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Pearl Jam will release their twelfth studio album, Dark Matter, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on April 19, 2024 and launch a 35-date worldwide tour this May. The album’s title track is available now HERE. Produced by multi-GRAMMY® award winning producer Andrew Watt, Dark Matter, marks the band’s first release since critically-acclaimed Gigaton (2020). 

Dark Matter is now available for pre-order HERE.

In 2023, the members of Pearl JamEddie Vedder [vocals], Jeff Ament [bass], Stone Gossard [rhythm guitar], Mike McCready [lead guitar], and Matt Cameron [drums]—retreated to Shangri-La Studios in Malibu where they simply plugged in and played with producer Andrew Watt at the helm. 

The musicians faced one another in the same space and communicated sonically at the highest level. Writing and recording in a burst of inspiration, Dark Matter was born in just three weeks.

As a result, Dark Matter channels the shared spirit of a group of lifelong creative confidants and brothers in one room playing as if their very lives depended on it. All of the blood, sweat, tears, and energy of a storied career felt renewed and poured into this one body of work.

The band members personally previewed the record with a listening party at the iconic Troubadour in West Hollywood during GRAMMY® week: 

Vedder said: “I’m getting chills, because I have good memories. We’re still looking for ways to communicate. We’re at this time in our lives when you could do it or you could not do it, but we still care about putting something out there that is meaningful and we hopefully think is our best work. No hyperbole, I think this is our best work.”

Ament added, “What Ed said about getting us in a room at this point, we felt like we were about to make a really important record. A lot of that had to do with the atmosphere Andrew set up. He has encyclopedic knowledge of our history, not only as a band and how we wrote songs, but as players. He could pinpoint things we did on old songs to the point where I was like, ‘What the fuck is he talking about?’ His excitement was contagious. He’s a force. I just want to say thanks for keeping us on track. I couldn’t be prouder of us as a band. I feel so grateful for the fans, but mostly for my brothers and these people I’ve made music with.”

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

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. 

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch

Dark Matter Tracklist

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

 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.

Tickets will be available two ways:

1. A Ten Club members-only presale will be held through Ticketmaster Request for eligible members. Only paid Ten Club members active as of Monday, February 12 are eligible to participate in this presale. More info at

2. Fans can register for a chance to participate in the Dark Matter World Tour 2024 registration sale at by Sunday, February 18 at 11:59 PM local time for Europe, UK, Australia and New Zealand shows and by Sunday, February 18 at 11:59 pm PT for North America shows. This will be the only way for fans to participate in the onsale. Registration does not guarantee access to the sale. 





MARVEL STADIUM, MELBOURNE                                     NOVEMBER 16

GIANTS STADIUM, SYDNEY                                               NOVEMBER 21


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 Arena

Jun 29             London, UK                             Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Jul 02              Berlin, DE                               Waldbühne

Jul 03              Berlin, DE                               Waldbühne

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 13            Gold Coast, AU                       Heritage Bank Stadium

Nov 16            Melbourne, AU                        Marvel Stadium

Nov 21            Sydney, AU                             Giants Stadium

* Rescheduled date from 2022

** Festival dates are already on sale

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