Pearl Jam Teases New Album “Gigaton” and North American Tour

Mike McCready of Pearl Jam in 2017. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Variety/Shutterstock (8586772dg)

Pearl Jam really kept us waiting for their new album, but the wait is finally over! Their next record called Gigaton is coming our way in March and they’ll support it with a concert tour across North America.

The band’s lead guitarist Mike McCready described the process of making this record as “a long journey” – but also one that brought him and the rest of Pearl Jam closer together.

“It was emotionally dark and confusing at times, but also an exciting and experimental road map to musical redemption. Collaborating with my bandmates on Gigaton ultimately gave me greater love, awareness, and knowledge of the need for human connection in these times,” said McCready in a press release.

Pearl Jam’s last studio album Lightning Bolt came out in 2013 and earned the band their fifth no. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. This was the longest break they ever took between two studio records, and they were touring in the meantime. They’re expected to hit the road again on March 18th, when their North American tour kicks off in Toronto.