Just three days after announcing their first North American tour in three years, Seattle rock legends Pearl Jam have delivered an October 15th release date for their new album, Lightning Bolt. The album is preceded by the hard-charging, punk-tinged first single, “Mind Your Manners,” which the band also premiered today.
The new album was revealed with a 41-second video trailer that went live after the “PJ Countdown Clock” struck zero on the band’s official website. It was the same online clock that led up to the tour announcement earlier in the week (trailer below).
Lightning Bolt will be the band’s tenth studio album, and the first new full-length from Pearl Jam since 2009′s Backspacer, which was released with a controversial promotion with big-box retailer Target, which generated grumbling among some longtime fans.
The first of the band’s two-leg, 24-date tour launches in Pittsburgh on October 11, and culminates with Pearl Jam’s headlining appearance at this year’s Voodoo Music + Arts Festival in New Orleans over the November 1 weekend. The tour’s second leg starts in Dallas on November 15 and wraps with a homecoming show in Seattle on December 6. Tickets for the dates go on sale July 27. Full tour dates below.
Pearl Jam 2013 tour dates:
Oct-11 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
Oct-12 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center
Oct-15 Worcester, MA DCU Center
Oct-18 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Oct-19 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Oct-21 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Oct-22 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Oct-25 Hartford, CT XL Center
Oct-27 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
Oct-29 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
Oct-30 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
Nov-1-3* New Orleans, LA Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
Nov-15 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena
Nov-16 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
Nov-19 Phoenix, AZ Jobing.com Arena
Nov-21 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
Nov-23 Los Angeles, CA Sports Arena
Nov-24 Los Angeles, CA Sports Arena
Nov-26 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Nov-29 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
Nov-30 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
Dec-2 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Dec-4 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Dec-6 Seattle, WA Key Arena
– Scott T. Sterling, Radio.com