Eddie Vedder Sings “Hunger Strike” First Time Since Chris Cornell Death


Pearl Jam performed at the Mad Cool Festival on Thursday, and during “Better Man” Eddie Vedder sang part of “Hunger Strike” for the first time since Chris Cornell’s death in May 2017. Vedder sang the ‘going hungry’ part at times during the song. Temple of the Dog toured in 2016, but Eddie Vedder did not appear at any shows. The last time Vedder and Cornell sang “Hunger Strike” together was during a 2014 Temple of the Dog performance.

Watch video below. Below is part of the setlist/recap from Sea and John on the PearlJam.com forums:

01. Release
02. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
03. Given To Fly
04. Lukin
05. Corduroy
06. Why Go
(Ed addresses the audience in Spanish. Happy to be playing the first night of the festival. Seems to say the audience is loco etc.)
07. Animal
(introduces Mike in Spanish and talks about playing in a club called Revolver in Madrid)
08. Even Flow
(Intros Matt in Spanish)
09. Mind Your Manners
10. Lightning Bolt
11. Eruption-(Van Halen)
12. Jeremy
13. Can’t Deny Me
14. Do The Evolution
15. Wasted Reprise
16. Better Man (sings “going hungry” a few times referencing “Hunger Strike”-Temple Of The Dog, Improvs lyrics-“I may not have told you lately but if I haven’t if not them I am a fool men don’t have a clue..”-loose/incomplete transcription-/Rockin’ In The Free World-(Young)
Save It For Later-(Charley, Cox, Morton, Steele, Wakeling)-Tag 1 min
17. Porch

Encore Break
18. Just Breathe
19. Sirens
20. Black (La ciento, la ciento, la ciento…)
21. State Of Love And Trust (“I’ll do this one myself, Mike help, Mike help..”-Mike roams the stage while soloing
22. Reaviewmirror
23. Alive
24. Rockin’ In The Free World-(Young)