Seattle rock band Pearl Jam have announced a new album and world tour for this summer. Get the info on their new album, UK concert dates, locations, and how to secure your seat here.
Pearl Jam are known as one of the “most popular American rock & roll bands of the 1990s”. The band was a key part of the grunge movement of the early 90s, choosing not to conform to standard industry practices, such as making music videos and doing interviews.
Their popularity grew throughout the decade, and even now they have a dedicated following who eagerly await every announcement.
Pearl Jam have recently announced their new album titled 'Dark Matter' and released its title track. In support of the album's release, they have also revealed a world stadium tour scheduled for summer 2024.
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What was the last Pearl Jam album?
Pearl Jam’s latest album was 2020’s ‘Gigaton’. It was released on the 27th of March and was supposed to coincide with a tour of North America. However, the COVID-19 pandemic caused them to have to postpone the tour.
‘Gigaton’ was the band's first studio album in six and a half years, and it was released to critical acclaim, with many critics speaking highly of the new album. It peaked at number six on the UK’s official albums chart and number five on the US Billboard 200.
When was Pearl Jam’s last tour?
The ‘Gigaton’ album was to be followed by the ‘Gigaton Tour’ in 2020, however, COVID-19 meant that it was rescheduled to a later date which ended up being in 2022.
The North American leg started on 3rd May 2022 in San Diego, California, USA. They completed seven shows in the US, and after two cancelled shows, they moved on to Europe on the 18th of June.
They performed in 12 countries in Europe, including two shows in England. However, instead of playing arena or stadium shows, they headlined two shows at BST Hyde Park on the 8th and 9th of July.
They moved back to finishing the tour in North America on 1st September, with four shows in Canada before ending with eight shows in the US. The tour officially ended on 22nd September in Denver, Colorado.
Does Pearl Jam have a new album coming out?
There has been a lot of talk about Pearl Jam’s newest record, either from journalists and fans speculating or from the band themselves.
The band has finally announced their twelfth studio album, ‘Dark Matter’, which will be released on 19th April 2024 via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records. The title track is now available for streaming.
Grammy Award-winning producer Andrew Watt worked on 'Dark Matter', Pearl Jam's highly anticipated follow-up to 2020's 'Gigaton'. Notably, this album takes a much heavier musical direction, which is expected to surprise fans with its intensity.
According to Blabbermouth.net, ‘In 2023, PEARL JAM retreated to Shangri-La Studios in Malibu where they simply plugged in and played under Watt's watch. Writing and recording in a burst of inspiration, "Dark Matter" was born in just three weeks. As a result, "Dark Matter" channels the shared spirit of a group of lifelong creative confidants and brothers in one room playing as if their very lives depended on it.’
In a recent article by SPIN magazine, it was reported that lead vocalist Eddie Vedder had expressed his enthusiasm for the record, stating, "No hyperbole — I think this is our best work." Vedder even took a moment to serve tequila shots to the invited audience. Bassist Jeff Ament also shared his pride in the band's accomplishment, briefly becoming emotional when describing the experience of creating the album.
‘Dark Matter’ track listing:
- Scared of Fear
- React, Respond
- Dark Matter
- Won’t Tell
- Upper Hand
- Waiting For Stevie
- Something Special
- Got To Give
- Setting Sun
Will Pearl Jam tour in 2024?
Pearl Jam have confirmed that they will go out on tour in support of their twelfth studio album ‘Dark Matter’.
The band has also recently unveiled anticipated headline performances at the renowned BottleRock Festival in the USA on May 25th, followed by an electrifying set at Mad Cool Festival in Madrid on July 11th.
But that's not all – Pearl Jam will also be gracing the stage at the NOS Alive Festival in Lisbon on 13th July.Register for Pearl Jam Tottenham Hotspur Stadium VIP tickets
Pearl Jam 2024 UK tour dates
- Co-op Live, Manchester, 25th June
- Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, 29th June
Who is touring with Pearl Jam in 2024?
The lead singer of The Verve, Richard Ashcroft, has been announced as the opening act for the London and Dublin shows, truly emphasizing the wave of 90s nostalgia.
Dublin rock band The Murder Capital will open for Pearl Jam in Manchester.
How can I get Pearl Jam tour tickets?
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If you’re a fan of Pearl Jam’s music, we reckon you might also enjoy The Smashing Pumpkins. They are touring in 2024 with their ‘The World Is A Vampire European Tour’, which will take them to Utilita Arena Birmingham, London, and Co-op Live in Manchester.
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