It has been nearly seven months since Pearl Jam delighted fans with news of a pair of summer shows, and now, the band has revealed that even more is on the horizon. On July 8, the first of two countdown clocks on Pearl Jam’s website struck zero, revealing a video containing a hearty list of North American tour dates set to begin in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Oct. 11 and conclude in the group’s native, Seattle, Wash., on Dec. 6.
In conjunction with the announcement, a second timer promptly started and on July 11, the countdown confirmed the name and release date of the band's 10th studio album, "Lightning Bolt." It will hit stores domestically on Oct. 15, and marks Pearl Jam's first release since 2009’s “Backspacer.” The first single, "Mind Your Manners," has already hit the airwaves and also is available for download at PearlJam.com.
The exciting news comes just as the band has begun gearing up for its lone two events of the summer. Still ahead, Eddie Vedder and Co. will take over Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario, on July 16, before heading to Chicago to play at historic Wrigley Field on July 19. Pearl Jam has been equally as creative in past announcements as well, opting for cryptic tweets on Twitter before unveiling the Wrigley show date via the venue’s famed scoreboard.
In addition to Pearl Jam tour dates, the band also was tapped to headline the 2013 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, which will take place in New Orleans over three days this fall, Nov. 1-3. The band’s inclusion in the event will come at the conclusion of the North American tour’s first leg. After a brief break, the second leg will launch on Nov. 15 in Dallas, Texas. Prior to the finale in Seattle, Pearl Jam will play two Canadian shows in Calgary on Dec. 2 and Vancouver on Dec. 4.
2013 North American Tour Dates
10.11 - Pittsburgh, Pa. (Consol Energy Center)
10.12 - Buffalo, N.Y. (First Niagara Center)
10.15 - Worcester, Mass. (DCU Center)
10.18 - Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)
10.19 - Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)
10.21 - Philadelphia, Pa. (Wells Fargo Center)
10.22 - Philadelphia, Pa. (Wells Fargo Center)
10.25 - Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
10.27 - Baltimore, Md. (1st Mariner Arena)
10.29 - Charlottesville, Va. (John Paul Jones Arena)
10.30 - Charlotte, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Arena)
11.15 - Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Arena)
11.16 - Oklahoma City, Okla. (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
11.19 - Phoenix, Ariz. (Jobing.com Arena)
11.21 - San Diego, Calif. (Viejas Arena)
11.23 - Los Angeles, Calif. (Los Angeles Sports Arena)
11.24 - Los Angeles, Calif. (Los Angeles Sports Arena)
11.26 - Oakland, Calif. (ORACLE Arena)
11.29 - Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden Arena)
11.30 - Spokane, Wash. (Spokane Arena)
12.2 - Calgary, Alberta (Scotiabank Saddledome)
12.4 - Vancouver, British Columbia (Rogers Arena)
12.6 - Seattle, Wash. (Key Arena)