Music News of 2024

Pearl Jam announces new music, tour

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 – Pearl Jam will release their 12th studio album, "Dark Matter," on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on April 19 and launch a 35-date worldwide tour this May.

Produced by Andrew Watt, "Dark Matter," marks the band’s first release since "Gigaton" (2020).

In 2023, the members of Pearl Jam — Eddie Vedder [vocals], Jeff Ament [bass], Stone Gossard [rhythm guitar], Mike McCready [lead guitar] and Matt Cameron [drums] — retreated to Shangri-La Studios in Malibu, Cal. for three weeks.

Vedder said: “I’m getting chills, because I have good memories. We’re still looking for ways to communicate. We’re at this time in our lives when you could do it, or you could not do it, but we still care about putting something out there that is meaningful, and we hopefully think is our best work. No hyperbole, I think this is our best work.”

Ament said, “What Ed said about getting us in a room at this point, we felt like we were about to make a really important record. A lot of that had to do with the atmosphere Andrew set up. He has encyclopedic knowledge of our history, not only as a band and how we wrote songs, but as players. He could pinpoint things we did on old songs to the point where I was like, ‘What the fuck is he talking about?’ His excitement was contagious. He’s a force. I just want to say thanks for keeping us on track. I couldn’t be prouder of us as a band. I feel so grateful for the fans, but mostly for my brothers and these people I’ve made music with.”

The track list is:
1. Scared of Fear
2. React, Respond
3. Wreckage
4. Dark Matter
5. Won’t Tell
6. Upper Hand
7. Waiting for Stevie
8. Running
9. Something Special
10. Got to Give
11. Setting Sun

Their global tour, hitting nine countries and 25 cities, kicks off at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada and will cover much of North America including shows at Wrigley Field, Madison Square Garden, Fenway Park and their first hometown performance in six years at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena.

Special guests Deep Sea Diver (North America Leg 1), Glen Hansard (North America Leg 2), The Murder Capital (UK/EU), Richard Ashcroft (Dublin and London) and Pixies (Australia and New Zealand) will serve as support for these dates.

May 4 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
May 6 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
May 10 Portland, OR Moda Center
May 13 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
May 16 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 18 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 21 -22 Los Angeles, CA Kia Forum
May 25** Napa Valley, CA BottleRock Festival
May 28 Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena
May 30 Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena
June 22 Dublin, IE Marlay Park
June 25 Manchester, UK Manchester Co-Op Live
June 29 London, UK Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
July 2 -3 Berlin, DE Waldbühne
July 6 Barcelona, ES Palau Sant Jordi
July 8 Barcelona, ES Palau Sant Jordi
July 11** Madrid, SE Mad Cool Festival
July 13** Lisbon, PT NOS Alive Festival
Aug. 22 Missoula, MT Washington-Grizzly Stadium
Aug. 26* Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Music Center
Aug. 29 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
Aug. 31 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
Sept. 3-4 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Sept. 7 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 9 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 12 Baltimore, MD CFG Bank Arena
Sept. 15 Boston, MA Fenway Park
Sept. 17 Boston, MA Fenway Park
Nov. 8 Auckland, NZ Go Media Stadium Mt Smart
Nov. 13 Gold Coast, AU Heritage Bank Stadium
Nov. 16 Melbourne, AU Marvel Stadium
Nov. 21 Sydney, AU Giants Stadium

* Rescheduled date from 2022
** Festival dates are already on sale

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