Eddie Vedder Shares Live Performance of ‘Long Way’ From Ohana Festival

This was the first live performance of the song
Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder

In late September, Eddie Vedder performed two solo sets at his Ohana Festival in Southern California and unveiled his new band in the process. At these shows, Vedder and company performed “Long Way,” the first track off his forthcoming record Earthling, for the first time live.

Vedder was backed by an all-star lineup during his headlining Ohana set, including Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and (now ex-Chili Peppers and current Pearl Jam touring member) Josh Klinghoffer, alongside bassist extraordinaire Pino Palladino, superproducer Andrew Watt, and longtime Vedder collaborator Glen Hansard. The video of “Long Way” from that first weekend is out now was shot and edited by Pearl Jam video director Blue Leach.

 

Earthing doesn’t have a release date yet, and will be the Pearl Jam frontman’s first solo record since Ukulele Songs, which was released in 2011. The debut performance took place on September 25, in Dana Point, California. Vedder also took on a few covers during his set, opening with R.E.M’s “Drive,” hitting Pearl Jam’s “The Long Road,” and Kings of Leon’s “Molly’s Chambers.”

Earlier this year, Vedder teamed with his friend Sean Penn and a group of other musicians (including his daughter Olivia) on the Flag Day soundtrack.

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