing any new material to coincide with the tour has yet to be announced. In 2014, the group played a short jaunt of U.S. dates in support of 2013’s Lightning Bolt, which included a stop in Memphis, Tennessee.

This will be Pearl Jam’s second time at Bonnaroo, with their 2008 performance being notable for its infamous long set time that caused Kanye West to angrily push his performance to the daylight hours the next morning. The backlash has primarily been on West’s front with the rapper ranting about the incident during his 2014 return to “The Farm,” and Bonnaroovians turning the phrase “F— Kanye” into a festival meme, of sorts.

Check out a video announcing the tour and our photos from Pearl Jam’s 2013 show in Memphis:

For our full archive of Bonnaroo coverage, click here.

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