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walkunafraid
05-23-2012, 04:21 PM
From a historical perspective, it just seems inevitable. With Pearl Jam literally introducing Indio and the Polo Grounds to live music in 1993, it can (and has been argued) that without that show, Coachella may not even exist. They had the balls to stage the first ever rock concert on the Polo Grounds and managed to draw 25,000 fans, in the process proving that Indio is a viable place to host live music.

From GV's side, they'd be a major draw. The have one of the most devoted fan bases in the world and have no problem selling out large venues like Madison Square Garden or the Philly Spectrum (for multiple consecutive shows, at that). If they play, you know a large contingent of their fan base would show up. And they are one of the most respected live bands in the world, both by other artists and by knowledgeable observers. It's no stretch to see them as a Saturday headliner on par with Radiohead, Roger Waters, etc.

So...2013 will be the 20 year anniversary of the concert that started it all. On top of that, the band is rumored to be working on their next album, with a release of late 2012 or early 2013 a reasonable expectation. And, they are starting to pick up their touring schedule, with a number of festivals already on the horizon. That doesn't add up to a sure thing, of course, but even at this far-away stage I think it makes for pretty interesting speculation.

Goatchella
05-23-2012, 04:22 PM
Eddies better! signed!

kreutz2112
05-23-2012, 04:26 PM
http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?14089-I-m-predicting-Pearl-Jam-here-s-why

Coachella Bound
05-23-2012, 04:30 PM
His thread made sense then, makes even more sense now..... especially w/ the new album.

kreutz2112
05-23-2012, 04:33 PM
I wasn't disputing anything. Just observing. I am as on board for Pearl Jam as anyone else is.

kneuller
05-23-2012, 04:34 PM
http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?14089-I-m-predicting-Pearl-Jam-here-s-why

Deja vu

Neighborhood Creep
05-23-2012, 04:39 PM
Because Coachella needs someone who can sell tickets..

GuyInTucson
05-23-2012, 04:46 PM
I'm down. Signed.

Coachella Bound
05-23-2012, 04:49 PM
its good to see they're already being booked for a festival here in the states....

walkunafraid
05-23-2012, 04:52 PM
http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?14089-I-m-predicting-Pearl-Jam-here-s-why

Wow, blast from the past. 5 years ago. Nice find. I don't even remember writing that.

So, I was wrong for 15. But I feel strong about 20.

walkunafraid
05-23-2012, 05:06 PM
Because Coachella needs someone who can sell tickets..

Coachella 2013 will sell out with or without bands "who can sell tickets." But the most critical aspect of a festival's success is its ability to continuously draw buzz from the ticket-buying populace. The greater the buzz, the more in-demand the tickets, the better for the long term success of the festival.

Let's say GV says fuck it and fails to book any major, ticket-selling headliners this year. Sure, Coachella 2013 will still sell out. But tickets won't be in as great demand, scoring a ticket won't be looked upon with the same high regard, new festival-goers will be reduced, and the buzz will lose some of its luster. That would not bode well for future years.

Ticket-selling bands like Radiohead, Dre/Snoop, etc. are particularly critical to the health of the festival because they bring in new blood who wouldn't normally sacrifice 3 days / $350 to attend. A portion of these festival goers then become lovers of Coachella and future attendees, and the festival has grown in ways that it couldn't if the same old attendees just kept coming back year after year.

Of course, GV knows this, and that's why they will continuously pay top dollar for big-time, ticket-selling bands. It's just common sense, dude.

SlowMotionApocalypse
05-23-2012, 06:00 PM
I will be checking out the thumpety-thump in the Sahara tent

heart cooks brain
05-23-2012, 06:20 PM
I will be checking out the thumpety-thump in the Sahara tent

Yeah, I guess that makes sense.

nathanfairchild
05-23-2012, 06:57 PM
at first glance i assumed baily made this thread.

xuclarockerx
05-23-2012, 07:38 PM
http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?57694-OFFICIAL-PEARL-JAM-2013-THREAD&highlight=pearl

suprefan
05-23-2012, 09:09 PM
We dont give a shit. And its not happening.

mazzystareyes
05-24-2012, 09:53 AM
Ill scalp my pass if pearl jam is last years snoop or radiohead

Miroir Noir
05-24-2012, 09:54 AM
What?

SepaGroove
05-24-2012, 09:57 AM
Outkast - Daft Punk - Pearl Jam


Please god

SlowMotionApocalypse
05-24-2012, 09:58 AM
Hologram Andrew Wood!

