Eddie Vedder and Earthlings
Eddie Vedder has served as Pearl Jam’s frontman, in addition to a guitarist and primary lyricist, since 1990. Inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 as a member of Pearl Jam, Vedder’s trademark vocal style inspired a generation. His energetic and unvarnished stage presence coupled with his honest conversations with the audience led Pearl Jam as pioneers in live performances and social justice.
Earthlings are drummer Chad Smith, keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist Josh Klinghoffer, bassist Chris Chaney, guitarist/vocalist Glen Hansard, and guitarist Andrew Watt. The recently formed group gave their live debut at Vedder’s own Ohana Festival last September and performed a series of shows this February in support of Vedder’s highly anticipated album Earthling.
Released on February 11, 2022 via Seattle Surf/Republic Records, Earthling was produced by Grammy Award® winning producer Andrew Watt and marked Vedder’s first album since 2011’s Ukulele Songs. Earthling includes collaborations with some of music’s most iconic legends including Stevie Wonder, Ringo Starr, Elton John, as well as Andrew Watt, Chad Smith, and Josh Klinghoffer.