Pearl Jam Release Powerful New Single, Announce Album Release Date & Tour

By Logan DeLoye

February 13, 2024

Photo: Danny Clinch

Pearl Jam just dropped the title track off their forthcoming album, "Dark Matter," building anticipation for exciting musical endeavors slated for this Spring.

The band took to social media to share a clip of the single, accompanied by a video of them jamming out amid bright, electric swarms of light. "Dark Matter" sets the tone for the highly-anticipated record with hard-hitting bass, out-of-this-world vocals, and drum solos powerful enough to seize the beat and listeners' senses all in one motion.

Per Billboard, the project stands out at the artists' twelfth studio LP and their first album release since 2020's Gigaton. The Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers gave fans an exclusive sneak peek of "Dark Matter" during a listening party in West Hollywood in January. As part of the performance, bassist Jeff Ament told the crowd that he, lead guitarist Mike McCready, and frontman Eddie Vedder had been sitting on the album for at least a year, working relentlessly to perfect it. Vedder spoke highly of the forthcoming record confessing that he thinks that it's Pearl Jam's "best work" yet!

“You all get together as a group as we’ve been doing for 30-plus years and you say, ‘Let’s try it again.' No hyperbole, I think this is our best work.”

As if releasing a new single and announcing an album wasn't enough, the Seattle natives also revealed that they would embark on a Dark Matter World Tour, set to kick off in Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 4th. The tour will extend through November 21st with the last show taking place in Sydney, Australia.

Fans can look forward to the release of "Dark Matter" on April 19! In the meantime, you can listen to the newly-released title track on repeat on iHeartRadio.

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