Pearl Jam’s long-awaited return with new music just keeps getting better.
On Wednesday (Jan. 22), the iconic rock band finally unleashed the first single off their upcoming 11th studio album. Titled “Dance of the Clairvoyants,” the new tune’s runtime comes in at a little over four minutes.
Listen to “Dance of the Clairvoyants” above.
“‘Dance’ was a perfect storm of experimentation and real collaboration,” bassist Jeff Ament tweeted from the band’s official social media page. “We’ve opened some new doors creatively, and that’s exciting.”
“Dance of the Clairvoyants” is the first single off Pearl Jam’s upcoming new album Gigaton. The impending release is due out March 27 through Monkeywrench/Republic Records. Pre-orders for the new album are available for purchase here.
Josh Evans and Pearl Jam produced the album.
Gigaton is the follow-up to 2013’s Grammy-Award winning Lightning Bolt.
The new song isn’t the only new-album-related thing to be released. Earlier this week, they unleashed the forthcoming studio effort’s tracklisting. The album will feature 12 new tracks, including “Dance of the Clairvoyants.”
Surprisingly, 2018’s “Can’t Deny Me” is not on the tracklist.
A day after announcing the new album’s title, the band tweeted a little “FYI” to fans about what a gigaton is.
“A gigaton is what scientists use to measure the loss of ice from Earth’s largest ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. This weight is equivalent to over 100 million elephants or 6 million blue whales.”
To coincide with the new album’s release, Pearl Jam previously announced a slew of tour dates for the springtime. The 16-stop North American trek will find the group performing at venues across the continent throughout March and April to promote the album.
The tour kicks off on March 18 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and concludes a month later with a two-night engagement (April 18 and 19) at the Oakland Arena in Oakland. The full list of tour dates can be found here.
01. “Who Ever Said”
02. “Superblood Wolfmoon”
03. “Dance of the Clairvoyants”
04. “Quick Escape”
06. “Seven O’Clock”
07. “Never Destination”
08. “Take The Long Way”
09. “Buckle Up”
10. “Come Then Goes”
12. “River Cross”