Pearl Jam Announce New Album ‘Gigaton’ Out March 27th

Pearl Jam will release their much-anticipated eleventh studio album, ‘Gigaton’, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on March 27, 2020 in the US. Internationally, the album will be released and distributed by Universal Music Group.

Produced by Josh Evans and Pearl Jam, ‘Gigaton’ marks the band’s first studio album since GRAMMY award-winning ‘Lightning Bolt’, which was released on October 15, 2013. ‘Gigaton’ is available for pre-order now at www.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. “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.”

2020 officially marks 30 years of Pearl Jam performing live. Eleven studio albums, hundreds of unique live performances and official live concert bootleg releases later, the band continues to be critically acclaimed and commercially successful – with over 85 million albums sold worldwide and a 2017 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The cover of ‘Gigaton’ features a photo by Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist. ‘Ice Waterfall’ was taken in Svalbard, Norway, and the image features the Nordaustlandet ice cap gushing high volumes of meltwater. Paul Nicklen lives a life of art, purpose and adventure, combining a career as an assignment photographer for National Geographic Magazine and founder of his own conservation society, SeaLegacy. In addition to being one of the world’s most acclaimed nature photographers, Paul is an acclaimed polar specialist, speaker, author, conservationist, National Geographic Fellow, and a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine with 20 completed stories to date.

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’s North American tour is in addition to the band’s previously announced European summer tour, which kicks off in Frankfurt, Gemany on June 23rd. Full details are available from the band’s official website.

North American Dates:

March

Wed 18th  Toronto, ON, Scotiabank Arena
Fri 20th   Ottowa, ON, Canadian Tire Centre
Sun 22nd  Quebec City, QC, Videotron Centre
Tues 24th  Hamilton, ON, FirstOntario Centre
Sat 28th  Baltimore, MD, Royal Farms Arena
Mon 30th  New York, NY, Madison Square Garden

April

Thurs 2nd  Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
Sat 4th   St. Louis, MO, Enterprise Centre
Mon 6th  Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena
Thurs 9th  Denver, CO, Pepsi Centre
Sat 11th  Phoenix, AZ, Gila River Arena
Mon 13th  San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena
Wed 15th  Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
Thurs 16th  Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
Sat 18th  Oakland, CA, Oakland Arena
Sun 19th  Oakland, CA, Oakland Arena

European Dates:

June

Tues 23rd  Frankfurt, Germany, Festhalle
Thurs 25th  Berlin, Germany, Walduhne
Sat 27th  Stockholm, Sweden, Lollapalooza Stockholm
Mon 29th  Copenhagen, Denmark, Royal Arena

July

Thurs 2nd  Werchter, Belgioum, Rock Werchter Festival
Sun 5th   Imola, Italy, Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferri
Tue 7th   Vienna, Austria, Wiener Stadthalle
Fri 10th    London, BST Hyde Park
Mon 13th  Krakow, Poland, Tauron Arena
Wed 15th  Budapest, Hungary, Budapest Arena
Fri 17th   Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion
Sun 19th  Paris, France, Lollapalooza Paris
Wed 22nd  Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ziggo Dome
Thurs 23rd  Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ziggo Dome

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