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