The US band were performing at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 9 and Vedder marked the occasion with a pair of cover versions.
Vedder performed a rendition of The Beatles’ ‘You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away’ before moving on to Lennon solo hit ‘Imagine’. The frontman first performed the Beatles cover for 2001 film I Am Sam while ‘Imagine’ has become a staple of recent Pearl Jam gigs.
Later this year a guitar once owned by Lennon and used to write The Beatles’ 1966 hit ‘Paperback Writer’ is expected to fetch around £600,000 at auction. The Gretsch 6120 was given to Lennon’s cousin David Birch as a gift in 1967 and will now be auctioned off at Le Meridien Hotel, Piccadilly, London on November 23.