For the second time in three months, Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder appeared onstage with Sting. This time on Thursday night, he joined the singer’s joint Rock Scissors Paper Tour with Peter Gabriel, docked at Seattle’s Key Arena. It seems Vedder was returning a favor to Sting who joined Pearl Jam onstage at New York’s Madison Square Garden in May, when they performed the Police’s “Driven to Tears.”
In addition to playing “Tears” again, Vedder stuck around – Sting and Gabriel sometimes trade off songs mid-set during their anything-goes trek – to help out Gabriel by taking lead on the second verse of “Red Rain.” Gabriel and Vedder also split vocals on the track’s chorus. As “Red Rain” ended and Vedder walked off the stage, Gabriel simply told the crowd, “That’s Eddie.”
The Seattle gig was the final U.S. show and third-to-last concert on the Rock Scissors Paper trek, which continues Calgary on Saturday before closing out Sunday in Edmonton.