Eddie Vedder Performs ‘The Seeker’ With Roger Daltrey And Pete Townshend

When a surprise guest steps onto the stage, it mostly turns out to be an unforgettable moment for the concert audience. It is also a unique experience for artists since it allows them to sing with their heroes. A few days ago, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder joined the Who’s Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend on stage to perform an acoustic version of the band’s 1970 classic, ‘The Seeker.’

The collaborative performance took place in Los Angeles at a fundraising event for Teen Cancer America, where Daltrey and Townshend have been involved for many years. “This song involves a very loud scream on the record, which I am not gonna do tonight,” Roger Daltrey said while introducing the track, explaining that he would leave it to the audience to fill in the gaps at some points.

‘The Seeker’ first dropped as a single in March 1970 before appearing on the Who’s 1971 album ‘Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy.’ However, the recent performance with the Who members wasn’t Eddie Vedder’s first interaction with the song. As a massive fan of the band, the singer had previously covered ‘The Seeker’ both as a solo artist and with his Pearl Jam bandmates.

Eddie Vedder had the opportunity to collaborate with his heroes on several occasions. For instance, he joined the band for a performance of ‘The Real Me’ during the Who’s 50th-anniversary show in 2014. Later, Vedder played with the band again in their massive Wembley Stadium show in 2019. With Pearl Jam, the singer also covered other Who classics like ‘Can’t Explain,’ ‘I’m One,’ ‘Baba O’Reilly,’ ‘The Kids Are Alright,’ ‘My Generation’ and ‘Blue, Red and Grey.’