In news that should ruin a few Ten Club fanatics, Eddie Vedder has postponed his Jones Hall dates set for later this month until November 12 and 13. All tickets for the Jones dates, April 22-23, will be honored at the new shows. The April 22 concert sold out very quick, making a second date necessary.
Vedder is nursing temporary nerve damage in his right arm, the arm he uses to play guitar and ukulele, which were both figuring into his current string of solo dates around the country.
Pearl Jam manager and Vedder handler Kelly Curtis explains in a press release that Vedder isn't to excited about letting fans down.
"Eddie is frustrated beyond measure, but remains positive that come this summer all will be back in good form," Curtis wrote via an email from Live Nation.
Just a few weeks ago there was word from the PJ camp that the band was working on tracks for the next album. Their last release, 2009's Backspacer, was generally well-received. This turn of events should push back any hope for new PJ material until at least next spring, though PJ isn't the kind of band to rush things anyhow.
Refunds will be available upon request through the point-of-purchase, if you just can't wait until it's hoodie season again to see Vedder. For more information please contact Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.
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