PEARL JAM played its new single, "Mind Your Manners", live for the first time last night (Tuesday, July 16) at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario, Canada. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.
According to The Pulse Of Radio, PEARL JAM has revealed that its new album is titled "Lightning Bolt" and will be released on October 15 in the U.S. In addition to confirming the new album info, the band has released "Mind Your Manners", which is available for download on PearlJam.com and can be heard now at rock radio stations. The group has yet to unveil the full track list for the disc, which is its 10th studio album.
Guitarist Mike McCready was asked a while back how PEARL JAM has managed to stay together for more than 20 years. "With a lot of careful effort and talking to each other, I think, and hopefully having as clear lines of communication between each other as possible," he said. "I think we take the time to want to find solutions for the stuff that goes on in our band, if there's issues and problems and things, 'cause I think we love each other, and I know we love each other, and I know I love playing music with these guys."
The album can now be pre-ordered at the band's website and iTunes.
PEARL JAM has been working on the new disc since 2011. It follows up 2009's "Backspacer".
The news about the record was broken after a second countdown clock at the PEARL JAM web site hit zero on Thursday (July 11). A previous countdown clock led to the announcement of a North American tour.
That trek will begin on October 11 in Pittsburgh and wind down on December 6 in the band's hometown of Seattle.