Pearl Jam pay respects to 9/11 victims at New York concert on anniversary
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Pearl Jam pay respects to 9/11 victims at New York concert on anniversary

Pearl Jam made sure to honour the victims of 9/11.

Pearl Jam made sure to honour the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks when they played Madison Square Garden on the anniversary.

Eddie Vedder and co were playing their 37th concert in the Big Apple at the world-famous Madison Square Garden on the 21st anniversary of 9/11.

The 57-year-old frontman admitted the milestone concert will likely be their "most memorable" of all, as he stood in "solidarity" with his fellow Americans and paid his respects.

He told the crowd: “There was a time we supported each other. That’s the part we cannot forget. Let those lessons be remembered as our solidarity to come together and keep this country straight…

“This potentially has the chance to be the most memorable of them all. We are quite honoured to be spending this important date with you.”

The band played a bunch of their classics, as well as covering Prince’s ‘Purple Rain,’ Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ in the Free World,’ Mother Love Bone’s ‘Crown of Thorns’ with the ‘Chloe Dancer’ intro - which they haven’t played together since 2016. 

The band closed the night with guitarist Mike McCready playing a solo version of ‘The Star Spangled Banner.’ To close the night, Vedder said: “This was the best night ever.”

Check out some fan footage below.