Pearl Jam Detail New Album 'Dark Matter,' Share Title Track and World Tour Dates

They'll perform in Vancouver this May

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Feb 13, 2024

As previously teased, grunge elder-statesmen Pearl Jam are back with their 12th studio album, previewed today by its title track.

UPDATE (2/13, 11:27 a.m. ET): The band have also announced a world tour behind the record, which includes a pair of Canadian stops at Vancouver's Rogers Arena on May 4 and 6. You can register now to buy tickets starting next Friday (February 23), and find Pearl Jam's full itinerary below.

Dark Matter arrives April 19 via Monkeywrench / Republic Records. The band put together the follow-up to 2020's Gigaton in just three weeks at Rick Rubin's Shangri-La Studios — a marked departure from the prolonged process they've tended toward for previous LPs.

The album was produced by Andrew Watt, who worked on frontman Eddie Vedder's solo material, like 2022's Earthling, and has also produced recent releases for Ozzy Osbourne and Iggy Pop.

As founding guitarist Mike McCready explained in an interview last year, "[Watt] got us into a room and just pushed us as hard as we could be pushed. ... We've done things for 30 years. So we know the dynamics of our band very well. But sometimes we need to get pushed and questioned, and Andrew did a great job of that."

Hear the rip-roaring, thrashy title track — which pays homage to legendary metal singer King Diamond — below, where you'll also find the full album tracklist.

Dark Matter:

1. Scared of Fear
2. React, Respond
3. Wreckage
4. Dark Matter
5. Won’t Tell
6. Upper Hand
7. Waiting for Stevie
8. Running
9. Something Special
10. Got to Give
11. Setting Sun

Pre-order Dark Matter.

Pearl Jam 2024 Tour Dates:

05/04 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
05/06 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
05/10 Portland, OR - Moda Center
05/13 Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
05/16 Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
05/18 Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
05/21 Inglewood, CA - Kia Forum
05/22 Inglewood, CA - Kia Forum
05/25 Napa Valley, CA - BottleRock Festival
05/28 Seattle, WA - Climate Pledge Arena
05/30 Seattle, WA - Climate Pledge Arena
06/22 Dublin, Ireland - Marlay Park
06/25 Manchester, UK- Co-op Live
06/29 London, UK - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
07/02 Berlin, Germany - Waldbühne
07/03 Berlin, Germany - Waldbühne
07/06 Barcelona, Spain - Palau Sant Jordi
07/08 Barcelona, Spain - Palau Sant Jordi
07/11 Madrid, Spain - Mad Cool Festival
07/13 Lisbon, Portugal - NOS Alive Festival
08/22 Missoula, MT - Washington-Grizzly Stadium
08/26 Indianapolis, IN - Ruoff Music Center
08/29 Chicago, IL - Wrigley Field
08/31 Chicago, IL - Wrigley Field
09/03 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
09/04 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
09/07 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
09/09 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
09/12 Baltimore, MD - CFG Bank Arena
09/15 Boston, MA - Fenway Park
09/17 Boston, MA - Fenway Park
11/08 Auckland, New Zealand - Go Media Stadium
11/13 Gold Coast, Australia - Heritage Bank Stadium
11/16 Melbourne, Australia - Marvel Stadium
11/21 Sydney, Australia - Giants Stadium

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