Watch Pearl Jam’s Third ‘Dance of the Clairvoyants’ Video
Pearl Jam have released a third video for "Dance of the Clairvoyants," the lead single from their upcoming album Gigaton.
The clip opens with Eddie Vedder painting a galactic image on a canvas. The camera zooms inside to explore the Earth's alternating beauty and menace: rocks, bees, trees, flowers, flocks of birds, flames and tornadoes. The band performs their funky, experimental cut in a studio space against a backdrop of trippy imagery. Watch the video below.
Last Friday, the band unveiled two clips for the track, with the first — dubbed "Mach I" — comprised of footage of nature both big (mountains and oceans) and small (bees making honey, butterflies); phenomena like the Northern Lights and storms; and pictures from outer space. Mach II had much of the same material but also included video of the band interspersed.
On March 26, the day before Gigaton arrives, the band will play a special show at the 450-seat Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. The concert will be broadcast on SiriusXM's Pearl Jam Radio and will be followed by a start-to-finish playing of Gigaton. Tickets are only available to SiriusXM and Pandora subscribers.
Saying the band is "incredibly humbled and honored" to perform at the historic venue, guitarist Stone Gossard added, "It’s hard to understate the sacred and historical importance of the Apollo to the history of American popular music and African Americans' preeminent role in its invention. We will play this special one time show with those artists in mind."
The Apollo date will come a week into their North American tour, which begins March 18 in Toronto and runs all the way through April 19 in Oakland. You can see all the dates here.
Another track from Gigaton, "River Cross," was featured in a commercial for Verizon's 5G service that premiered during the Super Bowl. Frontman Eddie Vedder has performed the song a handful of times in his solo shows over the past few years.