Pearl Jam has set May 2nd as the release date for its eighth studio album, a representative for the band’s label has told us. The disc does not yet have a title, but a single called “Worldwide Suicide” will make its way to radio stations in early March via digital download. The band has been working on the album for much of the past year, with singer Eddie Vedder saying in a 2005 interview that the record would be the band’s “hardest” musically.
No other details about the album were immediately available.
The group has yet to announce tour plans for 2006.