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Pearl Jam sets Missoula performance on world tour

| February 15, 2024 12:00 AM

Alternative rock band Pearl Jam plans to make a stop in Missoula in August as part of their upcoming tour after releasing their 12th studio album.

The album Dark Matter, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records, releases on April 19, and launches a 35-date worldwide tour in May. The tour will make a Missoula stop at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Aug. 22.

Produced by multi-Grammy award-winning producer Andrew Watt, Dark Matter, marks the band’s first release since critically acclaimed Gigaton in 2020.

Pearl Jam was formed in Seattle in 1990. The band's lineup consists of bassist Jeff Ament, rhythm guitarist Stone Gossard, lead guitarist Mike McCready, lead singer/guitarist Eddie Vedder and drummer Matt Cameron.

Members of the band in 2023 retreated to Shangri-La Studios in Malibu where they simply plugged in and played with producer Andrew Watt at the helm. The musicians faced one another in the same space and communicated sonically at the highest level. Writing and recording in a burst of inspiration, Dark Matter was born in just three weeks.

As a result, Dark Matter channels the shared spirit of a group of lifelong creative confidants and brothers in one room playing as if their very lives depended on it. All of the blood, sweat, tears, and energy of a storied career felt renewed and poured into this one body of work.

The band members personally previewed the record with a listening party at the iconic Troubadour in West Hollywood during Grammy week. 

“I’m getting chills, because I have good memories,” Vedder said. “We’re still looking for ways to communicate. 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. No hyperbole, I think this is our best work.”

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. 

Tickets are available in two ways. 

A Ten Club members-only presale will be held through Ticketmaster Request for eligible members. Only paid Ten Club members active as of Feb. 12 are eligible to participate in this presale. More info at pearljam.com

Fans can register for a chance to participate in the Dark Matter World Tour 2024 registration sale at shops.ticketmasterpartners.com/pearl-jam by Sunday, Feb. 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. Registration does not guarantee access to the sale.

Thirty-plus years of live performances, twelve studio albums and hundreds of official live concert bootleg releases later, Pearl Jam continues to be critically acclaimed and commercially successful. The band has sold over 85 million albums worldwide and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.


    Dark Matter Album Artwork: light painting art by Alexandr Gnezdilov