Pearl Jam announce 2024 Australian tour and new album ‘Dark Matter’

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Pearl Jam announce 2024 Australian tour and new album ‘Dark Matter’

Credit: Danny Cinch
Words by Staff Writer

In support of Dark Matter, Pearl Jam will head out on a world tour this year, marking the first time the band has announced a new album and tour simultaneously and first time the group has unveiled all worldwide tour dates at once.

Pearl Jam, the iconic alternative rock band hailing from Seattle, has just dropped a bombshell for fans worldwide. Their eagerly anticipated twelfth studio album, “Dark Matter,” will drop on April 19, 2024, accompanied by a 35-date global tour starting this May.

Spanning nine countries and 25 cities, the global the tour kicks off in Vancouver, British Columbia, and includes stops at iconic venues such as Wrigley Field, Madison Square Garden, and Fenway Park. For fans in the UK and Europe, the band will make a long-awaited return, with performances at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium among others.

Additionally, after a decade-long hiatus, Pearl Jam will grace the stages of New Zealand and Australia in November. The tour will kick off in NZ on 8 November, before heading to Gold Coast, Melbourne and finishing in Sydney.

Pearl Jam Australia & New Zealand Tour Dates

  • Nov 08 Auckland, NZ Go Media Stadium Mt Smart
  • Nov 13 Gold Coast, AU Heritage Bank Stadium
  • Nov 16 Melbourne, AU Marvel Stadium
  • Nov 21 Sydney, AU Giants Stadium

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The band’s previous album, “Gigaton,” took many by surprise with its raw, hard-hitting sound. According to the Associated Press, “Dark Matter” is set to push the boundaries even further, with SPIN describing it as “tailor-made for chanting and fist-pumping.”

Produced by multi-GRAMMY® award-winning producer Andrew Watt, “Dark Matter” promises to be a sonic journey unlike any other. The album was crafted during an intense three-week session at Shangri-La Studios in Malibu, where the band members, including Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, and Matt Cameron, immersed themselves in the creative process.

Reflecting on the album, Vedder expressed his excitement, stating, “We’re at this time in our lives when you could do it or you could not do it, but we still care about putting something out there that is meaningful and we hopefully think is our best work.”

Ament echoed Vedder’s sentiments, highlighting the importance of the atmosphere created by producer Andrew Watt. “A lot of that had to do with the atmosphere Andrew set up. He has encyclopedic knowledge of our history, not only as a band and how we wrote songs, but as players.”

The album’s cover art, a stunning display of light painting, was crafted by Alexandr Gnezdilov, adding a visually captivating dimension to the release.

Supporting acts for the tour include Deep Sea Diver, Glen Hansard, The Murder Capital, Richard Ashcroft, and Pixies (for Australia), ensuring an unforgettable concert experience for fans.

With their unparalleled energy and dedication to their craft, Pearl Jam continues to captivate audiences around the globe.

Tickets for the tour will be available through exclusive presales for Ten Club members and a registration sale for general fans:

  1. Through A Ten Club members-only presale will be held through Ticketmaster Request for eligible members. Only paid Ten Club members active as of Monday, February 12 are eligible to participate in this presale. More info at
  2. 2. Fans can register for a chance to participate in the Dark Matter World Tour 2024 registration sale at by Sunday, February 18 at 11:59 PM local time for Europe, UK, Australia and New Zealand shows and by Sunday, February 18 at 11:59 pm PT for North America shows. This will be the only way for fans to participate in the onsale. Registration does not guarantee access to the sale.