Pearl Jam Launched a Vast, Free Online Archive of Live Shows10.05.2021
DEEP, the online hub created by the band, includes a whopping 186 of Pearl Jam’s shows or nearly 5,500 individual live song performances.
The legendary grunge musicians from Seattle have followed a path blazed earlier by Radiohead, which opened its own online archive last year and has been successively uploading new live shows for free. After a simple registration, users are given access to a broad repository they can peruse to find their favorite performance from Pearl Jam’s two-decade-long touring history. The archive can be browsed by category, including covers and even protest songs. It should also be noted that the sprawling collection of live performances also includes two shows from Katowice, which took place on June 15 and 16, 2000. However, at this point the DEEP web hub carries no video footage, only official bootleg audio recordings.
But there’s more news from the Pearl Jam realm. Last weekend, Global Citizen uploaded a recording of its Vax Live concert online, featuring an appearance from Eddie Vedder himself. Although he performed without the rest of Pearl Jam, the frontman was accompanied by a handful of acclaimed musicians, including former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer. On stage, Vedder played Pearl Jam’s Corduroy and an a cover of Steven Van Zandt’s I Am a Patriot. Between performances, Vedder also spoke about equal access to COVID-19 vaccines and called on governments around the world to stop stockpiling doses and pharmaceutical companies to distribute vaccines at cost. See the performance below.
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