Photo by John Patrick Gatta
On Tuesday, Eddie Vedder and The Earthlings descended upon The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y., for a private concert. Vedder and the ensemble played a series of iconic covers and various songs from his upcoming album Earthlings, which is due to release on Feb. 11.
Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam’s Josh Klinghoffer, Andrew Watt, Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney, and Irish songwriter Glen Hansard were all on stage. The setlist consisted of 16 songs in total, nine of which were never before heard tracks from Vedder’s unreleased LP.
The show kicked off with a cover of R.E.M.’s “Drive,” followed by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ “Room At The Top” and The Beatles’ “Here Comes The Sun.” The show proceeded with a string of debuts off Earthlings, including “Invincible,” “The Dark,” and “Fallout Today.”
The set continued with “The Haves,” which the band debuted during their first-ever concert at 2021’s Ohana Festival at the Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, Calf. back in September. Vedder and The Earthlings continued to roll out debuts, including “Brother The Cloud,” “Mrs. Mills,” “Try,” and “Rose of Jericho.” They also covered The Who’s “I’m One,” Pearl Jam’s “Better Man,” and George Harrison’s “Isn’t it a Pity.”
The show ended with a cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World,” leaving fans eager for the official commencement of the tour, on Thursday, Feb. 3, at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.
Tickets for the Earthlings tour are available here.
See the complete setlist below.
The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, N.Y.
Feb. 1, 2022
Drive, Room at the Top, Here Comes the Sun, Invincible, The Dark, Fallout Today, The Haves, Brother the Cloud, I’m One, Long Way, Mrs. Mills, Try, Rose of Jericho, Better Man, Isn’t It a Pity, Rockin’ in the Free World