Pearl Jam performed a pair of tracks on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday.
The band played “Mind Your Manners” from their latest album, 2013’s “Lightning Bolt”, before being joined by the host for a cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World.”
Prior to the performance, Pearl Jam were on hand as guests to speak with Colbert about their headlining appearance at the Global Citizen Festival in New York on September 26.
The event is part of a campaign to end extreme poverty by 2030, one of three centerpieces of a new Global Goals initiative to be announced by the UN General Assembly; the plan also involves fighting inequality and actions to protect the planet.
Organizers bill the festival as “a critical lever for achieving policy and financial commitments that will shape the success of the Global Goals over the next 15 years.”
Saturday’s event will also see performances by Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay, whose lead singer - Chris Martin - is the creative director of the annual event.
For details on the 2015 edition of the Global Citizen Festival, vist globalcitizen.org
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