“I cannot tell you an exact date, but if all goes according to plan, we will have a new Pearl Jam album in nine or twelve months.”
That means a new Pearl Jam album might come sometime between November of 2013 and February of 2014. Other members of the band have mentioned the progress that was made on the new record. Drummer Matt Cameron said that Pearl Jam was finishing up the album back in October.
In 2009, Pearl Jam released their ninth studio album, Backspacer. In 2011, they released a documentary, PJ20, for their 20th anniversary. Since then, the individual members of the band have worked on various other projects in addition to the occasional concert.
Pearl Jam have announced a handful of shows for 2013 including Lollapalooza festivals in South America and a sold out show at Wrigley Field. Cameron will perform in Charlotte with Soundgarden at Carolina Rebellion.