Monday, April 24, 2006
Pearl Jam out.
Tom from Austinist emailed me this morning to let me know that Pearl Jam has announced European dates that will keep them from playing the festival this year.
Tom also informs me that with Pearl Jam being a no go, he is casting his ballot for a certain purple-clad Minnesotian.
It would be great for ACL, a major headliner that is not a repeat from recent editions of Bonnaroo or Coachella.
But, I am not going to get my hopes up.
If those artists don't show up on the schedule. It won't be because somebody like Prince, George Clinton, Stevie Wonder, or Earth, Wind and Fire happen to be on the bill.
Anyways, sorry to bother but any chance you can shed light on why he is rumoured to be playing? It'd be nice to know how serious Tom's suggestions are.
Prince is also plotting a late summer, early fall US arena tour, so again, it's just a guess based on the big 'arena filling' names that will actually be on tour during that time.
Other candidates are Dave Matthews (ugh), Crosby Stills Nash & Young, and Radiohead.
DMB looks obvious though, but Radiohead is a long shot (said to be no by promoter Attal)
It looks like DMB will be this years "Jam Band." How unfortunate, hes almost worse than Widespread Panic was last year.
I don't think ACL is worried about getting an arena filler. At the rate things are going this festival will sell out before the lineup is officially announced.
I agree, the schedule gets your mind thinking. In terms forecasting their probability of playing, I would put my money on CSN&Y rather than many of the other names being discussed (outside of Dave Matthews Band who is almost a sure thing).
The Allman Brothers, though, seem more likely, they're on tour, with dates scheduled until the first days of September, with no Texas dates on the map.
agreed- DMB has a HUGE following. at least his jams aren't 47 mins long like widespread's. boredom. i could take a nap and wake up and it'd still be the same lame song.
Prince would be great. beyond great. a wonderful freaky addition that would be even more perfect because it makes no sense. :) i just don't think he'd play ACL. and i think he would melt in the heat. but man would i love to see him on the lineup. "Black Sweat" over any jam band vertigo moment any day.
Chances are, they are going to do additional nights in Chicago.
I wonder if the delay was ACL related.
give me clap your hands say yeah
and wolf parade
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