Eddie Vedder Devastated By Horrific Tragedy At Show

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Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder paid tribute to Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz following the baseball icon horrifically being shot in the Dominican Republic. Vedder covered Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” at a recent show.

mddekker posted on Instagram regarding Vedder’s recent show in Amsterdam, “🎸⚾️ Eddie Vedder wearing the Boston Red Sox number 34 helmet, showing his support for David Ortiz (aka Big Papi), the former Major League Baseball player who got shot in the Dominican Republic yesterday.”

Vedder is being supported on tour by Red Limo String Quartet on his European tour, and Rani Kumar from the band was recently interviewed by PearlJamOnline.

Seeing you touring again with Eddie will be awesome. Can you give us some anticipations about what is going to happen on the stage?

One of the great things about working with Eddie is that we never know. Of course we prepared a lot of songs. Pearl Jam songs, Eddie songs and covers. But on stage anything can happen. I think one of the reasons this collaboration with Eddie works so well is that we all love to work like that. We’ll see what happens.

In 2017 you played a breathtaking version of the song Jeremy with strings. According to you is there any other early Pearl Jam song that could get a new life with a strings arrangement?

Thank you. Jeremy was indeed very special. We hope to play it in this tour again. But a song doesn’t really come to life until it’s on stage for an audience, so we will find out in the next shows. We have a few options.

Speaking of songs, which is your favorite Pearl Jam song?

If you’re asking our favorite song to play, at the moment that would be Jeremy. We have been working on it a lot the past few months and we have grown in to it.

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