Pearl Jam Does Right by McCain and Tom Petty

During their concert at Fenway Park in Boston on Sunday, Pearl Jam paid tribute to the late-John McCain and Tom Petty. While singing “Blood,” Vedder improvised and said: “No more divisiveness, no more divisiveness.” The moment during the show continued a theme of the band not shying away from the political struggles being felt across America.
Tom Petty was also recognized during last night’s performance. Vedder told a story about giving Petty a guitar that the legendary singer/songwriter was looking for. He said that a few weeks later, Petty repaid the favor by sending him a red Fender Telecaster.

Vedder played that guitar on a solo rendition of “I Won’t Back Down.” The whole stadium reportedly sang along with Vedder as he belted out the tune.

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