Eddie Vedder Reveals Brother Chris ‘Died In Accident’


At Pearl Jam’s show in San Diego earlier this week, Eddie Vedder discussed the tragic death of his brother Chris. Sea posted a recap and setlist of the show on the Ten Club board, including the Chris Mueller story.

01. Oceans
02. Retrograde
03. Never Destination
04. Corduroy
(Ed talks about riding a bike and hearing the next song the radio.)
05. Dance Of The Clairvoyants
06. Amongst The Waves (Ed sees some issue in the crowd and has security help someone. music doesn’t stop)
07. Even Flow
08. Who Ever Said-{Ed quotes two lines from (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction. Just repeats title twice. Less than 15 seconds)
(Ed stops to talk about the drummers recently lost and the one that hit the band the hardest being Taylor Hawkins who was close friends with Matt. Ed says all the lights here wouldn’t be as bright as what shined from Taylor and that this gives Ed an opportunity to let Matt know how much they appreciate him)
09. Quick Escape
(After mentioning a fan request to play the next song Ed talks about his brother Chris who worked at the venue as a rigger. He tells a story about being able to see his brother’s silhouette up in the rafters when they played here last time. Chris died in an accident. He talks about how much he loved his brother and how he must have been loved here because they put a plaque up in the rafters to commemorate Chris. “This is for Chris Mueller”
10. Long Road
11. Given To Fly
{Turns out Ed’s guitar teacher, Matt’s drum teacher and Bill Walton were in the crowd}
12. Superblood Wolfmoon
13. Daughter (quotes In My Tree)
14. Seven O’Clock
(Stone and Jeff figure they have worked together for 39 years. Since Ed witnessed some events from this song when going to school in the area and they are playing local songs, they will play…)
15. Jeremy
16. Porch (During the instrumental break Ed reflects light off his pick guard into the crowd and up to the rafters where his brother Chris’ plaque is.)

Encore Break

17. Lightning Bolt
(Ed’s mom took classes here and eventually got a Master’s degree. Talks briefly about Bill Murray and praises him for how nice his interactions with Bill have been.)
18. Better Man/Save It For Later-(Charley, Cox, Morton, Steele, Wakeling) 1:16 mostly just don’t runaway lyric)
19. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town (played to seats behind the stage)
20. River Cross (Ukraine flag put on video screens at end of song)
21. Footsteps
22. Once
23. Alive
(At end of show Ed thanks Jack Irons, Stone and Jeff)