Pearl Jam Throws Another Curveball with Funky New Song ‘Dance of the Clairvoyants’ — Listen

Adrian GarroCategories:Latest News

Rock Cellar Magazine

Pearl Jam didn’t get to where it is today by doing what’s expected. After the monumental success of 1991’s Ten, the band went its own way on the track to a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, crafting music that was at times challenging, veering away from cloning that record’s sound in hopes of more mainstream success throughout the ’90s and beyond.

And along the way, it worked — Pearl Jam became an institution beloved by millions around the world, in large part a consequence of the band’s steadfast adherence to its own vision.

On Tuesday, a new Pearl Jam song made its debut. Titled “Dance of the Clairvoyants,” it’s the first preview of the band’s highly anticipated new album, Gigaton, which will be released on March 27. And to say “Clairvoyants” is a bit unexpected is an understatement — funky, jagged guitar riffs and Eddie Vedder channeling his inner David Byrne (!) in the song’s verses.

It’s a wild track, at least in terms of what we’ve come to expect to hear from the group:

The band also premiered a cryptic video for the song, as well:

Gigaton will be the first new PJ album since 2013’s Lightning Bolt. Here’s its track listing:

1. Who Ever Said
2. Superblood Wolfmoon
3. Dance of the Clairvoyants
4. Quick Escape
5. Alright
6. Seven O’Clock
7. Never Destination
8. Take The Long Way
9. Buckle Up
10. Come Then Goes
11. Retrograde
12. River Cross

In addition to the album news, PearL Jam also unveiled North American tour plans for the spring. The dates:

3-18 Toronto, Ontario – Scotiabank Arena
3-20 Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Tire Centre
3-22 Quebec City, Quebec – Videotron Centre
3-24 Hamilton, Ontario – FirstOntario Centre
3-28 Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
3-30 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
4-02 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
4-04 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
4-06 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
4-09 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
4-11 Phoenix, AZ – Gila River Arena
4-13 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
4-15 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
4-16 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
4-18 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
4-19 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
6-23 Frankfurt, Gemany – Festhalle @
6-25 Berlin, Germany – Waldbühne @
6-27 Stockholm, Sweden – Lollapalooza Stockholm
6-29 Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena @
7-02 Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
7-05 Imola, Italy – Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari &
7-07 Vienna, Austria – Wiener Stadthalle %
7-10 London, England – Hyde Park
7-13 Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena %
7-15 Budapest, Hungary – Budapest Arena %
7-17 Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion %
7-19 Paris, France – Lollapalooza Paris
7-22 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome %
7-23 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome

@ with IDLES
& with Pixies
% with White Reaper

For further details, visit the official Pearl Jam website.

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