Watch Pearl Jam Perform With Sting & Cheap Trick


Last night at Pearl Jam’s show in New York at Madison Square Garden Eddie Vedder invited Rick Nielsen and Tom Petersson from Cheap Trick on stage and congratulated them on being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They then joined Pearl Jam for a performance of “Surrender.”

Former Police frontman Sting also joined Pearl Jam to perform “Driven to Tears.” Watch videos below!

Below is the recap from Sea on’s forums:

Pearl Jam
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY
May 02, 2016
Set List

Walk On Music: It Happened Today-R.E.M. 8:36
Band On Stage: 08:39
Band Off Stage: 11:20

01. Corduroy
02. Mind Your Manners
03. Once
04. Animal
05. Given To Fly
(“Good evening Madison Square Garden. We can’t throw a garden party without you so thanks for coming.” Ed comments that they have played New York City around 36 times and MSG around ten times. He adds that he thinks it sounds better than before. He introduces Rick Nielsen and Tom Petersson from Cheap Trick and congratulates them on being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.)

06. Surrender-(Nielsen) (Rick Nielsen-guitar, Tom Petersson-12 string bass.) Jeff also played bass

(after the song Rick takes a picture of the audience and throws a pocketful of guitar picks into the crowd)

07. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
08. Nothingman
(Ed talks about being a fan of nature and jokes that last time they were here they played the park and this time they are playing in the garden. On one of his early visits he learned the story of the Leatherman)

09. Leatherman
10. Better Man/Save It For Later-(Charley, Cox, Morton, Steele, Wakeling)
11. Garden
12. Even Flow
(Ed wants to dedicate the next song to Lance Corporal Tom Rorke. Rorke’s life was cut short last year dying at the age of twenty three. There are nearly a hundred people who are family and friends at the show this evening.)
13. Sirens (no outro)
14. Deep
15. Jeremy
16. Leash
17. Do The Evolution

Encore Break One
(Ed jokes that they aren’t leaving yet since they only have to drive to Canada and says New York or Canada?. He worries that he is insulting Canada before they even get there then wonders if they even have internet there yet.)

18. You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away-(Lennon, McCartney)
19. All Or None
(Ed mentions that author of Tomas Young’s War, Mark Wilkerson, will be in Soho at New York’s Housing Works Bookstore Café with special guest Phil Donahue and others on May 4th at 2pm. He says it is an important book and we have to hold politicians responsible for their actions and that we have to make sure that our politicians don’t send our soldiers into harms way with an enemy we can’t see. The next song is dedicated to Tomas Young and other soldiers)

20. Pendulum
21. Present Tense
22. Breath (Ed hands the mic to an audience member at the barricade for some singing in the bridge)
23. State Of Love And Trust
24. Porch

Encore Break Two
(Ed compliments the audience for being so enthusiastic.)
25. Last Kiss-(Cochran) {played to 360}
(Ed talks about the amount of information we are subject to in the modern age as compared to the 17th century and how all of that information can wear you down. He talks about politicians spewing BS and promoting fear. He suggests that the networks like to make sure that elections go “all seven games” for ratings. He suggests that Bernie Sanders might be the best candidate but the press has a business to run. Ed describes the next song as one of the best ever that describes that feeling of being overwhelmed by all the bad news and fear mongering in the world.
26. Driven To Tears-(Sting). Special Guest Sting (Ed sings the top of the song then Sting comes out to sing the rest.)
“Let’s hear it one more time for my favorite singer, favorite bass player, favorite writer, favorite activist…”)
27. Lightning Bolt
28. Sonic Reducer-(Bators, Blitz, Chrome, Magnum, Thomas, Zero)
29. Alive
30. Baba O’Riley-(Townshend) (during the song Ed asks that a tambourine get passed to a kid. When someone snags it he snarls “give it to the kid you fuck”. The kid gets his tambourine.)
31. Yellow Ledbetter/Star Spangled Banner