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".
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.
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