In even more touring news that will delight graying grungers, ukelele fanatics, and Pearl Jam freaks alike, Eddie Vedder is coming to Jones Hall on April 22 for a solo set, with Glen Hansard handling opening duties.
This Houston show is a part of a 13-city U.S. swing which... wait a hot minute. You mean Houston is actually for once going to be included in one of those tiny U.S. tours that I get PR emails about all day which never have any Texas stops on the itinerary? Very cool news. We thought Vedder forgot about us a long time ago.
Vedder's last solo album, Ukulele Songs, was just that, a collection of songs on ukulele. The album was a fun spin, and the last two songs, "Tonight You Belong To Me" and "Dream A Little Dream" were sweet little nuggets. "Tonight" also featured vocals by Cat Power. And yes, that was the song from The Jerk.
A look at recent Vedder solo setlists shows that he not only does his own Ukulele material, but also versions of some beloved PJ cuts too, like "Better Man" and "Porch".
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According to the release from LiveNation, tickets for this show goes go on sale Friday, February 3. A pre-sale for eligible members of Pearl Jam's fan club. the Ten Club, takes place starting today. Any Ten Clubbers out there?
P.S. This is also another Jazz Fest run-off date. Keep your eyes peeled for more of these.