Eddie Vedder will be on the road in February to promote his new album “Earthling,” and he’ll be accompanied by his new band, the Earthlings. Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chris Chaney of Jane’s Addiction, Josh Klinghoffer of the old Chili Peppers, Glen Hansard, and guitarist Andrew Watt make up the band.
The tour begins on February 3rd at New York City’s Beacon Theater and concludes on February 22 at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan Registration technology is used to sell tickets.
Eddie Vedder and the Earthlings made their live debut on September 25 in Dana Point, California, at the Ohana Festival. They featured a mix of Vedder originals (“I’ll Be Waiting,” “Tender Mercies”), classic rock covers (The Who’s “I’m One,” the Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go”), and Pearl Jam songs (“Better Man,” “Corduroy.”)
Expect to hear a couple more tracks from Earthling, which will be released on February 11th. Andrew Watt produced the album, which is Vedder’s first solo album since 2011’s Ukulele Songs.
Because the band members must return to their day occupations not long after the tour concludes, the tour is just eight gigs long. On June 4 in Seville, Spain, the Red Hot Chili Peppers kick off their reunion tour with John Frusciante, and Pearl Jam kicks off their European tour two weeks later at the Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands. They’ll also announce make-up dates for their canceled American arena tour in 2020, which could happen before they fly to Europe.