Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder

In support of his upcoming solo album, “Ukulele Songs,” Eddie Vedder will launch a short U.S. solo tour in June and July.

Vedder’s tour kicks off June 15 at Performing Arts Center in Providence, R.I., and closes July 15 at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. See dates below.

Joining Vedder on the road is musical guest Glen Hansard (The Swell Season, The Frames). Tickets for all shows go on sale April 1. A pre-sale for active members of Pearl Jam’s Ten Club takes place March 29-30. (For details, visit pearljam.com).

Vedder’s solo album, “Ukulele Songs,” will be released May 31 through Pearl Jam’s Monkeywrench Records. Ukulele Songs is a collection of original songs and covers performed by Vedder on ukulele. The first single from the album, “Longing to Belong,” is available now digitally.

Also scheduled for release on May 31 is “Water on the Road,” a live-concert DVD directed by Brendan Canty of Fugazi and Christoph Green, featuring performances from Vedder’s Aug. 16 and 17, 2008, solo tour performances at Washington, D.C.’s Warner Theatre. The DVD features a live version of “You’re True” from “Ukulele Songs,” as well as a mix of songs from the Pearl Jam catalog, covers and songs from Vedder’s award-winning solo record, “Into The Wild.”

Here are the upcoming Eddie Vedder tour dates:

June 15, Providence, RI; Providence Performing Arts Center (PAC)
June 16, Boston, MA; The Wang Theatre
June 18, Hartford, CT; The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
June 21-22, New York, NY; Beacon Theatre
June 25, Philadelphia, PA; Tower Theatre
June 26, Detroit, MI; Fox Theatre
June 28, Chicago, IL; The Chicago Theatre
July 1, St. Louis, MO; Fox Theatre
July 2, Minneapolis, MN; Orpheum Theatre
July 5, San Diego, CA; Copley Symphony Hall
July 6, Long Beach, CA; Terrace Theater
July 8, Los Angeles, CA; The Wiltern
July 9, Santa Barbara, CA; Santa Barbara Bowl
July 11, Oakland, CA; The Paramount Theatre
July 14, Portland, OR; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
July 15, Seattle, WA; Benaroya Hall

— Gene Stout

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