Chicago Cubs Help Eddie Vedder Close Out Hot Stove Benefit

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Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder brought a memorable night of music at The Metro in Chicago to a close last night by bringing out members of the Cubs to sing his anthem about the team -“All The Way.” Players Jason Hammel, Jon Lester and Anthony Rizzo were among those joining Vedder, Cubs president Theo Epstein and manager Joe Maddon in closing out a benefit concert dubbed “Hot Stove, Cool Music” with proceeds going towards The Foundation To Be Named Later.

Vedder’s set came after performances from Boston and Chicago all-stars including a Pixies cover that featured Umphrey’s McGee guitarist Brendan Bayliss, Wilco bassist John Stirratt and Cheap Trick drummer Daax Nielsen. Eddie kicked off his set with a few solo selections including a cover of The Beatles’ “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away.” The singer/guitarist was then joined by a band that included Epstein on guitar for a mix of classic covers and Pearl Jam material. Vedder played piano on “Comfortably Numb,” while “Corduroy” featured sax. The evening’s grand finale saw Vedder joined by the members of the Cubs team and organization for “All The Way.”

Watch a few clips from Vedder’s set thanks to Luis Gomez:

Check out Eddie’s performance of “I Am A Patriot” shot by Jenn John Bickel:

Set: You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away, Far Behind, Love Boat Captain, Love Building On Fire, Watch Outside, I Am A Patriot, Wishlist, The Kids Are Alright, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, The Weight, Comfortably Numb, Corduroy, Rockin in the Free World

Encore: All The Way