Pearl Jam Debut Two New Songs Live

Watch the band performing "Lightning Bolt" and "Future Days" from their upcoming 10th studio album.

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Pearl Jam debuted two new songs at a concert in Chicago on July 19, NME reports. The songs' titles are "Lightning Bolt" and "Future Days."

Both tracks are featured in the band's upcoming album "Lightning Bolt," due to release on October 15.

The band were just seven songs into their gig at Chicago's Wrigley Field, Consequence of Sound reports, when torrential rain forced them offstage.

After a delay of three hours, the band were finally able to return and rewarded the crowd by playing two previously unheard songs from their forthcoming album "Lightning Bolt": the title track and "Future Days." On the latter, the band were joined by producer Brendan O'Brien on keyboards.

"Lightning Bolt" will be the US band's 10th studio album and their first since 2009's "Backspacer." Speaking earlier this year, guitarist Mike McCready said of the new album: "I would say as a cliché answer it's kind of a logical extension of what 'Backspacer' was. But I think there's a little bit more experimental stuff going on. There's a Pink Floyd vibe to some of it, there's a punk rock edge to other stuff."

Watch the footage from the show below:

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    This is a really good year for music.
    Indeed, to name some, I think, that are great: Steven Wilson, Queens of the Stone Age, Riverside, Karnivool, The Pineapple Thief, Jolly, Wisdom of Crowds, Pearl Jam, Dream Theater, Sound City and probably many more to come.
    Hell yea, this album is sounding great. And, man, they played a hell of a set there. 32 songs?! Wow.
    That's a normal Pearl Jam set which is why I tried to get tickets as soon as I woke up the day they went on sale. Unfortunately I think I read somewhere that this was the fastest sellout ever for Pearl Jam.
    I love Future Days. Lightning Bolt sounds like a million others they've put out (except the chorus, that sounds nice), not bad just generic. Maybe it'll grow on me like Mind Your Manners did. I hear the punk but where is the Pink?
    Fred Bob
    Doesnt it sound like 'be with an animal' when he sings '...lightning bolt'?? PJ have been my favourite band for a long time but I think this is where I stop waiting on a new album. Nothing I heard from this makes me excited, like the way each album use to sound different from the last but now? they are dressing up the same songs with different arrangements. The artwork too is really off putting, just not feeling it. Its weird writing this as alot of my friends growing up were fans and fell away as time went on, I was like 'seriously, check out Riot Act! Its class' Now Im not going to pick this up when its released.... There are lots of PJ fans out there who will lynch me for saying it, fair enough if you like the new single but I hear a band that are making distractions, mid life crisis attempts at passion and intensity when its just not there. Sad to see it happen, let go of the PJ legacy guys and make the album you feel like making now, then you may not need so many side projects where you can be yourselves
    I agree with this entire post. I love everything up until and including the self-titled album, but Backspacer was a total let down and this is shaping up to be more of the same. It's sad to see them turn into a dad rock band.
    Thank god someone else said it! Both of you guys are dead on! Backspacer was all filler! They are not growing old gracefully... Vedder looks bloated and needs to drink less, McCready's best work in ten years was his 30 seconds on the new Soundgarden album, Stone has mailed it in, and Cameron sounds plain with them when he should sound like Bonham. Ament has been and always be just lucky to be there. Though Ghost and Low Light are great, his bass average at best. At least with the new songs there's some piss breaks at the shows. Love the comments above about them not being themselves and trying to be what PJ has been. That's what happens when a band is less about musicianship and more about songs. You can be great, but then the well runs dry and you're not good enough players to be interesting. I loved them for two decades now but I've always known that they're truly the luckiest band in the world.
    Arfing Thumb
    I have the feeling that UG does some sort of "this topic for the next weeks". We had Megadeth/Dave Mustine weeks and now comes Pearl Jam.
    The Megadeth/Dave Mustaine wave has been WAY longer than that and doesn't seem to ever stop...