A new interview with Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready aired recently on Pearl Jam Radio, in which he addressed a number of pressing questions from fans, including rumours of an upcoming tour and any plans to release an album this year.
Alternative Nation transcribed the juicy bits. When asked about the possibility of playing some gigs, McCready said:
“I can neither confirm nor deny any of that Rob, you know how that works. Something will happen. We realize that it’s the 25 year anniversary for a few things in our camp, that could be celebrated in some way.
“Regarding an album, McCready said: “We don’t have any new material as of yet. We’ve done some demos over the last year, in terms of things that are finished, no. But we’re always writing stuff, and we’re always in that mode of talking to each other, going over to each other’s houses, going to the studio.
“He continued: “We do stuff, but it’s just more organic, it’s not like ‘okay from here to here, we’re doing this then we’re doing the record.’ We’re not planning anything as of this year, or next year, right now, of new stuff, but know that there always will be new stuff, because we write together.
“In December, Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and manager Kelly Curtis participated in a Twitter Q&A session, in which they confirmed that Pearl Jam will tour North America in 2016. According to Alternative Nation, the first round of dates to be announced at the beginning of the year. Although a rumoured list of April and May dates focusing on the East Coast and South surfaced two months ago, Curtis did not confirm any shows.