Tag: Eddie Vedder

Watch: Eddie Vedder & Gaslight Anthem “State of Love and Trust” at DeLuna Festival

Vedder & Gaslight Anthem “State of Love and Trust” at DeLuna Festival

File this under “Worlds colliding”. DeLuna Festival is being held in Pensacola Beach, FL. Eddie Vedder was hanging around and happened to pop on stage during Gaslight Anthem‘s set, to perform Pearl Jam‘s “State Of Love And Trust” with the band. And I can only think of one person in the world who doesn’t think this is amazingly awesome. So view the video below courtesy of a fan who was on his game at the festival. Check it out

Watch Eddie Vedder Jam With Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in Amsterdam

Watch Eddie Vedder Jam With Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in Amsterdam 

Both Pearl Jam and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are over in Europe right now touring their asses off. The two legendary acts recently crossed paths in Amsterdam. Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder joined Petty and crew for two songs at the Heineken Music Hall. Check out fan filmed video of The Waiting and American Girl down below.


thenaturalstoner’s Top 10 Shows of 2011

thenaturalstoner’s Top 10 Shows of 2011

2011 was undoubtedly my finest concert going year on record (out of 31!).  I saw over 80 bands, did several awesome road trips, brought in visitors from around the country to come to the Gorge Amphitheatre, and almost all my shows were at least ‘decent’.  Obviously some rise to the top, and some fall to the bottom… so here is my list of best concerts of 2011.

10) Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings 05/30/11 – The Gorge – George, WA (Sasquatch Festival)

I had seen Sharon Jones a couple years ago sing backup to Phish in Indio, California, so I was very excited to finally see one of Sharons own sets with the entire Dap-Kings. My only complaint is that I wish it was longer!  Sharon was amazing and I got to meet her after her set over in the meet and greet area (AWESOME idea Sasquatch), which was a super cool experience.  After Chromeo and Sharons sets, the final day on Sasquatchs mainstage was off to a blistering Monday afternoon start!

9) Foo Fighters 05/27/11 – The Gorge – George, WA (Sasquatch Festival)

I love Foo Fighters and this was my first chance to see them live.  Well, let me take that back, I had one prior opportunity and didn’t exactly “make it to the show” that night.  Over 10 years later, I got my second chance and the Foos rocked me just like I wanted.  Headlining Sasquatchs first ever Friday night, the Foo Fighters rocked my face off.

8) Modest Mouse 05/29/11 – The Gorge – George, WA (Sasquatch Festival)

When I made my festival review immediately after the Sasquatch Festival, I put this Modest Mouse set as number one on my list.  Over time, perspective pushed Chromeo over that for me, however this set was a monster, and something I was desperately looking for that weekend.  Going into Sasquatch I was hoping some band I have heard but never appreciated would turn me into a fan, and Modest Mouse did that FAR more than any other.  I am looking at you Wilco, Death Cab, etc.

7) Soundgarden 07/30/11 – Gorge Amphitheater – George, WA

A huge 4 band lineup, including the Meat Puppets, Queens of the Stone Age and Mastodon, concluded with Soundgardens tour closer at the Gorge, a “hometown” show finale.  The experience of meeting ConcertConfessions own Jay Porks and having Soundgarden live up to all my expectations made this a huge weekend stop in central Washington!  I even did a Babe Ruth called shot right before Pretty Noose.  Ahhh good times…

6) Eddie Vedder 07/15/11 Benaroya Hall – Seattle, WA

If it wasn’t for the following nights epicness, this show would have left a much higher imprint on me.  A fantastic show, in a beautiful venue, and getting the opportunity to tell Krist Novoselic “Thank you”, and get a “You’re welcome” back, made this a once in a lifetime night.  Thanks the Jesus I got into these shows after 5 attempts at various online ticket sales.

5) Chromeo 05/30/11 – The Gorge – George, WA (Sasquatch Festival)

I think Chromeo’s Tweet following the show says it all: “Moved to tears, Sasquatch.”

4) Ween 07/02/11 – Les Schwab Amphitheater – Bend, OR

A fun road trip to Bend, Oregon with several friends left us with a great Ween weekend.  Poopship Destroyer, Monique the Freak, Slow Down Boy, Waynes Pet Youngin, etc were great, but when Baby Bitch was played, and then Birthday Boy followed, this show got real.  What a moment!  Ween treats us well in the Northwest! Staying at the Rainbow Motel in Bend was the icing on the cake! Here is Poopship Destroyer from ConcertConfessions own Phishbeard.

3) Phish 08/06/11 – Gorge Amphitheater – George, WA

A show that felt exactly opposite from the night before to me flow wise.  The show got GREAT at the end, instead of a solid start. Reba with whistling, a teaseful Antelope and a super encore with Sanity and a Suzy Greenberg that I needed to hear to get off my stats list (even though I “saw” it at Festival 8). And the pizzadillas!!!!

