Pearl Jam Announce World Tour and New Album Dark Matter, Share New Song: Listen


Pearl Jam have announced a world tour and a new album. Dark Matter, the band’s 12th full-length studio album, arrives on April 19 (via Monkeywrench/Republic). The band has shared the title track, which you can listen to below.

The follow-up to 2020’s Gigaton was written and recorded in three weeks, with the band holing up at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La in Malibu. Andrew Watt, who produced Eddie Vedder’s star-studded 2022 album, Earthling, was tapped to produce Dark Matter. “[Watt] has encyclopedic knowledge of our history, not only as a band and how we wrote songs, but as players,” said bassist Jeff Ament. “He could pinpoint things we did on old songs to the point where I was like, ‘What the fuck is he talking about?’ His excitement was contagious.”

“We’re still looking for ways to communicate,” said Vedder of the writing and recording experience. “We’re at this time in our lives when you could do it or you could not do it, but we still care about putting something out there that is meaningful and we hopefully think is our best work. No hyperbole, I think this is our best work.”

The band’s world tour stops in nine countries and 25 cities, all spread out across six months. It kicks off in Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 4 and brings the band across the United States and Europe before ending, for now, in Sydney, Australia, on November 21. Peppered in between are outdoor baseball stadium shows, arena gigs, and festival dates at Mad Cool and NOS Alive. Find the full list of tour dates below.

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Pearl Jam: Dark Matter

Dark Matter:

01 Scared of Fear
02 React, Respond
03 Wreckage
04 Dark Matter
05 Won’t Tell
06 Upper Hand
07 Waiting for Stevie
08 Running
09 Something Special
10 Got to Give
11 Setting Sun

Pearl Jam:

05-04 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena
05-06 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena
05-10 Portland, OR – Moda Center
05-13 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
05-16 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
05-18 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
05-21 Inglewood, CA – Kia Forum
05-22 Inglewood, CA – Kia Forum
05-25 Napa Valley, CA – BottleRock Festival
05-28 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
05-30 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
06-22 Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park
06-25 Manchester, England – Co-op Live
06-29 London, England – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
07-02 Berlin, Germany – Waldbühne
07-03 Berlin, Germany – Waldbühne
07-06 Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
07-08 Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
07-11 Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool Festival
07-13 Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Alive Festival
08-22 Missoula, MT – Washington-Grizzly Stadium
08-26 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
08-29 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
08-31 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
09-03 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
09-04 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
09-07 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
09-09 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
09-12 Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena
09-15 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
09-17 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
11-08 Auckland, New Zealand – Go Media Stadium
11-13 Gold Coast, Australia – Heritage Bank Stadium
11-16 Melbourne, Australia – Marvel Stadium
11-21 Sydney, Australia – Giants Stadium

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