Pearl Jam’s concert at Fenway Park on Friday was, in part, a tribute to Boston. Frontman Eddie Vedder shouted “Boston strong!” before segueing into a cover of Aerosmith’s “Draw the Line,” after which he dedicated the song to Joe Perry.
The Massachusetts-born Aerosmith guitar player collapsed backstage during a July performance with Hollywood Vampires, according to concertgoers. Perry rejoined his group a couple weeks later in California.
“That was for Joe Perry. We’re thinking about you,” Vedder told the Boston audience following the song. It was the first time Pearl Jam had ever covered “Draw the Line” during a show.
Elsewhere in the set, Pearl Jam covered Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War,” The Beatles’ “I Got a Feeling,” and Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb.”
See the “Draw the Line” cover above.