Are Pearl Jam Teasing A New Album?
This year is already set to be a massive one for Pearl Jam, with the band celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2020, as well as returning to the UK and Europe for some absolutely huge shows.
On top of headlining London’s massive American Express presents BST Hyde Park in July, the Seattle heroes will be taking on venues in Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Italy, Australia, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland, France and The Netherlands throughout the summer.
Now, it looks as though they might be bringing new music with them, as a cryptic teaser on their social media could well suggest that they’re gearing up to announce the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2013 album Lightning Bolt. Last year, members of the band sporadically updated fans and the press on the status of their to-be-announced 11th studio effort, and timeline-wise it makes sense that the release could finally be ready.
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“Hopefully we’re going to get that thing done soon,” said guitarist Mike McCready back in April 2019. “It’s been a bit, it’s been a little while… It’s the longest I think we’ve had between records. We’ve got a bunch of songs ready to go… Hopefully it will be out, I don’t have a date on anything yet, though.”
Guitarist Stone Gossard and bassist Jeff Ament also revealed in January that they were “in the middle” of writing the record. This is all sounding extremely promising!
https://t.co/cpHulqlCwd— Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) Fri Jan 10 05:01:00 +0000 2020
As you can see, fans definitely seem to think there’s a new album on the way…
@PearlJam https://t.co/M9ompBFouR— Der Abtrünnige🐍 (@CaiusIulianus) Fri Jan 10 05:03:22 +0000 2020
@PearlJam New album and tour announcement hopefully 1/13. 🙏🏻🙏🏻— Liam (@Liamfitzy87) Fri Jan 10 05:02:43 +0000 2020
@PearlJam It's happening!!!! https://t.co/17LLrkO7Ev— Broken Remote (@broken_remote) Fri Jan 10 05:02:26 +0000 2020
@PearlJam WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!?! NEW ALBUM??— Carlos (@carlosv__3) Fri Jan 10 05:21:27 +0000 2020
@PearlJam https://t.co/WXySy1KhIp— Joey Moshier (@JoeyMoshier) Fri Jan 10 05:34:40 +0000 2020
@PearlJam New album???????????— Rogelio RV (@soyrogeliorv) Fri Jan 10 05:14:40 +0000 2020
Catch Pearl Jam live at the following dates this year:
23 Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany (with IDLES)
25 Berlin Waldbuhne, Germany (with IDLES)
27 Stockholm Lollapalooza Festival, Sweden
29 Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark (with IDLES)
2 Werchter Rock Werchter Festival, Belgium
5 Imola Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Italy (with Pixies)
7 Vienna Wiener Stadhalle, Austria (with White Reaper)
10 London American Express presents BST Hyde Park, UK (with Pixies and White Reaper)
13 Krakow Tauron Arena, Poland (with White Reaper)
15 Budapest Budapest Arena, Hungary (with White Reaper)
17 Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland (with White Reaper)
19 Paris Lollapalooza Festival, France
22 Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands (with White Reaper)
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