Eddie Vedder will not tolerate fighting at his concerts, something he demonstrated once again during a recent Pearl Jam concert in Zurich, Switzerland.
As Rock Feed reported, Vedder interrupted the band’s performance of “Animal” to address a woman who was reportedly striking a male concertgoer because she was irked he was filming the show on his phone.
“Turn the lights on, please,” Vedder said.
“Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey — I saw the whole thing, I know, it was annoying you. You were bummed out ’cause he was filming the whole time,” he continued.
“Has it been the whole show or just now? Just now when I came over? Was it the whole time? Yeah, you’re filming everyone,” he added.
“The thing is, I know it upset you, but you can’t f**kin’ hit him in the back of head either, even though you’re a woman. I appreciate the fact that you can be strong. Quit hitting him — you’re out of here. Violence is not allowed,” he said as he ordered her to leave. “I’m sorry ma’am, there’s no violence allowed. You could’ve waved to me, I was lookin’ right at you. Sorry about that, it’s just not cool, we’re not hittin’ people here. Sorry.”
The entire incident can be seen in the video above, just after the 45-second mark.
That’s far from the first time that Vedder has had to eject an unruly fan from a Pearl Jam concert.
Back in 2016, Vedder noticed a man in the audience apparently harassing a woman, and told him to “get your finger’s out of the woman’s face, motherf**ker,” before ordering, “Clear out, mister.”
Another grunge icon took similar measures back in 2011 when the Foo Fighters were performing at the iTunes Festival and frontman Dave Grohl spotted a fight taking place in the crowd.
Grohl famously stopped the rest of the band and addressed the fighting fan directly.
“You don’t come to my show and fight, you come to my show and f**king dance you a**hole!” Grohl declared, before commanding, “Get the f**k out of here!”