Pearl Jam’s delightful front man Eddie Vedder has had to cancel his 15 city solo tour, struggling with temporary nerve damage in his ukelele-strumming right arm, the result of a back injury earlier this year.
Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis explains, “After having worked aggressively with doctors and physical therapists for the last eight weeks to repair the damage, the intensity of the injury and time needed to heal has made it impossible to play the shows as scheduled. There was hope up until the last minute that the treatments would be successful. Sincerest apologies go out to those who have made plans and bought tickets. Eddie is frustrated beyond measure, but remains positive that come this summer all will be back in good form.”
All dates will be rescheduled, and tickets will be honored, but there is no Pacific Northwest appearance booked. Pearl Jam are still planning on headlining the famous Isle of Wight festival in Britain in June, alongside Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen.
How about a quickie trip to hang with Ed and some Whales on a big rock off Maui?