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.

Volcom Waikiki
2134 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Oahu
(808) 923-6200
10 a.m.

Tropical Rush
66-620 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu
(808) 637-8886
9 a.m.

Volcom Whalers Village
2435 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, Maui
(808) 661-6263
9 a.m.

Hi-Tech Surf Sports
425 Koloa St., Kahului, Maui
(808) 877-7750
9 a.m.

Otherwise, general ticket sales for Eddie Vedder’s Hawaii concerts begin April 18 at 9 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets and online at

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.


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