Hear Pearl Jam’s new album ‘Dark Matter’ first at The Vogel


Pearl Jam - Dark MatterWith a special, one night only global theatrical experience Pearl Jam fans will be among the very first to hear the band’s new record Dark Matter on April 16 in select cinemas around the world with “Dark Matter in The Dark.”

Locally, the presentation will be featured at The Vogel, on the campus of the Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank. Tickets are limited, and on sale now at theBASIE.org and Ticketmaster.

Presented with the best cinematic technology, in Atmos where available, fans at the global cinema event will hear Dark Matter in its entirety twice, before it’s available anywhere! First in a dark cinema with just the music playing and then a second time experiencing the record with added visuals on screen during playback. A musical experience set to be unlike any other record premiere event.

Dark Matter is produced by Andrew Watt, who has produced records by Ozzy Osbourne, Post Malone, Miley Cyrus and Iggy Pop.

“There’s the melody and energy of the first couple of records,” guitarist Mike McCready recently told Loudersound.com, referencing his band’s landmarks Ten and Vs. albums. “We worked with Andrew Watt, who’s a younger pop producer-type guy, but he’s really a rock guy at heart — I think we’re his favorite band. When we were in the studio with him this past year, he really kicked our asses, got us focused, and playing, song after song. It took a long time to make Gigaton, but this new one didn’t take long. Andrew was like: ‘You guys take forever to make records. Let’s do this, right now.'”

“For better or worse, you’re gonna hear a lot more lead guitar from me, stuff I haven’t done in a long time,” he continued. “I went crazy, like with Chris Cornell and Temple of the Dog on ‘Reach Down,’ all those years ago. I got to do it again. Usually, the first or second takes are best. After that, I start thinking about it and it doesn’t have the feel. But Andrew caught the lightning in a bottle, as they say.”

APRIL 16, 2024
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank