Pearl Jam announce new album, “Dark Matter;” announce 2024 World Tour

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. The album’s title track is available now HERE. Produced by multi-GRAMMY® award winning producer Andrew Watt, Dark 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 JamEddie 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.

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 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