Pearl Jam Unveils World Tour and Anticipated Album: Dark Matter

In a monumental announcement, Pearl Jam has revealed their plans for a world tour in conjunction with the impending release of their 12th studio album, Dark Matter. This latest musical endeavor is set to captivate audiences worldwide, showcasing the band’s unwavering commitment to delivering powerful, meaningful music. Let’s delve into the details that make this revelation a significant milestone for Pearl Jam enthusiasts.

Dark Matter: A Glimpse into the 12th Studio Album

Scheduled to drop on April 19, Dark Matter follows the band’s 2020 release, Gigaton. The album was meticulously crafted in a mere three weeks, with the band immersing themselves in the creative sanctuary of Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La in Malibu. Notably, the production prowess of Andrew Watt, recognized for his work on Eddie Vedder’s acclaimed 2022 album Earthling, adds an extra layer of anticipation.

Watt’s encyclopedic knowledge of Pearl Jam’s history and songwriting nuances became a catalyst for an exceptionally synergistic recording process. Bassist Jeff Ament expressed the infectious excitement Watt brought to the studio, pinpointing elements from the band’s past works with unparalleled precision.

Unveiling the Title Track

As a prelude to the album’s release, Pearl Jam has generously shared the title track, allowing fans a taste of what’s to come. The title track serves as a sonic appetizer, giving listeners a glimpse into the band’s evolution while maintaining the signature elements that define Pearl Jam’s distinctive sound.

The Writing and Recording Journey

Eddie Vedder sheds light on the band’s mindset during the writing and recording process. In a reflection on the current phase of their musical journey, Vedder emphasizes the band’s commitment to delivering meaningful work that they genuinely believe is their best. This sentiment, devoid of hyperbole, sets the stage for an album that promises to be a pinnacle in their illustrious career.

The World Tour: A Global Odyssey

Pearl Jam’s world tour is a grand odyssey spanning nine countries and 25 cities over a span of six months. Commencing in Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 4, the tour takes the band across the United States and Europe, concluding, for now, in Sydney, Australia, on November 21. The tour itinerary boasts a diverse array of venues, including outdoor baseball stadium shows, arena gigs, and festival dates at prominent events such as Mad Cool and NOS Alive.

Unveiling the Tour Dates

Let’s take a look at the full list of tour dates:

North America

Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena (May 4-6)

Portland, OR – Moda Center (May 10)

Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center (May 13)

Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena (May 16-18)

Inglewood, CA – Kia Forum (May 21-22)

Napa Valley, CA – BottleRock Festival (May 25)

Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena (May 28-30)


Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park (June 22)

Manchester, England – Co-op Live (June 25)

London, England – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (June 29)

Berlin, Germany – Waldbühne (July 2-3)

Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi (July 6-8)

Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool Festival (July 11)

Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Alive Festival (July 13)

North America (Continued)

Missoula, MT – Washington-Grizzly Stadium (August 22)

Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center (August 26)

Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field (August 29-31)

New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (September 3-4)

Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center (September 7-9)

Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena (September 12)

Boston, MA – Fenway Park (September 15-17)


Auckland, New Zealand – Go Media Stadium (November 8)

Gold Coast, Australia – Heritage Bank Stadium (November 13)

Melbourne, Australia – Marvel Stadium (November 16)

Sydney, Australia – Giants Stadium (November 21)

Dark Matter Tracklist

As we eagerly await the release of Dark Matter, here is the tracklist:

Scared of Fear

React, Respond


Dark Matter

Won’t Tell

Upper Hand

Waiting for Stevie


Something Special

Got to Give

Setting Sun


Pearl Jam’s Dark Matter World Tour 2024 promises to be a monumental experience for fans across the globe. As the anticipation builds, the band’s unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional music and memorable live performances ensures that this tour will be nothing short of extraordinary. Stay tuned for updates, and mark your calendars for an unforgettable musical journey with Pearl Jam.

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