Injury Postpones 15-City Eddie Vedder Tour
Being on the mend has temporarily put Eddie Vedder off a 15-city U.S. trek, E! Online reports.
The Pearl Jam singer's recent back surgery left his right arm with temporary nerve damage, forcing him to announce his planned solo tour's postponement Thursday. New dates haven't been announced, but the tour was to kick off in Las Vegas Tuesday and has a new projected fall start.
Nevertheless, it doesn't sound like Vedder let the tour be postponed without a fight.
"After having worked aggressively with doctors and physical therapists for the last eight weeks to repair the damage, the intensity of the injury and the time needed to heal has made it impossible to play the shows as scheduled," Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis' statement via the band's website read. "There was hope until the last minute that the treatments would be successful."
Vedder's May 31, 2011 release Ukulele Songs - composed of both original songs and covers - marked the grunge front man's first extensive solo-album work since 2007's "Into The Wild" soundtrack. It was not only warmly received by critics, but peaked at #4 on the U.S. album charts.
Pearl Jam, meanwhile, had been scheduled as of December 2011 to start a European tour sometime in June 2012. That tour's fate hasn't yet been addressed.