Contact Us

Eddie Vedder + Tom Morello Join Bruce Springsteen at Chicago’s Wrigley Field

Pearl Jam-Rage Against the Machine
Samir Hussein / Kevin Winter / Jim Dyson, Getty Images
Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder and Rage Against the Machine‘s Tom Morello know a special occasion when they see it, and the two rockers decided to take advantage of their friendships with Bruce Springsteen to perform at Chicago’s Wrigley Field Friday night (Sept. 7).

For Morello, it was a homecoming of sorts as the guitarist grew up in the Chicago suburb of Evanston. The guitar great has turned up at numerous Springsteen shows on the current tour, often performing on the song that his band and Springsteen have in common, ‘The Ghost of Tom Joad.’ But on Friday night, Morello was all over the performance, joining in on ‘Death to My Hometown,’ ‘Jack of All Trades,’ ‘Badlands,’ ‘Land of Hope and Dreams,’ ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,’ and the night’s finale, ‘Twist and Shout.’

Vedder, a longtime Cubs fan, made his primary contribution during the set as part of a duet with Springsteen on the classic track ‘Atlantic City.’ However, the Pearl Jam vocalist did come out for two more upbeat songs during the encore. He played with Springsteen, Morello and and E Street Band on ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,’ then stuck around for the party onstage that ensued with ‘Twist and Shout.’

The Friday performance was the first of two nights for Springsteen at the Chicago baseball shrine. He also played Boston’s Fenway Park earlier this year, and is planning to play Washington, D.C.’s Nationals Park next weekend.

Watch Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder Perform ‘Atlantic City’

Subscribe to Loudwire on

Watch Bruce Springsteen and Tom Morello Perform ‘Death to My Hometown’

Subscribe to Loudwire on

Watch the Wrigley Field finale ‘Twist and Shout’

Subscribe to Loudwire on

Next: Rage Against the Machine Invite Fans to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Loudwire

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Loudwire quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!