Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder made a surprise appearance during The Who’s show in Chicago last night (May 13) to perform ‘The Real Me’. The song originally features on The Who’s 1973 rock opera album ‘Quadrophenia’.
Vedder has previously guested with The Who at their 2008 show for Teenage Cancer Trust at London’s Royal Albert Hall, when he sang ‘I’m One’, as well as joining them in November 2014 at the same venue to perform ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ and ‘Naked Eye’.
Although Vedder’s performance at Chicago’s Allstate Arena hadn’t been advertised, the singer is due to join The Who guitarist Pete Townshend in Chicago again tonight at Rosemont Theatre for a one-off benefit show dubbed ‘Celebrating The Who’. Raising funds for Teenage Cancer Trust’s American sister organisation, Teen Cancer America, Vedder and Townshend will be joined by The Who’s touring drummer Zak Starkey and bassist Pino Palladino, plus Townshend’s guitarist brother Simon Townshend.
The Who’s next British show is at Hyde Park on June 26 when they headline Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time with Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Kaiser Chiefs, Sleaford Mods and Gaz Coombes.
They then headline the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury on June 28, having been announced last week (May 6) as the final headliner alongside Foo Fighters and Kanye West, with Weller again playing immediately beforehand. The Who had previously been due to play a sold-out show at Paris’ Zenith Arena, but cancelled it to headline Glastonbury.