On Wednesday night, Pearl Jam took part in #AllInWa: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief, a fundraising online event for various local charities and featuring entertainers/musical acts, coming together for a much-needed cause during these difficult times.
Pearl Jam’s contribution to the show was a live performance of “Dance of the Clairvoyants,” the grunge/rock veterans‘ lead single off their resilient new album, Gigaton. Due to the pandemic throwing everything into chaos and forcing Pearl Jam to postpone its hugely anticipated 2020 tour dates to 2021, this marked the first actual live performance by the band of a song from Gigaton.
Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron contributed their parts from their respective homes, with various friends (Josh Klinghoffer, formerly of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, for example) and Vedder’s wife, Jill Vedder, popping up in the background. The whole clip is very flashy and blacklight-heavy, and suits the mood of the song quite well:
More about #AllInWa, per a news release:
All In WA is a coordinated statewide relief effort powered by a coalition of public officials, companies, philanthropic leaders, community foundations, United Way organizations, community leaders, frontline nonprofits, and individuals. These groups are coming together to provide immediate critical and emergency support for workers and families most affected across Washington State, and to mobilize committed community and philanthropic groups to go All In for WA. Fans may donate HERE.
While this was the first full-band performance of a Gigaton song, Vedder did appear solo back in April on One World: Together At Home, playing “River Cross”: