Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder Duets With Beyonce at 2015 Global Citizen Festival
Though the band was on hand for a good portion of the set, Beyonce's performance came during a period when Eddie Vedder was sitting alone onstage armed with a guitar. The vocalist, sporting a white Global Citizen Festival t-shirt, shook hands with Vedder, then took a seat next to the Pearl Jam frontman as they performed a stripped down version of the Bob Marley classic, "Redemption Song."
In addition to the vocals, the pair showed a portion of a Nelson Mandela speech during the performance as Vedder strummed along on guitar. At the end of the song, Vedder rose from his seat and Beyonce leaned in to give him a kiss on the cheek and embrace.
As for the remainder of the band's performance, they opened the night with "Mind Your Manners" and closed with their cover of Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World," the two songs they played on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert earlier this week. The performance also included songs heavy ("Do the Evolution," "Alive") and more melodic ("Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town," "Unthought Known," "Better Man").
There was also a nod to the late Joey Ramone as Vedder led the crowd in "Hey ho, Let's Go" during a performance of "Daughter." And later in the evening there was a cover of the John Lennon classic "Imagine." Watch additional footage of Pearl Jam's Global Citizen Festival set below.
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