Once again, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band brought out Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello at various points during the second and final night of the group’s visit to Wrigley Field in Chicago. By the time the night was over, The Boss and his band had treated those who attended both nights to 14 songs which weren’t played on Friday.
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Morello reprised his now familiar role as E Street Band “featured player,” emerging for Wrecking Ball tracks Death To My Hometown and This Depression in the first half of the near three-hour performance. This Depression made its U.S. debut having only been performed twice previously during the European leg of the tour. Vedder followed Friday’s guest spots by joining Springsteen and the E Street Band on the fitting My Hometown (Eddie grew up in nearby Evanston) and Darkness on the Edge of Town. The Pearl Jam singer first sang My Hometown with the E Street Band way back on September 26th, 2002 at Chicago’s United Center. Bruce’s set also included a solo acoustic version of Who’ll Stop The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival in honor of the downpours that enveloped the historic ballpark.
Here’s video of Eddie Vedder singing My Hometown and Darkness with the E Street Band…
Set:The Promised Land, The Ties That Bind, No Surrender, Hungry Heart, We Take Care of Our Own, Wrecking Ball, Death to My Hometown (with Tom Morello), My City of Ruins, E Street Shuffle, Pay Me My Money Down, This Depression (with Tom Morello), My Hometown (with Eddie Vedder), Darkness on the Edge of Town (with Eddie Vedder), Because the Night, Working on the Highway, Shackled and Drawn, Waitin’ on a Sunny Day, Who’ll Stop the Rain (solo acoustic), The Ghost of Tom Joad (with Tom Morello), Badlands (with Tom Morello), Thunder Road
Encore: Rocky Ground, Born to Run, Rosalita (Come Out Tonight), Dancing in the Dark, Tenth Avenue Freeze-out, American Land (with Morello and Vedder)
Morello returned towards the end of the main set for Badlands and the now seemingly mandatory Ghost of Tom Joad. As the finale of the six-song encore, The Boss brought Morello and Vedder back out for Seeger Sessions favorite/Wrecking Ball bouns track American Land. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have the week off before returning on Friday at Nationals Park in Washington D.C.