Pearl Jam Release New Album 'Gigaton', Their First In 7 Years

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The cover artwork for 'Gigaton', photo by Paul Nicklen. The cover artwork for 'Gigaton', photo by Paul Nicklen.

Pearl Jam fans can breathe a collective sigh of relief as the band announce the release date for their highly-anticipated new album 'Gigaton'.

Due on 27 March, 'Gigaton' is Pearl Jam's eleventh studio album and the first since their Grammy Award-winning 2013 album 'Lightning Bolt'.

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

“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 first single to be taken from 'Gigaton' is called 'Dance Of The Clairvoyants' and will be available in the coming weeks. The album cover features a photo by Candian photographer, filmmaker and marine biologist Paul Nicklen; the image, taken in Svalbard (Norway), shows volumes of meltwater gushing from the Nordaustlandet ice cap.

2020 officially marks 30 years of Pearl Jam performing live. Eleven studio albums, hundreds of unique live performances and official live concert bootleg releases later, the band continues to be critically acclaimed and commercially successful, with over 85 million albums sold worldwide and a 2017 induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Pearl Jam mark the release of 'Gigaton' with a Canadian and North American tour from March to April, in addition to their previously announced European summer tour. However, there are no clues yet as to when the lads may find their way back to our fair shores for live shows, hopefully soon.

'Gigaton' is out 27 March.



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