Australian audiences will get a double-dose of Eddie Vedder in 2014.
The rock legend has announced an eight-date, six-city solo tour of Australia, which kicks off less than a week after his band Pearl Jam wraps up its duties on the Big Day Out festival run.
As previously reported, Pearl Jam will headline the 2014 edition of the Big Day Out, which starts Jan. 17 in Auckland, New Zealand and takes-in the five big Australian cities, finishing Feb. 2 in Perth.
Vedder’s itinerary allows him to stay for a few days in the remote, beach-dotted Western Australian capital. His solo dates start Feb. 7 with the first of two shows at Perth’s Riverside Theatre, before moving east for shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The solo dates should go some way to satisfying any Pearl Jam fans disappointed the band isn't playing sideshows during the BDO visit.
Vedder has embarked on a handful of solo tours in the past, including treks in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012. Through 2013, the rocker’s energies have been focused on Pearl Jam, whose “Lightening Bolt” tour of North America started Oct. 11 and concluded Dec. 6.
A special Ten Club pre-sale opened today for tickets to Vedder’s solo Australian dates, while the official onsale begins Dec. 18.
Eddie Vedder’s 2014 Australia tour:
Feb. 7 Perth, WA Riverside Theatre
Feb. 8 Perth, WA Riverside Theatre
Feb. 11 Sydney, NSW State Theatre
Feb. 13 Sydney, NSW Sydney Opera House
Feb. 16 Melbourne, VIC Palais Theatre
Feb. 18 Melbourne, VIC Palais Theatre
Feb. 22 Brisbane, QLD QPAC Concert Hall
Feb. 23 Brisbane, OLD QPAC Concert Hall