Alternative rock icon Eddie Vedder was scheduled to play shows tonight and Friday at Tulsa’s Brady Theater, but those shows have been delayed.
Earlier this month, the Pearl Jam frontman postponed his 15-city U.S. solo tour because of nerve damage in his right arm, reports the Associated Press.
The damage stems from a back injury he suffered earlier this year. Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis told the AP Vedder worked aggressively with doctors and physical therapists for the last eight weeks to repair the damage, but he is not well enough to play. Curtis says the singer is frustrated, but remains positive that he will be better this summer.
The tour dates will be rescheduled for November and December, except for his planned Jazz Fest performance. Tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates, and refunds will be available upon request through the point-of-purchase.
According to BradyTheater.com, tickets for tonight’s show will be honored on Nov. 18. Tickets for Friday’s concert will be honored on Nov. 19.
Vedder is planning the tour in support of his Grammy-nominated second solo album “Ukulele Songs,” released last May.
Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Glen Hansard – known from his turn in the indie movie musical “Once” and subsequent duo the Swell Season, his leadership of Irish band The Frames and most recently for contributing a foot-stomping rocker to the best-selling soundtrack “The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond” – is set to be the opening act for Vedder’s Tulsa shows.
For more information, go to www.bradytheater.com.