New single on the way too, and an appearance at Glastonbury Festival is not out of the question either...

PEARL JAM’S new album is called ‘BINAURAL’ and will be released in the UK on May 23 through Epic, nme.com can announce.

‘Binaural’ which means of, or used with both ears, will be the band’s sixth and will be preceded by a single titled ‘Nothing As It Seems’, with a B-side called ‘Indifference’. ‘Nothing As It Seems’ was written by bassist Jeff Ament, with the B-side penned by Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder. The single will get its first UK radio play on April 11, with a full release expected three to four weeks later.

A spokesperson for the band told nme.com that the release details were now confirmed and that the band were still very much in the running for an appearance at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.


He said: “These are the Pearl Jam’s first regional dates since 1993 and the band still have a window in their European schedule for that weekend (June 23-25). They do get rumoured to play every year, but this year they definitely have a gap in their schedule.”

Some of the band’s UK tour dates have now sold out, although tickets are still available for the shows at London Wembley Arena (May 30), Manchester MEN Arena (June 4) and Cardiff Arena (6).

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