by MythofRock

PEARL JAM‘s twelfth studio album, titled “Dark Matter”, is set for release on April 19, 2024, through Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records. Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Andrew Watt, this album marks the band’s return following their 2020 release, “Gigaton”.

In 2023, PEARL JAM convened at Shangri-La Studios in Malibu under Watt’s guidance, embarking on a creative journey that resulted in “Dark Matter”. Recorded in a whirlwind three-week period, the album captures the essence of a group of long-time collaborators and friends, united in musical expression.

The album’s visual aesthetic is equally captivating, featuring light painting art by Alexandr Gnezdilov. The cover art, created using a large self-made kaleidoscope, presents a unique pearlescent effect. Each letter on the cover was meticulously captured midair with a specially designed flashlight, adding to the album’s distinct visual allure.

PEARL JAM is also honoring independent record stores with a special edition release of “Dark Matter” on April 20, available exclusively at participating stores as part of Record Store Day. For further details and store locations, visit www.recordstoreday.com.

PEARL JAM reportedly held a listening party for “Dark Matter” in late January at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, during which frontman Eddie Vedder told those in attendance that he considered the LP to be “our best work”.

“Dark Matter” track listing

  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

In support of its upcoming album “Dark Matter”, PEARL JAM will head out on a world tour this year, marking the first time the band has announced a new album and tour simultaneously and first time the group has unveiled all worldwide tour dates at once. Their global tour, hitting nine countries and 25 cities, kicks off at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, 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, the world’s first net zero certified arena.

The tour continues with performances in Europe, including their first performance at London’s brand new and state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, through September, followed by the group’s long-awaited ten-year return to New Zealand and Australia this November.

Special guests DEEP SEA DIVER (North America Leg 1),Glen Hansard (North America Leg 2),THE MURDER CAPITAL (Europe),Richard Ashcroft (Dublin and London) and PIXIES (Australia and New Zealand) will serve as support for these dates.

Tour Dates

May 04 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena

May 06 – 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 – Los Angeles, CA @ Kia Forum

May 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

Jun 22 – Dublin, IE @ Marlay Park

Jun 25 – Manchester, UK @ Co-op Live

Jun 29 – London, UK @ Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Jul 02 – Berlin, DE @ Waldbühne

Jul 03 – Berlin, DE @ Waldbühne

Jul 06 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Sant Jordi

Jul 08 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Sant Jordi

Jul 11 – Madrid, SE @ Mad Cool Festival

Jul 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

Sep 03 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

Sep 04 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

Sep 07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

Sep 09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

Sep 12 – Baltimore, MD @ CFG Bank Arena

Sep 15 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park

Sep 17 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park

Nov 08 – 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

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