Pearl Jam set to release new album, ‘Lightning Bolt’, on October 15

Pearl Jam Lightning Bolt coverGrunge gods Pearl Jam are set to release their tenth studio album, Lightning Boltthis coming fall on October 15. The album is the long-awaited follow up to 2009’s BackspacerThe band recorded the album with producer Brendan O’Brien (Incubus, Seether, Bruce Springsteen, The Gaslight Anthem, more) and will be releasing the album via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records. In addition to headlining Voodoo Experience in November, Pearl Jam have also announced a fall North American tour. The trek kicks off on October 11 in Pittsburgh, PA and wraps up on December 6 in Seattle, WA.

Pearl Jam have been a constant in the mainstream rock scene for over 20 years. TheyPearl Jam 2013 arrived in epic fashion in 1991 with their debut album, Tenwhich still remains their single greatest achievement as a band. The album hit #2 on the Billboard Top 200 in 1992, and recently in February 2013, it was certified diamond by the RIAA, with over 10 million copies sold in the U.S. The band’s sophomore effort, 1993′s Vs., debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, where it remained for five weeks. The album sold a record-breaking 1.3 million copies in it’s first ten days on the market. Pearl Jam’s third album, Vitalogydebuted at #1 once again on the Billboard Top 200, and was ranked #495 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s ’500 Greatest Albums of All-Time’. From 1996-2009, Pearl Jam released six more studio albums. Since then, they have kept busy with numerous festival appearances and some touring. To date, the band has sold over 60 million albums worldwide. – by Matt Bishop

PEARL JAM 2013 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Oct. 11 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Consol Energy Center
Oct. 12 – Buffalo, N.Y., First Niagara Center
Oct. 15 – Worcester, Mass., DCU Center
Oct. 18 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Barclays Center
Oct. 19 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Barclays Center
Oct. 21 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
Oct. 22 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
Oct. 25 – Hartford, Conn., XL Center
Oct. 27 – Baltimore, Md., 1st Mariner Arena
Oct. 29 – Charlottesville, Va., John Paul Jones Arena (JPJ Arena)
Oct. 30 – Charlotte, N.C., Time Warner Cable Arena
Nov. 15 – Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
Nov. 16 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena
Nov. 19 – Glendale, Ariz., Jobing.com Arena
Nov. 21 – San Diego, Calif., Viejas Arena
Nov. 23 – Los Angeles, Calif., Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Nov. 24 – Los Angeles, Calif., Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Nov. 26 – Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena
Nov. 29 – Portland, Ore., Rose Garden Arena
Nov. 30 – Spokane, Wash., Spokane Arena
Dec. 2 – Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome
Dec. 4 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
Dec. 6 – Seattle, Wash., KeyArena At Seattle Center

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About Matt Bishop

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