The band will be touring extensively behind their forthcoming album ‘Dark Matter’

Pearl Jam Eddie Vedder live [Credit: Matt Bishop]
Pearl Jam [The Rock Revival]

Updated: February 13, 2024

This year, Pearl Jam are planning to be very busy. After touring sporadically in 2023, the multi-platinum rockers are returning to the road for an extensive tour around the globe. They will be touring in support of their upcoming twelfth studio album, Dark Matter. The group released the title track on Tuesday [February 13]. Produced by GRAMMY® Award winner Andrew Watt (The Rolling Stones, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop), the record arrives on April 19 through Monkeywrench/Republic.

This spring, the band will kick off their 2024 campaign, performing across North America, Europe, Australia, and more. On May 25, Pearl Jam will be headlining BottleRock 2024 in Napa Valley, California. Other featured acts that weekend include Stevie Nicks, Maná, Queens of the Stone Age, St. Vincent, My Morning Jacket, The Offspring, All Time Low, Cold War Kids, Pete Yorn, The Record Company, Chevy Metal, and Foo Fighters’ guitarist Christ Shiflett. Included in the new batch of shows is the Ruoff Music Center in Indianapolis, which was previously postponed due to illness back in September.

Check out the complete tour itinerary below.

Very special guests for each leg of the tour will be Deep Sea Diver (first North American leg), Glen Hansard (second North American leg), The Murder Capital (UK/EU leg), Richard Ashcroft (Dublin and London shows) and Pixies (Australia and New Zealand shows).

A Ten Club members-only pre-sale 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 pre-sale. Fans can register for a chance to participate in the Dark Matter World Tour 2024 registration sale 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 on-sale. Registration does not guarantee access to the sale.

Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam [The Rock Revival]

Last August, Pearl Jam set out on a brief run of U.S. shows. The band performed in Chicago, Austin, and more. Their Indianapolis show was postponed, and is set to be rescheduled imminently. Frontman Eddie Vedder also played two intimate solo shows on October 23 and October 24 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, in addition to his performance at Ohana Festival on September 30.

The forthcoming Dark Matter will be available on digital download, CD, and vinyl, with several variants including a Ten Club Exclusive Red Galaxy Vinyl with 24-page booklet, Indie Exclusive Crystal Vinyl with 24-page booklet, standard black vinyl, standard CD, and Deluxe CD/Blu-Ray with HD audio and Dolby Atmos Immersive Mix. All vinyl packages include one of three uniques sticker sheets with five center label tickets, plus a logo sticker. The title track will be available on a 7-inch vinyl single.

To celebrate local record shops, Pearl Jam are releasing a special edition vinyl variant on April 20, exclusively in-store at participating Record Store Day shops.

Pearl Jam released their eleventh studio album Gigaton in March of 2020. It was the group’s first all-new studio outing in seven years. The critically-acclaimed album hit No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock and Alternative album charts. The band finally got out not the road to support the album in 2022.

Pearl Jam live
Pearl Jam [The Rock Revival]

In 2021, Pearl Jam began working on Dark Matter at Andrew Watt’s studio in Beverly Hills. With Watt at the helm, it’s safe to say that fans can expect a heavier, more guitar-driven outing, given his previous success with acts like Ozzy Osbourne and The Rolling Stones. Pearl Jam recorded a bulk of their new record at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La Studio in Malibu, California.

On January 31, Pearl Jam held an ultra-exclusive album reveal of Dark Matter. The event took place at the legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles, California. Band members Eddie Vedder (vocals), Mick McCready (guitar), and Jeff Ament (bass) were on hand, as well as producer Andrew Watt.

“We’re still looking for ways to communicate,” Vedder said at the event. “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. No hyperbole – I think this is out best work.”

Bassist Jeff 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.”

Pearl Jam live
Pearl Jam [The Rock Revival]

Pearl Jam released a special 30th anniversary reissue of their seminal album, Vs., back in November. With Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, the band will commemorate three decades of the their seminal sophomore outing with releases on vinyl and cassette configurations. Pearl Jam’s own Ten Club featured an exclusive 2-LP Dreamsicle (translucent orange with white swirls) color variant vinyl and clear cassette. Target offersed its own 1-LP exclusive clear vinyl, an international clear vinyl, and a new black 2-LP vinyl will be available in participating retailers. Pearl Jam and Legacy Recordings also unveiled a brand new Atmos Spatial Audio Mix of the album through Apple Music alongside new visualizer videos for each track on the album.

Moving 10 million units worldwide, Vs. has since gone 7x Platinum in the States. Meanwhile, “Daughter” just reached RIAA Platinum status, while “Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town” has gone Gold.

Last year also saw the 10th anniversary of Pearl Jam’s tenth full-length LP and fan favorite, Lightning Bolt. It originally dropped on October 15, 2013 and became the group’s fifth No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200. The Brendan O’Brien-produced Lightning Bolt is now also available in Spatial Audio.

May 4 – Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC^
May 6 – Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC^
May 10 – Moda Center – Portland, OR^
May 13 – Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA^
May 16 – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV^
May 18 – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV^
May 21 – Kia Forum – Los Angeles, CA^
May 22 – Kia Forum – Los Angeles, CA^
May 25 – BottleRock Festival – Napa Valley, CA*
May 28 – Climate Pledge Arena – Seattle, WA^
May 30 – Climate Pledge Arena – Seattle, WA^
22 June – Marlay Park – Dublin, Ireland@
25 June – Co-Op Live – Manchester, UK#
29 June – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium London, UK@
2 July – Waldbühne – Berlin, Germany#
3 July – Waldbühne – Berlin, Germany#
6 July – Palau Sant Jordi – Barcelona, Spain#
8 July – Palau Sant Jordi – Barcelona, Spain#
11 July – Mad Cool Festival – Madrid, Spain*
13 July – NOS Alive Festival – Lisbon, Portugal*
August 22 – Grizzly Stadium – Missoula, MT%
August 26 – Ruoff Music Center – Indianapolis, IN%
August 29 – Wrigley Field – Chicago, IL%
August 31 – Wrigley Field – Chicago, IL%
September 3 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY%
September 4 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY%
September 7 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA%
September 9 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA%
September 12 – CFG Bank Arena – Baltimore, MD%
September 15 – Fenway Park – Boston, MA%
September 17 – Fenway Park – Boston, MA%
November 8 – Go Media Stadium Mt Smart – Auckland, New Zealand+
November 13 – Heritage Bank Stadium – Gold Coast, Australia+
November 16 – Marvel Stadium – Melbourne, Australia+
November 21 – Giants Stadium – Sydney, Australia+

^with Deep Sea Diver
%with Glen Hansard
@with Richard Ashcroft
#with The Murder Capital

+with Pixies

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Tickets for all shows will be available HERE