Eddie Vedder wrapped a brief run of dates together with his solo band Earthlings final evening (Oct. 7) at Las Vegas’ Dolby Stay at Park MGM, and saved a particular deal with for the encore: he and his mates’ debut reside cowl of The Treatment’s traditional “Simply Like Heaven.”
Beforehand, Vedder advised the viewers in regards to the COVID-era dance events he and his spouse Jill would normally stage of their storage, full with disco lights and smoke machines. “I’ll at all times have nice recollections of these unbelievable dance events,” he stated. “The youngsters would are available and test on us and form of get embarrassed and have to go away, however we had a fuckin’ blast. This is among the ones that we’d play. We’ve by no means performed it earlier than — we solely performed it about an hour in the past proper earlier than we got here out, however we’re gonna strive it now.”
Vedder and Earthlings (guitarist Andrew Watt, multi-instrumentalist Josh Klinghoffer, bassist Chris Chaney and drummer Chad Smith) performed their first present in additional than seven months final Saturday at Vedder’s Ohana pageant in Dana Level, Calif., and in addition carried out Wednesday in Pasa Robles, Calif. The set lists went heavy on materials from Vedder’s Earthling album, plus Pearl Jam songs similar to “Rearviewmirror,” “I Bought ID” and “Porch” and covers of songs by George Harrison, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince and the Pretenders.
Earthlings additionally debuted Temple of the Canine’s “Starvation Strike” in the course of the quick run, with Watt dealing with the late Chris Cornell’s vocal half. The reveals got here on the again of Pearl Jam’s fall North American tour, with no 2023 plans having but been introduced for the band.
Vedder is predicted to take part within the Nov. 20 Enterprise Into Cures fundraising occasion for the pores and skin illness epidermolysis bullosa, a trigger he and his spouse have championed for a few years.