LEGENDS OF ROCK and slightly-more-middling-than-their-counterparts Pearl Jam are to release their new album, Backspacer in September.
The album - the band's ninth studio album - is to be released on September 21 through Universal/Island, their first with that particular label.
Fans of Pearl Jam will remember the reissue of the "seminal" Ten earlier this year. People who aren't fans of Pearl Jam probably won't remember that particular release.
The band chose to go back to working with Brendan O'Brien for Backspacer, and it will be O'Brien's sixth record with the band with Vs., Yield and No Code among the others.
Some of his other, more recent, work includes Mastodon's Crack The Skye and Working On A Dream by The Boss.
If you fancy going for the whole stadium-rock shtick, you can catch Pearl Jam in Europe on these dates:
13 - Rotterdam, Sportspaleis Ahoy
15 - Berlin, Wuhlheide
17 - Manchester, MEN Arena
18 - London, O2 Arena
If you do, it might sound something like this. But possibly not.