Pearl Jam Reveals New Album Gigaton Is Coming in March: ‘Making This Record Was a Long Journey’
After teasing fans with cryptic social networks posts and mysterious pop-ups throughout the world last week, Pearl Jam have formally announced their new album Gigaton will debut on March27 This will be frontman Eddie Vedder and company’s first album since the Grammy-winning Lightning Bolt in 2013.
” Making this record was a long journey,” lead guitarist Mike McCready wrote on the band’s main website. “It was mentally dark and complicated sometimes, but also an exciting and speculative roadway map to musical redemption. Working together with my bandmates on Gigaton ultimately offered me higher love, awareness, and knowledge of the need for human connection in these times.”
In addition to the album, Pearl Jam revealed a 16- date North American trip in March and April, beginning with Toronto on March18 They will then start a run of Europe dates in June and July. Their main site also names “Dance of the Clairvoyants” as the very first single for the album, which will be released in the coming weeks.
On Jan. 9, Pearl Jam’s Twitter account posted an image of the band’s name written in what looked like waves of a heart beat display. While initially inconspicuous, 2 posts the next day stirred the pot a lot more, consisting of a video with tribal fire signs as pinpoints across various cities throughout the world. Numerous fans published the experience of the pop-ups online, which turned out to be large-scale pictures of the album cover art.
( If you’re questioning the cover art, it is called “Ice Waterfall” and was taken by Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist Paul Nicklen in Svalbard, Norway.)
Gigaton will be released through Universal Music Group International. It was produced by Josh Evans and Pearl Jam.