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Pearl Jam's 'Lightning Bolt' Album, The Band's First Record Since 2009, Set For Oct. 15 Release

07/11/2013 03:32 pm ET | Updated Sep 10, 2013

Pearl Jam will release "Lightning Bolt," the band's first album since 2009's "Backspacer," on Oct. 15.

The band announced "Lightning Bolt" via its website on Thursday, where fans can pre-order the disc and get a listen at the lead single, "Mind Your Manners." (Radio stations also received "Mind Your Manners" on Thursday.)

The news comes just three days after Pearl Jam revealed it had plans for a North American tour set for later this year. (The tour kicks off on Oct. 11 in Pittsburgh, Penn.)

That Pearl Jam has a new album coming this year is of little surprise. Guitarist Mike McCready teased that a new record would be forthcoming back in May. "I've been told by the powers that be I can't say anything yet because we are just mixing it right now," McCready said in an interview with the "Bob and Groz" radio show. "[The powers that be] are basically the five of us and our manager, we sit down and talk about -- honestly, we don't have a date for it yet."

The release of "Lightning Bolt" marks the end of the longest drought the band has ever had between new discs.

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