The song is the second from Dark Matter

Kicking into high gear, Pearl Jam unveils a hard-charging new record entitled “Running” via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records. It heralds the arrival of the band’s anxiously awaited twelfth studio album, Dark Matter, on April 19th.

The band will also continue their support of independent retailers by offering various, limited edition galactic color variants of Dark Matter exclusively at select indie retail stores with eight different colorways in the US and two additional internationally.

To celebrate the release of the new album, Pearl Jam will present an exclusive cinematic engagement, Pearl Jam – Dark Matter – Global Theatrical Experience – One Night Only, on April 16th. Distributed by Abramorama, Dark Matter will come to life in over 225 locations nationwide, including AMC, Regal, Cinemark, Landmark, Marcus, Studio Movie Grill, Cinepolis, Harkins, Alamo Drafthouse, Chinese Cineplex, IFC, and more. Additionally, AMC and other cinemas will feature Dolby Atmos showings. Worldwide, it graces theaters in over 30 countries, appearing in more than 300 locations across Mexico, the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, New Zealand, and Poland, to name a few.

Additionally, CBS Sports March Madness coverage will feature three songs from the new album including “Running.”

Pearl Jam set the stage for Dark Matter with the title track and lead single “Dark Matter.” It toppled numerous charts. Notably, it surged to No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay Chart, netting the band’s first leader on the respective chart since 1998. It also captured No. 1 on the Billboard Rock & Alternative Airplay Chart.

Produced by multi-Grammy Award-winning producer Andrew Watt, Dark Matter marks the band’s first release since critically acclaimed Gigaton in 2020. In 2023, the members of Pearl Jam retreated to Shangri-La Studios in Malibu where they simply plugged in and played with producer Andrew Watt at the helm.

The band is celebrating indie record stores with the release of a special edition of the project on April 20th for Record Store Day.

Dark Matter album packaging features light painting art by Alexandr Gnezdilov. Light painting is an artistic form of photography where images are created by adjusting a camera’s exposure for an extended period and using a light source, such as a flashlight, to “paint” in the dark. The album cover art was crafted using a large self-made kaleidoscope. Each letter visible on the cover was individually captured and handwritten midair with a specially designed flashlight to create the pearlescent effect.

In support of the album, Pearl Jam will head out on a world tour this year, marking the first time the band has announced a new album and tour simultaneously and the first time the group has unveiled all worldwide tour dates at once. Their global tour, hitting nine countries and 25 cities, kicks off at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, and will cover much of North America including shows at Wrigley Field, Madison Square Garden, Fenway Park, and their first hometown performance in six years at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena, the world’s first net zero certified arena.

The tour continues with performances in the UK and Europe, including their first performance at London’s brand new and state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, through September, followed by the group’s long-awaited ten-year return to New Zealand and Australia this November.