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U2, Eddie Vedder Pay Tribute To Clarence Clemons in Concert

Gareth Cattermole/ Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images
Gareth Cattermole/ Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

As news of the tragic passing of E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons began to circulate last night, both U2 and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder paid tribute to the ‘Big Man’ during separate performances.

U2Tours reports that Bono, while introducing ‘Moment of Surrender’ to the crowd at Anaheim’s Angel Stadium, dedicated the song to Clemons and spoke of the “beautiful sound that came out of one man’s saxophone,” saying “this man just carried music, and music carried him until this day.”

Later in the same song, he quoted lyrics from ‘Jungleland,’ which many consider to be Clemons’ signature moment with Bruce Springsteen, before saying goodnight and leaving the stage.

Elsewhere, Vedder, well-known as a longtime Springsteen fan, has been keeping the saxophone hero in concert-goers’ thoughts by dedicating ‘Better Man’ to Clemons at his shows over the past week.

On Saturday night, Vedder performed a solo concert in Hartford, Ct.  According to, after learning Clemons had passed, Vedder put his hand over his face and once again dedicated that evening’s performance of ‘Better Man’ to Clemons, singing “can’t find a bigger man.”

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