Pearl Jam release new single ‘Running’ taken from forthcoming album ‘Dark Matter’…

Pearl Jam release new single ‘Running’ taken from forthcoming album ‘Dark Matter’…

22nd March 2024 0 By Jon Deaux

Kicking into high gear, Pearl Jam unveils a hard-charging brand new record entitled ‚ÄúRunning‚ÄĚ available today via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records. Listen HERE. It heralds the arrival of the band‚Äôs anxiously awaited twelfth studio album, Dark Matter, on April 19, 2024. Pre-order HERE.

The band will also continue their support of independent retailers by offering various, limited edition galactic color variants of Dark Matter exclusively at select indie retail stores with 8 different colorways in the US and 2 additional internationally. More info HERE.

To celebrate the release of the new album, Pearl Jam will present an exclusive cinematic engagement, Pearl Jam ‚Äď Dark Matter ‚Äď Global Theatrical Experience ‚Äď One Night Only, on April 16, 2024. Distributed by Abramorama, Dark Matter will come to life in over 225 locations nationwide, including AMC, Regal, Cinemark, Landmark, Marcus, Studio Movie Grill, Cinepolis, Harkins, Alamo Drafthouse, Chinese Cineplex, IFC, and more. Additionally, AMC and other cinemas will feature Dolby Atmos showings. Worldwide, it graces theaters in over 30 countries, appearing in more than 300 locations across Mexico, the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, New Zealand, and Poland, to name a few. Tickets go on sale today HERE.

Additionally, CBS Sports March Madness coverage will feature 3 songs from the new album including ‚ÄúRunning‚ÄĚ.

Pearl Jam set the stage for Dark Matter with the title track and lead single ‚ÄúDark Matter.‚ÄĚ It toppled numerous charts. Notably, it surged to #1 on Billboard‚Äôs Mainstream Rock Airplay Chart, netting the band‚Äôs first leader on the respective chart since 1998. It also captured #1 on the Billboard Rock & Alternative Airplay Chart. Moreover, it earned widespread critical acclaim. Rolling Stone christened it ‚Äúelectrifying,‚ÄĚ going on to describe the song as a ‚Äúrousing, guitar-heavy track.‚ÄĚ SPACE.com applauded, ‚ÄúPearl Jam‚Äôs cosmically charged rock journey continues with new album ‚ÄėDark Matter‚Äô,‚ÄĚ and Consequence of Sound dubbed it ‚ÄúSong of the Week‚ÄĚ and attested, ‚Äú33 years into the game and Pearl Jam still know how to let it rip.‚ÄĚ
 
Produced by multi-GRAMMY¬ģ award winning producer Andrew Watt, Dark Matter, marks the band‚Äôs first release since critically acclaimed Gigaton (2020). In 2023, the members of Pearl Jam‚ÄĒEddie Vedder [vocals], Jeff Ament [bass], Stone Gossard [rhythm guitar], Mike McCready [lead guitar], and Matt Cameron [drums]‚ÄĒretreated to Shangri-La Studios in Malibu where they simply plugged in and played with producer Andrew Watt at the helm.

The band is celebrating indie record stores with the release of a special edition of Dark Matter on April 20. Only at participating stores as part of Record Store Day. Get more information and find stores at www.recordstoreday.com

Dark Matter album packaging features light painting art by Alexandr Gnezdilov. Light painting is an artistic form of photography where images are created by adjusting a camera’s exposure for an extended period and using a light source, such as a flashlight, to “paint” in the dark. The album cover art was crafted using a large self-made kaleidoscope. Each letter visible on the cover was individually captured and handwritten midair with a specially designed flashlight to create the pearlescent effect. See more info on Alexandr Gnezdilov below.

Dark Matter World Tour 2024
In support of Dark Matter, Pearl Jam will head out on a world tour this year, marking the first time the band has announced a new album and tour simultaneously and first time the group has unveiled all worldwide tour dates at once. Their global tour, hitting nine countries and 25 cities, kicks off at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, and will cover much of North America including shows at Wrigley Field, Madison Square Garden, Fenway Park, and their first hometown performance in six years at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena, the world’s first net zero certified arena.

The tour continues with performances in the UK and Europe, including their first performance at London’s brand new and state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, through September, followed by the group’s long-awaited ten-year return to New Zealand and Australia this November. Full routing below.

Special guests Deep Sea Diver (North America Leg 1), Glen Hansard (North America Leg 2), The Murder Capital (UK/EU), Richard Ashcroft (Dublin and London) and Pixies (Australia and New Zealand) will serve as support for these dates.

Dark Matter World Tour Dates:
 
Date                City                                         Venue
May 04            Vancouver, BC                       Rogers Arena
May 06            Vancouver, BC                       Rogers Arena
May 10            Portland, OR                          Moda Center
May 13            Sacramento, CA                    Golden 1 Center
May 16            Las Vegas, NV                       MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 18            Las Vegas, NV                       MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 21            Los Angeles, CA                     Kia Forum
May 22            Los Angeles, CA                     Kia Forum
May 25            Napa Valley, CA                      BottleRock Festival
May 28            Seattle, WA                             Climate Pledge Arena
May 30            Seattle, WA                             Climate Pledge Arena
Jun 22             Dublin, IE                                Marlay Park
Jun 25             Manchester, UK                    Manchester Co-Op Live
Jun 29             London, UK                          Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Jul 02 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†Berlin, DE ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† ¬†Waldb√ľhne
Jul 03 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†Berlin, DE ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† ¬†Waldb√ľhne
Jul 06              Barcelona, ES                         Palau Sant Jordi
Jul 08              Barcelona, ES                         Palau Sant Jordi
Jul 11              Madrid, SE                              Mad Cool Festival
Jul 13              Lisbon, PT                              NOS Alive Festival
Aug 22            Missoula, MT                          Washington-Grizzly Stadium
Aug 26*           Indianapolis, IN                       Ruoff Music Center
Aug 29            Chicago, IL                             Wrigley Field
Aug 31            Chicago, IL                             Wrigley Field
Sep 03            New York, NY                         Madison Square Garden
Sep 04            New York, NY                         Madison Square Garden
Sep 07            Philadelphia, PA                     Wells Fargo Center
Sep 09            Philadelphia, PA                     Wells Fargo Center
Sep 12            Baltimore, MD                         CFG Bank Arena
Sep 15            Boston, MA                             Fenway Park
Sep 17            Boston, MA                             Fenway Park
Nov 08            Auckland, NZ                          Go Media Stadium Mt Smart
Nov 10            Auckland, NZ                          Go Media Stadium Mt Smart
Nov 13            Gold Coast, AU                       Heritage Bank Stadium
Nov 16            Melbourne, AU                        Marvel Stadium
Nov 18            Melbourne, AU                        Marvel Stadium
Nov 21            Sydney, AU                             ENGIE Stadium
Nov 23            Sydney, AU                             ENGIE Stadium

* Rescheduled date from 2023

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