If you were looking forward to catching Eddie Vedder perform on his solo tour in the coming weeks — as I was looking forward to at Jazz Fest — you’re going to have to wait a little longer, if you’re lucky, as nerve damage resulting from a back injury has forced the Pearl Jam frontman to postpone or cancel some dates.
“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,” Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis explained in a statement. “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.”
I guess now he’ll just have to rest at home drawing pictures of mountaintops, with him on top…lemon yellow sun…arms raised in a…okay I’ll stop now.