Pearl Jam returned to New York’s Madison Square Garden for the first time in six years on Sunday night (September 11th). Rolling Stone reported tht joining the band for their customary set-closing cover of Neil Young‘s “Rockin’ In The Free World” was old friend and early touring mate, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.

Smith, who played to the side of the stage on a hastily-assembled mini-set, was reunited with former-Chili Peppers guitarist — and now auxiliary Pearl Jam member — Josh Klinghoffer.

  • Pearl Jam tour dates (subject to change):
    September 14 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion 
    September 16 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena     
    September 17 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond Festival at Kentucky Expo Center     
    September 18 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center     
    September 20 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center     
    September 22 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena     
    October 1 – Dana Point, CA – Ohana Festival at Doheny State Beach (Eddie Vedder solo)
    October 5 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre (Eddie Vedder solo)
    October 7 – Las Vegas, NV – Dolby Live at Park MGM (Eddie Vedder solo)

CHECK IT OUT: Chad Smith guesting with Pearl Jam on Sunday night at MSG: