Eddie Vedder, frontman of Pearl Jam, is set to embark on a 11-date tour around Europe this summer and thankfully he's chosen to drop by the UK.
The 'Even Flow' singer has a fantastic reputation for his solo stuff ever since his sublime compositions for the film Into The Wild - and stripping back any pearl Jam songs and revealing his vocals at their most exposed is always a sonic treat. Two nights at Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith are certain to sell out as the arena rocker reigns in the size of his usual stages to accommodate a less heavy side of his music .
Vedder, who will be playing solo acoustic, will have support from Glen Hansard; an Irish singer and songwriter and one half of the folk rock duo The Swell Season.
The singer last did a solo acoustic tour around Europe in 2012 - those shows were his first ever shows of this kind and he also visited Hammersmith Apollo then. The Guardian report his fondness for the venues stems from being a teenage Who obsessive.
Elsewhere, Vedder made headlines as an altruist Christmas time. After reading a letter from a struggling mother of six threatened with eviction from her home and unable to buy Christmas gifts for her family, he came forward and generously donated $10,000 to help. Not just a nice voice.
Tickets to the shows go on sale on Friday March 10 at 9am through ticketmaster
May 29 Amsterdam, NED - AFAS Live
May 30 Amsterdam, NED - AFAS Live
June 1 Berlin, GER - Zitadelle
June 3 Kvaerndrup, DEN - Heartland Festival
June 6 London, UK - Eventim Apollo
June 7 London, UK - Eventim Apollo
June 9 Dublin, IRE - 3 Arena
June 11 Cork, IRE - Live at the Marquee
June 19 Antwerp, BEL - Lotto Arena
June 24 Florence, ITA - Firenze Rocks Festival
June 26 Taormina, ITA -Teatro Antico di Taormina