The Who’s Pete Townshend and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder are teaming up for a one-off benefit concert in Chicago. Dubbed “Celebrating The Who,” the show will go down Thursday, May 14th at the Rosemont Theatre.
Joining the two iconic performers on stage will be Townshend’s brother, guitarist Simon, as well as various touring members of The Who: drummer Zak Starkey (also Oasis); bassist Pino Palladino (also Paul Simon, D’Angelo); and a trio of keyboardists in John Corey, Loren Gold, and Frank Simes.
The show will raise money for Townshend and Roger Daltrey’s charity organization Teen Cancer America, which supports programs for teenagers with cancer through the University of Chicago Medicine. Tickets for the tribute/benefit event go on sale Tuesday, April 21st at 10am at the Rosemont box office and through Ticketmaster.
Townshend and Vedder have performed together numerous times in the past. Below, watch the pair perform “Magic Bus” way back in 1999.
Pete Townshend & Eddie Vedder - Magic Bus 1999 by IvorTheEngineDriver