Eddie Vedder postpones Ruth Eckerd Hall concerts from May to December
This news is bad enough to make us want to move to Seattle, pull on some grunge and live under a bridge.
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has postponed his May 10 and 11 concerts at Ruth Eckerd Hall "due to temporary nerve damage in his right arm, the result of a back injury sustained earlier this year," says a statement from the venue. The shows are now scheduled for Dec. 3-4. Tickets for the May shows will be honored in December; refunds are available at point of purchase. (We '90s fans will still be there!)
In a statement, Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis said: "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."
Hey, all that matters is: He's still alive. Whoa-oh-oh, yeah, he's still alive.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*