Pearl Jam – Dark Matter Album Artwork

Pearl Jam Announce New Album, Release Title Track, And Global Tour Dates

February 13th, 2024

Pearl Jam will release their 12th studio album, Dark Matter, on Monkeywrench/Republic Records on April 19th and launch a 35-date worldwide tour in May. The album’s title track was released overnight to radio and is available HERE. Produced by multi-GRAMMY award winning producer Andrew Watt, Dark Matter, marks the band’s first release since Gigaton in 2020. 

In 2023, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder [vocals], Jeff Ament [bass], Stone Gossard [rhythm guitar], Mike McCready [lead guitar], and Matt Cameron [drums] retreated to Shangri-La Studios in Malibu where they simply plugged in and played with producer Andrew Watt at the helm. Writing and recording in a burst of inspiration, Dark Matter was born in just three weeks.

The band members personally previewed the record with a listening party at the iconic Troubadour in West Hollywood during GRAMMY week. Vedder said, “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.”

The band is celebrating indie record stores with the release of a special edition of Dark Matter on April 20. Only at participating stores as part of Record Store Day. Get more information and find stores at

Meanwhile, Pearl Jam’s global tour, hitting nine countries and 25 cities, kicks off at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, and will cover much of North America including shows at Wrigley Field, Madison Square Garden, Fenway Park, and their first hometown performance in six years at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena. The tour includes Pearl Jam’s first performance at London’s brand new and state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September with New Zealand and Australia in November. Deep Sea Diver (North America Leg 1), Glen Hansard (North America Leg 2), The Murder Capital (UK/EU), Richard Ashcroft (Dublin and London) and Pixies (Australia and New Zealand) will serve as support.

Tickets will be available for Dark Matter World Tour 2024 via Ten Club members-only presale will be held through Ticketmaster Request for eligible members or Pearl Jam fans can register for a chance to participate in the Dark Matter World Tour 2024 registration sale at by Sunday, February 18. More all the Pearl Jam tour info at