Eddie Vedder Kicks Off European Solo Tour In Amsterdam With Jake Clemons & Other Guests
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder began a solo tour of Europe on Sunday night with a performance at AFAS Live in Amsterdam. Vedder was joined by a number of guests throughout the evening including the Red Limo String Quartet, Glen Hansard and Jake Clemons.
In typical Vedder fashion, the concert featured just about an equal mix of covers and Pearl Jam songs with a few original gems from his solo albums thrown in for good measure. The night started with renditions of Warren Zevon’s “Keep Me In Your Heart” and Neil Young’s “The Needle & The Damage Done.” Eddie then presented Pearl Jam favorites “I Am Mine,” “Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town,” “Indifference,” “Sometimes” and “Wishlist” broken up by a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Brain Damage.” The Red Limo String Quartet emerged after Vedder performed “Without You” from his Ukulele Songs LP.
The string quartet added to a run of “Can’t Keep,” “Sleeping By Myself” and “Guaranteed” before Eddie went at it alone to end his set with solo chestnuts “Far Behind” and “Rise,” a cover of Tom Petty’s “Wildflower” that included a story about a hang Vedder had in Amsterdam with Tom Petty and Jack White and takes on Pearl Jam classics “Man Of The Hour,” “Lukin” and “Porch.” The Red Limo String Quartet played “Alive” without Vedder to open up what turned out to be a 10-song encore.
Jake Clemons of the E Street Band emerged for “Better Man” and then swapped out for Glen Hansard on “Sleepless Night.” Clemons returned to assist Eddie on the Bruce Springsteen classic “Drive All Night” before Vedder went it alone on The Boss’ “Open All Night.” All of the evening’s guests added to the final two songs of the night, Indio’s “Hard Sun” and Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World.” Eddie Vedder returns to Amsterdam tonight.
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Eddie Vedder at AFAS Live
- Keep Me in Your Heart
- The Needle and the Damage Done
- I Am Mine
- Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
- Brain Damage
- Without You
- Can't Keep
- Sleeping by Myself
- Far Behind
- Man of the Hour
- Just Breathe
- The End
- Better Man
- Song of Good Hope
- Sleepless Nights
- Drive All Night
- Open All Night
- Hard Sun
- Rockin' in the Free World