On Saturday, Pearl Jam unexpectedly dropped a new single, entitled “Can’t Deny Me”. Marking the band’s first original release since 2013’s Lightning Bolt LP, the track preview came with no supporting information and was only fully available to stream to members of the band’s official Ten Club fan club. Last night, the song became available across streaming platforms and was confirmed by the band to be included on their forthcoming album.

According to Consequence of Sound, the press release notes that the politically-charged new song was co-written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and guitarist Mike McCready and recorded in February in Seattle with producer Brendan O’Brien. The single’s artwork, depicting a young girl in protest, holding up a sign that reads “You Can’t Deny Me” with “Pearl Jam” graffitied behind her, was created by Jeff Ament and Kevin Shuss.

You can now stream “Can’t Deny Me” in full below:

Pearl Jam – “Can’t Deny Me”

In just a few days, Pearl Jam will head out on South American tour. This summer, the band is slated to perform in Europe, before they head back to North American for a series of stadium shows, dubbed “the Home Shows” in Seattle and the “Away Shows” at Boston’s Fenway Park, Chicago’s Wrigley Field and Missoula, Montana’s Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, the band’s first year of eligibility, Pearl Jam has sold nearly 32 million records in the United States and an estimated 60 million worldwide, earning their place as one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Check out the full tour schedule below.

Pearl Jam 2018 Tour Dates:
03/16 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile
03/18 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina
03/21 – Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Maracana Stadium
03/24 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brazil
06/12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
06/15 – Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop Festival
06/18 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
06/19 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
06/22 – Milan, IT @ I-Days Festival at Area Expo
06/24 – Padova, IT @ Stadio Euganeo
06/26 – Rome, IT @ Stadio Olimpico
07/01 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
07/03 – Krakow, PL @ Tauron Arena
07/05 – Berlin, DE @ Waldbuhne
07/07 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/10 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau St. Jordi
07/12 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
07/14 – Lisbon PT @ NOS Alive Festival
08/08 – Seattle, WA @ Safeco Field
08/10 – Seattle, WA @ Safeco Field
08/13 – Missoula, MT @ Washington Grizzly Stadium
08/18 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
08/20 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
09/02 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
09/04 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park