Roger Waters’ “Us + Them” tour is already one of the hottest tickets this summer, and those at the Chicago show last night (July 23) were surprised by an extra-special guest during the encore.
Waters launched into the Pink Floyd classic “Comfortably Numb,” and as he approached the first chorus, Eddie Vedder stealthy made his way to the stage. It took a couple of lines into the chorus for the crowd to realize who was at the mic, but the performance was simply sublime.
Pearl Jam is current on a break from the road, while Vedder has a few solo dates scheduled for September. Waters, meanwhile, will be playing his next show on July 26 in St. Paul, Minn. with his “Us + Them” tour lasting through the end of October.
Roger Waters was joined by surprise special guest Eddie Vedder to close the second of three nights at Chicago's United Center. Waters & Vedder previously paired for Comfortably Numb at the 12.12.12 Hurricane Sandy benefit. Since then, Vedder has played the song over a dozen times with Pearl Jam and a handful of times at solo shows.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel. (True story.)