Pearl Jam announces new album, North American tour

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2020 officially marks 30 years of Pearl Jam performing live.

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Inductee Eddie Vedder from the band Pearl Jam performs at the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclays Center on Friday, April 7, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Ahead of their upcoming album release later this year, rock band Pearl Jam has announced a North American tour starting in April.

The 90s rock favorite will bring their 2020 North American tour to 12 US cities including, Denver, Kansas City and Los Angeles.

Fans can register with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform for early ticket access through Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 11:59 p.m by signing up online. The Verified Fan presale then begins on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. local time.  

Pearl Jam’s upcoming album Gigaton will be released on Friday, March 27. Gigaton marks the band’s first studio album since Grammy award-winning Lightning Bolt, which was released in October 2013.

“Making this record was a long journey,” lead guitarist Mike McCready said. “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.” 

The album’s first single, “Dance of the Clairvoyants,” is expected be released in the coming weeks.

This year officially marks 30 years of Pearl Jam performing live. The 16-date tour kicks off on March 18 in Toronto and wraps with a two-date stint in Oakland on April 18 and 19.

The band hails from the Seattle 1990s grunge era. Their older discography is based in the grunge sound of heavily distorted guitars and growling-like vocals.

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