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Pearl Jam Cover Tom Petty, Chris Cornell in Seattle

Pearl Jam played Seattle’s Safeco Field on Friday night and brought with them an entourage of guest performers including Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil and Mudhoney’s Mark Arm and Steve Turner.


Amidst a massive setlist spanning the band’s discography, Pearl Jam also played a number of covers including songs by Pink Floyd, Chris Cornell, and Tom Petty.


About halfway through the set, the band followed up their own classic “Even Flow” with a cover of Cornell’s “Missing,” a deep-cut from the late Soundgarden front man’s 1992 EP Poncier. Later, during the first of two separate encores, Eddie Vedder delivered an emotional rendition of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down,” fighting back tears as he reminisced about seeing Petty perform at Safeco Field just last summer.




Pearl Jam also performed two punk classics with the help of Thayil, Arm, and Turner; The Stooges’ “Search and Destroy” and Dead Boys’Sonic Reducer.” 


Take a look at the full setlist below:






Why Go

Brain of J.

Interstellar Overdrive (Pink Floyd cover)



In Hiding


Even Flow

Missing (Chris Cornell cover)

Daughter (with “W.M.A” and “It’s Ok” tag)


I’m Open

Unthought Known

Can’t Deny Me

Do the Evolution





I Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty cover) (EV solo)

Thin Air

All or None

Better Man (with “Save It for Later” by English Beat tag)

Crown of Thorns (Mother Love Bone cover)

Kick Out the Jams (MC5 cover) (with Kim Thayil)

Spin the Black Circle

Rearviewmirror (with “Fernando” (ABBA) snippet)


Encore 2:

Crazy Mary (Victoria Williams cover)



Search and Destroy (Iggy and The Stooges cover) (With Kim Thayil, Steve Turner, and Mark Arm)

Sonic Reducer (Dead Boys cover) (With Kim Thayil, Steve Turner, and Mark Arm)


Baba O’Riley (The Who cover)

Yellow Ledbetter