Pearl Jam Close Chicago Show Covering a Cheap Trick Classic [WATCH]
Pearl Jam leaned on one of Illinois' finest to close out their set at the United Center in Chicago on Sept. 5.
Not The First Time Covering Cheap Trick
A video shared online from the performance shows Eddie Vedder stepping back from the mic a time or two to let the crowd takeover on vocals.
Pearl Jam, for the most part, stays true to Cheap Trick's original from 1978. Spin said Vedder introduced the song saying "we're going to send you home with a Chicago song, and it ain't Chicago."
Cheap Trick hail from the Rockford area. Guitarist Rick Nielsen and bassist Tom Petersson have also made surprise guest appearances onstage with Pearl Jam including a 2016 show in New York when they played "Surrender" at Madison Square Garden.
Vedder would later leap from a stage monitor as the rest of Pearl Jam hits the final note of the Cheap Trick hit at the United Center.
Pearl Jam's Fall Tour Plans
The cover of "Surrender" wrapped up a 24-song set for Pearl Jam during their first night at the United Center. The band set for a second show at the Chicago arena on Sept. 7.
Between the two dates, the Chicago Cubs held a Pearl Jam Ten Club Day at Wrigley Field on Sept. 6. Members of the band's fan club had a chance to grab a limited edition Eddie Vedder Cubs jersey.
After the Chicago dates, Pearl Jam will continue their fall tour in Indianapolis on Sept. 10.
Pearl Jam Setlist
Sept. 5, 2003
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
- Low Light
- Just Breathe
- Who Ever Said
- Gods' Dice
- Quick Escape
- Light Years
- Even Flow
- Dance Of The Clairvoyants
- In My Tree
- Throw Your Arms Around Me
- Inside Job
- Not For You
- Better Man