Pearl Jam has announced its first studio album after a musical hiatus of over six years, which will follow 2013’s ‘Lightning Bolt’. Titled ‘Gigaton’, the new record is set to drop March 27.

Fans will very soon hear the band’s first single, ‘Dance of the Clairvoyants’ which will be released anytime now.

The cover for ‘Gigaton’ features a photo titled ‘Ice Waterfall’ by Canadian photographer, filmmaker and marine biologist Paul Nicklen. The image, snapped in Svalbard, Norway, shows the Nordaustlandet ice cap releasing high volumes of meltwater.

The record was produced by Josh Evans.

“Making this record was a long journey,” said guitarist Mike McCready in a statement. “It was emotionally dark and confusing at times, but also an exciting and experimental road map to musical redemption. Collaborating with my bandmates on Gigaton ultimately gave me greater love, awareness and knowledge of the need for human connection in these times.”

In support of ‘Gigaton’, Pearl Jam will begin a 16-date North American tour in March, then head to Europe in June.

The band will also headline British Summer Time festival at London’s Hyde Park on July 10 with support from The Pixies and White Reaper.

‘Gigaton’, the new album by Pearl Jam, is available for preorder now.


This article was published via AFP Relaxnews.

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