Pearl Jam To Anchor Third Chicago Lollapalooza
Pearl Jam will return to its Lollapalooza roots by serving as one of the headliners for the 2007 edition of the event, which will be held Aug. 3-5 in the city's Grant Park.Pearl Jam will return to its Lollapalooza roots by serving as one of the headliners for the 2007 edition of the event, which will be held Aug. 3-5 in the city's Grant Park. The news was first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times and confirmed by sources to Billboard.com.
Pearl Jam's rise to fame was cemented by its performances on the 1992 Lollapalooza tour, which was concurrent with the ascent of its debut album, "Ten." Frontman Eddie Vedder hails from the Chicago suburb Evanston and has frequently made special appearances solo and with the band in the Windy City.
The Lollapalooza date is expected to be part of a handful of North American shows on the back of a previously announced European tour that begins June 8 in Lisbon.
As previously reported, Pearl Jam, which toured extensively last year in support of its self-titled debut for J Records, will release a new cover of the Who's "Love Reign O'er Me" in the upcoming Adam Sandler film "Reign Over Me." The song was also featured on the band's annual holiday single for fan club members.
The full Lollapalooza lineup isn't expected to be announced for several weeks.