April 13, 2016 – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL, USA

Show at a Glance

  • Number of Songs: 32
  • Show Length: 2:50


Pre Set: Smile, Once, Black/(Thumbing My Way), State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Rockin' In The Free World, Yellow Ledbetter/(Star-Spangled Banner)

Main Set: Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Mind Your Manners, Hail, Hail, Last Exit, Lightning Bolt, Nothingman, Army Reserve, Given To Fly, Rival, Setting Forth, Corduroy, Even Flow, Of The Earth, Glorified G, Unthought Known, Let The Records Play, Spin The Black Circle, Porch

Encore 1: I Won't Back Down, I Am A Patriot, Just Breathe, Jeremy, Ghost, Do The Evolution, Better Man/(Save It For Later)

Encore 2: Smile, Once, Black/(Thumbing My Way), State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Rockin' In The Free World, Yellow Ledbetter/(Star-Spangled Banner)

Pearl Jam Show Notes 4/13/2016:

Ed counts off the familiar “1-2-3, 4-2-3” lead in to Small Town, a crowd-friendly opening. After a delicate Nothingman, he notes that they’ve never played in Jacksonville before, and talks about veterans, spotlighting (literally) his friend Col. John McDonough, who’s in the crowd, and Army Reserve follows, with Mike’s solo ascending higher and higher. Rival is a surprise, having not been played since 2010, and has a bluesy feel to it. Setting Forth is for “the travellers…Italians, Greeks, the Aussies….” and then sees a South African flag and calls it out as well, and leads right into the new, extended Corduroy. Ed tells a story about Stone and Mike in the old days, and says their kids were born on the same day 9 years ago. Rabid solo by Mike on Even Flow, then Matt takes over before they crash back in to the last chorus, Ed giving the mic to the crowd. Ed prefaces Of the Earth with “this here song’s about having a good seat to the end of the world…” Both songs about vinyl get a spin near the end of the main set. After the break, Ed comes out alone and talks about his “all-time favorite Floridian,” and plays a tense I Won’t Back Down on electric guitar, turning it into a crowd singalong. I Am A Patriot follows, also Ed solo electric. The Fixer is on the original setlist, but scratched in favor of Ghost, a request from Dimitris, Ed saying it’s “…for the Greek!” In the middle of the floor, someone is spotlighted dancing in a pillowcase and Ed asks for the spotlight to be put on them, then changes the lyric to “Dimitris, he talks to me…” Ed praises the crowd’s singing during Evolution, and lets them sing the beginning of Better Man. Smile is played to the back. A fan up front has a sign for Thumbing My Way, Ed notices and shrugs, but it ends up being tagged onto Black! Stone has a long solo on RITFW, and Mike finishes the night off with the Star-Spangled Banner. 

John Farrar

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  1. I won GA tickets to this show, while living in Pittsburgh! My first time since the 90’s up front and solo! Great memories! Standing directly under Ed during PORCH was an unexplainable moment of a lifetime!Of the Earth, Last Exit, Nothingman, Glorified G.Rival….jeez us!! For this fan, the main set unexpectedly touches every part of what makes this my band! The addition of Tremor Christ may have just sent me off to the afterlife content! Under the radar, but a show that I wouldn’t trade-in, and is one of my favorites out of the 17 I have been fortunate to witnesss