Pearl Jam confirms Lollapalooza appearance


NEW YORK - Pearl Jam's only scheduled U.S. show of 2007 will be on the final night of the annual Lollapalooza festival at Chicago's Grant Park on August 5.

The Seattle band confirmed its previously reported appearance at the event on its Web site ( Lollapalooza organizers will announce the rest of the lineup April 12.

Pearl Jam will begin a three-week European tour June 8 in Lisbon, encompassing a mix of headlining and festival shows.

Beforehand, guitarist Mike McCready and his U.F.O. tribute band Flight To Mars will play at Seattle's Showbox on Saturday as part of the fifth annual Crohn's & Colitis Association benefit, while frontman Eddie Vedder and keyboardist Boom Gaspar will play Jack Johnson's Kokua benefit in Honolulu on April 21-22.