Eddie Vedder Forced to Cancel Jazz Fest Appearance Due to Injury

Eddie Vedder Forced to Cancel Jazz Fest Appearance Due to Injury

announced the postponement of his 15-city U.S. solo tour and his Thursday, May 3rd headlining set at today due to temporary nerve damage in his right arm, the result of a back injury sustained earlier this year. After John Mayer and Jill Scott, Vedder is the third major artist to have to cancel their appearance at Jazz Fest. Now the big question is: who should JF get to replace Vedder? You can read the press release below.

manager Kelly Curtis explains, “After having worked aggressively with doctors and physical therapists for the last eight weeks to repair the damage, the intensity of the injury and time needed to heal has made it impossible to play the shows as scheduled. There was hope up until the last minute that the treatments would be successful. Sincerest apologies go out to those who have made plans and bought tickets. Eddie is frustrated beyond measure, but remains positive that come this summer all will be back in good form.”

All postponed dates will be rescheduled for November and December 2012. Tickets will be honored for rescheduled dates. Refunds will be available upon request through the point-of-purchase.

Rescheduled dates are as follows. Special guest Glen Hansard (The Swell Season, The Frames) will join Vedder on the road for these dates.

Orig. Date || New Date || City || Venue

Apr-10 Oct-31 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
Apr-11 Nov-1 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
Apr-13 Nov-4 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theater
Apr-16 Nov-6 Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium
Apr-17 Nov-7 El Paso, TX Plaza Theater
Apr-19 Nov-18 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
Apr-20 Nov-19 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
Apr-22 Nov-12 Houston, TX Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
Apr-23 Nov-13 Houston, TX Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
Apr-25 Nov-16 San Antonio, TX Lila Cockrell Theatre
Apr-27 Nov-9 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall
Apr-28 Nov-11 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall
Apr-30 Nov-15 Dallas, TX The Music Hall at Fair Park
May-01 Nov-21 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theater
May-03 N/A New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May-07 Nov-25 Jacksonville, FL Moran Theater
May-08 Nov-24 Jacksonville, FL Moran Theater
May-10 Dec-3 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
May-11 Dec-4 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
May-13 Nov-30 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Broward Center for the Performing Arts
May-14 Dec-1 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Broward Center for the Performing Arts
May-16 Nov-27 Orlando, FL Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
May-17 Nov-28 Orlando, FL Bob Carr Performing Arts Center

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