Pearl Jam is planning more touring for 2016 as well as a special 25th anniversary celebration for its debut album, Ten, according to a Twitter chat held by bassist Jeff Ament and band manager Kelly Curtis.
Curtis confirmed during the session that, "We will be announcing tour dates the first part of the year," and when asked if recent terrorist activity impacted on Pearl Jam's plans responded that, "No, music prevails everywhere."
Fan rumors online are guessing the shows will take place during the spring, most likely in April and May, but nothing has been confirmed yet. Curtis also said that the group members are "always in and out of the studio writing," though Ament said nothing had been recorded for a next album.
As for the 25th anniversary of Ten, Curtis only confirmed that there will be some commemoration but he "can't say anything yet."
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.