Nine Inch Nails announced on Monday morning that they will perform at the Mad Cool Festival on July 12-14, 2018 in Madrid. There have been whispers that Pearl Jam are planning a summer 2018 European tour, and Bandalismo is reporting that Pearl Jam are also rumored to perform at the Mad Cool Festival. NIN are also rumored to be planning summer 2018 tour dates behind their EP’s Not The Actual Events and Add Violence.
Google Translated from Rockol:
Good news for next summer: One of the most beloved rock bands should return to our country. Pearl Jam is about to announce a European tour, and Italy should be included with three concerts: one in Milan / surroundings, one in the northeast and one in central Italy.
This is a rumor that Rockol has collected from different sources and we give you absolute preview. But, being an indiscretion, there is still no official confirmation. In these cases the conditional is obligatory, especially given the history of the group, which in the past has proven to change ideas at the last moment.
At Rockol it appears that the dates should be at the end of June, the date “Milanese” will be within the I-Days Festival which in 2017 hosted Radiohead and Linkin Park (but could move from Monza).
The other two dates, at Rockol, may be in the stadiums. For one of the two dates, another option that is evaluated is Florence Rocks (just like last year the Radioheads did twice in the two festivals).
The last Italian tour of Pearl Jam was in 2014: San Siro, and Trieste. The band had to return in 2016. But the dates (including the Roman one, communicated in advance by mistake from the local promoter) were canceled shortly before the official announcement. The same thing happened in 2012 with Eddie Vedder: Italian dates practically closed, and then canceled just before the announcement. Vedder has finally arrived last summer with three memorable concerts in Florence and Taormina.
In short, we wait for the official announcement, with all the details missing and not yet leaked.