Pearl Jam Announce World Tour and New Album Dark Matter, Share New Song: Listen

Pearl Jam have announced a world tour and a new album. Dark Matter, the band’s 12th full-length studio album, arrives on April 19 (via Monkeywrench/Republic). The band has shared the title track, which you can listen to below.

The follow-up to 2020’s Gigaton was written and recorded in three weeks, with the band holing up at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La in Malibu. Andrew Watt, who produced Eddie Vedder’s star-studded 2022 album, Earthling, was tapped to produce Dark Matter. “[Watt] has encyclopedic knowledge of our history, not only as a band and how we wrote songs, but as players,” said bassist Jeff Ament. “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.”

“We’re still looking for ways to communicate,” said Vedder of the writing and recording experience. “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.”

The band’s world tour stops in nine countries and 25 cities, all spread out across six months. It kicks off in Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 4 and brings the band across the United States and Europe before ending, for now, in Sydney, Australia, on November 21. Peppered in between are outdoor baseball stadium shows, arena gigs, and festival dates at Mad Cool and NOS Alive. Find the full list of tour dates below.

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Dark Matter:

01 Scared of Fear
02 React, Respond
03 Wreckage
04 Dark Matter
05 Won’t Tell
06 Upper Hand
07 Waiting for Stevie
08 Running
09 Something Special
10 Got to Give
11 Setting Sun

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