Eddie Vedder and the Earthlings hit the road on an intimate theater tour consisting of 8 shows in 6 cities. Vedder’s band the Earthlings is made up of drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), guitarist Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chili Peppers 2009-2019), bassist Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), guitarist/vocalist Glen Hansard & guitarist Andrew Watt.
On a bitter winter night in Newark, NJ Eddie Vedder and the Earthlings made a stop to perform at the beautiful New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Guitarist & vocalist Glen Hansard opened up the show with a solo set before coming back out to perform with Vedder and the Earthlings.
Glen Hansard kicked off the show with an outstanding solo performance. With a short break it was time for Vedder and the Earthlings to take the stage. The lights go out and Vedder takes the stage before the band grabbing an acoustic guitar and meeting Hansard center stage covering Society by Jerry Hannun. After a song with only Vedder & Hansard, the rest of the Earthlings join in.
For two hours Eddie Vedder and the Earthlings entertained the crowd with song after song with a great mix of originals and covers.
1. Society (Vedder & Hansard acoustic Jerry Hannun cover)
2. Room At The Top (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers cover)
3. Here Comes The Sun (The Beatles cover)
4. Timeless Melody (The La’s cover)
5. I’ll Be Waiting
7. The Dark
8. Fallout Today
9. Brother The Cloud
10. Tender Mercies
11. Wishlist (Pearl Jam cover)
12. Long Way
13. The Haves
14. Mrs. Mills
15. Try (with photographer Danny Clinch)
16. Chad-O (Chad Smith drum solo)
17. Rose Of Jericho
18. Precious (The Pretenders cover)
19. Hard Sun (Indio cover)
20. I Am a Patriot (Little Steven cover)
21. Dirty Frank (Pearl Jam cover)
22. Isn’t It A Pity (George Harrison cover)
23. Porch (Pearl Jam cover)
I can’t believe how much talent was on that single stage tonight. Ever single member has so much stage presence it was truly mind blowing to see. Be sure to check out Eddie Vedder and the Earthlings next time they are in your town.