Pearl Jam are back with a new album called Gigaton, along with a supporting 2020 North American tour.
Gigaton is due out on March 27th through Pearl Jam’s own Monkeywrench Records in partnership with Republic Records. It marks the band’s eleventh studio album to date and their first in seven years. Previously, Pearl Jam released Lightning Bolt in 2013.
“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.”
The album’s artwork is a photograph by Paul Nicklen called “Ice Waterall”, capturing Norway’s Nordaustlandet ice cap gushing high volumes of meltwater. See it below.
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As a preview, take a listen to the first single, “Dance of the Clairvoyants”.
As for Pearl Jam’s upcoming North American tour, it kicks off in mid-March with a string of dates in Canada. The band will then make their way to the US for shows in Baltimore, New York, Nashville, Denver, and Phoenix, among places elsewhere, before wrapping their jaunt with two dates each in Los Angeles and Oakland.
Check out Pearl Jam’s full upcoming tour schedule below. The band previously announced a European leg of dates taking place over the summer. You can find tickets to all of the band’s upcoming shows both home and abroad here.
Pearl Jam 2020 Tour Dates:
03/18 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
03/20 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
03/22 – Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
03/24 – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
03/28 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
03/30 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
04/02 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
04/04 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
04/06 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
04/09 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
04/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
04/13 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
04/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
04/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
04/18 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
04/19 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
06/23 – Frankfurt, DE @ Festhalle ^
06/25 – Berlin, DE @ Waldbühne ^
06/27 – Stockholm, SE @ Lollapalooza Stockholm
06/29 – Copehagen, DK @ Royal Arena ^
07/02 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/05 – Imola, IT @ Autodromo Internazionale *
07/07 – Vienna, AT @ Wiener Stadthalle #
07/10 – London, UK @ BST Hyde Park *#
07/13 – Krakow, PL @ Tauron Arena #
07/15 – Budapest, HU @ Budapest Arena #
07/17 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion #
07/19 – Paris, FR @ Lollapalooza Paris
07/22 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome #
07/23 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome #
^ = w/ IDLES
* = w/ Pixies
# = w/ White Reaper