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Pearl Jam release second single from Gigaton


Last night Pearl Jam surprised fans by dropping the second single off their highly anticipated new album Gigaton, out March 27th. The unannounced single “Superblood Wolfmoon” was teased to fans last week, when the band used A.R. technology to give fans a snippet of the song when they pointed their smartphones towards the moon.

The single represents a sonic timeline of the band’s history, binding together elements from albums like Ten, Vs. and Yield. As heard on their last single “Dance of the Clairvoyants,” the band continues to experiment with their sound and furthers that trial on “Superblood Wolfmoon.”

Shining bright on the song is lead guitarist Mike McCready. He channels his aggressiveness from the Ten era, while also incorporating his melodic approach from Vs. McCready’s creative approach to guitar playing from the late 90s to the early 2000s is also represented on the song as he combines a series of imaginative guitar licks that can be perfect for dancing or thrashing.

Eddie Vedder’s lyrics are tough to decipher on this one, as he dwells on a multitude of issues that could reflect either a failing relationship or our failing environment. This isn’t anything new to Pearl Jam fans as Vedder’s imaginative storytelling has only gotten better and more complex with time. If the first two singles from Pearl Jam’s new album are an indication of where their sound is headed, it’s clear the band will have a parallel between old sounds and new.

Pearl Jam is set to embark on an extensive tour this spring that will see the band cover Europe and parts of North American before Gigaton is released in late March.

Pearl Jam 2020 tour dates:

North America

March 18 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
March 20 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
March 22 – Quebec City, QC – OVideotron Centre
March 24 – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
March 28 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
March 30 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
April 02 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
April 04 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
April 06 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
April 09 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
April 11 – Phoenix, AZ – Gila River Arena
April 13 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
April 15 & 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
April 18 & 19 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena

Europe

June 23 – Festhalle – Frankfurt
June 25 – Waldbühne – Berlin
June 27 – Lollapalooza – Stockholm
June 29 – Royal Arena – Copenhagen
July 2 – Rock Werchter Festival – Werchter
July 5 – Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari – Imola
July 7 – Wiener Stadthalle – Vienna
July 10 – Hyde Park – London
July 13 – Tauron Arena – Krakow
July 15 – Budapest Arena – Budapest
July 17 – Hallenstadion – Zurich
July 19 – Lollapalooza – Paris
July 22 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam
July 23 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam

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About Katie Tymochenko

Toronto based writer for Music Existence. Lover of all things Slash, rock n' roll and Star Wars.

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