Last week Eddie Vedder posted an unapologetic essay on the Pearl Jam website, which opened with the iconic quote from John Lennon's "Imagine" -- "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one" -- and responded to criticisms that the singer was being anti-Israel in a recent mid-concert diatribe. Days following, on Friday night at a solo show in Portugal, Vedder cited his source properly by performing "Imagine" for the first time ever live.
Vedder introduced the track, as Consequence of Sound reports, saying, "You know if you are anti war, If your anti war it doesn’t mean you are pro one side or the other in a conflict. However it does make you pro many things We are not alone after all. Take this CNN, That’s good, that’s nice, or whomever."