Eddie and Chris give a surprise set and it was a dream come true.
NYC’s Global Citizen is always a promise for unexpected moments. The night saw it’s rock-and-roll highlight when Eddie Vedder joined Coldplay singer for a three-song set opener. The Pearl Jam frontman opened Martin’s set with a joint cover of Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over”, performed entirely on a piano and guitar, before going into a sensational version of PJ’s “Nothingman.” The duo closed their set with a cover of Patti Smith’s “People Have the Power”, a protest anthem that spoke volumes to the contemporary moments of our time.
The Chris Martin-curated event aims to ‘harness actions from millions of Global Citizens around the world to hold world leaders accountable to the progress made toward achieving the Global Goals set out by the United Nations’.
Vedder also performed earlier in the day with Yusuf/Cat Stevens, performing “Father and Son.”
We all know how rare these collaborations are. But boy, aren’t we glad to experience a moment like this.