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Pearl Jam perform “Angel” for the first time in 22 years — watch

on July 10, 2016, 11:50am

Photo by David Brendan Hall

Fans who attended Pearl Jam’s Saturday night set at the Ride Festival were treated to a pair of rare performances.

For the first time in 22 years, Pearl Jam dusted off “Angel”. The track was originally released as the band’s 1993 Christmas single, and had only been performed live four times prior to last night.

Following “Angel”, Pearl Jam gave the first full-band performance of “Society”. Vedder covered the song, written by Jerry Hannan, for the soundtrack to Into the Wild. Last night’s performance came at the request of Carine McCandles, whose brother Chris was the inspiration for Into the Wild.

Catch fan-shot footage of “Angel” below, and see the evening’s full setlist below.

Setlist:
Nothingman
Pendulum
Thin Air
Sleeping by Myself (Eddie Vedder song)
Off He Goes
Just Breathe
Angel (First time since 1994)
Society (Jerry Hannan cover) (First time with full band)
Low Light
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
Setting Forth (Eddie Vedder song)
Corduroy
Why Go
Mind Your Manners
Even Flow
Glorified G
Daughter (with W.M.A tag)
Sirens
Unthought Known
Better Man

Encore:
Santa Cruz
I Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty cover)
Smile
Given to Fly
Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd cover)
Black
Crazy Mary (Victoria Williams cover)
Alive
Yellow Ledbetter

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