Pearl Jam Announce New 'Gigaton' Album + 2020 North American Tour

Carla Harmon
January 14, 2020

Pearl Jam have already announced a European tour for the spring and summer, including a headline spot at the prestigious Hyde Park BST event in London in July, and today confirmed a series of U.S. dates.

"Making this record was a long journey", guitarist Mike McCready explains of the album. That is the same venue where the five-man band last performed in San Diego in 2013, when it delivered a marathon concert that clocked in at three hours and 22 minutes. "Collaborating with my bandmates on "Gigaton" ultimately gave me greater love, awareness and knowledge of the need for human connection in these times". The album, meanwhile, is set for release on March 27th, with pre-orders now available.

The tour will begin on March 18 in Canada at Toronto's Scotiabank Arena.

Pearl Jam have announced the release of their 11th album "Gigaton" is coming in March. In addition, members of Pearl Jam's Ten Club can buy tickets now through The first single off the album, "Dance of the Clairvoyants", will be released in the coming weeks.

The album cover suggests a climate change undertone: Taken in Norway by Canadian marine biologist Paul Nicklen, the "Ice Waterfall" photo "features the Nordaustlandet ice cap gushing high volumes of meltwater".

For example, the Ticketmaster sales page for the tour notes this: "Pearl Jam has asked Ticketmaster to ensure their fans have access to tickets at face value". The Fan-to-Fan Face Value Ticket Exchange will launch on February 18, 2020.

The public on-sale begins January 24 at 10 a.m. local time; however, the band is conducting a series of pre-sales and a Fan-to-Fan ticket exchange.

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