It has been noted that Eddie Vedder was spotted at the U2 show on October 5.
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One of the fans wrote:
“Very cool! I love to know what bands and artists other artists are fans of. I know Eddie’s a U2 fan, but it’s just cool to think of a super famous amazing musician having his own fan experience”
“Interesting. Pearl Jam has never been big on marrying video to their music. Their shows are very stripped down visually. So I don’t see it happening, but you never know. They aren’t afraid to change and push boundaries.”
Third one wrote:
“Cant find no better seat!!”
Meanwhile, another fan said:
“They’re tight, I’m not surprised. I saw Pearl Jam the day that Bono lost his voice during the 2019 leg of JT30 and he gave a speech of support between songs, also talked about how he thought Bono was one of the greatest guys in the world who has done so much for humanity and so on.”
Eddie Vedder recently played a cover of U2 song. Vedder and the Earthlings headlined Night 2 of the Ohana Festival in Dana Point, CA with the Earthlings. It has been noted that Abe Laboriel of Paul McCartney fame filled in for Chad Smith on drums, with Vedder revealing that Abe pulled double duty rehearsing for McCartney and Vedder in recent weeks. Eddie covered “Hey Jude” near the end of the set, a powerful performance with Abe on drums.
Vedder stopped the set multiple times early on due to incidents in the crowd he referred to as ‘birthday parties,’ jokingly telling Andrew Watt that he was the ‘boss’ when directing his bandmates on where to restart a song.
The second half of the set went on without a hitch, with Ed and the Earthlings building momentum with Pearl Jam classics like “Wishlist” and “Not For You.” Two Earthlings highlights live are “Invincible” and “Brother the Cloud.” Even fans not familiar with Vedder’s Earthlings album always seem to get into “Invincible.”
The encore part of the set was the best performance Vedder has given at Ohana Festival, with an emotional tribute performance of “Just Breathe” for a friend he just lost, with fans lighting up Doheny State Beach with their phones. Vedder also covered “One” by U2 with Glen Hansard, with Vedder earlier referencing U2’s Sphere Vegas residency. Eddie also gave his own spin on “Just Like Heaven” by The Cure, truly making the 80’s classic his own.