CANCELED! The Pearl Jam movie theatre listening parties for the new album Gigaton.

UPDATE: Nope. Not gonna happen. Coronavirus concerns.

“We are aware several markets have already postponed or cancelled their screenings of and we believe more will follow suit in the coming days. As this public health crisis continues to unfold, we have made the unfortunate decision to postpone ALL of the March 25 “Gigaton Theatrical Listening Experience” events until they can be safely rescheduled.

“We are working closely with all our exhibitors around the world to quickly re-schedule these events as soon as possible.

“The ticketing for this event was managed by local theatres and they will also be overseeing the ticket refund/transfer process. As each theatre will be following their own ticketing systems, we ask you to please consult your point of sale for further information regarding refunds and/or tranferring to the new day when scheduled.”

Here’s the original article. Disregard.

Gigaton, the new Pearl Jam album, will appear online and in stores on March 27. Two days earlier, there will be special one-night-only listening sessions for the album in movie theatres around the world.

Wait. A listening session in a cinema? Yes. From the press release:

“The experience includes a playback of the entire album in Dolby ATMOS. Since this 3D sound system is still new to the consumer market, you will have a unique opportunity to hear the album in a completely different way.

“’It’s truly a unique way to experience this album,” explains Gigaton producer Josh Evans. ‘I’m excited for fans to be able to immerse themselves in the sound and to hear the depth and layers of these songs and performances.’

“The Gigaton Listening Experience will be enhanced with a choice set of visuals curated and created by Evolve, the filmmaker and artist behind the music video for the first single ‘Dance of the Clairvoyants.’”

This trailer explains everything.

More information and ticket purchases here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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