Eddie Vedder Sets 2012 Spring Tour
Pearl Jam frontman ventures across the south beginning April 11
Before Pearl Jam tours Europe this summer, frontman Eddie Vedder will hit the road in April and May for a 13-date solo trek across the southern U.S.
Supporting his 2011 solo album, "Ukulele Songs," Vedder's southern tour begins April 11, fittingly, at the Pearl in Las Vegas. It then works its way across the country, with a stop at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 3, before winding up at Orlando, Fla.'s Bob Carr Performing Arts Center on May 16.
Oscar-winning Swell Season/ Frames singer/songwriter Glen Hansard will again be the opening act on all dates.
Tickets for the Vedder trek go on sale to the general public on Feb. 3, but a pre-sale open to members of Pearl Jam's fan club, Ten Club, begins today with info at PearlJam.com. Additionally, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is already on sale to the public.
As previously reported, Pearl Jam is set for a European tour that begins June 20 in Manchester, U.K, includes headlining gigs at the Isle of Wight (U.K.), Rock Werchter (Belgium) and Main Square (France) festivals, and additionally takes the band through the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, Norway, and finishes in Denmark on July 10.
Band members have mentioned a possible 2012 Pearl Jam album in various interviews late last year, but there has been no word yet on a release date.
Here are Eddie Vedder's Solo U.S. 2012 Tour Dates:
April 11: Las Vegas (The Pearl)
April 13: Phoenix, Ariz. (Comerica Theater)
April 16: Albuquerque, N.M. (Kiva Auditorium)
April 19: Tulsa, Okla. (Brady Theater)
April 22: Houston, Tex. (Jones Hall for the Performing Arts)
April 25: San Antonio, Tex. (Lila Cockrell Theatre)
April 27: Austin, Tex. (Bass Concert Hall)
April 30: Dallas, Tex. (The Music Hall at Fair Park)
May 3: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 8: Jacksonville, Fla. (Moran Theater)
May 10: Clearwater, Fla. (Ruth Eckerd Hall)
May 13: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Broward Center for the Performing Arts)
May 16: Orlando, Fla. (Bob Carr Performing Arts Center)