Pearl Jam performed New York Metropolis’s legendary Madison Sq. Backyard final evening (Sept. 11), which marked the twenty first anniversary of the terrorist assaults on the World Commerce Heart in 2001. In the course of the efficiency, Eddie Vedder expressed his admiration for the town and honored first responders and the victims of the tragedy.
The rockers performed a whopping 25-song set throughout the night, which included covers of Moist Leg, Mom Love Bone, Lifeless Boys, Prince and Neil Younger [via Setlist.fm]. They closed the evening out with a rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and Vedder gave a few speeches all through the evening that commemorated the 9/11 assaults.
“9/11 was horrific, traumatic, despicable… However in some methods, 9/12 was superior. 9/12 individuals got here collectively as one. We have been supported by the remainder of the planet. And most significantly in our nation, we supported one another,” the frontman mentioned to the gang [via a press release from Republic Records]. “There was a time once we supported one another. That’s the half that we can’t overlook. We will keep collectively. We don’t have to attend for one more terrorist assault and undergo this factor of being divided.”
“I imagine I used to be advised that is the thirty seventh time this band has performed in New York Metropolis. In perspective, I feel we’ve solely performed Seattle 50… However right here’s the factor, and I don’t thoughts saying it publicly: I don’t keep in mind half of these fucking exhibits,” Vedder added later within the evening. “However, I really feel like we keep in mind each New York Metropolis present we’ve ever had. This probably has the possibility to be probably the most memorable of all of them… We’re fairly honored to be spending this vital date with you.”
The vocalist famous that numerous first responders have been in attendance on the present, and devoted the evening to them.
See some fan-filmed footage from the evening under.
Pearl Jam’s subsequent scheduled present is about for Sept. 14 in Camden, N.J. and can proceed by means of early October. See the remainder of the dates and get your tickets right here.
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