Pearl Jam Covers NIN’s “Hurt” in Seattle

Pearl Jam wound down the first North American leg of their Dark Matter tour last night at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena.

Before the encore, frontman Eddie Vedder talked about the absence of friends in the city, which has endured the early deaths of musicians such as Mother Love Bone’s Andrew Wood, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley and Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell.

He said, “There are certain names that I so deeply wish were on the guest list tonight, but we lost them too early and in ways we could never imagine. Damn if I can’t stop thinking about them, but that’s a good thing too, I guess.”

He then did a solo acoustic cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt,” which is a first at a Pearl Jam show.

Vedder has played the song five times prior at his solo concerts.

Last night’s show was broadcast live on the band’s Pearl Jam Radio channel 22 with SiriusXM.

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