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Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam announces debut tour with The Earthlings

George Varga, The San Diego Union-Tribune on

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Pearl Jam co-founder Eddie Vedder will hit the road next year with his new all-star band, The Earthlings.

Their six-city, eight-concert tour is timed to promote Vedder's upcoming new solo album, "Earthling," which is due out Feb. 11 on Seattle Surf/Republic Records.

Vedder first performed with The Earthlings on Sept. 24 at the opening of his annual Ohana Festival in Dana Point, California. The three-day festival was headlined for two consecutive weekends by Pearl Jam, whose drummer, Matt Cameron, is a San Diego native.

The Earthlings teams Vedder with Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith, keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist Josh Klinghoffer (who is a Peppers' alum), Jane's Addiction bassist Chris Chaney, guitarist/vocalist Glen Hansard and guitarist Andrew Watt, who is the producer of the "Earthling" album.

Chaney replaces Pino Palladino, who played bass with The Earthlings at the Ohana Festival and is not available for the February tour. Hansard will be the opening act at all of the February concerts by The Earthlings.

Pearl Jam, meanwhile, plans a 2022 tour that will begin in May and replaces its 2020 North American tour, which was canceled in its entirety by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Fans seeking to attend any of the February concerts by The Earthlings will have to act quick to try to secure tickets.

"There will be no general public sale," according to a statement released Wednesday by Live Nation, the tour's promoter.

A ticket presale for Pearl Jam Ten Club members who have been active in the club as of Tuesday will be held through Ticketmaster's Eddie Vedder Request page. The Ten Club presale registration is open now through 5 p.m. PT Sunday.

All other tickets will be available only through the Ticketmaster Verified Fan Registration, which was created to thwart scalping. Verified Fan ticket registration is open now through 5 p.m. Sunday at verifiedfan.ticketmaster.com/eddievedder.

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