Soundgarden And Pearl Jam To Tour Together?

The grunge behemoths may be heading out on the road together in 2013.

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It could end up being a bumper week for Soundgarden fans. Not only has the band announced more details for, "King Animal", their first album of new material in sixteen years, but there is now speculation that Chris Cornell and co may be gearing up for a major tour with fellow grunge legends Pearl Jam.

As Classic Rock notes, speculation of the tour has come from Radar Music, who have been trying to make sense out of drummer Matt Cameron's dual commitment to both bands:

"Matt has confirmed on multiple occasions that he's not leaving Pearl Jam, and that he's committed to Soundgarden. If he is staying on with both, it could mean only one thing: a Soundgarden and Pearl Jam world tour".

The station went on to note that Pearl Jam are also scheduled to release an album in the upcoming months, which would facilitate their need to tour:

"However we were still missing a key ingredient a new Pearl Jam album. The tour could only take place if that was on the cards. Cue guitarist Jeff Ament confirming this month that they're half-way through, and on track for an early 2013 release.

Then it all made sense. Soundgarden weren't just fine-tuning King Animal. They were waiting on their brother band to finish things up".

"Soundgarden release their album, fans go ballistic, rock'n'roll reigns again. A few months later Pearl Jam's new album comes out, and while at the height the tour will be announced for mid-2013. When tickets go on sale it'll be mayhem".

Of course, this is all just rumors and speculation at the present time, but nonetheless, the prospect of a Soundgarden/Pearl Jam tour (the Pearlgarden tour? The Soundjam tour?) has as salivating...

Want to see the two grunge giants team up? Let us know in the comments...

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    Now we just need Alice in Chains to join them.
    And revive Kurt Cobain!
    We all wish he was still here, but he's not. If they DO do anything with a full "big 4 of grunge", they should get Dave and Krist (,and Pat) in on this too, and then find a good vocalist (Gavin Rossdale?).
    do a melvins, alice in chains, soundgarden and pearl jam, call it big 4 of grunge
    I need to stop forgetting about the Melvins =( I'd say the only true "big 4 of grunge" is Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam. As much as I like the Melvins, they aren't anywhere NEAR as well known as Nirvana nowadays. Get Dave and Krist (and Pat) back there and they could kick some serious ass onstage.
    I don't care how far I will have to travel, or how much I will have to pay... I'm going to at least one of these shows if it happens.
    Danjo's Guitar
    The hype on this tour is gonna be ridiculous, because I've already been watching for the anouncement of Soundgarden's tour for half a year now.
    If they added Alice in Chains to the gig, I would not go due to fear of jizzing in my pants constantly. On a side note I'm about to go see PJ in Atlanta in a few days and the day before , Foo Fighters are playing! What a sweet lineup!
    And now I seriously want to see both bands live... It'd be awesome if Alice In Chains and Mudhoney joined them too :3 Then we'd have a Alice Mudgarden "reunion" as well So they can get together and play Right Turn Or have em play Hey Baby (Land Of The New Rising Sun) as M.A.C.C
    The radio station that posted this should also note that Jeff Ament is the BASSIST.
    and get rhcp Janes addiction stp and maybe even green day (+many others) to form a mega tour calleed we were part of the last decade to make good music...the 90s
    Oh man, I can only hope they hit somewhere in New Mexico (I live very close by in Texas but I have to face the facts that no big act will come to my town).
    twenty bucks says they go to Dallas, San Antonio, or Austin (or all of the above) and duuuude it'd so be worth it to drive out here.
    Oh man,best concert ever- with a TOTD encore every night! Please come to Australia!!!
    I'm in, but this sounds expensive, so I will be kidnapping small children, and selling them on the black market to pay for this. Pm if interested.