Sunday, April 19, 2020

Pearl Jam: Eddie Vedder performs Gigaton track on COVID-19 broadcast

Eddie Vedder performed the new Pearl Jam song, “River Cross”, from isolation during an April 18 global broadcast in support of the fight against COVID-19.

The intimate version of the closing track from the Seattle outfit’s latest record, “Gigaton”, was featured on the “One World Together At Home” broadcast event that saw artists performing hits and classic covers from their homes, including The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Stevie Wonder and John Legend, among others.

Curated by Lady Gaga in collaboration with Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO), the broadcast – streamed live by hennemusic – raised $127.9 million from corporate donations in support of the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

Vedder and Pearl Jam recently postponed a spring tour of North America and a summer trek across Europe in support of their first studio album in seven years.

Produced by Josh Evans and the group, “Gigaton” debuted at No. 5 on the US Billboard 200 with strong opening week sales, including the second-largest week on vinyl for a 2020 release.

See also:

Pearl Jam postpone Gigaton European tour
Eddie Vedder among artists confirmed for One World Together At Home broadcast
Pearl Jam score US Top 5 debut with Gigaton
Pearl Jam stream new Gigaton track Quick Escape
Search Pearl Jam at hennemusic