Watch Pearl Jam Play “Angel” For The First Time In 22 Years
Pearl Jam performed their 1993 Christmas single “Angel” live for the first time in 22 years (and for the fifth time ever) during their headlining set at Telluride, CO’s Ride Festival last night. “Some of you may know that this next song doesn’t get played much and some of you may not,” Eddie Vedder reportedly told the audience before playing it. “It was written by the guy who was our drummer, Dave Abbruzzese. We wish him well.” Abbruzzese was fired from the band in 1994 because, as bassist Jeff Ament put it, “He was more comfortable being a rock star than the rest of us.” Watch fan-shot footage of last night’s performance below.