Pearl Jam will return to the road May 9 in Toronto, a week after the release of its eighth studio album.
Pearl Jam will return to the road May 9 in Toronto, a week after the release of its eighth studio album. As previously reported, the self-titled set will be the band's first for J Records. First single "World Wide Suicide" is available for free download from Pearl Jam's official Web site.
At deadline, only the first leg of the tour has been confirmed, with dates running through a June 1 and 3 stand in East Rutherford, N.J. Acclaimed rock act My Morning Jacket will support on this portion of the outing. The rest of the band's 2006 touring plans will be announced in the coming weeks.
"World Wide Suicide" is off to a blazing start at U.S. rock radio outlets, clocking in as the track with the largest total audience at the format in the past 24 hours, according to Broadcast Data Systems.
Here are Pearl Jam's tour dates:
May 9-10: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
May 12: Albany, N.Y. (Pepsi Arena)
May 13: Hartford, Conn. (New England Dodge Music Arena)
May 16: Chicago (United Center)
May 19: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Van Andel Arena)
May 20: Cleveland (Quicken Loans Arena)
May 22: Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)
May 24: Boston (TD Banknorth Garden)
May 27: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center)
May 30: Washington, D.C. (MCI Center)
June 1, 3: East Rutherford, N.J. (Continental Airlines Arena)