Eddie Vedder - Thursday, November 15
Eddie Vedder's epic musical journey began in San Diego. After dropping out of high school, due to the difficulties of having to work and support himself, he moved to Chicago to be with family, earn his GED, and get back on his feet. He eventually moved back to San Diego where he recorded demos and worked as a security guard at a La Jolla hotel. He played with several local bands, one of which included future Rage Against the Machine drummer, Brad Wilks. His demo was passed along to a Seattle based band that was looking for a lead-singer in 1990. Vedder was recruited, and the new band "Pearl Jam" was signed to Epic Records in 1991. The recording sessions for their debut album, "Ten", proved to be magical and what was created there became one of the greatest albums of all time.
Pearl Jam found themselves on the forefront of grunge music. The album was nominated for Grammy Awards, it won four MTV Video Music Awards for the video "Jeremy", and it ranks #207 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. After an extensive concert schedule, Pearl Jam returned in 1993 with their sophomore set, "VS." which won them a Grammy for Best Rock Album and hit #1 on the Billboard 200. Pearl Jam was a national sensation, however, the pressures of fame took its toll on Vedder who preferred his privacy. Pearl Jam continued to record throughout the 1990s and 2000s, and have released a total of nine studio albums; their most recent album, "Backspacer", hit #1 on the Billboard 200 in 2009.
While the band remains together, Vedder has lent his talents to side projects and solo efforts. In 2007, he recorded a solo effort and soundtrack to the 2007 film, "Into the Wild". The release's lead off single, "Guaranteed," won the 2008 Golden Globe for best song. In light of the album's success, Eddie Vedder tour dates were scheduled, and the singer embarked on his first ever solo tour. Eddie Vedder's concert schedule included fourteen dates across the US and Canada.
Eddie Vedder is back with his highly anticipated sophomore album, "Ukulele Songs", which is set for release on May 30, 2011. Vedder famously prefers to resign from the spotlight, however, he has been an active member of the alternative rock community for the past twenty years. He has worked with everyone from Chris Cornell to Pete Townsend, and a performance by him validates almost any band, record, show, or festival. Eddie Vedder tour dates are scheduled nationally this Summer, 2011. He is one of modern rock's living legends and his performances are sincere and powerful. Use Eventful as your source for Eddie Vedder concert dates, tour schedule, and venue information.