July 31, 2021

Pearl Jam to Tour After Announcing “Gigaton,” Their First Album in Years

(CNN) — Pearl Jam fans can finally breathe: The famous rock band announced on Monday that they will release a new album titled “Gigaton” and will go on a North American tour.

Released on March 27, “Gigaton” is Pearl Jam’s first album since the 2013 release of their Grammy-winning album “Lightning Bolt.”

It is their eleventh studio album and is available to pre-order now.

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“Making this record was a long journey,” guitarist Mike McCready said in a statement. “It was emotionally dark and confusing at times, but also an exciting and experimental roadmap to musical redemption. Collaborating with my bandmates at Gigaton finally gave me greater love, awareness and awareness of the need for human connection in these times.

The first single, “Dance of the Clairvoyants,” will be released in the coming weeks, according to a statement on the band’s website.

Fight against reselling

A 16-date North American tour with Eddie Vedder and company will begin on March 18 in Toronto.

To ensure that tickets to the band’s concert are sold at face value, they have partnered with Ticketmaster, the ticketing company the band once fought after accusing it of refusing to cut its service fees.

As a result, all tickets to the Pearl Jam concerts will be powered by Ticketmaster SafeTix, a ticket type that uses a unique barcode that is updated every two seconds so that it cannot be captured or faked, according to the website of the company. band.