Pearl Jam announced on Monday that they will be releasing a new album, Gigaton, March 27th and touring North America in support of it.
After a cryptic social media post last week featuring an interactive map and augmented reality, the band confirmed suspicions that they will be releasing new music and taking it on the road. This will mark the grunge mainstay’s first studio effort since 2013’s Lightning Bolt, which will end their longest gap between albums in a 30-year career. The first single, “Dance of the Clairvoyants” will be released in the coming weeks.
“Making this record was a long journey,” guitarist Mike McCready said in a statement. “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.”
The album was produced by Josh Evans alongside the band. While this was Evans’ first time working with Pearl Jam, he boasted an impressive resume before becoming part of the Gigaton production team. He had previously worked with Soundgarden, Chris Cornell, Mad Season, and Pearl Jam’s own Mike McCready.
Pearl Jam also announced a 16-date North American tour in support of their new album, which will see the band play across the United States and Canada in March and April. Tickets are available on the band’s website. See a full list of North American dates below.
Pearl Jam 2020 Tour
March 18th – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
March 20th – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
March 22nd – Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
March 24th – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
March 28th – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
March 30th – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
April 2nd – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
April 4th – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
April 6th – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
April 9th – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
April 11th – Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
April 13th – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
April 15th & 16th – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
April 18th & 19th – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena