Pearl Jam paid homage to Suicide’s Alan Vega with a cover of “Dream Baby Dream” during their set at Pemberton Music Festival.
Pearl Jam headlined Pemberton Music Festival in Canada last Saturday, the same day Suicide singer Alan Vega passed away at the age of 78. As Stereogum reports, in honor of the singer, the band performed Suicide's "Dream Baby Dream."
In a clip from their set, Pearl Jam is bathed in blue lighting and Eddie Vedder's emotive vocals add extra emotional weight and poignancy to the touching tribute, which kept fairly faithful to the song's sentiment.
In April, Pearl Jam also paid homage to Prince the same day he passed away. Vedder spoke of the band's love for the artist and then later performed a bit of "Purple Rain" during their concert.
Pearl Jam joins a list of artists who have paid tribute to Vega, including Bruce Springsteen, who wrote that Vega was "deeply influential." Springsteen covered "Dream Baby Dream" in 2008 as part of a limited-edition vinyl series of Suicide covers that commemorated Vega's 60th birthday. Suicide also served as an inspiration for Springsteen's Nebraska.