April 16, 2016 – Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, SC, USA

Show at a Glance

  • Number of Songs: 33
  • Show Length: 3:05


Main Set: Corduroy, Go, Animal, Daughter, Glorified G, Dissident, W.M.A., Blood, Rearviewmirror, Rats, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Leash, Indifference, Mind Your Manners, Swallowed Whole, Sirens, Let The Records Play, Spin The Black Circle, Do The Evolution

Encore 1: Future Days, Nothingman, Given To Fly, Present Tense, Comfortably Numb, Lightning Bolt, Porch

Encore 2: Last Kiss, Breath, Comatose, Better Man/(Save It For Later), Alive, Baba O'Riley, Yellow Ledbetter

Pearl Jam Show Notes 4/16/2016:

Ed lets the guitar harmonics ring out to open Corduroy, and the crowd is up for it from the beginning, loud on the call and response, leading Ed to exclaim “Live from Greenville, it’s Saturday night!” and mentioning Record Store Day during the breakdown, saying “we’re gonna play some records…” Go and Animal follow, keeping the furious pace up, until Daughter appears next, with no tag or extended jam, and there’s a buzz of recognition in the arena when the next song starts, it’s Glorified G and we’re off, it’s Vs. front to back! Mike pumps his fist at the end of the song, from excitement at the occasion or just getting through the song unscathed, which they do, or both. Matt and Jeff lock down a stellar W.M.A., giving Ed and Mike freedom to let loose. Blood is surprisingly intense for the era, Ed gets growly for the “…one of my fuckin’ enemies…” line, and Mike finishes with a raging solo. Matt caps off the RVM jam with some heroics, with Ed adding the “forgive/forget” improv. He talks about the writing of Small Town prior to playing it, giving full credit to Stone for recognizing the potential of the song, and the crowd is again loud for the “hello.” Ed runs all around the floor during Leash, and teases “alright, so that was it, that was our second record right there…” before Indifference makes a rare mid-set appearance. 4 songs from Lightning Bolt immediately follow, capped off with Let the Records Play into Spin the Black Circle, continuing the Record Store Day theme. Future Days is brought back for the first time since 2014, played with just Ed, Jeff, Matt, and Boom. Mike jumps the gun and starts Given to Fly afterwards, leading to some confusion, and they play Nothingman instead, then Given to Fly, and the payoff is worth it, as he sounds unleashed on Present Tense and Comfortably Numb that follow. Breath is introduced as one “that might be as old as the Temple [of the Dog] songs, too.” The celebration is on late, as the crowd gets another chance to get loud during Better Man, and Mike lets the Ledbetter outro linger, before finishing the night the way it started, with some tender harmonics.

John Farrar

Content Editor & LO4L Host

I was obsessed with Pearl Jam in the early 90's, and then became a collector of their live bootlegs in the 2000's. I’ve seen them 12 times in 8 different states. I’m continuously blown away by their ability to create transcendent moments in concert. I owe them for my love of vinyl, live music, and so much more. I’m happy to have the podcast and this website as an outlet for that obsession.

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