Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder to end 2009 solo tour in Hawaii
Part-time Hawaii resident and full-time Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder will end a solo summer tour in one of his favorite places in the world: Hawaii.
Vedder will wrap up an 14-date United States east coast tour of small theatres with a trio of concerts as far west as one can go in the U.S. He’ll play the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater on June 29, and the Hawaii Theatre in Honolulu, Oahu, on July 1 and 2.
Vedder has close ties to the islands.
He keeps a home in Hawaii and spends a good deal of time here annually, most of it surfing our winter swells. Hawaii was where Vedder first met Hammond B-3 organ master, unofficial sixth member of Pearl Jam and Waimanalo, Oahu native Kenneth “Boom” Gaspar. He’s given considerable amounts of his time and music over the years to several Hawaii-based causes, including the North Shore Community Land Trust and Jack Johnson’s environmental education-focused Kokua Hawaii Foundation and Kokua Festival.
Tickets prices for Vedder’s Hawaii solo concerts will be the lowest on the tour—$66.50 for the Maui show, and $72 for the Honolulu shows.
And as a special “mahalo” to fans who live here in Hawaii, Vedder is discounting a limited number of tickets by $10 in a special pre-sale on April 17. A valid Hawaii photo I.D. is required. Tickets at the discounted price must be purchased at the following locations, at the time specified.
2134 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Oahu
66-620 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu
Volcom Whalers Village
2435 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, Maui
Hi-Tech Surf Sports
425 Koloa St., Kahului, Maui
Otherwise, general ticket sales for Eddie Vedder’s Hawaii concerts begin April 18 at 9 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets and online at Ticketmaster.com.
Click here for dates and times for other cities on the June and July tour.
Click here to read a 2007 chat I had with Vedder, in part, discussing his Hawaii ties.