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Pearl Jam is indeed putting out a new album this year

This should stop all the speculation: Pearl Jam has announced that it will, indeed, release a new record later this year. Lightning Bolt is due out Tues., Oct. 15 and was produced by Brendan O’Brien. It’s the group’s tenth full-length, and its first since 2009’s Backspacer. Hopefully this record will be followed by a Lightning Bolt release titled Pearl Jam.

To get the yarl-friendly public riled up, the group released a teaser video and a rollicking new single, “Mind Your Manners,” both of which are below. The group also just announced a number of fall tour dates, including stops in Pittsburgh, New Orleans, and the group’s hometown of Seattle. All of those are below as well.

Pearl Jam tour 2013
Oct. 11— Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania— Consol Energy Center
Oct. 12— Buffalo, New York— First Niagara Center
Oct. 15— Worcester, Massachusetts— DCU Center
Oct. 18-19— Brooklyn, New York— Barclays Center
Oct. 21-22— Philadelphia, Pennsylvania— Wells Fargo Center
Oct. 25— Hartford, Connecticut— XL Center
Oct. 27— Baltimore, Maryland— 1st Mariner Arena
Oct. 29— Charlottesville, Virginia— John Paul Jones Arena
Oct. 30— Charlotte, North Carolina— Time Warner Cable Arena
Nov. 1-3— New Orleans, Louisiana—Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 
Nov. 15— Dallas, Texas— American Airlines Arena
Nov. 16— Oklahoma City, Oklahoma— Chesapeake Energy Arena
Nov. 19— Phoenix, Arizona— Jobing.com Arena
Nov. 21— San Diego, California— Viejas Arena
Nov. 23-24— Los Angeles, California— Sports Arena
Nov. 26— Oakland, California— Oracle Arena
Nov. 29— Portland, Oregon— Rose Garden Arena
Nov. 30— Spokane, Washington— Spokane Arena
Dec. 2— Calgary, Alberta— Scotiabank Saddledome
Dec. 4— Vancouver, British Columbia— Rogers Arena
Dec. 6— Seattle, Washington— Key Arena


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