Holy nostalgia, it's 1991 all over again!
Announced earlier today, the grunge rock godfather's solo tour is in support of Ukulele Songs, Vedder's 2011 Grammy-nominated solo record of original and cover music performed on a Hawaiian four-string.
What's the only thing that could make this tour any better? "Ani DiFranco playing guitar with a nose ring."
Eddie Vedder's 2012 Solo U.S. Tour Dates
April 11 The Pearl, Las Vegas, NV
April 13 Comerica Theater, Phoenix, AZ
April 16 Kiva Audotorium, Albuquerque, NM
April 19 Brady Theater, Tulsa, OK
April 22 Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, Houston, TX
April 25 Lila Cockrell Theatre, San Antonio, TX
April 27 Bass Concert Hall, Austin, TX
April 30 The Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas, TX
May 3 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA
May 8 Moran Theater, Jacksonville, FL
May 10 Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL
May 13 Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 16 Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, Orlando, FL
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Vedder recently played a vulnerable version of himself on IFC's hipster comedy, Portlandia. In the skit, Carrie Brownstein dates a guy with a terrible Eddie Vedder tattoo. Haunted by the wack ink, Carrie decides the only way to get over the tattoo is by actually dating Eddie Vedder. All is well on the couple's picnic date until Vedder reveals his own crappy tattoo, a cartoonish portrait of Ani DeFranco.
Eddie Vedder. Sunday, May 13. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 3. Call 954-462-0222 or visit browardcenter.org.