But Monday morning brought with it news of a European 2020 tour, as announced via Pearl Jam’s newsletter and website. The outing will hit major cities starting in June 2020, carrying Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron and their ensemble of musicians through until the end of July.
Are you ready, Europe? Pearl Jam is coming in 2020.
— Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) December 2, 2019
|June 23||Frankfurt, Germany||Festhalle|
|June 25||Berlin, Germany||Waldbühne|
|June 27||Stockholm, Sweden||Lollapalooza Stockholm|
|June 29||Copenhagen, Denmark||Royal Arena|
|July 2||Werchter, Belgium||Rock Werchter Festival|
|July 5||Imola, Italy||Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari|
|July 7||Vienna, Austria||Wiener Stadthalle|
|July 10||London, UK||American Express presents BST Hyde Park|
|July 13||Krakow, Poland||Tauron Arena|
|July 15||Budapest, Hungary||Budapest Arena|
|July 17||Zurich, Switzerland||Hallenstadion|
|July 19||Paris, France||Lollapalooza Paris|
|July 22||Amsterdam, Holland||Ziggo Dome|
In early 2019, Pearl Jam premiered a new song titled “Can’t Deny Me,” a visceral charge of a tune led, as always, by Vedder’s impassioned lyrics.
Whether that turns up on the next Pearl Jam album remains to be seen.
In related news, a special, limited-edition vinyl release of PJ’s MTV Unplugged performance was released on Friday as part of Record Store Day Black Friday.
— Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) November 29, 2019
The LP was available in limited quantities, with fans clamoring to get their hands on a prized copy of the performance, which originally aired on MTV in 1992 and had not, as of yet, been released on vinyl, despite being a fan favorite performance for decades.