Watch Pearl Jam pay tribute to Chris Cornell live on-stage

"This is for Chris"

Pearl Jam paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell last night, at their first show of 2018.

Cornell passed away last May 17. He was found dead in his hotel room shortly after performing with Soundgarden in Detroit. He was 52. Previously, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready paid tribute to the singer, who he had performed with extensively throughout his life.

Last night at their headline performance in Chile, Pearl Jam dedicated a sombre performance of ‘Come Back’ to the late icon. “This is for Chris,” announced Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder ahead of the rendition.

Check out the performance below.

Elsewhere in the show, they also made the live debut of new single ‘Can’t Deny Me’, dedicating it to the Parkland students who have been campaigning for gun control since the fatal Florida shooting last month.

Speaking in Spanish, he commended “the incredible students in Florida, and the United States, who survived a terrible tragedy. We will all be protesting tomorrow throughout the United States,” he said, referencing the walkout protests in protest of gun violence across the US. “We support you all, and Emma Gonzalez, we love you. We’d like to play this for them, and us.”

Watch Pearl Jam debut ‘Can’t Deny Me’ live below.

Check out the full dates for Pearl Jam’s UK and European 2018 tour below. Tickets are available here.

JUNE
12 Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
15 Landgraaf, Pinkpop Festival
18 London, O2 Arena
19 London, O2 Arena
22 Milan, i-Days Fest
24 Padova, Stadio Euganeo
26 Rome, Stadio Olimpico

JULY
01 Prague, O2 Arena
03 Krakow, Tauron Arena
05 Berlin, Waldbühne
07 Werchter, Rock Werchter Festival
10 Barcelona, Palau St. Jordi
12 Madrid, Mad Cool Festival
14 Lisbon, NOS Alive Festival

The run will wrap up at Portugal mega-fest NOS Alive, with Pearl Jam headlining the Lisbon bash alongside Queens Of The Stone Age, The National, Future Islands, Wolf Alice and more.