Pearl Jam announce New Zealand tour

Pearl Jam are to head to New Zealand.
Pearl Jam are to head to New Zealand. Photo credit: Getty Images

Pearl Jam have announced they will be heading to New Zealand in November for the first time in 10 years.

The 'Alive' rockers have also revealed they have a new album out called Dark Matter, which will be the band's first release since 2020's Gigaton.

They will play Auckland's Go Media Stadium at Mt Smart on November 8 at the start of their Australasian tour.

The group will be supported by Pixies.

The band last played Aotearoa in 2014.

Singer Eddie Vedder said the new album marked their "best work".

"I'm getting chills because I have good memories. We're still looking for ways to communicate. We're at this time in our lives when you could do it or you could not do it, but we still care about putting something out there that is meaningful and we hopefully think is our best work. No hyperbole, I think this is our best work."

Tickets for the shows go on sale from February 23 via registration at Pearl Jam's website from February 14.