GuyInTucson
05-24-2012, 10:21 AM
Ill scalp my pass if pearl jam is last years snoop or radiohead

I'll scalp you if you continue to make posts like these.

nick5745
05-24-2012, 10:38 AM
Pearl Jam, Tool, Daft Punk

SepaGroove
05-24-2012, 10:45 AM
Pearl Jam, Tool, Daft Punk

I'd be down with this too

aguadulce
05-24-2012, 10:46 AM
We dont give a shit. And its not happening.

Yes we do give a shit - and hope that it does happen.

Coachella Bound
05-24-2012, 11:08 AM
We dont give a shit. And its not happening.

after last years Coldplay rant im pretty sure saying things like "Its not happening" wont get you anywhere.....

nick5745
05-24-2012, 11:26 AM
We dont give a shit. And its not happening.

Bahaha this guy obviously speaks for everyone on this board! He KNOWS its not happening, so stop wasting your time hoping

kneuller
05-25-2012, 04:35 AM
Pearl Jam, Tool, Daft Punk

Yeah I like this better. I really want to see Pearl Jam next year at Coachella, but I hope they are not closing out the fest. It would just be anti-climactic.

Aikopua3
05-25-2012, 05:50 AM
I could see this happening

grichsgang
05-25-2012, 12:24 PM
A portion of these festival goers then become lovers of Coachella and future attendees, and the festival has grown in ways that it couldn't if the same old attendees just kept coming back year after year.

Of course, GV knows this, and that's why they will continuously pay top dollar for big-time, ticket-selling bands. It's just common sense, dude.

McCartney hooked me in 2009 and there's no way I'll miss another festival as long as I can get myself there.

Also, saw PJ at GG Polo in 1994. Great show until Eddie got sick in the middle and Neil Young came in from the bullpen and played Cortez the Killer with the rest of the band.

kreutz2112
05-25-2012, 12:30 PM
Pearl Jam, Tool, Bjork

fixed.

Nealocus
05-25-2012, 12:45 PM
I'll scalp you if you continue to make posts like these.

Gosh you're so tough.

baily
05-26-2012, 11:37 PM
They are now doing festivals more so than in the past...I could see this happening.

I'd be going to both weekends for sure then

Womp Wobble
06-01-2012, 06:47 PM
From a historical perspective, it just seems inevitable. With Pearl Jam literally introducing Indio and the Polo Grounds to live music in 1993, it can (and has been argued) that without that show, Coachella may not even exist. They had the balls to stage the first ever rock concert on the Polo Grounds and managed to draw 25,000 fans, in the process proving that Indio is a viable place to host live music.

From GV's side, they'd be a major draw. The have one of the most devoted fan bases in the world and have no problem selling out large venues like Madison Square Garden or the Philly Spectrum (for multiple consecutive shows, at that). If they play, you know a large contingent of their fan base would show up. And they are one of the most respected live bands in the world, both by other artists and by knowledgeable observers. It's no stretch to see them as a Saturday headliner on par with Radiohead, Roger Waters, etc.

So...2013 will be the 20 year anniversary of the concert that started it all. On top of that, the band is rumored to be working on their next album, with a release of late 2012 or early 2013 a reasonable expectation. And, they are starting to pick up their touring schedule, with a number of festivals already on the horizon. That doesn't add up to a sure thing, of course, but even at this far-away stage I think it makes for pretty interesting speculation.

I have been pondering this for years. hope it happens. if they come, make sure you throw your shoes at eddie vedder :rolleyes:rolleyes. thats what happened last time he was in indio.

brycerosen
06-04-2012, 02:28 PM
Stevie Wonder - Daft Punk - Pearl Jam

Coachella Bound
08-25-2012, 07:12 AM
they will play.....

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Dede' Arneaux
08-27-2012, 01:05 PM
Hope so, the sods haven't been en Ecosse since 2000 :nono

Coachella Bound
08-27-2012, 04:41 PM
by the end of October it should all but be confirmed....

