Pearl Jam unveil ‘Dark Matter’ album and announces 2024 World Tour

"No hyperbole, I think this is our best work”
13 February 2024
Photo by Danny Clinch

Pearl Jam announces their Dark Matter World Tour 2024, aligning with their new album Dark Matter, marking a first in revealing a global tour and album simultaneously. The tour spans nine countries and 25 cities, starting in Vancouver and including major North American venues like Wrigley Field and Madison Square Garden, plus international stops in the UK, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. Special performances include Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena and London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with guests like Deep Sea Diver, Glen Hansard, and the Pixies joining various legs.

The tour offers a presale for Ten Club members and a public registration sale, ensuring fair access and transparent all-in pricing. Innovations like a mobile-only ticket system and a Fan-to-Fan Exchange aim to keep ticketing fair and accessible.

Dark Matter Album Artwork: light painting art by Alexandr Gnezdilov

Creative Process Behind “Dark Matter”

Recorded at Shangri-La Studios with producer Andrew Watt, Dark Matter was crafted in three weeks of intense collaboration, embodying the band’s collective spirit. Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament emphasize the album’s significance as possibly their best work, reflecting their ongoing quest for meaningful musical communication.

Vedder explains: “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.”

Celebrating indie record stores, a special edition releases on April 20 for Record Store Day, featuring unique light painting art by Alexandr Gnezdilov on its packaging. This blend of music and visual art showcases Pearl Jam’s commitment to innovative artistry, making Dark Matter a milestone in their career and a testament to their enduring creativity.

Dark Matter is now available for pre-order HERE.

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 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                               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