After putting up mysterious posters in cities all around the world, Pearl Jam unveiled details around ‘Gigaton’.
Pearl Jam dropped some big news on Monday – confirming the rumors of a new album along with some 2020 touring plans.
The new album, Gigaton, will be Pearl Jam’s first in seven years and is due out March 27th. The Instagram video below features the album art and upcoming North American Tour dates.
Announcing Gigaton: A new album and tour coming Spring 2020!
— Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) January 13, 2020
The month-long North American tour does not visit the Kansas City area and only comes as close as St. Louis. If you’re thinking of making a trip out of this, tickets go on sale January 24th.
As for new music, the first single “Dance Of The Clairvoyants” will arrive “in the coming weeks” according to a statement for the band.
The album cover, which you can see in full below, is a photograph called “Ice Waterfall” by Paul Nicklen taken in Svalbard, Norway. Considering ‘gigaton’ can be used to quantify melting glacial ice and how politically active Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam have been through the years, they’re very likely making a statement about climate change here.
Featured photo: Lugnuts (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons