Pearl Jam announce new album Dark Matter and 2024 world tour

Huge Pearl Jam news! The Seattle legends will be releasing their 12th album Dark Matter on April 19 before heading out on a massive world tour.

Pearl Jam announce new album Dark Matter and 2024 world tour
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Just as the band recently promised, brand-new Pearl Jam music has officially arrived… along with some absolutely mega news.

The Seattle icons have made a huge announcement, confirming that their 12th album Dark Matter – the follow-up to 2020’s 5/5-rated Gigaton – will be released on April 19 via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records. It was produced by Andrew Watt, and its creative process was seemingly quite a happy surprise: a press release details how Dark Matter was made in ‘just three weeks at Shangri-La Studios with the entire band playing together with a burst of inspiration’.

Speaking about the record in West Hollywood recently, frontman Eddie Vedder enthused: “I’m getting chills, because I have good memories. We’re still looking for ways to communicate. We’re at this time in our lives when you could do it or you could not do it, but we still care about putting something out there that is meaningful and we hopefully think is our best work. No hyperbole, I think this is our best work.”

“What Ed said about getting us in a room at this point, we felt like we were about to make a really important record,” added Jeff Ament. “A lot of that had to do with the atmosphere Andrew set up. He has encyclopaedic knowledge of our history, not only as a band and how we wrote songs, but as players. He could pinpoint things we did on old songs to the point where I was like, ‘What the fuck is he talking about?’ His excitement was contagious. He’s a force. I just want to say thanks for keeping us on track. I couldn’t be prouder of us as a band. I feel so grateful for the fans, but mostly for my brothers and these people I’ve made music with.”

Of course, PJ will also then be going on a massive Dark Matter world tour from May, with tickets for that going on sale next Friday, February 23 (register here). Keep scrolling to see where you can catch the band live this year.

Meanwhile, the LP’s excellent title-track is out now and can be streamed below.

See the full Dark Matter tracklist:

1. Sacred Of Fear
2. React, Respond
3. Wreckage
4. Dark Matter
5. Won’t Tell
6. Upper Hand
7. Waiting For Stevie
8. Running
9. Something Special
10. Got To Give
11. Setting Sun

And the album cover:

Catch Pearl Jam on their Dark Matter world tour at the following:


4 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
6 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
10 Portland, OR Moda Center
13 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
16 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
18 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
21 Los Angeles, CA Kia Forum
22 Los Angeles, CA Kia Forum
25 Napa Valley, CA BottleRock Festival **
28 Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena
30 Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena


22 Dublin, IE Marlay Park
25 Manchester, UK Manchester Co-Op Arena
29 London, UK Tottenham Hotspur Stadium


2 Berlin, DE Waldbühne
3 Berlin, DE Waldbühne
6 Barcelona, ES Palau Sant Jordi
8 Barcelona, ES Palau Sant Jordi
11 Madrid, ES Mad Cool Festival **
13 Lisbon, PT NOS Alive Festival **


22 Missoula, MT Washington-Grizzly Stadium
26 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Music Center *
29 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
31 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field


3 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
4 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
7 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
9 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
12 Baltimore, MD CFG Bank Arena
15 Boston, MA Fenway Park
17 Boston, MA Fenway Park


8 Auckland, NZ Go Media Stadium Mt Smart
13 Gold Coast, AU Heritage Bank Stadium
16 Melbourne, AU Marvel Stadium
21 Sydney, AU Giants Stadium

* Rescheduled date from 2022
** Festival dates are already on sale

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