Pearl Jam placed a countdown clock on their website a week ago and now we know what they were counting down to -- the announcement of their 2013 North American tour dates. Get the details here.

Pearl Jam fans have long awaited the band's tenth studio album, which is the follow-up to 2009's 'Backspacer.' As all of the other members had other projects (Brad, Soundgarden, Eddie Vedder's solo work, etc.) going on, the project took a series of long breaks. In fact, the band had first started the sessions for this album over two years ago.

We recently learned from guitarist Mike McCready that the new album, which he said is "way better than 'Backspacer,'" was finished and on its way. We later learned through a series of leaks that the new single would be called 'Mind Your Manners' and would be released July 16th and that the album was possibly titled 'Tides' and may be set for an October 8th release.

We were hoping the countdown's end would bring us new music, but instead we were given the dates for their 2013 North American tour, which, surprisingly, Michigan is again missing from. Pearl Jam have not played a show in the mitten since their 2006 show at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Oct-11 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
Oct-12 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center
Oct-15 Worcester, MA DCU Center
Oct-18 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Oct-19 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Oct-21 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Oct-22 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Oct-25 Hartford, CT XL Center
Oct-27 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
Oct-29 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
Oct-30 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
Nov-1-3* New Orleans, LA Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
Nov-15 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena
Nov-16 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
Nov-19 Phoenix, AZ Jobing.com Arena
Nov-21 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
Nov-23 Los Angeles, CA Sports Arena
Nov-24 Los Angeles, CA Sports Arena
Nov-26 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Nov-29 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
Nov-30 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
Dec-2 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Dec-4 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Dec-6 Seattle, WA Key Arena

There was also another countdown clock placed on the site set to expire 3 days from now, which is almost certainly going to bring a stream of the new single or at least some sort of preview. Stay tuned for details...