Hear A Snippet Of A New Pearl Jam Song, River Cross
Ahead of the release of Pearl Jam’s Gigaton in March, a surprise snippet of album track River Cross soundtracked a 60-second Super Bowl ad last night.
The song – which actually closes the Seattle titans’ forthcoming 12-track release – accompanies a voice-over from the legendary actor Harrison Ford in the new commercial from Verizon titled The Amazing Things 5G Won’t Do.
Speaking to Variety about the collaboration, Verizon’s chief marketing officer Diego Scotti revealed that Harrison’s participation marks “the first time” he’s done a voice-over for an ad before, while Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder “played a role in the company’s ability to secure rights to use of the group’s song”.
Check it out below.
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Of course, if you’ve seen Eddie solo in the past, you might recognise River Cross as he’s actually been playing it live for several years. Unsurprisingly, it sounds wonderful:
Pearl Jam are touring North America in March and April this year, before hitting the UK and Europe in the summer. Get your UK tickets here.
Catch Pearl Jam live at the following dates:
18 Toronto, ON, Scotiabank Arena
20 Ottowa, ON, Canadian Tire Centre
22 Quebec City, QC, Videotron Centre
24 Hamilton, ON, FirstOntario Centre
28 Baltimore, MD, Royal Farms Arena
30 New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
2 Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
4 St. Louis, MO, Enterprise Centre
6 Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena
9 Denver, CO, Pepsi Centre
11 Phoenix, AZ, Gila River Arena
13 San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena
15 Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
16 Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
18 Oakland, CA, Oakland Arena
19 Oakland, CA, Oakland Arena
23 Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
25 Berlin Waldbuhne, Germany
27 Stockholm Lollapalooza Festival, Sweden
29 Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark
2 Werchter Rock Werchter Festival, Belgium
5 Imola Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Italy
7 Vienna Wiener Stadhalle, Austria
10 London American Express presents BST Hyde Park, UK
13 Krakow Tauron Arena, Poland
15 Budapest Budapest Arena, Hungary
17 Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland
19 Paris Lollapalooza Festival, France
22 Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
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