Eddie Vedder didn’t seem to be taking anything for granted.
The Pearl Jam frontman was back on stage Monday night at Benaroya Hall after COVID-19 interrupted a short tour with his new all-star band, The Earthlings. Opening the show with a short but fiery solo set, Earthlings member and frequent Vedder collaborator Glen Hansard explained that the entire band caught the coronavirus, causing multiple California dates to be postponed. But there were no real signs of fatigue when Vedder and Co. ripped through a ferocious “Brother the Cloud.”
Vedder seemed to hit another gear during the second chorus, as silver-suited drummer Chad Smith (of Red Hot Chili Peppers fame) flung a drumstick over his head and into the crowd, further dialing up the intensity, leaning over the front row…
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