Eddie Vedder Live at Auditorium Theatre

Photos © 2022 by: Roman Sobus

Photos © 2022 by: Roman Sobus

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Review

By: Roman Sobus

It was a treat to catch Eddie Vedder and his band on the first of two nights at the historic Auditorium Theatre in Chicago! No, not Pearl Jam but his current solo band, The Earthlings, to highlight his solo album dropping on Friday. This tour began February 3 in New York and as of last night was already halfway done. It stops in only six cities over the course of about three weeks – an insanely short time for an artist of Vedder’s caliber!

His band consists of Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers on drums, guitarist Josh Klinghoffer – also formerly with the Chili Peppers, Chris Chaney on bass – Jane’s Addiction, guitarist Andrew Watt and Glen Hansard. As Eddie put it “Watching these guys create and perform in the studio together; we had to get it out on the road!”

From the moment he stepped on stage, you could tell that Vedder was among friends. He was raised in Evanston, and spent a lot of time in Chicago. There is a certain comfort level when you can gaze into the sea of faces before you and call out friends and family that are there by name! The Auditorium Theatre is a majestic room and the venue where he saw his first concert (Bruce Springsteen).

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The two plus hour set consisted of almost two dozen songs interspersed by short stories and included covers by various artists along with a couple of Pearl Jam numbers, but the bulk were cuts from his “Earthling” album. They had the crowd on their feet the full time – I did not see anyone sitting all evening.

Glen Hansard opened the evening with a solo performance on acoustic guitar and piano. He was very warmly received.

The tour heads to the West Coast with shows in San Diego, Los Angeles and Seattle.

Setlist

1. Drive – (REM cover)
2. Room at the Top – (Tom Petty cover)
3. Here Comes the Sun – (Beatles Cover)
4. I’m One – (The Who Cover)
5. I’ll Be Waiting
6. The Dark
7. Invincible
8. Long Way
9. The Haves
10. Bother the Cloud
11. Fallout Today
12. Mrs. Mills
13. Not For You – (Pearl Jam)
14. Try
15. Chad-O
16. Rose of Jericho
17. Precious – (Pretenders)
18. Better Man – (Pearl Jam)

Encore

19. Give Blood – (Pete Townshend cover)
20. Hard Sun – (Indio cover)
21. Dirty Frank – (Pearl Jam)
22. Isn’t It a Pity (George Harrison cover)
23. Porch – (Pearl Jam)


Eddie Vedder has served as Pearl Jam’s frontman since 1990.

His debut solo release was the 2007 soundtrack album for the film Into the Wild for which Vedder won a Golden Globe for the song “Guaranteed.” In 2012, Vedder’s sophomore solo album, Ukulele Songs, received a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album.

Music:
1990-present – Pearl Jam, singer, songwriter, guitarist, ukuleleist.
2007-present – solo, singer, songwriter, guitarist, ukuleleist.

Solo releases:
2007 – Into the Wild, soundtrack, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song “Guaranteed.”
2011 – Ukulele Songs, nominee for 2012 Best Folk Album GRAMMY Award.

Film and Television:
1992 – Singles, appearance.
1995 – Dead Man Walking, soundtrack.
1996 – Hype!, appearance.
1999 – Cradle Will Rock, soundtrack.
2001 – I Am Sam, soundtrack.
2001 – Last Party 2000, appearance.
2003 – Big Fish, soundtrack.
2003 – End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones, appearance, camera work.
2006 – Reign Over Me, soundtrack.
2007 – Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who, appearance.
2007 – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream, appearance.
2007 – I’m Not There, soundtrack.
2007 – Running the Sahara, soundtrack.
2007 – Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, appearance.
2007 – Slacker Uprising, appearance.
2007 – Into the Wild, soundtrack.
2008 – Song Sung Blue, appearance.
2008 – Body of War: Songs that Inspired an Iraq War Veteran, soundtrack.
2009 – The People Speak, appearance.
2010 – Eat Pray Love, soundtrack.
2011– Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, appearance.
2011 – Pearl Jam Twenty, appearance, camera work and soundtrack.
2011 – Portlandia, appearance.
2016 – Roadies, actor and soundtrack.
2016 – Beat Bugs, soundtrack.
2015 – Aloha, soundtrack.
2017 – Twin Peaks, appearance and soundtrack.

Activism:
EB Research Partnership, Executive Board and Management; “Heal EB: Cause the Wave” campaign, JPHRO, Seattle Translational Tumor Research.

Tour Dates:

FEB 10 – Chicago, IL, Auditorium Theatre
FEB 15 – San Diego, CA, The Magnolia
FEB 17 – Los Angeles, CA,
FEB 21 – Seattle, WA,Benaroya Hall
FEB 22 – Seattle, WA,Benaroya Hall

PEARL JAM 2022 EUROPEAN TOUR

JUN 18 – Landgraaf, NETHERLANDS Pinkpop Festival
JUN 21 – Berlin, GERMANY Waldbühne
JUN 23 – Zurich, SWITZERLAND Hallenstadion
JUN 25 – Imola, ITALY Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari
JUN 28 – Frankfurt, GERMANY Festhalle
JUN 30 – Werchter, BELGIUM Rock Werchter Festival
JUL 03 – Stockholm, SWEDEN Lollapalooza Stockholm
JUL 05 – Copenhagen, DENMARK Royal Arena
JUL 08 – London, UK American Express presents BST Hyde Park
JUL 09 – London, UK American Express presents BST Hyde Park
JUL 12 – Budapest, HUNGARY Budapest Arena
JUL 14 – Krakow, POLAND Tauron Arena
JUL 17 – Paris, FRANCE, METROPOLITAN Lollapalooza Paris
JUL 20 – Vienna, AUSTRIA Wiener Stadthalle
JUL 22 – Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC 02 Arena
JUL 24 – Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS Ziggo Dome
JUL 25 – Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS Ziggo Dome

Links:

Pearl Jam:

Official: https://pearljam.com/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/PearlJam
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pearljam
Instagram: https://instagram.com/pearljam

Auditorium Theatre:

Official: https://www.auditoriumtheatre.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/auditoriumtheatre/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/auditoriumchgo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/auditoriumtheatre/

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