Pearl Jam announce new album and spring tour dates
This is set to be Pearl Jam’s eleventh studio album, their first since the GRAMMY award-winning Lightning Bolt, which was released in October 2013…
Pearl Jam will release their much-anticipated eleventh studio album, Gigaton, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on 27 March in the US. Internationally, the album will be released and distributed by Universal Music Group.
The new album is set to be produced by Josh Evans and Pearl Jam and the first single, Dance of the Clairvoyants, will be released in the coming weeks.
“Making this record was a long journey,” explains Mike McCready, lead guitarist of Pearl Jam. “It was emotionally dark and confusing at times, but also an exciting and experimental road map to musical redemption. Collaborating with my bandmates on Gigaton ultimately gave me greater love, awareness and knowledge of the need for human connection in these times.”
Gigaton’s cover features Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist Paul Nicklen’s photo Ice Waterfall. Taken in Svalbard, Norway, this image features the Nordaustlandet ice cap gushing high volumes of meltwater.
In support of Gigaton, Pearl Jam will embark on their first leg of North American tour dates in March and April. The 16-date tour kicks-off on March 18 in Toronto and wraps with a two-date stint in Oakland April 18-19. Pearl Jam’s North American tour is in addition to the band’s previously announced European summer tour, which kicks off in Frankfurt, Gemany on 23 June.