The 1974 tune is the latest of many recent live covers from the band’s current tour
Eddie Vedder and co. were performing at the city’s Wrigley Field venue, where they are due to play again this evening (August 19) and tomorrow (August 20).
During their current tour, the Seattle rockers have offered their own spin on a number of classic tracks. At their hometown shows earlier this month, they covered the likes of Chris Cornell, The White Stripes, Neil Young, and The Beatles.
Now, the group have taken on David Bowie’s 1974 ‘Diamond Dogs’ anthem ‘Rebel Rebel’, kicking off their second encore of the evening with the song. In the final part of the show, the band also covered Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’.
‘Rebel Rebel’ is one of the most-covered Bowie cuts – with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, and Arcade Fire taking on the tune in recent years. In 2016, 1,000 musicians gathered in Orogel Stadium in Cesena, Italy to perform the song.
Meanwhile, it was reported that Pearl Jam’s recent Seattle shows raised millions for their home city’s homeless community. 90 per cent of the $11 million takings from the shows were donated to around 40 local organisations aiming to tackle the issue in the area.
In other news, the band recently released their own limited edition red wine, which sold out in a record-breaking time of 12 minutes.