As the countdown on their official website reached zero yesterday, Seattle rock veterans Pearl Jam have finally made a big announcement, confirming a fall North American tour.
But there's more, as not only is now there a second countdown running on the website, but the band is also set to release new single "Mind Your Manners" this Thursday, almost an entire week earlier than expected. The single was previously expected to drop on July 16.
As Alternative Nation reports, local Virginia radio station will get to host the world premiere of the new tune, with an official announcement saying "Thursday, listen to Tamo at 3:00 p.m. for an XL102 World Premiere of brand new Pearl Jam music!"
Meanwhile, the five-piece also gave somewhat of a hint when it comes to the new record's front cover with a Twitter post showing not much more than a white circle on a black background. Whether or not the photo is related to the upcoming release yet remains to be seen.
As far as the tour itself goes, the 24-date concert trek will kick off on October 11 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and stretch all the way to December 6 and the Seattle, Washington, major performance. You can check out the full itinerary below.
As the tenth record in the Pearl Jam opus, the yet-untitled album should reportedly most definitely hit the shelves by early 2014, possibly even during the current year.
The group's current record, "Backspacer," saw its release in September 2009 via Monkeywrench Records. With 189,000 units shipped in the US within the first week, it peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart as the only independent label chart-topper of the year.
Pearl Jam tour dates are:
10/11 - Pittsburgh - Consol Energy Center 10/12 - Buffalo - First Niagara Center 10/15 - Worcester - DCU Center 10/18 - Brooklyn - Barclays Center 10/19 - Brooklyn - Barclays Center 10/21-22 - Philadelphia - Wells Fargo Center 10/25 - Hartford - XL Center 10/27 - Baltimore - 1st Mariner Arena 10/29 - Charlottesville - John Paul Jones Arena 10/30 - Charlotte - Time Warner Cable Arena 11/1-3 - New Orleans - Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 11/15 - Dallas - American Airlines Arena 11/16 - Oklahoma City - Chesapeake Energy Arena 11/19 - Phoenix - Jobing.com Arena 11/21 - San Diego - Viejas Arena 11/23-24 - Los Angeles - Sports Arena 11/26 - Oakland - Oracle Arena 11/29 - Portland - Rose Garden Arena 11/30 - Spokane - Spokane Arena 12/02 - Calgary - Scotiabank Saddledome 12/04 - Vancouver - Rogers Arena 12/06 - Seattle - Key Arena