Pearl Jam announces North American tour and album. (Photo: JOSE SENA GOULAO, EPA-EFE)
Fans of Pearl Jam can stop waiting on a new album — alternative rock icons have announced the release of their eleventh studio album “Gigaton.”
It’s their first album in seven years, since dropping 2013’s “Lightning Bolt.” The new album is expected to be released March 27.
But fans don’t have to wait until spring to get a whif of the new album. Pearl Jam’s single “Dance of the Clairvoyants” will be released in the next coming weeks.
The Grammy-winning band also announced a 16-date North American tour to accompany their “Gigaton” album. The tour will kick off in Toronto on March 18 and will come to a close in Oakland, California April 19.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Jan. 24, but fans who’d like to get their hands on them a little early can register for Ticketmaster’s verified fan program which will allow them access a day earlier.
The group also made the announcement on Twitter by sharing a video of their tour dates to a picture of ice caps over the sound of waves crashing.
“Announcing Gigaton: A new album and tour coming Spring 2020!” they captioned the video.
Announcing Gigaton: A new album and tour coming Spring 2020!
More info at https://t.co/uDIWRrKT1ypic.twitter.com/AwECDMa5Zz
“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.”
Pearl Jam 2020 tour: North American dates
- March 18 | Toronto, Canada | Scotiabank Arena
- March 20 | Ottawa, Canada | Canadian Tire Centre
- March 22 | Quebec City, Canada | Videotron Centre
- March 24 | Hamilton, Canada | FirstOntario Centre
- March 28 | Baltimore | Royal Farms Arena
- March 30 | New York | Madison Square Garden
- April 2 | Nashville | Bridgestone Arena
- April 4 | St. Louis | Enterprise Center
- April 6 | Oklahoma City | Chesapeake Energy Arena
- April 9 | Denver | Pepsi Center
- April 11 | Phoenix | Gila River Arena
- April 13 | San Diego | Viejas Arena
- April 15 | Los Angeles | The Forum
- April 16 | Los Angeles | The Forum
- April 18 and 19 | Oakland, California | Oakland Arena
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