Wednesday, November 12, 2014

VIDEO: Pearl Jam guitarist performs anthem at MLS game in Seattle

Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready performed the National Anthem before kickoff at the Seattle Sounders MLS playoff game on Monday.

McCready was on hand to deliver a Jimi Hendrix-like electric version of the anthem at CenturyLink Field prior to the Sounders’ Western Conference Semifinal match against FC Dallas.

“Was honored to play the Star Spangled Banner at last night's Seattle Sounders FC playoff match on the eve of today's Veteran's Day Holiday,” posted McCready on Tuesday. “I was there on behalf of Treehouse For Kids.”

The organization provides Seattle's youth in foster care with the academic and essential support they equally deserve to help them graduate high school with a plan for their future.

To learn more about Treehouse For Kids and/or to donate, visit

McCready and Pearl Jam recently wrapped up a fall US tour in support of “Lightning Bolt”, and last played two shows at Neil Young’s 28th Annual Bridge School Benefit concerts in California.

The Bridge School sets featuring a Temple Of The Dog reunion, with Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell joining Pearl Jam for “Hunger Strike.”

See also:

VIDEO: Temple Of The Dog reunite at Bridge School Benefit
VIDEO: Pearl Jam debut new song in Moline
VIDEO: Pearl Jam perform John Lennon tribute on his birthday
VIDEO: Pearl Jam kick off fall US tour in Cincinnati
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