According to The Pulse Of Radio, PEARL JAM bassist Jeff Ament’s side project RNDM is returning next month with its second album and will support that with a series of spring tour dates. The disc, titled “Ghost Riding”, arrives on March 4 and follows up the band’s 2012 debut “Acts”. The seven-date tour, meanwhile, will also kick off on March 4 in Seattle and come to a close on March 15 in Chicago.
In addition to Ament, RNDM includes singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and drummer Richard Stuverud from Seattle legends THE FASTBACKS.
Ament has played with Stuverud in several other projects and he told The Pulse Of Radio they share a strong musical chemistry. “I’ve been playing kind of off and on with Richard Stuverud for, like, 22 years or something like that,” he said. “So, you know, when I first built my studio in Montana, he was the first guy that came out and made music with me, and he’s just always been like one of those guys creatively that we push each other in really cool ways and we just always come up with really, like, satisfying music, you know.”
PEARL JAM will launch a North American tour this spring. The first leg of the trek kicks off April 8 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the BBTN Center, with shows booked through a May 10 finale at Toronto, Ontario, Canada’s Air Canada Center.
PEARL JAM’s last studio effort was 2013’s “Lightning Bolt”.