Pearl Jam kicked off their 2015 Latin American tour last night at Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile. Watch videos of the epic performance and see the full setlist below!
Mind Your Manners
Given to Fly
Mother (Pink Floyd cover)
Imagine (John Lennon cover)
Black (with U2 “40” tag)
Do the Evolution
State of Love and Trust
Rockin’ in the Free World (Neil Young cover)
Last month John Lennon would have turned 75. In honor of his birthday, Alternative Nation reporter Jeff Gorra took a look at ten of the best covers of arguably the greatest song ever written – “Imagine.”
10. Blues Traveler
A smooth, blues infused version. John Popper’s voice matches this song so well.
9. Neil Young (9/11 tribute)
The perfect person to play this during the worst of times. Played perfectly.
8. A Perfect Circle
A unique, dark rendition. Dark is not usually a word to pair with this song but somehow it works here.
7. Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam was in a New York state of mind during the Global Citizens performance. To open their encore they played a full a band version for the first time, on the most beautiful night in Central Park.
6. Stevie Wonder
A great message to go along with it. Seems appropriate to say again right now.
5. Jack Johnson
A beachside, mellow, campfire version.
4. Roger Waters
From the Stand up for Heroes show in 2013. Maybe the largest orchestrated version. Waters leads the charge, but the Heroes really make this version special. Namely, the singer next to Waters and the bass player and drummer right behind.
3. Lady Gaga
From live at the Baku 2015 European Games Opening Ceremony. Performed in a way only Lady Gaga can.
2. Chris Cornell
Cornell with his signature solo velvet delivery, making it his own.
1. Eddie Vedder
The best capture of both the emotion and incredibly moving melody. The crowd singing every word in unison is what the song is all about. Just chilling.