The countdown clock on Pearl Jam's website reached zero on Monday afternoon, and with that came a somewhat expected announcement: Pearl Jam will embark on a North American tour starting in October, the first time the band has set a proper tour since 2010.
Speculation had run rampant that the band was planning a series of concerts after a countdown clock appeared on the Pearl Jam website on July 1. Pearl Jam is also expected to announce a new album as well: There are rumors of a new single, "Mind Your Manners," as well as talk of a proper record.
"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 back in May. "[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."
- Oct. 11: Pittsburgh (Consol Energy Center)
- Oct. 12: Buffalo, N.Y. (First Niagara Center)
- Oct. 15: Worcester, Mass (DCU Center)
- Oct. 18: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)
- Oct. 19: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)
- Oct. 21: Philadelphia (Wells Fargo Center)
- Oct. 22: Philadelphia (Wells Fargo Center)
- Oct. 25: Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
- Oct. 27: Baltimore, Md. (1st Mariner Arena)
- Oct. 29: Charlottesville, Va. (John Paul Jones Arena)
- Oct. 30: Charlotte, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Arena)
- Nov. 1-3 *: New Orleans (Voodoo Music + Arts Experience)
- Nov. 15: Dallas (American Airlines Arena)
- Nov. 16: Oklahoma City (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
- Nov. 19: Phoenix (Jobing.com Arena)
- Nov. 21: San Diego (Viejas Arena)
- Nov. 23: Los Angeles (Sports Arena)
- Nov. 24: Los Angeles (Sports Arena)
- Nov. 26: Oakland, Calif. (Oracle Arena)
- Nov. 29: Portland, Ore . (Rose Garden Arena)
- Nov. 30: Spokane, Wash. (Spokane Arena)
- Dec. 2: Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Scotiabank Saddledome)
- Dec. 4: Vancouver, B.C. , Canada (Rogers Arena)
- Dec. 6: Seattle (Key Arena)
* Pearl Jam will headline Voodoo on one of these dates, to be announced.