Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will perform at the world premiere of the documentary “Body of War” on Sept. 11 at the Toronto International Film Festival. As previously reported, Vedder contributed two original songs to the film: “No More” and “Long Nights.”
“Body of War” chronicles the travails of Tomas Young, who was paralyzed by a bullet during his first week of military service in Iraq. Vedder was inspired to write material for the film, which was co-directed by talk show legend Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro, after meeting Young in recent months.
“No More” has been since been played live at a number of Pearl Jam shows, including the band’s headlining slot at Lollapalooza with guest Ben Harper earlier this month in Chicago.
After the Sept. 11 premiere, “Body of War” will screen the next four days in separate sessions for the media and general public. Another film with original Vedder songs, “Into the Wild,” is also screening at the Toronto fest but it is unknown of the artist will be involved in any related events.
In other Pearl Jam news, Seattle band Brad, which features Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard, is expected to play a few local shows in October, according to frontman Shawn Smith’s blog.