NEW YORK CITY — Legendary rock band Pearl Jam took their newest album “Gigaton” to an otherworldly stage with a efficiency on the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem on Saturday (Sept. 10).
Pearl Jam’s lead singer Eddie Vedder is not any stranger to space, having just lately collaborated with NASA on a music video impressed by the Artemis program of lunar exploration. But the band went far past the moon. In addition to traditional Pearl Jam songs like “Even Flow,” “Spin the Black Circle,” “Porch” and extra, they performed seven songs from “Gigaton (opens in new tab),” which incorporates two space-inspired numbers.
One of the songs, known as “Quick Escape,” options an imaginative journey to Mars, in accordance with singer Eddie Vedder’s lyrics, “And here we are, the Red Planet/ Craters across the skyline.”
Related: Space.com’s full review of “Gigaton”
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Another “Gigaton” tune they rocked was “Retrograde,” which takes me to celestial heights with the lyrics, “Stars align they say when/ Things are better than right now/ Feel the retrograde spin us round, round.” The music’s climax actually obtained my coronary heart pumping.
The present was a part of SiriusXM’s Small Stage collection that has featured artists together with Alicia Keys, Avril Lavigne, Brandi Carlile, Coldplay and Dave Matthews.
#PearlJam on the Red Planet! “Quick Escape” @ApolloTheater was phenomenal! Thanks @SIRIUSXM for an superior night! More about Gigaton on @SPACEdotcom https://t.co/hnWIehr02L pic.twitter.com/EXB1Jr4sxoSeptember 11, 2022
For these not capable of attend the present in particular person, SiriusXM delivered many gorgeous photos from the star-studded occasion and a recap video that includes Pearl Jam performing their traditional “Better Man,” seen above. Many celebrities and sports activities legends have been seen on the present, together with Heidi Klum, John McEnroe, Bode Miller, Megyn Kelly, Robin Quivers and extra.
Several followers, in addition to the band, took to Twitter and Youtube to share highlights, together with a tweet from NASA astrophysicist Amber Straughn (opens in new tab), who was additionally in attendance.
What a night! Thank you, @ApolloTheater and @SIRIUSXM! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/kKUivW10pDSeptember 11, 2022
“Gigaton” is not the one proof that Eddie Vedder has jumped head first into space-enthusiast waters. In addition to the current collaboration with NASA, he called the international Space Station for an Earth Day chat.
The band’s string of U.S. tour dates (opens in new tab) in assist of Gigaton continues by late September.
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