Photo from YouTube/The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

WATCH: Pearl Jam On ‘The Late Show’

Stephen Colbert might be busy as new host of CBS’ The Late Show, but he will be taking time out of his schedule to co-host the Global Citizen Festival taking place this Saturday (September 26), which happens to headlined by Pearl Jam.

Last night’s episode of The Late Show was a grand platform for the festival.  (Global Citizen Festival co-host Hugh Jackman and Global Poverty Project CEO Hugh Evans were also guests.)  So, when it was time for Pearl Jam to take the stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater, surprise!  They rocked the place!  Check out their performance of “Mind Your Manners” below.


As if that weren’t enough, the band played one more song.  This time, they tore it up Neil Young style with “Rockin In The Free World” and were joined by Colbert himself.  Eddie Vedder even did a little crowd surfing for good measure.

The Global Citizen Festival will stream live online from 4-10 PM EST at




Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.