Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder Guests With Roger Waters On This Date In 2017
Three years ago today Roger Waters welcomed Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder for “Comfortably Numb.” The Evanston, Illinois native joined Waters to help the Pink Floyd bassist close out his two-night stand at the United Center in Chicago on his landmark Us + Them Tour.
While “Comfortably Numb” — appearing on Floyd’s iconic 1979 concept album, The Wall — is a familiar song to just about any rock fan, Vedder certainly had practice singing it. Eddie previously joined Roger for the tune in New York for the 12/12/12 benefit at Madison Square Garden. Pearl Jam covered the classic in 2015 and 2016 and Vedder has also performed the song in a solo setting. In the previous two situations he handles both of “Comfortably Numb’s” distinct vocal parts. Obviously, with Waters, Vedder only sings one part, that of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour (“There is no pain/you are receding…”), of which Vedder delivers a characteristically powerful performance.
Watch Roger Waters welcome Eddie Vedder for “Comfortably Numb” at Chicago’s United Center on this date in 2017 via zepcowboy for this edition of Throwback Thursday: