Earthling debuts at top of several charts
Eddie Vedder’s highly anticipated album, Earthling, has made history as it debuts at No. 1 on multiple charts. The album marks Vedder’s highest solo album debut on the Billboard Top Album Sales, Top Rock Albums, Top Current Album Sales Chart, and No. 1 on Alternative Album Sales (per MRC Data), No. 1 on the Canadian Top Current Albums, Top Canadian Album Sales, Alternative Album, Current Digital Albums, and LP Vinyl Albums Charts, and continues to hit new highs in numerous countries including No. 3 in Switzerland, No. 5 in Belgium & Netherlands, No. 11 in Germany, and No. 36 in The UK. In addition, the album was the highest international debut in Italy at No. 10 and hit Top 10 in Australia.
The album is available on all streaming platforms, standard and deluxe CD with vinyl and cassette editions coming soon. In addition, Vedder was also able to have a limited number of LP’s manufactured with simplified packaging. The records, dubbed “Fresh Pressed” resembled test pressings and were only available at pearljam.com.
In celebration, Vedder has done numerous interviews including speaking with Bruce Springsteen at his farm in New Jersey where the two discussed the album at length. Directed by Thom Zimny, the pair sat down for a beautiful and honest conversation with New York Times Magazine’s David Marchese, chatted with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes & Will Arnett for their SmartLess Podcast, and gathered The Earthlings for a discussion with Zane Lowe.
Earthling, which was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Andrew Watt, is Vedder’s first album since 2011’s Ukulele Songs and his first solo tour in over a decade. The album illuminates every side of Vedder and includes collaborations with some of music’s most iconic legends, including Stevie Wonder, Ringo Starr, and Elton John as well as Andrew Watt, Chad Smith, and Josh Klinghoffer.
In order to bring the album to life on stage, Vedder and the Earthlings are on continuing on the road for a series of US concert dates in February for The Earthlings Tour 2022. After a string of shows in Vedder’s hometown of Seattle the tour wraps up on February 27th in San Diego after its sold out run. Special guest Glen Hansard will open the shows.
The Earthlings are drummer Chad Smith, keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist Josh Klinghoffer, bassist Chris Chaney, guitarist/vocalist Glen Hansard, and guitarist Andrew Watt. The newly formed group gave their live debut at Vedder’s own Ohana Festival this past September.