Along with a 16-date tour, Pearl Jam, has just announced its first studio album in seven years, Gigaton.
The iconic Seattle-based grunge outfit revealed the news via Pearl Jam Radio, its own SiriusXM channel, on Monday afternoon. The announcement was later confirmed with an official statement issued to the band’s website.
Before releasing Gigaton on March 27, the Even Flow rockers will kick off their upcoming spring tour with four Canadian shows.
That’s right, between March 18 and 24, Pearl Jam — for the first time since 2016 — will visit Toronto, Ottawa and Quebec City.
Additionally, they’re scheduled for a gig in Hamilton, Ont., a city in which the band hasn’t played since 2011.
On March 28 — a day after releasing Gigaton — the trek will continue in Baltimore, Md. before concluding with a two-night run at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on April 18 and 19.
On the creation of the highly anticipated album, guitarist Mike McCready wrote: “Making this record was a long journey. It was emotionally dark and confusing at times, but also an exciting and experimental road map to musical redemption.”
Gigaton will serve as Pearl Jam’s first album since 2013’s critically acclaimed Lightning Bolt.
“Collaborating with my bandmates on Gigaton ultimately gave me greater love, awareness and knowledge of the need for human connection in these times,” concluded the 53-year-old.
To celebrate the news, a new single, entitled Dance of the Clairvoyants, is set to be released in the “coming weeks,” according to Rolling Stone.
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