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New Pearl Jam album coming ‘this year’

- February 22nd, 2013

It’s shaping up to be an exciting year for fans of Pearl Jam.

First came the news of a handful of live shows (including a sold-out date at London’s Budweiser Gardens on July 16), now guitarist Mike McCready revealed to Rolling Stone that a new studio album will be released “this year, for sure.”

“What everybody’s been saying is halfway done,” he told the mag. “I think that’s true – we have seven songs that are relatively completed. But then we have an additional 15 ready to go aside from any that Eddie brings in, so we’ll weed through those.”

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He also gave a few details about the sound of the new tunes, stating: “I think there’s a little bit more experimental stuff going on. There’s a Pink Floyd vibe to some of it, there’s a punk rock edge to other stuff.”

The album, which will be produced by longtime PJ knob twiddler Brendan O’Brien, will be the first studio effort since 2009′s Backspacer.

Here’s their tour dates for 2013 (so far):

Mon 03/04/13 Buenos Aires, Argentina Constanera Sur

Sun 03/31/13 Sao Paulo, Brazil Jockey Club (Lollapalooza)

Sat 04/06/13 Santiago, Chile Elipse Del Parque O’Higgins (Lollapalooza)

Tue 07/16/13 London, ON Budweiser Gardens

Fri 07/19/13 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field

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Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake book two Canadian stadium dates

- February 22nd, 2013

Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake are joining forces for a 12-city North American run of stadiums, and it includes two stops in the Great White North.

The tour, confidently called “The Legends of the Summer,” kicks off on July 17 at Rogers Centre in Toronto and makes its way to Vancouver’s B.C. Place Stadium on July 31. The trek ends on August 16 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida.

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Tickets for the Canadian dates go on sale to the general public on February 28, but early birds can take advantage of a special Live Nation presale here.

The tour is in support of Timberlake’s highly anticipated studio album, “The 20/20 Experience,” which is set to be released March 19 on RCA Records. The 10 track album features the hit single “Suit & Tie” (watch below), which features Jay-Z.

Here’s the full set of dates:

July 17 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
July 19 New York, NY Yankee Stadium
July 22 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
July 26 San Francisco, CA Candlestick Park
July 28 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl
July 31 Vancouver, BC BC Place Stadium
August 4 Hershey, PA Hershey Stadium
August 6 Detroit, MI Ford Field
August 8 Baltimore, MD M&T Bank Stadium
August 10 Boston, MA Fenway Park
August 13 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park
August 16 Miami, FL Sun Life Stadium

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