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Pearl Jam had a little surprise for fans at their September 5 show in Chicago: A cover of a Cheap Trick classic.

The band closed their 24-song set at the United Center with a rousing performance of “Surrender.” The track is from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band’s 1978 studio album Heaven Tonight. Cheap Trick, of course, was founded in Rockford, Ill., which is about 90 miles northwest of Chicago.

There’s certainly a unique buoyancy to the fan-shot video below, especially during the chorus.


Pearl Jam is currently on a mini-U.S. tour that ends later this month. Below is a list of the remaining show dates.

Pearl Jam – 2023 U.S. Tour Dates

9/10 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
9/13 – Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena
9/15 – Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena
9/18 – Austin, TX @ Moody Center
9/19 – Austin, TX @ Moody Center


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