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Pearl Jam Announce ‘Dark Matter’ Album Details and World Tour

Rock legends Pearl Jam have revealed details of their ‘Dark Matter’ album, and a full World Tour for 2024. Get all the details here…



Pearl Jam in 2023
Pearl Jam, photo by Danny Clinch

Pearl Jam will release their twelfth studio album, Dark Matter, through Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on April 19, 2024, and launch a 35-date worldwide tour this May. To celebrate the news, the band have shared the title track with the album marking the band’s first release since the critically-acclaimed Gigaton in 2020.

Recorded in Shangri-La Studios in Malibu where they simply plugged in and played with producer Andrew Watt at the helm. The musicians faced one another in the same space and communicated sonically at the highest level. Writing and recording in a burst of inspiration, Dark Matter was born in just three weeks.

Speaking about the album, frontman Eddie Vedder said:

“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 that we hopefully think is our best work. No hyperbole, I think this is our best work.”

Check out the title track here:

Continuing, guitarist Jeff Ament added,

“What Ed said about getting us in a room at this point, we felt like we were about to make a really important record. A lot of that had to do with the atmosphere Andrew set up. He has an encyclopedic 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.”

The band is celebrating indie record stores with the release of a special edition of Dark Matter on April 20. Only at participating stores as part of Record Store Day. Get more information and find stores at

Dark Matter Track listing:

1. Scared 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

In support of Dark Matter, Pearl Jam will head out on a world tour this year. Their global tour, hitting nine countries and 25 cities, kicks off at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, North America including their first hometown performance in six years at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena, the world’s first net zero certified arena. The tour continues with performances in the UK and Europe, followed by the group’s long-awaited ten-year return to New Zealand and Australia this November.

Tour Dates:

05/06 – Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
05/04 – Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
05/10 – Portland, OR Moda Center
05/13 – Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
05/16 – Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
05/18 – Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
05/21 – Los Angeles, CA Kia Forum
05/22 – Los Angeles, CA Kia Forum
05/25 – Napa Valley, CA BottleRock Festival **
05/28 – Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena
05/30 – Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena
06/22 – Dublin, IE Marlay Park
06/25 – Manchester, UK Manchester Co-Op Live
06/29 – London, UK Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
07/02 – Berlin, DE Waldbühne
07/03 – Berlin, DE Waldbühne
07/06 – Barcelona, ES Palau Sant Jordi
07/08 – Barcelona, ES Palau Sant Jordi
07/11 – Madrid, SE Mad Cool Festival **
07/13 – Lisbon, PT NOS Alive Festival **
08/22 – Missoula, MT Washington-Grizzly Stadium
08/26 – Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Music Center *
08/29 – Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
08/31 – Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
09/03 – New York, NY Madison Square Garden
09/04 – New York, NY Madison Square Garden
09/07 – Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
09/09 – Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
09/12 – Baltimore, MD CFG Bank Arena
09/15 – Boston, MA Fenway Park
09/17 – Boston, MA Fenway Park
11/08 – Auckland, NZ Go Media Stadium Mt Smart
11/13 – Gold Coast, AU Heritage Bank Stadium
11/16 – Melbourne, AU Marvel Stadium
11/21 – Sydney, AU Giants Stadium

* Rescheduled date from 2023
** Festival dates are already on sale

Special guests Deep Sea Diver (North America Leg 1), Glen Hansard (North America Leg 2), The Murder Capital (UK/EU), Richard Ashcroft (Dublin and London) and Pixies (Australia and New Zealand) will serve as support for these dates.

To pre-order your copy of Dark Matter, head over to here.

Pearl Jam ‘Dark Matter’ Album Artwork

Pearl Jam ‘Dark Matter’ Album Artwork

Pearl Jam ‘Dark Matter’ Tour Artwork

Pearl Jam ‘Dark Matter’ Tour Artwork

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