Watch Eddie Vedder’s Tribute to Chris Cornell in Amsterdam

Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell were buddies and collaborators for more than a quarter-century, so Chris’ death hit Eddie hard. And he’s gotta be wondering why he’s the only Seattle frontman from the original Big Four of Grunge left standing. First Kurt, then Layne, now Chris.

Saturday night, the day after Chris was laid to rest, Eddie kicked off a solo tour in Amsterdam. He opened his set with Pearl Jam’s “The Long Road,” altering some lyrics to refer to Chris and later moved into a cover of Neil Young’s “The Needle and the Damage Done.”

Fans noted that there were references to Chris throughout the show without actually mentioning him by name.

https://youtu.be/38OEn6A2Nw8

Here’s the setlist.

Setlist:
Long Road (Pearl Jam song)
Trouble (Cat Stevens cover)
Sometimes (Pearl Jam song)
Can’t Keep (Pearl Jam song)
Sleeping by Myself
Without You
Longing to Belong (with Jonas Pap)
The Needle and the Damage Done (Neil Young Cover)
I Am Mine (Pearl Jam song)
Light Years (Pearl Jam song)
Good Woman (Cat Power cover)
Far Behind
No Ceiling
Guaranteed
Rise
I’m Open (Pearl Jam song)
Better Man (Pearl Jam song)
Immortality (Pearl Jam song)
Porch (Pearl Jam song)

Encore:
I’m So Tired (Fugazi cover)
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town (Pearl Jam song)
Imagine (John Lennon cover)
Heroes (David Bowie cover) (Partial)
Just Breathe (Pearl Jam song)
Lukin (Pearl Jam song)
Song Of Good Hope (Glen Hansard cover) (with Glen Hansard)
Falling Slowly (The Swell Season cover) (with Glen Hansard)
The End (Pearl Jam song)

Encore 2:
Rockin’ in the Free World (Neil Young cover)
Hard Sun

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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