Consequence of Sound reports that Pearl Jam were joined by a Chicago legend during their concert at Wrigley Field on Saturday night. Dennis Rodman, former NBA superstar turned America’s de facto ambassador to North Korea, appeared on stage to give frontman Eddie Vedder a ukulele prior to his encore performance of “Sleeping By Myself”.
The official PearlJam.com forum recap of the show states, “Ed doesn’t think a ukulele has ever been played at center field. Can we get a ukulele? Dennis Rodman brings out a uke for Ed. He sits on Ed’s stool and thanks the Chicago audience who supported him when he was getting so much flak for traveling to North Korea. He loves the place and swears he will be buried here. Ed asks him to make sure to delay that day as long as possible.”
Rodman thanked Eddie Vedder a couple of months ago in an interview with CNN after President Donald Trump met with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un. Rodman wore a Make America Great Again hat during the interview, and is friends with President Trump and Chairman Kim.