Eddie Vedder & The Earthlings played a fantastic private show on Tuesday at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. The concert was more of a practice for the newly formed group as they are heading out to kick off a tour of theirs that will jump off for Thursday at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.
This supergroup is filled with many great musicians such as Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, former guitarist of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Josh Klinghoffer, pop guitarist Andrew Watt, bassist Chris Chaney and guitarist/vocalist, Glen Hansard. The show was said to feature most of the upcoming songs from Eddie Vedder’s ‘Earthlings’ record and the fans were very pleased with how it sounded. Vedder also posted a note about the tour, telling fans to wear their masks.
The show started out with covers to get everyone in the mood including R.E.M.’s “Drive” and moving on with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ “Room At The Top” and The Beatles’ “Here Comes The Sun.” Covers of George Harrison’s “Isn’t It A Pity” and Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World” brought the concert to a close. Which, seemed to signify Eddie’s alliance with Young’s stance on Spotify.
It’s currently rumored that Vedder does stand with what Neil Young has been saying all along with the issue of Joe Rogan and his podcast spreading false narratives. Of course, this still has yet to be seen as Vedder has not said anything about the situation directly, but there has been signs pointing to the possibility of Eddie feeling the same way as Neil Young. Eddie has always been vocal about his views, but Vedder along with Pearl Jam have a lot to lose if they were to pull any music from streaming platforms to honor and stand with Neil Young as he has done just that to send a big message to Joe Rogan and Spotify.
Thank you JamBase for the info.