June 17, 2014 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, NED

Show at a Glance

  • Number of Songs: 29
  • Show Length: 2:20


Main Set: Hard To Imagine, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Life Wasted, Mind Your Manners, Last Exit, Do The Evolution, Severed Hand, Getaway, Dissident, Lightning Bolt, Even Flow, Immortality, Marker In The Sand, Rain, Sirens, Let The Records Play, Unthought Known, Better Man/(Save It For Later)

Encore 1: Just Breathe, All Or None, Mother, Daughter/(Another Brick In The Wall (Pt. 2)), My Father’s Son, State Of Love And Trust, Alive

Encore 2: Black/(We Belong Together), Blood/(Atomic Dog), Rockin’ In The Free World, Yellow Ledbetter

Pearl Jam Show Notes 6/17/2014:

Hard To Imagine is an unexpected opener. Halfway through Mind Your Manners, Ed appears to be having issues with his microphone. He motions to the crowd to keep singing as he takes the mic stand and slams it to the floor angrily, then tosses it and the microphone off to the side of the stage. A crew member runs a new mic out to Ed and he finishes the song. Following Getaway, Ed tells the crowd:

“…that was a nice little love song about religion…could have been called ‘The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.’ We would like to dedicate this one to an American named Edward Snowden,”

The band goes into Dissident. During Even Flow, Ed is noticeably having some pain in his right leg. As Mike begins his solo, Ed limps off stage for a few moments, but limps back in time to finish the song. He then talks about how he hurt his leg:

“trying to jump buses like Matt Cameron and Evel Knievel…moral of the story is you’ll never be as cool as Matt Cameron so don’t even try!”

Marker in the Sand is prefaced with:

“this is a song Mike McCready wrote. We haven’t played it in a while and if I were a betting man, I think we might fuck it up.”

After completing the song with no issues, Ed speaks to the crowd, comparing the similarities between Amsterdam and Seattle: coffee, beer, lots of music venues, and rain, leading into a cover of Rain by the Beatles, only the second time the band has played this song in its entirety, After the break, Ed dedicates Just Breathe “for a great player, number 5.” A makeshift “family trilogy” is played, with Mother, then Daughter, with an intense ABITW tag, Ed shouting “…leave your fucking guns at home, bury your FUCKING guns in a hole….,” and My Father’s Son. He tosses the microphone to someone in the front row to sing during SOLAT. Before Black, he tells the crowd:

“I feel like we have a friendship. I hope that you don’t end our friendship because of the shit way I pronounce your language”

He then addresses the crowd in Dutch. Mike’s Black solo is soulful and emotive. Ed sees some flags in the crowd and calls out a few, saying that “…Black is all the colors…” before a crowd singalong of We Belong Together. Before Yellow Ledbetter, someone in the crowd yells to Ed, and he responds, laughing

“Oh! He wants me to jump in the crowd. Oh fuck yeah! Sure, no problem, I feel fine. Yes, let me drink three more bottles of wine.”

Heide Marx

Concertpedia Writer & Horizon Leg Patron

I remember seeing the video for Alive on MTV for the first time and was mesmerized. The performance, the music, and those lyrics. When I finally had the opportunity to see Pearl Jam live for the first time on the No Code tour, saying I was blown away is an understatement. I've ridden the wave where it's taken me ever since.

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