What looked like a lost night turned out to be one to remember for Pearl Jam fans who attended the band's show last night (July 19) at Chicago's famed Wrigley Field. Seven songs into the set, torrential rain and lightning forced a nearly three-hour delay, but the band eventually returned to the stage to deliver an epic show that included two brand-new tunes.
The last week has likely felt like the equivalent of Christmas for Pearl Jam fans, first with the band announcing a fall 2013 North American tour run, and now just days later, as a second countdown on their website expired, Pearl Jam have thrilled fans with a brand new single called ‘Mind Your Manners.'
There is buzz in the Pearl Jam universe, as the veteran rockers have set a countdown clock on their official website. There's been talk of a new Pearl Jam album for several months now, and it looks like Monday, July 8, might be the day the band's fans hear the first official news of a new disc and possibly a new tour.
While Nirvana's sophomore disc 'Nevermind' may be the landmark disc of the grunge movement, there is no bigger debut disc in the genre than Pearl Jam's 'Ten.' From the opening sounds of the lead single 'Alive,' it was clear that Pearl Jam was a band on a mission. 'Even Flow' provided a pummeling follow-up ready made for the concert stage.
While most of the focus has been on if Pearl Jam will release their new album in 2013 or 2014, the attention is now shifting to when we might hear the first taste of new music from the band. According to an AllAccess.com posting that has since been removed, Pearl Jam is alleged to be targeting a July 16 premiere for a new song.