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Pearl Jam Confirm ‘Lightning Bolt’ Album With Burning ‘Mind Your Manners’

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Pearl Jam will release their 10th studio album this fall. The grunge O.G.s announced on Thursday (July 11) that Lightning Bolt will arrive on October 15 via Monkeywrench/Republic Records. Longtime collaborator Brendan O’Brien (Rage Against the Machine, Stone Temple Pilots, Korn) produced the upcoming LP, the Seattle band’s first since 2009’s lean and snarling Backspacer.

The news came via a brief video announcement which can be seen above. The clip features quick-moving shots of Eddie Vedder and co. in the studio set to some speedy guitar licks. The audio is pulled from the record’s just-released lead single, “Mind Your Manners.” Listen to the furious, throat-shredding tune below.

Pearl Jam are also plotting an extensive tour of North America this fall, with plans to be on the road from October to December. But first they’ll play two shows later this month: On July 16, the band will take the stage at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario, and then, on July 19, they’ll perform at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

Pre-orders of Lightning Bolt in digital, CD, and vinyl formats are currently available via iTunes and Pearl Jam’s official website. Scroll down for cover art and tour dates.


Pearl Jam fall 2013 tour dates: 

October 11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
October 12 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
October 15 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
October 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
October 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
October 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
October 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
October 25 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
October 27 – Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
October 29 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
October 30 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
November 1-3 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
November 15 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena
November 16 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
November 19 –  Phoenix, AZ @ Arena
November 21 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
November 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Sports Arena
November 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Sports Arena
November 26 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
November 29 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena
November 30 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
December 2 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
December 4 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
December 6 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena