Pearl Jam Announces New Album, North American Tour

Pearl Jam

Big news for Pearl Jam fans: the band has announced their 11th studio album, Gigaton, will be released on March 27th. They’ll also be touring North America in support of the record.

Gigaton will be their first studio album since 2013’s Grammy-winning Lightning Bolt. Bassist Jeff Ament began hinting at it as far back as last January in an interview with Rolling Stone, saying “We’ve gone in probably four or five times in the last couple of years, so we have a whole ton of unfinished stuff.” While we don’t know much about the album yet, a press release from the band included a statement from guitarist Mike McCready.

“Making this record was a long journey,” he explains. “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 band’s tour will begin March 18th at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario. After four dates in Canada, they’ll perform twelve nights across the U.S. with back to back nights in both Los Angeles and Oakland, California to finish up.

We’ll keep you updated with details as they become available.

Pearl Jam “Gigaton” Tour Dates:

Mar 18Toronto, ONScotiabank Arena
Mar 20Ottawa, ONCanadian Tire Centre
Mar 22Quebec City, QCVideotron Centre
Mar 24Hamilton, ONFirstOntario Centre
Mar 28Baltimore, MDRoyal Farms Arena
Mar 30New York, NYMadison Square Garden
Apr 2Nashville, TNBridgestone Arena
Apr 4St. Louis, MOEnterprise Center
Apr 6Oklahoma City, OKChesapeake Energy Arena
Apr 9Denver, COPepsi Center
Apr 11Phoenix, AZGila River Arena
Apr 13San Diego, CAViejas Arena
Apr 15Los Angeles, CAThe Forum
Apr 16Los Angeles, CAThe Forum
Apr 18Oakland, CAOracle Arena
Apr 19Oakland, CAOracle Arena

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