April 6, 2013 – Lollapalooza, Parque O’Higgins, Santiago, CHL

Show Notes:

Ed changes the third “Oh…dear Dad…” in Release to “Oh dear Red…can you see this now…” He encourages the crowd to join in during Do the Evolution, calling out “C’mon! Louder than Buenos Aires!” After Corduroy, the crowd begins the…

Show Notes: 

Ed changes the third “Oh…dear Dad…” in Release to “Oh dear Red…can you see this now…” He encourages the crowd to join in during Do the Evolution, calling out “C’mon! Louder than Buenos Aires!” After Corduroy, the crowd begins the “Olé” chant, and Ed asks the crowd “Como estas?” followed by “Estoy bien.” He adds “Chile, you can call me!” to Not For You, finishing the song off with the Modern Girl tag. He also pays a compliment to Chile, their pretty country and people. Towards the end of Daughter, he asks Kille to turn the lights up and gets the crowd to join him for It’s O.K. by singing “Esta bien” and proceeds to sing the rest of it in Spanish, again asking them to be louder than Buenos Aires. Elderly Woman starts with “una, dos, tres, una, dos, tres” and they deliver a beautiful rendition with Stone sounding perfect on the acoustic. After the break, Ed says it’s a special day and drapes the Chilean flag over Mike’s shoulders, and they sing Happy Birthday to him. Ed recognises a guy in the crowd who had joined them on stage previously, and invites him up on stage to play with them again. The fan, Juan Pablo, joins them, Ed asks him not to break his guitar, and they bust out Sonic Reducer. Perry Farrell enters for Rockin’ in the Free World, on the tambourine and back up vocals, while fireworks go off in the background. Josh Homme also puts in an appearance for the last bit of RITFW while Eddie scans the crowd with a set of binoculars. Perry calls out “Pearl Jam!” as Mike plays the opening riff for Yellow Ledbetter. Ed closes the night wishing the audience well in his broken Spanish.


April 3, 2013 – Constanera Sur, Buenos Aires, ARG

Show Notes:

Headlining the Pepsi Music Festival, the energy reaches a fever pitch early as Even Flow and Lukin make rare early appearances, the second and third songs in the set. After Even Flow, the crowd keeps doing the ‘whoa’s, emulating the…

Show Notes: 

Headlining the Pepsi Music Festival, the energy reaches a fever pitch early as Even Flow and Lukin make rare early appearances, the second and third songs in the set. After Even Flow, the crowd keeps doing the ‘whoa’s, emulating the guitar parts with the band looking on in amazement. Inspired, during In Hiding Ed sings along to the guitar melody of the pre-chorus. The crowd continues to take over the show, stretching their voices for Jeremy, Hail, Hail, and Given To Fly, with the latter needing some crowd control as Ed implores everyone to take two steps back. Daughter is tagged with It’s O.K., but with a new spin on it as Ed changes the lyrics to “Esta Bien” and sings the entire part in Spanish. The moment is not lost on the crowd, as they express their appreciation loudly and repeatedly. Their participation on Better Man causes Ed to pause mid-song, taking the moment to thank them: “It sounds great up here. It means a lot that you would respond like this. We all grew up very small, and none of us thought this would ever happen in our lives. We would’ve been happy to come here and share this kind of music with you. I can’t tell you how much it means.” Rearviewmirror has a new twist to the intro and ends the set on a massive adrenaline rush. The encore kicks back in with the quintessential South American song, Do The Evolution, as the crowd keeps up the momentum from the main set. Ed takes a pause during Just Breathe as well, sending condolences to those who’d lost loved ones during a recent natural disaster:

“Right before we came here there was a big storm. We heard there were some people who were lost. I know a lot of lives changed and power was lost. Just seems like a big old fucking mess that no one deserved, you know? I forgot to say before, I know some of them are your neighbors and it might’ve affected you or might’ve affected your family or obviously parts of your community. We’ve been through some stuff ourselves and that’s just a part of growing up and getting old, the only alternative is not getting old. You have to get through it and you will get through it. We’re thinking about you as you get through it, I hope it goes smooth and by summertime you’re good to go.” The night finishes off with an impassioned Black, I Believe In Miracles, and the end of set bread and butter, Alive, Rockin’ In The Free World, and Yellow Ledbetter, sending everyone home happy. A fan’s wallet is tossed up on stage during Ledbetter, Ed has some fun skimming through credit cards (and possibly a prophylactic), as everyone has a big laugh to end one of the most dynamic South American shows in their history.


March 31, 2013 – Lollapalooza, Jockey Club, São Paulo, BRA

Show Notes:

Small Town is jovial and vowel-heavy to open, getting the enormous crowd warmed up before an energetic Why Go. Ed encourages chants from the audience prior to Mike’s clear and crisp Corduroy solo. Stone is tapped into the energy this…

Show Notes: 

Small Town is jovial and vowel-heavy to open, getting the enormous crowd warmed up before an energetic Why Go. Ed encourages chants from the audience prior to Mike’s clear and crisp Corduroy solo. Stone is tapped into the energy this night as well, as indicated by his rhythm and dance moves. Ed checks in with everyone on how they’re doing, speaks Portuguese briefly, and offers a “chocolate egg called Olé”. Lights go out and flip on again to a short succession of screams into Do the Evolution. Ed takes a moment during Wishlist to look up from his solo to engage the audience in a sing and clap along. The crowd rolls like a sea of flowing arms during Even Flow, Mike’s solo is long and aggressive with a markedly ‘70’s sound. Nothingman ends with a passionate last verse. More soccer chants before Daughter, and Ed walks the side extensions of the stage to pay a visit to the vast crowd. Ed begins World Wide Suicide with some major guitar distortion. Ed thanks the crowd with a Portuguese accent, rather than in Portuguese, discusses making a new album, and asks for help singing Jeremy. Entire band is soaked from the heat by State. Lengthy, anthemic RVM bridge with an “I won’t forget” repetition added midway, and a drum solo to round things out. Stone goes hard on the outro and the strobe lights add to the atmosphere. 6 “Obrigado”s end the main set. Ed thanks the Flaming Lips, Queens of the Stone Age, Puscifer, Perfect Circle, Maynard, and “Red Wine.” Mike and Jeff play off each other during Given to Fly. There’s a bit of call-and-response with the crowd on Not For You, and Stone closes out with a great solo which Ed transitions into Modern Girl. Black is beautiful, with Stone making his way over to jam on the outro with Mike. The audience shows massive appreciation with perfect “doo doo doo’s” and Ed agrees. I Believe in Miracles is dedicated to the Ramones and a “hey ho, let’s go” chant segues into Go. Baba gets a wild response, a super combo with Matt’s drumming and Mike’s guitar, and some classic tambourine antics. Ed thanks the crowd “very, very, very much” and gives props for being one of the safest and best crowds to play for. The show is brought to a close with Yellow Ledbetter, after which he exchanges his wine for a beer and a Brazilian flag before a bow and a goodbye.