Pearl Jam releases Riot Act
Riot Act is the seventh studio album by American alternative rock band Pearl Jam, released November 12, 2002 through Epic Records.
Following a full-scale tour in support of its previous album, Binaural (2000), Pearl Jam took a year-long break. The band then reconvened in the beginning of 2002 and commenced work on a new album. The music on the record featured a diverse sound, including songs influenced by folk, art rock, and experimental music.
Riot Act debuted at number five on the Billboard 200. The band supported the album with a politically-charged concert tour in 2003. Riot Act was the band's last album of all-new material for Epic. The album has been certified gold by the RIAA in the United States.