By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Jul 02, 2008 at 3:29 PM

Eddie Vedder is best known as the politically-charged frontman of longtime grunge rock outfit Pearl Jam, but this spring Vedder ditched the rest of the band for a solo tour on the West Coast.

Now, in August, Vedder takes to the road again for the second leg of his solo tour, which brings him to Milwaukee on Tuesday, Aug. 19 for a show at The Riverside Theater.

He also plays two nights in Chicago, Aug. 21 and 22, at the Auditorium Theatre.

Vedder contibuted solo work to soundtrack for the 2007 film "Into the Wild" and won a Golden Globe for the song "Guaranteed."

Tickets are $75 (plus venue fees) and go on sale at noon on Friday, July 11 at can be purchased through The Riverside Theater box office, or at

Julie Lawrence Special to staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”