Pearl Jam debuted a new song, “Moline”, during their show in the Illionois city of the same name on Friday.
At the start of the band’s first encore, Eddie Vedder arrived on stage with his acoustic guitar and explained the origins of the tune.
“It literally was written about 10 minutes….it was finished right before we walked out here,” explained the singer. “But now we’ve played all those songs and I’ve had just a little bit of wine - just a litte bit - so just give me one second to learn it and I’ll be right with you.”
The Moline stop is part of the band’s fall US tour in support of “Lightning Bolt”, which will wrap up in Denver, Colorado on October 22.
The Seattle band will then perform at Neil Young’s 28th Annual Bridge School Benefit concerts in California.
The October 25/26 weekend event at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View will see appearances by Soundgarden, Florence + The Machine, Tom Jones, Norah Jones, Band Of Horses and additional guests.
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