Pearl Jam announce ‘Gigaton’, their first new album in seven years
Finally, the news rock community has been waiting—Pearl Jam have announced their new LP in seven years as they reveal their new record Gigaton.
It’s the band’s 11th studio album and has been met with rapture after such a long hiatus. To add to the fans’ excitement the legends also revealed they will support the new album with a North American and European tour.
The follow-up to 2013’s Lightning Bolt the album will arrive on March 27th via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records. Guitarist Mike McCready said of the album: “Making this record was a long journey. It was emotionally dark and confusing at times, but also an exciting and experimental road map to musical redemption.”
McCready continues, “Collaborating with my bandmates on Gigaton ultimately gave me greater love, awareness and knowledge of the need for human connection in these times.”
The artwork sees a photo of the Nordaustlandet ice cap on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard on the cover. The LP is available for pre-order now with the single, ‘Dance of the Clairvoyants’ due out in weeks.
With a European tour already in the bag, Pearl Jam also announced a run of North American dates too. You can find the full list of tour dates below.
Pearl Jam 2020 Tour Dates
Mar 18th Toronto Scotiabank Arena, ON Mar 20th Otowa Canadian Tire Centre, ON Mar 22nd Quebec City Videotron Centre, QC Mar 24th Hamilton FirstOntario Centre, ON Mar 28th Baltimore Royal Farms Arena, MD Mar 30th New York Madison Square Garden, NY Apr 2nd Nashville Bridgestone Arena, TN Apr 4th St. Louis Enterprise Centre, MO Apr 6th Oklahoma City Chesapeake Energy Arena, OK Apr 9th Denver Pepsi Centre, CO Apr 11th Phoenix Gila River Arena, AZ Apr 13th San Diego Viejas Arena, CA Apr 15th Los Angeles Forum, CA Apr 16th Los Angeles Forum, CA Apr 18th Oakland Arena, CA Apr 19th Oakland Arena, CA Jun 23rd Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany Jun 25th Berlin Walduhne, Germany Jun 27th Stockholm Lollapalooza Stockholm, Sweden Jun 29th Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark Jul 2nd Werchter Rock Werchter Festival, Belgium Jul 5th Imola Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino, Italy Jul 7th Vienna Stadhalle, Austria Jul 10th London, BST Hyde Park, UK Jul 13th Krakow Tauron Arena, Poland Jul 15th Budapest Arena, Hungary Jul 17th Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland Jul 19th Paris Lollapalooza Paris, France Jul 22nd Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands Jul 23rd Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands