Listen to Pearl Jam’s punky new single ‘Running’

Pearl Jam have released their punky new single ‘Running’ from their upcoming album ‘Dark Matter’.

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The electrifying track features a deep bass line, a catchy guitar riff and a throbbing drum beat. Midway through the song it is infused with a heavy guitar solo while frontman Eddie Vedder sings: “Living in the shadows, crossing my fingers / A date with the gallows and a reprieve not looking likely”

Speaking about ‘Running’ in an interview with SPIN, Pearl Jam’s lead guitarist Stone Gossard shared that the riffs in the song were created by bassist Jeff Ament. “Jeff had the main parts for that one, and we worked it over as a band,” Gossard said, adding: “I love the bridge. I don’t know what the hell those chords are that [guitarist] Mike [McCready]’s playing, but it sounds original.”

He also shared that the song was one of the final tracks the band created with producer Andrew Watt. Gossard explained that it was fun creating an uptempo song and having Vedder’s “vocal dexterity here and on a few other spots on the album is just stunning.”

‘Running’ is the second single to be released from the band’s 12th studio album ‘Dark Matter‘. It follows the lead single of the same name. ‘Dark Matter’ is set for release on April 19 via Monkeywrench Records, and can be pre-ordered/pre-saved here.

In support of independent vinyl retailers, the band have also created a variety of limited edition galactic colour variants of the album which will be exclusively available at select indie retail stores with eight different colorways in the US and two additional variants for international. Visit here for more information.

To celebrate the release of the new album, Pearl Jam will release a one night only event Dark Matter – Global Theatrical Experience – on April 16.

The event will come to life in over 225 locations nationwide, including AMC, Regal, Cinemark, Landmark, Marcus, Studio Movie Grill, Cinepolis, Harkins, Alamo Drafthouse, Chinese Cineplex, IFC, and more. Additionally, AMC and other cinemas will feature Dolby Atmos showings. Worldwide, it will graces cinemas in over 30 countries, appearing in more than 300 locations across Mexico, the UK, Spain, Netherlands, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, New Zealand, and Poland. Visit here to purchase tickets for the screening.

In other news, Pearl Jam are set to kick off an extensive world tour in May. Check out the full dates below and visit here for tickets.

Pearl Jam’s Dark Matter World Tour dates: 

4 – Vancouver, Canada, Rogers Arena 
6 – Vancouver, Canada, Rogers Arena 
10 – Portland, Oregon, Moda Center 
13 – Sacramento, California, Golden 1 Center 
16 – Las Vegas, Nevada, MGM Grand Garden Arena 
18 – Las Vegas, Nevada, MGM Grand Garden Arena 
21 – Los Angeles, California, Kia Forum 
22 – Los Angeles, California, Kia Forum 
25 – Napa Valley, California, BottleRock Festival 
28 – Seattle, Washington, Climate Pledge Arena 
30 – Seattle, Washington, Climate Pledge Arena 

22 – Dublin, Ireland, Marlay Park 
25 – Manchester, England, Co-Op Live 
29 – London, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 

2 – Berlin, Germany, Waldbuhne 
3 – Berlin, Germany, Waldbuhne 
6 – Barcelona, Spain, Palau Sant Jordi 
8 – Barcelona, Spain, Palau Sant Jordi 
11 – Madrid, Spain, Mad Cool Festival 
13 – Lisbon, Portugal, NOS Alive Festival 

22 – Missoula, Montana, Washington-Grizzly Stadium 
26 – Indianapolis, Indiana, Ruoff Music Center 
29 – Chicago, Illinois, Wrigley Field 
31 – Chicago, Illinois, Wrigley Field 

3 – New York, New York, Madison Square Garden 
4 – New York, New York, Madison Square Garden 
7 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wells Fargo Center 
9 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wells Fargo Center 
12 – Baltimore, Maryland, CFG Bank Arena 
15 – Boston, Massachusetts, Fenway Park 
17 – Boston, Massachusetts, Fenway Park 

8 – Auckland, New Zealand, Go Media Stadium Mt Smart 
13 – Gold Coast, Australia, Heritage Bank Stadium 
16 – Melbourne, Australia, Marvel Stadium 
21 – Sydney, Australia, Giants Stadium 

Elsewhere, Vedder recently joined The Who on stage during the band’s Teenage Cancer Trust show in London earlier this week.

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