Eddie Vedder is an American singer songwriter who came to fame as the front man for Pearl Jam. Vedder was born in Illinois in the 1960’s and moved around as his family suffered from loss and hard economic times. Eddie Vedder cut his chops with the band Temple of the Dog in the 1980’s. Temple of the Dog was the brainchild of Chris Cornell, and Andrew Wood, and was only active for 2 years. Vedder provided some lead, and backup vocals for the band, and benefited greatly from the creative atmosphere of the band. In 1990, Eddie Vedder teamed up with Mike McCready to form the band Pearl Jam. Pearl Jam would help rise Vedder from relatively unknown, to worldwide fame. Vedder’s low melodies quickly resonated with a generation obsessed with Grunge. Eddie Vedder would write and perform hit tracks like “Jeremy”, “Alive”, and “Even Flow”, with Pearl Jam in the early years, and add additional hits in “Go”, “Daughter”, and “Who You Are”. With Vedder as the vocal point, Pearl Jam became one of the quintessential bands of the 90’s.
In 2007, Eddie Vedder announced the first solo album of his career. Vedder wrote and recorded the soundtrack to the motion picture “Into the Wild.” The album included both original and cover songs and spoke of escaping the constraints of a modern society. The Into the Wild Soundtrack included hits like “Society”, “Rise”, and “Guaranteed”. A year after the release of the album, Eddie Vedder embarked on the first solo tour of his career. A few years later, Eddie Vedder released another solo album titled Ukulele Songs which also included both original and cover songs. Much of Vedder’s solo career has focused on teaming his vocal growl with an acoustic instrument.
Eddie Vedder Ukulele Songs Tour
Following the release of his 2nd solo album, Eddie Vedder announced a solo tour around the United States. The Ukulele Songs Tour would take Eddie Vedder around the United States and Canada, and would see him perform some of his most beloved songs from both his solo career and from Pearl Jam. The Ukulele Songs Tour would continue off and on for multiple years, and Vedder was accompanied by other well known artists such as Glen Hansard. Much of Vedder’s solo tour focused on performing in intimate venues, such as smaller outdoor amphitheaters, and lower capacity venues.