Saturday, August 11, 2018

VIDEO: Pearl Jam tribute Chris Cornell and punk roots at second Seattle concert

Pearl Jam paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell and their punk rock roots with a series of guest appearances and covers during the second of two shows at Seattle’s Safeco Field on August 10.

The band debuted their take of Cornell’s 1992 track, “Missing”, midway through the regular set, and delivered Mother Love Bone’s “Crown Of Thorns” during the first encore before being joined by Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil for the MC5 classic, “Kick Out The Jams.”

Sporting a Cornell t-shirt, Thayil returned during the second encores alongside Mudhoney frontman Mark Arm and guitarist Steve Turner for The Stooges' 1973 track, “Search And Destroy”, and the Dead Boys’ 1977 classic, “Sonic Reducer.”

Following an August 8 show at the same venue, Pearl Jam’s 36-song performance also presented covers of tracks by Pink Floyd (“Interstellar Overdrive”), Tom Petty (“I Won’t Back Down”), Victoria Williams (“Crazy Mary”), and The Who (“Baba O’Riley”).

Billed as “The Home Shows” with an effort to raise funds for local homelessness initiatives, the pair of events kicked off Pearl Jam’s summer US tour and was supported by an exhibit at the city’s Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) that explored the band’s 28-year history.

Pearl Jam will next perform at Missoula, MT’s Washington-Grizzly Stadium on August 13 before a two-night stand at Chicago’s Wrigley Field (Aug 18 & 20) and a pair at dates at Boston’s Fenway Park (Sep 2 & 4).

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