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
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.
Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.