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Pearl Jam rocking into Phoenix area behind new album, ‘Gigaton’

Jan 13, 2020, 2:00 PM | Updated: 2:11 pm
(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)...
(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

PHOENIX – Dig those crumpled flannel shirts and Doc Martens out from the back of your closet, Pearl Jam is coming to the Valley.

The enduring grunge rockers will stop at Gila River Arena in Glendale on April 11 as part of a 16-show North American tour in support of “Gigaton,” their forthcoming album.

At a cost of $98, along with $5 toward Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation Charity plus other applicable fees, tickets will initially be made available through the Ticketmaster Verified Fan system.

You must sign up for the program by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday to be eligible for the presale. Anybody accepted as a Verified Fan will be sent an access code for the presale, which begins at 10 a.m. Jan. 23.

Any remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Jan. 24.

In an attempt to keep scalpers out of the market, only mobile tickets will be issued for the entire tour, and they won’t be transferable or refundable.

Ticket buyers who can’t make the show will only be able to sell them through Ticketmaster’s first North American “face value ticket exchange,” which will open Feb. 18.

It will be Pearl Jam’s first Phoenix-area show since 2013, when Eddie Vedder and company rocked the Glendale venue known at the time as Jobing.com Arena.

Vedder performed in the Valley as a solo artist last year in March, when he headlined the second night of the Innings Festival in Tempe.

“Gigaton,” the band’s 11th studio album and first since 2013’s “Lightning Bolt,” will drop March 27.

“Making this record was a long journey,” guitarist Mike McCready said on the band’s website. “It was emotionally dark and confusing at times, but also an exciting and experimental road map to musical redemption.

“Collaborating with my bandmates on ‘Gigaton’ ultimately gave me greater love, awareness and knowledge of the need for human connection in these times.”

Pearl Jam emerged from the Seattle scene spearheaded by Nirvana in the early ’90s and became the biggest surviving band from the grunge rock era.

The group’s 1991 debut, “Ten,” was ranked No. 6 in Rolling Stone’s list of the decade’s best albums.

While peers such as Nirvana, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains were beset by tragic deaths over the years, Pearl Jam steadily grew from alternative rock darlings into arena-filling, classic rock stalwarts.

Pearl Jam has been nominated for 12 Grammy Awards and took home the 1995 trophy for best hard rock performance for the song “Spin the Black Circle.”

The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.

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Pearl Jam rocking into Phoenix area behind new album, ‘Gigaton’