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