November 22, 2015 – Estadio Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, BRA

Show at a Glance

  • Number of Songs: 34
  • Show Length: 3:00

Setlist

Main Set: Oceans, Present Tense, Corduroy, Hail, Hail, Mind Your Manners, Do The Evolution, Amongst The Waves, Save You, Even Flow, Who You Are, Not For You/(Modern Girl), Setting Forth, Sirens, Given To Fly, I Want You So Hard, Comatose, Lukin, Rearviewmirror

Encore 1: Yellow Moon, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Just Breathe, Imagine, Jeremy, Why Go, The Fixer, Porch

Encore 2: Last Kiss, Comfortably Numb, Spin The Black Circle, Black, Better Man, Alive, Rockin’ In The Free World, Yellow Ledbetter

Pearl Jam Show Notes 11/22/2015:

After an hour delay, Oceans begins but abruptly stops. Ed points to Stone, they converse for a moment, then the song begins again. Matt’s bass drum skin has a picture of the Eiffel Tower in homage to Paris and the victims of the mass terrorist attacks that took place a week earlier. The crowd embraces Corduroy and sings the bridge back to the band. The crowd offers some assistance to Ed with pronunciation as he speaks after Amongst the Waves. Even Flow wraps up and Ed introduces Mike, Matt and Stone, noting that “Stone wrote that part you are singing along to.” I Want You So Hard by Eagles of Death Metal is played for the 2nd time. Comatose kicks in with a rough start, prompting the band to stop playing, Ed telling the crowd “and then that just happened,” and the song is restarted. Small Town ends with a joyous crowd singalong. Ed notices a man in the crowd holding a sign stating, “It’s my birthday, let me sing a song with you,” and he responds “I saw you three days ago and you had that sign…and four days before that! I wish I was you and everyday was my birthday.” The crowd laughs and cheers as Ed tells the man he will buy him a drink and “discuss this whole singing thing.” Ed then addresses the crowd again in Portuguese, naming couples having anniversaries, and gives a special nod to Jeff and Stone, who have been together longer than anyone. Ed speaks to the crowd about the attacks in Paris and how music can bring joy and help you deal with anger, saying “the fact that this happened during a concert with a great band and great Parisian fans, it hurts us and breaks our hearts to the core.” Ed tells the audience about a long time Pearl Jam fan, Pierre-Antonie Henry, who lost his life during the attack on the Bataclan Theater, “and it broke our hearts even more deeply when we heard someone, a really good man, father of two, great husband, brother, a great son, was always in the front row when we played in Europe,” and dedicates Imagine to him. Ed brings up the birthday guy from earlier to sing the opening of Porch and share his bottle of wine. Better Man ends with Ed tossing his white Gibson guitar into the air and then proceeding to smash it several times on the stage. As the show wraps up with Yellow Ledbetter, a fan tosses a pair of red speedos to the stage. Ed asks if they are for him and places them on his head, then pulls them over his shorts to finish out the performance. 

 

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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