Pearl Jam played a pair of big hometown Seattle shows earlier this month at Safeco Field. The "Home Shows" raised money to fight homelessness, and in addition to them the band announced a series of "The Away Shows" in August and September. We caught Pearl Jam's first of two "Away Shows" at Chicago's Wrigley Field on Sunday (8/19), where they covered David Bowie's "Rebel Rebel" and brought out Dennis Rodman, Chicago Cubs co-owner Tom Ricketts, and the World Series trophy.

A charismatic frontman in his rock and sports element, he was equally earnest paying tribute to his friend Tom Petty as he was recalling a great play by Pirates right fielder Roberto Clemente, although an awkward cameo by Dennis Rodman was a lot more questionable than a cover of the late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell’s “Missing.”

Elsewhere Vedder gamely (sort of) accepted abuse for his suburban roots, took care to acknowledge the sexual assault police said took place at a Foo Fighters Wrigley show earlier this summer, urged everyone to vote this fall and humbly watched like a fan himself as his bandmates winded their way through no-net renditions of “Porch” and “Rearviewmirror.”

Check out pictures from Sunday night's show in the gallery above, and watch the "Rebel Rebel" cover below.


Setlist: Pearl Jam @ Wrigley Field, 8/19/2018 (via)
Low Light
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
Hail Hail
Leaving Here
Present Tense
Even Flow
Missing (Chris Cornell)
Not for You
Can't Deny Me
I Won't Back Down (Tom Petty)

Just Breathe
Sleeping by Myself
State of Love and Trust
Know Your Rights (The Clash)
Do the Evolution

Encore 2:
Rebel Rebel (David Bowie)
Better Man
Rockin' in the Free World (Neil Young)
Yellow Ledbetter


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