'Lightning' strikes Oct. 15. Hear lead single 'Mind Your Manners' now.
Pearl Jam today revealed that its long-awaited new album is called "Lightning Bolt" and that it will arrive on October 15 in the U.S. (October 14 internationally). The band also announced and released lead single "Mind Your Manners," which is available for download on PearlJam.com today (July 11) and is now playing on the radio.
The Brendan O'Brien produced "Lightning Bolt," for which a full tracklist has not yet been divulged, can be pre-ordered on PearlJam.com and iTunes beginning today. News of the album came as a second countdown clock on the band's site hit zero hour today, and follows an extensive North American fall tour announcement earlier this week. PJ had been working on "Lightning Bolt," its 10th studio effort, off and on since 2011. In May, guitarist Stone Gossard told Billboard the album was "sounding great. I think people are going to be excited about it." It is the band's first album since 2009's "Backspacer," a No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.