Pearl Jam announce new album, Gigaton, and North American tour dates

It's the grunge band's 11th studio album.

Pearl Jam have announced their 11th studio album, Gigaton, which is slated for release on 27 March. Check out the official video announcement below.

Gigaton marks the grunge band’s first record of new material since 2013’s Lightning Bolt. It will be co-produced by Pearl Jam and, for the first time, Josh Evans, who has worked with Soundgarden, Chris Cornell and Mad Season.

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“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.”

Since releasing Lightning Bolt, Pearl Jam have been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, released a couple of concert films in Let’s Play Two and Live At The Garden, and dropped a single, Can’t Deny Me.

The band also announced a 16-date North American tour from March to April, after which they will hit Europe together with Idles, Pixies and White Lion. The former will be the first time the group have performed live together since the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony, back in 2017.

Check out the dates for Pearl Jam’s North American tour here:

18 March – Toronto, ON at the Scotiabank Arena
20 March –  Ottawa, ON at the Canadian Tire Centre
22 March – Quebec City, QC at the Videotron Centre
24 March – Hamilton, ON at the FirstOntario Centre
28 March – Baltimore, MD at the Royal Farms Arena
30 March – New York, NY at Madison Square Garden
2 April – Nashville, TN at the Bridgestone Arena
4 April – St. Louis, MO at the Enterprise Center
6 April – Oklahoma City, OK at the Chesapeake Energy Arena
9 April – Denver, CO at the Pepsi Center
11 April – Phoenix, AZ at the Gila River Arena
13 April – San Diego, CA at the Viejas Arena
15 & 16 April – Los Angeles, CA at The Forum
18 & 19 April – Oakland, CA at the Oakland Arena

Pre-order Gigaton here. More information at pearljam.com

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