October 29, 2013 – John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Show at a Glance

  • Number of Songs: 35
  • Show Length: 2:55


Main Set: Pendulum, Release, In My Tree, Corduroy, Go, Why Go, Lightning Bolt, Mind Your Manners, I Am Mine, Swallowed Whole, Faithfull, Wishlist, Sirens, Jeremy, Grievance, Glorified G, The Fixer, Down, Rearviewmirror

Encore 1: The End, Thumbing My Way, Sleight Of Hand, Footsteps, Future Days, Mother, Given To Fly, Whipping, Big Wave, Sad, Porch

Encore 2: Breath, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Baba O’Riley, Little Wing

Pearl Jam Show Notes 10/29/2013:

Release slots in at #2 for only the second time. In My Tree is played for the first time of the tour before launching into a set of high-energy rockers. After Mind Your Manners, Ed addresses the audience, commenting on how the set list was “geared for a more intelligent crowd,” with Charlottesville being home to the University of Virginia. He points out a 13-year-old and a 10-year-old on the rail and says that they “look smarter than me.” Go transitions seamlessly into Why Go. After Mind Your Manners, he mentions that he wrote the next song “about 12 years ago in a small hotel room in Virginia Beach,” and starts a rousing I Am Mine. Grievance, Glorified G, and The Fixer also make their tour debuts. Down is stopped quickly to deal with a crowd situation, then restarted. Harmonic intro to RVM, with a standout performance by Jeff during the jam, and Ed including the “forgive/forget” lines. Ed is the first one to return from the break and takes a seat, thanks everyone, and talks to the kids up front. He finds out that one of them is 12 and says:

“if I was dyslexic he’d be twenty-one. It would be cool if his first sip of wine was at a Pearl Jam concert,”

leading to an explosive cheer from the rest of the crowd. The 11-song (!) encore 1 starts with a great version of The End, introduced as one not played often, “mostly because it’s really fucking depressing,” but Ed sings it in an almost hopeful way. Thumbing My Way is played for the first time since 2006, over 150 shows! After Footsteps, Ed thanks Stone and Jeff for writing such a beautiful piece of music and mentions how Chris Cornell and Andy Wood also wrote lyrics to the song. He then decides to “take care of some business” and pours some wine into a cup for the father of the young boys, telling the dad that he can do whatever he wants with it. Future Days is dedicated to Kelly Slater’s friend Rick and his wife of 30 years. Ed forgets how it starts, then acknowledges Boom. Mike wails on Big Wave, the first performance since 2011. During the extended jam on Porch, every band member is featured, the globe lights are lowered and Jeff and Mike sway them around, while Ed passes out some wine and sings the last verse while swinging from one of them. Ed brings up the kids from the front row during the second encore and tells them “if you grow up and still listen to the band, we’ll have at least 2 fans until we are 90 years old.” He mentions that they are playing in the “Led Zeppelin Arena” (actually the John Paul Jones Arena) and Mike plays a little bit of “Over The Hills And Far Away.” They finish with two covers (neither of which are Zeppelin), including a full “Little Wing” for only the 4th time ever, which closes the show.

Bradley Piasecki

Concertpedia Writer & Horizon Leg Patron

Pearl Jam was my first ever concert. It was on the Yield Tour. I was a fan before the event, but my obsession started that night. Over the decades to follow, I have consumed as much Pearl Jam as I could. I have traveled to over a dozen US States and Canadian Provinces to see them, meeting many other devotees along the way. Through good times and bad, their music has been a major part of my life ever since that summer evening in 1998.

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