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Pearl Jam Announces New Album ‘Dark Matter,’ Plots World Tour

Pearl Jam has simultaneously announced a world tour and the arrival of their twelfth studio effort, “Dark Matter,” slated for release on April 19. The band shared the set’s electrifying title track on Tuesday morning.

The 35-date worldwide tour will launch in May, just a few weeks after the release of “Dark Matter,” and hit nine countries and 25 cities, starting with the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. In North America, Pearl Jam will visit Wrigley Field, Madison Square Garden, Fenway Park, and deliver their first hometown performance in six years at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena.

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Special guests include Deep Sea Diver, Glen Hansard, The Murder Capital, Richard Ashcroft and Pixies. The band is utilizing all-in pricing for ticket sales, ensuring complete visibility of the full ticket price, and, to cut down on scalping, they will be mobile-only and non-transferable. If fans can’t use their tickets, they can sell them via the Fan-to-Fan Face Value Ticket Exchange, where no markups will be allowed.

Produced by multi-Grammy award-winning producer Andrew Watt, “Dark Matter,” is the band’s first release since 2020’s “Gigaton.” Consisting of 11 songs, the LP was written and recorded last year at the Shangri-La Studios in Malibu where the band “simply plugged in and played with producer Andrew Watt at the helm,” per the album’s press release.

He continued, “The musicians faced one another in the same space and communicated sonically at the highest level. Writing and recording in a burst of inspiration, ‘Dark Matter’ was born in just three weeks.”

“We’re still looking for ways to communicate,” said frontman Eddie Vedder in a statement. “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.”

“What Ed said about getting us in a room at this point, we felt like we were about to make a really important record,” added bassist Jeff Ament. “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 band is also participating in Record Store Day, celebrating indie record stores with the release of a special edition of “Dark Matter” on April 20.

Dark Matter Tracklist

  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

Dark Matter World Tour 2024

05-04 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena
05-06 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena
05-10 Portland, OR – Moda Center
05-13 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
05-16 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
05-18 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
05-21 Inglewood, CA – Kia Forum
05-22 Inglewood, CA – Kia Forum
05-25 Napa Valley, CA – BottleRock Festival
05-28 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
05-30 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
06-22 Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park
06-25 Manchester, England – Co-op Live
06-29 London, England – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
07-02 Berlin, Germany – Waldbühne
07-03 Berlin, Germany – Waldbühne
07-06 Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
07-08 Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
07-11 Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool Festival
07-13 Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Alive Festival
08-22 Missoula, MT – Washington-Grizzly Stadium
08-26 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
08-29 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
08-31 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
09-03 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
09-04 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
09-07 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
09-09 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
09-12 Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena
09-15 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
09-17 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
11-08 Auckland, New Zealand – Go Media Stadium
11-13 Gold Coast, Australia – Heritage Bank Stadium
11-16 Melbourne, Australia – Marvel Stadium
11-21 Sydney, Australia – Giants Stadium


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