Photo by David Brendan Hall
On Friday, Pearl Jam shocked fans attending their concert at Moline, Illinois by performing their fourth studio album, 1996’s No Code, in its entirety to kick off the set. According to Eddie Vedder, it marked only the second time in the band’s illustrious history that they had performed any one of their albums front to back in a live setting. Seems like the band enjoyed it as much as we did, because last night in Milwaukee, they gave a full performance of their fifth LP, 1998’s Yield.
Also of note was a cover of The Who’s “Baba O’Riley”, which featured a surprise appearance from Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen. It marked Nielsen’s second major gig in less than a week, as he also sat in with Foo Fighters for their Chicago club show on Friday night. Later, Vedder celebrated Tom Petty’s 64th birthday by covering “I Won’t Back Down”.
Watch fan-shot video from last night’s show along with the full 36-song (!) setlist below. Fans of 2000’s Binaural may want to grab tickets to PJ’s show in Denver tomorrow night — just sayin’.
“Baba O’Riley” (The Who cover) w/ Rick Nielsen:
“I Won’t Back Down” (Tom Petty cover):
Pendulum (Red Dot intro)
Mind Your Manners
Baba O’Riley (The Who cover) w/ Rick Nielsen
Full performance of Yield
Brain of J.
Given to Fly
Do the Evolution
Push Me, Pull Me
All Those Yesterdays
Setting Forth (Eddie Vedder song)
Sleeping By Myself (Eddie Vedder song)
I Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty cover)
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
Crazy Mary (Victoria Williams cover)
Fuckin’ Up (Neil Young cover)
The Star-Spangled Banner