Pearl Jam, the kings of ’90s alt-rock, have returned with a distinctly non-alt-rock sound.
The band has announced their 10th studio album, “Lighting Bolt,” which will drop on Oct. 15. But if the single they released along with the announcement is any indication, Vedder and co are going for something a touch harder than the Pearl Jam that rocked the stadium tours of the ’90s. You’d expect a band to mellow with age, but “Mind Your Manners” is almost punk, with blistering drums and a guitar part reminiscent of Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades.” Listen for yourself below.
The band also announced a North American tour in support of the album around its October due date. Sadly, there’s no Colorado date, but there’s always Oklahoma City, right?
Pearl Jam 2013 Tour Dates:
07/16 – London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens
07/19 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
10/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Console Energy Center
10/12 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Centre
10/15 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
10/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
10/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
10/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
10/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
10/25 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
10/27 – Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
10/29 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
10/30 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
11/01-03 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Experience
11/15 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena
11/16 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
11/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena
11/21 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
11/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Sports Arena
11/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Sports Arena
11/26 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
11/29 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena
11/30 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
12/02 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
12/04 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
12/06 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
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Dylan Owens is Reverb’s indie and bluegrass blogger. You can read more from him in Relix magazine and the comment sections of WORLDSTARHIPHOP.