Pearl Jam drop some major announcements, a new album, & an Aussie tour with the Pixies

Pearl Jam just hit us with some awesome news for their Aussie fans, and it’s seriously worth paying attention to.

The Seattle rock legends are back with a fresh track called ‘Dark Matter,’ giving us a sneak peek into their upcoming twelfth studio album, set to drop on April 19. This is their first album since ‘Gigaton’ in 2020, proving they’ve still got that magic touch of experimentation mixed with their classic sound.

Hold tight, because there’s more good stuff coming your way. Pearl Jam is gearing up for a global tour, and good news, Aussie fans, you are about to get some serious love. The ‘Dark Matter World Tour’ is kicking off in May, hitting 25 cities across nine countries.

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For the Aussie crew, this is a proper homecoming since Pearl Jam hasn’t graced Aussie stages in over a decade. Get ready, Gold Coast, Sydney, and Melbourne – it’s going to be quite the reunion.

And if you thought it couldn’t get any better than that, well, think again, indie rock legends the Pixies, are hopping on board with Pearl Jam as special guests for their Aussie tour. The Pixies haven’t set foot in Australia for over two decades, so expect tickets to sell out, and sell out fast.

Frontman Eddie Vedder expressed his enthusiasm during a recent Grammys week listening party, stating that he believes ‘Dark Matter’ is their best work yet.

“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,” he said.

“No hyperbole, I think this is our best work.”

To say anticipation is at an all time, is putting it mildly. So, mark your calendars and snag those tickets – Pearl Jam and Pixies are about to serve up a night of rock history down under!

Tickets via Live Nation here.