After an eight-year lull, Pearl Jam will release their much-anticipated eleventh studio album Gigaton on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on March 27 in the US., the band announced today.
Internationally, the album will be released and distributed by Universal Music Group.
Produced by Josh Evans and the band, Gigaton marks the band’s first studio album since 2013’s Lightning Bolt, which took home a Grammy for best recording package.
Gigaton is available for pre-order now at pearljam.com. The first single, “Dance of the Clairvoyants” will be released in the coming weeks.
“Making this record was a long journey,” explains Mike McCready in a press release. “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.”
Gigaton’s cover features Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist Paul Nicklen’s photo “Ice Waterfall.” Taken in Svalbard, Norway, this image features the Nordaustlandet ice cap gushing high volumes of meltwater.
In support of Gigaton, Pearl Jam will embark on their first leg of North American tour dates in March and April. The 16-date tour kicks-off on March 18 in Toronto and wraps with a two-date stint in Oakland April 18-19.
Pearl Jam will be utilzing Ticketmaster’s SafeTix mobile tickets for all tickets for all shows. These tickets will be non-transferable — except in New York and Colorado where transferability is required by state law — which means that ticket purchasers will be required to enter the venue with their guests. The band will also be using a fan-to-fan ticket change to enable fans to sell their tickets directly to other fans.
PJ’s North American tour is in addition to the band’s previously announced European summer tour. Full details at pearljam.com/tour.
Pearl Jam Spring 2020 Tour Dates
March 18 – Toronto @ Scotiabank Arena
March 20 – Ottawa @ Canadian Tire Centre
March 22 – Quebec City @ Videotron Centre
March 24 – Hamilton, Ontario @ FirstOntario Centre
March 28 – Baltimore @ Royal Farms Arena
March 30 – New York @ Madison Square Garden
April 2 – Nashville @ Bridgestone Arena
April 4 – St. Louis @ Enterprise Center
April 6 – Oklahoma City @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
April 9 – Denver @ Pepsi Center
April 11 – Phoenix @ Gila River Arena
April 13 – San Diego @ Viejas Arena
April 15 & 16 – Los Angeles @ The Forum
April 18 & 19 – Oakland @ Oakland Arena