Watch Eddie Vedder Sing Emotional Chris Cornell Homage: ‘I’m Gonna Miss My Friend’


Pearl Jam released a cover of Brandi Carlile’s “Again Today” in April, and Eddie Vedder is now performing his own version on his solo European tour. In what many fans took as a reference to Chris Cornell, Vedder changed the lyric ‘I’m sad to say I miss my friends’ to ‘I know that I’m gonna miss my friend’ during a performance in Belgium on Monday. Watch video below, and view the full setlist and show report below the video.

Sea posted the setlist and notes via John on the Ten Club boards.

01. Brain Damage-(Waters)
02. Sometimes
03. Wishlist
04. The Needle and The Damage Done-(Young)
05. I Am Mine
(Ed jokes about it feeling like summer has arrived but he didn’t expect it to ”.. feel so much like summer in here. I mean we are only three songs in. I don’t want to be one of those guys from somewhere else and tell people about their country but the world is getting warmer. That is a fact. And air conditioners are only going to get more expensive…”)
06. Off He Goes
07. Can’t Keep
08. Sleeping By Myself
Quartet enters the stage
{Ed talks about writing the song and it’s connection to Damien Echols and his wife. He says if you listen to the record you can hear a phone ring right at the end of the song. Lorri Davis, Damien’s wife, called Ed just as he was finishing the song and hadn’t stopped his recorder.}
09. Satellite-with string quartet
10. Again Today-(Carlile)-with string quartet. {Ed and the quartet play the song that Pearl Jam covered for the “Cover Stories” benefit album. Ed plays acoustic guitar and sings}
Quartet exits the stage
11. Better Man/Save It For Later-(Charley, Cox, Morton, Steele, Wakeling)
12. Far Behind
13. Setting Forth
14. Guaranteed
15. Rise
16. Immortality
17. Lukin
18. {instrumental section from Ed’s version of Millworker}
19. Porch
20. improv intro/I’m So Tired-(Fugazi)
21. You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away-(Lennon, McCartney) with Chris from the audience. {A very nervous guy named Chris is brought on stage to play harmonica. Ed gets him a beer and says if he can’t play he is “outta here” Chris sings with Ed a bit but when the harmonica solo comes up the instrument is in the wrong key. They whistle the end of the song and Chris goes back into the audience}

22. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
23. Should I Stay Or Should I Go?-(Headon, Jones, Simonon, Strummer) {played on Gibson electric ukulele)
Quartet enters the stage
24. Black-with string quartet
25. “Heroes”-(Bowie, Eno) with strings {Partial}
26. Just Breathe
27. Song Of Good Hope-(Hansard) {Ed sings main vocal, Glen plays guitar and sings harmony}-no strings
28. Falling Slowly-(Hansard, Irglová)-Glen sings main vocal and plays guitar. Ed sings lead on a verse and harmony vocals with strings)
Quartet exits the stage
29. Drive All Night-(Springsteen) {Glen sings lead and plays acoustic guitar. Ed plays pump organ sings harmony}
30. Rockin’ In The Free World-(Young) with Glen
Encore Break
31. Hard Sun-(Peterson) with Glen and The Red Limo Quartet singing