Pearl Jam announce New Zealand 2024 tour and new album

Publish Date
Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 10:59AM
Pearl Jam are coming to New Zealand in November. Photo / Danny Cinch

Pearl Jam are coming to New Zealand in November. Photo / Danny Cinch

Just breathe Pearl Jam fans, the band have announced a New Zealand show and their brand new album.

Days after a huge installation appeared at Sydney’s Bondi Beach, in which fans were able to walk down a “Pearl Jam Lane” walkway, the band have confirmed they will be heading down under for a series of shows in both Australia and New Zealand.

Taking place on November 8, the show will be hosted at Auckland’s Go Media Stadium Mt Smart and mark the first time the band - made up of bassist Jeff Ament, rhythm guitarist Stone Gossard, lead guitarist Mike McCready, lead singer/guitarist Eddie Vedder and drummer Matt Cameron - have performed in the country in 10 years.

Their last performance in New Zealand was at Big Day Out in 2014.

It comes after Pearl Jam began teasing their new single last week, sharing with fans a video on their social media accounts which showed tweets from fans expressing their excitement about hearing new music from the band.

The single, titled Dark Matter, was released last night marking the band’s first new single since their 2020 hit Get It Back. Their twelfth studio album, Dark Matter, will be released on April 19.

In the years since their debut, the band have continued to produce chart-topping music, however they have also put a lot of their time into their Vitalogy Foundation, raising more than US$50 million (NZ$82.5m) to help bring attention to people and causes that often go unnoticed or underserved, such as abortion access, climate change and homelessness, and drawing attention to the fight against diseases such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis and epidermolysis bullosa (EB).


Who: Pearl Jam

What: New Zealand tour

Where: Go Media Stadium Mt Smart, Auckland

When: November 8

Tickets: Friday, February 23 at 3pm


This article was first published by the NZ Herald and is republished here with edits and permission.


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