2) Phish 08/05/11 – Gorge Amphitheater – George, WA

What a JAM!  Rock and Roll > Fire on the Mountain Jam (I still insist this happened) > Meatstick > Boogie On Reggae Woman was one of the best segues thrown down in years.  If the set didn’t go limp after Boogie On this could have been a number one contender.  This Rock and Roll jam gets to hang out up with the Boise AC/DC Bag and Inglewood Bathtub Gin as favorite Jams of my life. Getting to have Reverend Justito make it up to our neck of the woods for his first ever Gorge shows made this a perfect weekend.  One of the best camping setups we’ve ever had at Phish too. We did this weekend right. Here is a GREAT Roggae, with an unusually long (great!!) jam, that the Rev got on tape:

1) Eddie Vedder 07/16/11 Benaroya Hall – Seattle, WA

When I look back at all the concerts I have ever been to, again 31 years worth, two specifically stand out to me as “best evers”. My first Phish show, 7/17/98 at the Gorge, and a random Phish show on a Tuesday night in Boise back in 1999 where the band decided to produce a set as grand as any they have ever played.  The only way I know how to describe this Eddie Vedder show is to say that it is on the same level as those two Phish shows from the late 90s.  This was no doubt one of the best concert experiences of my life, and gave me an exuberant feeling of positivity that I wasn’t sure still existed in this world (it had been 12 years since something hit me like this after all). Everything about this night was perfect, highlighted by an astounding mid-set run of: Needle and the Damage Done > Long Road > Wishlist > Man of the Hour > I Am Mine that rivals anything I have ever seen.


Just missed the cut: Major Lazer, John Prine, Big Boi, Meat Puppets, Hall and Oates, Sleigh Bells.

Biggest Disappointment: The Flaming Lips, The Gorge Sasquatch Festival. Described as a “Soft Bulletin” set (we didn’t even get the whole album), this gig was full of distractions (who sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to a music Festival mid Album set?) and too much wandering banter from Wayne Coyne. For my first Lips show, I was hoping for a LOT more.

Funny moment on video: I had a funny thing happen during Flogging Molly at the Sasquatch Festival.  Near the end of recording video of ‘Don’t Shut Em Down’, some guy taps me on the shoulder and says, “Vomits running down onto your bag!”. I look down and sure as shit the lady about 5 feet behind me had puked and it was streaming down below my feet!  See 3:10 into this vid!


Worst show: The Presidents of the United States of America, Cub Ballroom, Pullman, WA. Just terrible.

You know what else was cool?: Giving Marcus Trufant a “Go Cougs!” at Lil Wayne at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, WA!

My own downloadable audio recording:

  1. Blue Scholars entire set, 10/29/11 The Belltower in Pullman, WA  http://www.mediafire.com/?pyejjt21tsmyb9r

25th Annual Bridge School Benefit Announced

25th Annual Bridge School Benefit Announced

Neil Young has announced details of the 25th annual Bridge School Benefit concert and it is nothing short of impressive. The all acoustic shows will once again be held at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 22nd and 23rd and features an eclectic lineup including Young, Eddie Vedder and Arcade Fire.


Proceeds from the show go directly to the Bridge School, an innovative organization educating children with severe speech and physical impairments located in the Bay Area. Tickets go on sale September 16th via Live Nation.

The 2011 Bridge School Lineup:

Neil Young
Dave Mathews
Arcade Fire
Los Invisibles, featuring Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana & Guests
Eddie Vedder
Foo Fighters (Sunday only)
Mumford & Sons
Tony Bennett (Sunday only)
Beck (Saturday only)
Diana Krall (Saturday only)
Jenny Lewis

Eddie Vedder Announces Solo US Trek

Eddie Vedder Announces Solo US Trek

Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder has just announced dates for a solo tour of the United States.

Supporting his soon to be released solo effort Ukulele Songs, Veddar will be joined by Glen Hansard of The Frames/The Swell Season fame.

Ten Club members get first crack at tickets before official on-sales take place. Make sure to keep an eye on Pearl Jam’s official page for up to the minute details of the trek.

Eddie Vedder June/July U.S. Tour Dates:

June 15 Providence, RI Providence Performing Arts Center (PAC) Tue 3/29 8am PST
June 16 Boston, MA The Wang Theatre Tue 3/29 8am PST
June 18 Hartford, CT The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts Tue 3/29 9am PST
June 21 New York, NY Beacon Theatre Tue 3/29 9am PST
June 22 New York, NY Beacon Theatre Tue 3/29 9am PST
June 25 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre Tue 3/29 11am PST
June 26 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre Tue 3/29 11am PST
June 28 Chicago, IL The Chicago Theatre Tue 3/29  12pm PST
July 1 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre Tue 3/29 12pm PST
July 2 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre  Tue 3/29 12pm PST
July 5 San Diego, CA Copley Symphony Hal Tue 3/29 1pm PST
July 6 Long Beach, CA Terrace Theater Tue 3/29 1pm PST
July 8    Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern Tue 3/29 1pm PST
July 9 Santa Barbara, CA    Santa Barbara Bowl Tue 3/29 1pm PST
July 11 Oakland, CA The Paramount Theatre Tue 3/29 2pm PST
July 14 Portland, OR        Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Tue 3/29 2pm PST
July 15 Seattle, WA Benaroya Hall   Tue 3/29 2pm PST

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