Pearl Jam will release their much-anticipated eleventh studio album, Gigaton, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on March 27th 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 pearljam.com. The first single, “Dance 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 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 meltwater.
In support Gigaton, Pearl Jam will embark on their first leg North American tour dates in March and April. The 16-date tour kicks-f on March 18th in Toronto and wraps with a two-date stint in Oakland April 18-19th. Full tour dates to follow.
The news comes following social media teases and a website map sending fans on a scavenger hunt over the weekend.
Pearl Jam’s North American tour is in addition to the band’s previously announced European summer tour. All announced dates are below.
Tickets for Pearl Jam’s North American concerts will be made available through a Ticketmaster Verified Fan registration and ticket presale, a Ten Club presale for eligible members and a general public ticket sale. More details on all those points sale follow. To give fans the best chance to buy tickets at face value for this tour, Pearl Jam has decided that tickets will be mobile only and strictly non-transferable, except in NY and CO where transferability is required by state law.
For fans who are unable to use their tickets, Pearl Jam and Ticketmaster will fer North America’s first Fan-to-Fan Face Value Ticket Exchange, which will allow fans to resell their tickets for the price they paid (including all fees). The Fan-to-Fan Face Value Ticket Exchange will launch on February 18th. There will be no additional fees charged to Exchange users for buying or selling tickets on the Exchange.
Pearl Jam Gigatron 2020 Tour:
March 18 – Toronto ON – Scotiabank Arena
March 20 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
March 22 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
March 24 – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntatrio Centre
March 28 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
March 30 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
April 2 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
April 4 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
April 6- Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
April 9 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
April 11 – Phoenix, AZ – Gila River Arena
April 13 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
April 15-16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Apri 18-19 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
June 23 – Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle (SOLD OUT)
June 25 – Berlin, Germany – Waldbühne
June 27 -Stockholm, Sweden – Lollapalooza Stockholm
June 29 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
July 2 – Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter Festival
July 5 – Imola, Italy – Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari
July 7 – Vienna, Austria – Wiener Stadthalle
July 10 – London, UK – Hyde Park
July 13 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena
July 15 – Budapest, Hungary – Budapest Arena
July 17 – Zurich, Switzerland -Hallenstadion
July 19 – Paris, France – Lollapalooza Paris
July 22-23 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome