Pearl Jam Announces New 'Gigaton' Album, Spring North American Tour
By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta
January 13, 2020
After taking 2019 off, Pearl Jam has announced a return this March, when the band will have a new album and supporting North American tour.
The legendary grunge band will get back on the road March 18, weeks ahead of the release of its forthcoming eleventh studio album, Gigaton, due March 27.
Gigaton was produced by Pearl Jam and Josh Evans. In a news release, the band said the first single, "Dance of the Clairvoyants," is due in a few weeks.
"Making this record was a long journey," guitarist Mike McCready said in a statement. "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."
The new album is Pearl Jam's first since 2013's Grammy Award-winning Lightning Bolt.
Pearl Jam Spring 2020 Tour Dates
March 18 — Toronto, ON, Scotiabank Arena
March 20 — Ottawa, ON, Canadian Tire Centre
March 22 — Quebec City, QC, Videotron Centre
March 24 — Hamilton, ON, FirstOntario 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 — Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
April 16 — Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
April 18 — Oakland, CA, Oakland Arena
April 19 — Oakland, CA, Oakland Arena
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