Pearl Jam leaned on one of Illinois' finest to close out their set at the United Center in Chicago on Sept. 5.

Not The First Time Covering Cheap Trick

According to Spin, the band wrapped up the night with a cover of Cheap Trick's "Surrender." The website said the last time Pearl Jam played the song live was Aug. 20 and 22, 2016 at Wrigley Field.

A video shared online from the performance shows Eddie Vedder stepping back from the mic a time or two to let the crowd takeover on vocals.

Pearl Jam, for the most part, stays true to Cheap Trick's original from 1978. Spin said Vedder introduced the song saying "we're going to send you home with a Chicago song, and it ain't Chicago."

Cheap Trick hail from the Rockford area. Guitarist Rick Nielsen and bassist Tom Petersson have also made surprise guest appearances onstage with Pearl Jam including a 2016 show in New York when they played "Surrender" at Madison Square Garden.

Vedder would later leap from a stage monitor as the rest of Pearl Jam hits the final note of the Cheap Trick hit at the United Center.

Pearl Jam's Fall Tour Plans

The cover of "Surrender" wrapped up a 24-song set for Pearl Jam during their first night at the United Center. The band set for a second show at the Chicago arena on Sept. 7.

Between the two dates, the Chicago Cubs held a Pearl Jam Ten Club Day at Wrigley Field on Sept. 6. Members of the band's fan club had a chance to grab a limited edition Eddie Vedder Cubs jersey.

After the Chicago dates, Pearl Jam will continue their fall tour in Indianapolis on Sept. 10.

Pearl Jam Setlist

Sept. 5, 2003

United Center, Chicago, Illinois

  1. Release
  2. Low Light
  3. Just Breathe
  4. Retrograde
  5. Who Ever Said
  6. Corduroy
  7. Gods' Dice
  8. Faithfull
  9. Quick Escape
  10. Animal
  11. Light Years
  12. Even Flow
  13. Dance Of The Clairvoyants
  14. In My Tree
  15. Comatose
  16. Down
  17. Rearviewmirror
  18. Throw Your Arms Around Me
  19. Inside Job
  20. Wishlist
  21. Not For You
  22. Better Man
  23. Alive
  24. Surrender

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