Eddie Vedder kicked off his solo European tour in Amsterdam this past Saturday night. It would be Eddie’s first performance since the passing of his good friend Chris Cornell.
While he never outright mentioned Chris, it was clear to those in attendance that Eddie was hurting and struggling with it.
Electro_UK is a member on the PearlJam.com website and was at the show, leaving this follow up:
“The show was pretty much entirely about Chris without directly mentioning him. It was clear Eddie couldn’t bring himself to talk about it head on. He spoke a little how the healing process can start with music and made numerous references to how sad he was and how much he and his friends were struggling.
Frankly it is the bravest performance I have ever seen. At times it seemed like he was a word or two away from breaking into tears. He mumbled more than usual, he violently stamped into the floor on Immortality and others and after ‘The End’ I thought he was ready to just walk off and not play anymore. There were funny moments and he picked up in the second half. You could hear the crowd emotionally gasp when Light Years started. On the outro to ‘Sometimes’ he cried out ‘Where were you, dear God?’ It was heart breaking.”
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