Fox Sports reckons that code is trying to snag the grunge rock giants for the Big Decider on 1st October, with a spokesperson for the League saying they’re “close to confirming” this year’s headline act.
Homegrown guitar-slinger Keith Urban of course did the honours at last year’s season-ending blockbuster, which saw the Cronulla Sharks down the Melbourne Storm in a 14-12 nail-biter in front of a crowd of almost 84,000, so it’ll be interesting to see the reaction from fans if the code does go for an international act like Eddie Vedder & co. for this year’s bash.
We doubt there’d be many complaints though. Pearl Jam are the shit.
Meanwhile, the AFL have reportedly bagged Las Vegas rockers The Killers for their coveted pre-game slot at this year’s GF on 30th September, which would mark the band’s first Australian tour since their visit to the Big Day Out back in 2013. It’s yet to be confirmed, though, but it’s definitely a better option than Meatloaf.