Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder Plots Solo Tour

Critical Mass

by William Goodman

Who? Eddie Vedder, frontman of revered grunge and alt-rock mainstay Pearl Jam, and creative mind behind the acclaimed, psych-folk soundtrack to Into the Wild.

What? A 13-date solo tour landing in eight cities. Many of the stops -- including Boston, New York, Toronto, Washington, DC, and Chicago -- will be sporting back-to-back, two-night residencies. The jaunt, featuring singer-songwriter Liam Finn opening all dates, will kick off in Boston Aug. 1 and wrap in Chicago three weeks later, Aug. 22. Tickets (sure to go fast!) go on sale July 11 via, while a special pre-sale for fan club members begins July 7 at

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Should I go? By all means, yes! If Pearl Jam's recent East Coast tour -- video blogged and reviewed by Spin's Zack Newman -- is any indication, Eddie Vedder puts forth an always spot-on, consistently thrilling performance. And with Into the Wild as part of his repertoire, Vedder's solo dates are a must -- no matter the ticket price!

Eddie Vedder tour dates:

8/1, Boston, MA (Opera House)8/2, Boston, MA (Opera House)8/4, New York, NY (United Palace Theater) 8/5, New York, NY (United Palace Theater)8/7, Newark, NJ (New Jersey Performing Arts Center) 8/9, Montreal, Quebec (Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier/Place)8/12, Toronto, Ontario (Massey Hall)8/13, Toronto, Ontario (Massey Hall)8/16, Washington, DC (Warner Theatre)8/17, Washington, DC (Warner Theatre)8/19, Milwaukee, WI (The Riverside Theater)8/21, Chicago, IL (Auditorium Theatre)8/22, Chicago, IL (Auditorium Theatre)

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