When does the Pearl Jam tour start? Band sets a start for 'Gigaton' trek

After a long wait, the tour is finally here
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After a long, long, long wait, Pearl Jam have officially announced their return to the road.

The band took to social media to issue a statement to fans about the status of their long-postponed 2020 North American Tour.  “Thank you, Pearl Jam fans, for your patience and flexibility as we have waited to reschedule the band’s postponed 2020 North American tour,” Pearl Jam wrote.

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Now, for the exciting news. “We are confirming that the previously scheduled shows in North America will start in May 2022,” the band says. “We are working to finalize the details of the new tour schedule and will announce the dates early next year.”

The tour was originally scheduled in support of Pearl Jam’s eleventh studio album Gigaton, which was released in March 2020. The band had planned a tour behind the record, but was ultimately forced to postpone due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The band’s excitement was palpable as they concluded their statement by saying, “For nearly two years, the band has wanted nothing more than to play their new music live for you. The whole Pearl Jam team shares your excitement for us all to be safely on the road again together.”