Eddie Vedder Headlines Benefit Show in Chicago
Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder headlined the "Hot Stove, Cool Music Benefit Concert" at The Metro in Chicago last night (7/9). The Metro is an intimate venue and just a short walk from Wrigley Field, the home of Vedder's beloved Chicago Cubs. Vedder did some Pearl Jam tunes, plus covers of The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Neil Young. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Foundation To Be Named Later.
The "Hot Stove, Cool Music" concerts were founded by sportswriter/media personality, Peter Gammons. The concerts benefit Foundation To Be Named Later, a charity headed by Cubs President of Baseball Operations and friend of Vedder's, Theo Epstein. According to their website, "Foundation To Be Named Later’s mission is to improve the world through education, leadership and the healthy development of youth and families".
Pearl Jam is taking it pretty easy in 2015. They have a few shows in South America scheduled for November, and it was just announced that they will headline the Global Citizen Festival in New York City on September 26th. There's been no word on when we might see the follow-up to 2013's Lightning Bolt.