Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder to Perform at The Game Awards 2020
With The Game Awards to air next week, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam fame will be making his way to the show to perform live.
While 2020 has had a bit of a dry spell of gaming events this year due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ll at least have one constant in the form of The Game Awards. This year’s installment of the annual gaming awards show (and home to some big announcements) is set to air in just over a week, and so far we can expect to see (and hear) a live performance from one especially notable musician at the show.
Ahead of the broadcast next week, producer Geoff Keighley announced that Eddie Vedder–the famed frontman of Pearl Jam–will be on the schedule to perform at The Game Awards 2020. As many noted on social media, presumably the legendary musician’s performance will likely be tied to The Last of Us Part II, which features Pearl Jam’s “Future Days” prominently in key scenes.
#TheGameAwards Performer Announcement:
We’re so honored to welcome Eddie Vedder from @pearljam who will be performing this year.
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) November 30, 2020
This year marks the seventh consecutive ceremony helmed by Geoff Keighley, though in light of the pandemic, the 2020 show will be the first to be hosted virtually. The nominations for this year’s ceremony were announced earlier this month, with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, The Last of Us Part II, Hades, DOOM Eternal, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and Ghost of Tsushima all vying for Game of the Year. The Last of Us Part II leads overall with 10 nominations, while Hades and Ghost of Tsushima are behind it with 8 and 7 nominations, respectively.
The Game Awards 2020 will officially be airing on December 10, 2020 starting at 4pm PT/7pm PT, and will be broadcast through YouTube, Twitch, and various other streaming platforms.