Watch Eddie Vedder Join Roger Waters For An Absolutely Epic Performance of ‘Comfortably Numb’
This is awesome.
Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder joined Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters for a nearly flawless performance of “Comfortably Numb” Sunday night at Chicago’s United Center.
The epic duet of one of rock’s most enduring stoner anthems surprised the crowd as Vedder stepped out from back stage during the first chorus and belted out lines originally performed by David Gilmour on the song’s studio version from The Wall.
Vedder’s style and tone is even a bit reminiscent of Van Morrison’s, who memorably sang the ballad with Waters back in 1990. That version was famously featured on the soundtrack to Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning Irish mob drama, The Departed.
As Rolling Stone notes, Vedder’s appearance marks the first time in almost five years that the two have played the tune together, although Pearl Jam regularly covers “Comfortably Numb” at their shows.
Maybe Waters can return the favor sometime and give Pearl Jam fans an epic version of “Black.”