Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder covered “Wildflowers” by Tom Petty on Tuesday night, but it probably didn’t happen where most would expect.
Vedder wasn’t playing an arena, and thousands of fans were not watching him perform at a destination festival or a football stadium. Instead, a small group of people gathered around Vedder and his acoustic guitar to watch the veteran-rocker play at the Maricopa County Animal Care & Control in Phoenix, AZ.
As the Maricopa County Animal Care & Control notes in the video description:
Musician Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam was part of a special event tonight and dedicated this song to all the dogs of Maricopa County. It’s a song by his buddy Tom Petty, whom he misses dearly. He said he needs to write more songs about dogs. Thanks, Eddie, for having a special place in your heart for our homeless dogs.
Watch a video of Eddie Vedder covering “Wildflowers” by Tom Petty below.
Eddie Vedder – “Wildflowers”
It has been quite a busy month for Vedder and the rest of Pearl Jam, as the famous rock band recently announced a new studio album, Gigaton, due out March 27th, and detailed plans for an accompanying North American tour. Furthermore, Pearl Jam followed the albums’ overall announcement with the release of Gigaton‘s first single, “Dance of the Clairvoyants”.
For more information on the forthcoming album and North American tour dates, click here.