News: Pearl Jam Announce New Album ‘Dark Matter’& 2024 UK Tour Dates

Danny Clinch

Pearl Jam will release their twelfth studio album, Dark Matter, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on April 19, 2024 and launch a 35-date worldwide tour this May. Produced by multi-GRAMMY® award winning producer Andrew WattDark Matter, marks the band’s first release since critically-acclaimed Gigaton (2020). 

Dark Matter is now available for pre-order HERE.

In 2023, the members of Pearl Jam—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. 

The musicians faced one another in the same space and communicated sonically at the highest level. Writing and recording in a burst of inspiration, Dark Matter was born in just three weeks.

As a result, Dark Matter channels the shared spirit of a group of lifelong creative confidants and brothers in one room playing as if their very lives depended on it. All of the blood, sweat, tears, and energy of a storied career felt renewed and poured into this one body of work.

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

Dark Matter album packaging features light painting art by Alexandr Gnezdilov. Light painting is an artistic form of photography where images are created by adjusting a camera’s exposure for an extended period and using a light source, such as a flashlight, to “paint” in the dark. The album cover art was crafted using a large self-made kaleidoscope. Each letter visible on the cover was individually captured and handwritten midair with a specially designed flashlight to create the pearlescent effect. See more info on Alexandr Gnezdilov below. 

Check out the album title tracks, below:

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 2024
In support of Dark Matter, Pearl Jam will head out on a world tour this year, marking the first time the band has announced a new album and tour simultaneously and first time the group has unveiled all worldwide tour dates at once. Their 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 world’s first net zero certified arena. 

The tour continues with performances in the UK and Europe, including their first performance at London’s brand new and state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, through September, followed by the group’s long-awaited ten-year return to New Zealand and Australia this November. Full routing below. 

Special guests 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 for these dates.

Tickets will be available two ways:
1. A Ten Club members-only presale 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 presale. More info at

2. Fans can register for a chance to participate in the Dark Matter World Tour 2024 registration sale at 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. 
The tour will use all-in pricing across all North America, Europe and UK shows to ensure the ticket price listed is the full out-of-pocket price inclusive of fees. 

For fans in North America who can’t use their tickets, Pearl Jam and Ticketmaster will offer a Fan-to-Fan Face Value Ticket Exchange beginning at a later date to give fans the best chance to buy tickets at face value. To help protect the Exchange, Pearl Jam has also chosen to make tickets for this tour mobile only and restricted from transfer. This applies to all shows except those in Illinois and New York where non-transferability is prohibited by law. You must have a valid bank account or debit card within the country of the event(s) in order to sell through the Fan-to-Fan Face Value Ticket Exchange.

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

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