Pearl Jam is kicking off 2020 with a new album and tour. This will be their first studio album in seven years, entitled Gigaton. Before releasing the album on March 27, they’ll be making four Canadian stops: Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Hamilton. (The band hasn’t played in Hamilton since 2011!)
Announcing Gigaton: A new album and tour coming Spring 2020!
— Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) January 13, 2020
Fun fact: the album artwork is a photograph taken by a Canadian photographer and it’s called “Ice Waterfall.”
Did you know… A gigaton is what scientists use to measure the loss of ice from Earth’s largest ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica.
This weight is equivalent to over 100 million elephants or 6 million blue whales. #Gigaton
📸: Paul Nicklen, SeaLegacy pic.twitter.com/AcvFeFml42
— Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) January 14, 2020
To tie us over until the new album, a new single, entitled Dance of the Clairvoyants, is set to be released in the “coming weeks,” according to Rolling Stone.
Tickets go on sale Fri. Jan 24 at 10 a.m.
Here are the Canadian dates:
March 18 — Toronto, Ont. @ Scotiabank Arena
March 20 — Ottawa, Ont. @ Canadian Tire Centre
March 22 — Quebec City, Que. @ Videotron Centre
March 24 — Hamilton, Ont. @FirstOntario Centre
Check out all the details on the tour and album here.