Eddie Vedder postpones US solo trek
LAS VEGAS, April 6 — Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder announced yesterday the postponement of his 15-city US solo tour due to temporary nerve damage in his right arm, the result of a back injury sustained earlier this year. The tour supports his latest solo album, Ukulele Songs, released last year.
“After having worked aggressively with doctors and physical therapists for the last eight weeks to repair the damage, the intensity of the injury and time needed to heal has made it impossible to play the shows as scheduled,” said Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis. “Eddie is frustrated beyond measure, but remains positive that come this summer all will be back in good form.”
The US leg of the tour was originally slated to kick off on April 10 in Las Vegas and run through May 17 in Orlando, but all dates will be rescheduled for October 31 through December 4. Vedder was slated to play at the New Orleans Jazz Fest but had to cancel the set.
On July 25, Vedder heads to Amsterdam for a two-night run, followed by a few stops in the region – Manchester and London, and Zambujeira Do Mar, Portugal, for the Sudoeste Festival.
Vedder is also touring with Pearl Jam this spring and summer – so far those dates have not been changed. The US tour kicks off on April 27 and wraps up May 23, followed by 13 gigs in Europe through July 10, including headlining sets at the UK’s Isle of Wight Festival, Belgium’s Werchter Festival, and France’s Main Square Festival. — AFP-Relaxnews