AC/DC, Foo Fighters, and Eddie Vedder were among the acts who performed at a livestream concert over the weekend which raised over $300 million to support global vaccination efforts against Covid-19.
The Global Citizen fundraising concert was recorded on May 2nd and broadcast on Saturday and will fund over 26 million vaccination doses.
Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World also saw appearances from US President Joe Biden and Prince Harry as well as live performances from Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin, H.E.R and others.
Selena Gomez hosted the concert and Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, Jimmy Kimmel, Sean Penn and David Letterman were among the guest speakers.
Vax Live was one of the largest gigs to take place in Southern California since the coronavirus pandemic began last year. The show saw Foo Fighters join Brian Johnson to cover AC/DC classic Back In Black.
Pearl Jam front man Vedder performed two songs at the event, including Corduroy and a cover of Little Steven's I Am A Patriot. His backing band included ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer.
Speaking from the stage, Vedder said, "If you're a government, if you’re a world leader, and you have excess vaccine, please don’t stockpile. Please make it available to the countries that need it. Please distribute it ASAP."
He added: "And if you’re a drug company, we thank you for your inventions. If you really wanted to be heroes, if you want history to look back and smile upon you as heroes, it would be great if you could distribute this vaccine at cost and then you’d have a fair and equitable distribution system throughout the planet, and that’s how we will survive and conquer this pandemic."