Pearl Jam have announced the release of their much-anticipated eleventh studio album, Gigaton, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on 27 March in the US. Internationally, the album will be released and distributed by Universal Music Group. Produced by Josh Evans and Pearl Jam, Gigaton marks the band’s first studio album since the Grammy award-winning Lightning Bolt, which was released on 15 October 2013.
“Making this record was a long journey,” explains guitarist Mike McCready. “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.”
Gigaton’s cover features Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist Paul Nicklen’s photo “Ice Waterfall.” Taken in Svalbard, Norway, this image features the Nordaustlandet ice cap gushing high volumes of meltwater.
In support of Gigaton, Pearl Jam will embark on their first leg of North American tour dates in March and April. The 16-date tour kicks-off on March 18 in Toronto and wraps with a two-date stint in Oakland April 18-19. Tickets for the concerts will be made available through a Ticketmaster Verified Fan registration and ticket presale, a Ten Club presale for eligible members and a general public ticket sale. More details on all of those points of sale follow. To give fans the best chance to buy tickets at face value for this tour, Pearl Jam has decided that tickets will be mobile only and strictly non-transferable, except in NY and CO where transferability is required by state law. Visit the band’s official website for further information.
Pearl Jam play the following North American dates in 2020:
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 & 16: Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
April 18 & 19: Oakland, CA, Oakland Arena.
Gigaton is out on 27 March and can be bought here.