The 2021 edition of Asbury Park's Sea.Hear.Now Festival kicked off on Saturday (9/18), and closing out the day were Pearl Jam, playing their first show in three years. Their set included the live debut of several songs off their most recent album, 2020's Gigaton, and Eddie Vedder paid tribute to the late Norm Macdonald, saying, "I'm so upset. I wish I had talked to him more, texted him more." The band also included a tribute to late Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, playing part of "Waiting on a Friend" at the end of "Wishlist."
Joining Pearl Jam were former Red Hot Chili Pepper guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, in his first show as a touring member; Lenny Kaye, who came out for an encore rendition of "Rockin' in the Free World" (and had performed with Patti Smith earlier in the afternoon); and rock photographer and festival founder Danny Clinch, who played harmonica on "Red Mosquito" and was dubbed by Eddie the "Prince of Asbury Park." Watch video of that, as well as "Rockin' in the Free World," and "Wishlist," and see Pearl Jam's full setlist, below.