Grunge rockers Pearl Jam indicated in a Q&A session with the Scottish magazine Daily Record yesterday that they were interested in playing in Iceland. The band members revealed their interest in Iceland when asked about their favorite places to tour.
“We’ve only been to South America once but that was pretty phenomenal. The countries in Europe that have a real similar vibe to South America are Spain and Italy. We had a great tour of Canada in 2005 incredible [sic]. It’s cool to know there are still places that we haven’t played. We haven’t played Alaska, we haven’t played Iceland, and we really need to get back to Finland because we played a show there in 93 with Neil Young that was not the best,” said bassist Jeff Ament.
Pearl Jam is currently recording a new studio album which they will follow up with a world tour. Ísleifur B. Thórhallsson, managing director of Concert, which organizes concerts in Iceland, told Fréttabladid that he is not working on bringing Pearl Jam to Iceland although such declarations always spark interest.
“However, it is incredibly difficult to consider such big players when the financial world is absolutely frozen. We have sort of accepted that all foreign artists are off the table this year,” Thórhallsson said, although he would not rule anything out.