Womp Wobble
09-04-2012, 10:40 PM
They will be there.


look at eddie vedders expression at 36 seconds.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3r9KWth84Y

Womp Wobble
09-04-2012, 10:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_jF_2YwpoM

SFtoCoachella
01-22-2013, 10:11 AM
They are playing Lollapalooza Chile on 4/6/13 and nothing after that....are they headlining?
http://pearljam.com/tour

IamTheWalrusVPz
01-22-2013, 10:43 AM
Outkast - Daft Punk - Pearl Jam


Please god



Yes all three!!! I loveeee pearl jam!!!!

cuauhtemoc723
01-22-2013, 11:20 AM
1. From a historical perspective, it just seems inevitable...
2. From GV's side, they'd be a major draw.
3. It's no stretch to see them as a Saturday headliner on par with Radiohead, Roger Waters, etc.
4. So...2013 will be the 20 year anniversary of the concert that started it all.
5. On top of that, the band is rumored to be working on their next album
6. And, they are starting to pick up their touring schedule, with a number of festivals already on the horizon. That doesn't add up to a sure thin

1. agreed. whether people are fan of PJ or not, this is true.
2. bands don't really need to be a major draw, in my opinion. if anything, coachella gives them that "bump." the black keys was playing medium sized venues when they sub-headlined and began to sell out arenas after they headlined. i honestly did not think that the killers were worthy of headlining, and they did. coachella is going to sell out regardless of who's headlining. it's become that type of event.
3. agreed. they're known for their endless sets.
4. great point. even more reason.
5. PJ releases albums every other year. In their 20 year career, they've released 9 albums (and are about to release one sometime this year).
6.
They are playing Lollapalooza Chile on 4/6/13 and nothing after that....are they headlining?
http://pearljam.com/tour

i would totally welcome them.

TomAz
01-22-2013, 11:57 AM
From a historical perspective, it just seems inevitable. With Pearl Jam literally introducing Indio and the Polo Grounds to live music in 1993, it can (and has been argued) that without that show, Coachella may not even exist. They had the balls to stage the first ever rock concert on the Polo Grounds and managed to draw 25,000 fans, in the process proving that Indio is a viable place to host live music.

From GV's side, they'd be a major draw. The have one of the most devoted fan bases in the world and have no problem selling out large venues like Madison Square Garden or the Philly Spectrum (for multiple consecutive shows, at that). If they play, you know a large contingent of their fan base would show up. And they are one of the most respected live bands in the world, both by other artists and by knowledgeable observers. It's no stretch to see them as a Saturday headliner on par with Radiohead, Roger Waters, etc.

So...2013 will be the 20 year anniversary of the concert that started it all. On top of that, the band is rumored to be working on their next album, with a release of late 2012 or early 2013 a reasonable expectation. And, they are starting to pick up their touring schedule, with a number of festivals already on the horizon. That doesn't add up to a sure thing, of course, but even at this far-away stage I think it makes for pretty interesting speculation.

Other than the 20th anniversary blah blah, your entire argument is based on facts (stipulated, for now) that were equally true in 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, etc etc. And yet PJ did not play those years. So, the only real differentiator is this 20th anniversary thing, which really seems more like wishful thinking on your part than anything compelling.

So, it probably ain't gonna happen.

Coachella Bound
01-22-2013, 12:25 PM
The fact that they're randomly playing 3 festivals a few weeks before Coachella doesnt hurt the speculation.....

br_sd0719
01-22-2013, 12:28 PM
it looks like they are playing wrigley field in chigago sometime soon

they are teasing an announcement on twitter with the hastag #staytuned

so maybe not coachella

The Creeper
01-22-2013, 01:02 PM
Theyre headlining Friday.

dancedancedance
01-22-2013, 01:13 PM
I wish this could come true! Reminiscing about my Seattle grunge days...sigh

Sexecutioner
01-22-2013, 01:16 PM
I am beginning to think GV hates PJ or something. I have pretty much given up on them playing here, ever.

DaFunkyPrecedent
01-23-2013, 09:12 AM
This makes tons of sense...Pearl Jam is gonna tour in the summer of 2013 - playing ballparks or some shit...but this will be the best way to roll into that tour with a ton of steam.

Now that the Stones are out, this only makes sense.

Coachella Bound
01-23-2013, 09:15 AM
Hey DaFunk! Shout out to Durango, CO.... spent New Years eve there last year and its an amazing town.

RODGERRAMJET
01-23-2013, 09:16 AM
I'd rather have Soundgarden. Or Screaming Trees. Your mileage may vary.

TomAz
01-23-2013, 09:37 AM
I am beginning to think GV hates PJ or something. I have pretty much given up on them playing here, ever.

I thought it was PJ hates GV?

SlowMotionApocalypse
01-23-2013, 09:50 AM
This makes tons of sense...Pearl Jam is gonna tour in the summer of 2013 - playing ballparks or some shit...but this will be the best way to roll into that tour with a ton of steam.

Now that the Stones are out, this only makes sense.

The Stones were never in.

But I would say Pearl Jam would be a realistic proposition right now.