Watch: Jack White makes surprise appearance during Pearl Jam’s set at festival

2017 Inductee Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam

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Jack White made a surprise appearance during Pearl Jam’s headlining set at Portugal’s NOS Alive festival Saturday.

After White’s set, Pearl Jam hit the main stage with originals and classic rock covers. The band even hinted at White’s guest appearance by weaving the iconic riff from White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army,” during their song “Porch.”

Near the end of the set, following “Alive,” White joined the band on guitar to cover Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World.” White adds multiple solos to close the headlining set.

The surprise cameo was White’s first performance with Pearl Jam since the band played a secret Third Man Nashville gig in 2016, where they collaborated on the then-unreleased song “Of the Earth.” White later released the pre-Bonnaroo gig, recorded in front of just 250 fans, as one of his Third Man Vault packages.

Like Pearl Jam, White began touring this year after a two-year hiatus. Pearl Jam returns to the U.S. for a tour of baseball stadiums that kicks off in their hometown of Seattle in August. White, too, resumes his tour in the U.S. coming to Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco August 15 and 16.

Check out the fan-shot footage of the cover performed by Jack White and Pearl Jam below.

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