Pearl Jam finally kicked off their Gigaton tour earlier this week in San Diego, marking their first arena show since 2016.

Midway through the set, Eddie Vedder took time to pay tribute to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died on March 25.

“He emitted something very incredible and very special. We’re all missing him, and so, Matt, I’m sorry again for your loss,” he said, referring to drummer Matt Cameron’s close friendship with the late Foo Fighters drummer.

“But it just gives us another chance to say how much we appreciate you as well.”

The moment came before Pearl Jam performed the Gigatron track “Quick Escape.”

Watch fan-shot footage here:

Pearl Jam Gigaton Tour Opener Setlist

“Keep Me in Your Heart” (Vedder solo, before Pluralone opening set)



“Never Destination”


“Dance of the Clairvoyants”

“Amongst the Waves”

“Even Flow”

“Who Ever Said”

“Quick Escape”

“Long Road”

“Given To Fly”

“Superblood Wolfmoon”


“Seven O’Clock”




“Lightning Bolt”

“Better Man”

“Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town”

“River Cross”