June 11, 2016 – Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN, USA

Show at a Glance

  • Number of Songs: 22
  • Show Length: 2:00


Main Set: Go, Save You, Corduroy, Lightning Bolt, Given To Fly, Nothingman, Mind Your Manners, Even Flow, Wishlist, Arms Aloft, Daughter, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch

Encore 1: Oceans, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Comfortably Numb, Do The Evolution, Better Man, Black, Alive, Rockin' In The Free World

Pearl Jam Show Notes 6/11/2016:

“Good evening! Past your bedtime?” Ed asks to open the show. A frenetic Go opens the set, and they don’t let up through Save You and Corduroy. Following Nothingman, Ed comments on “some candidate’s” proposed wall, telling the crowd a wall should be built around the candidate instead, a “5×5…a little cinder block window in there,” and then the energy picks back up with Mind Your Manners. Wishlist is dedicated to a couple in the audience who met 10 years ago at Bonnaroo. Four songs from Ten close the main set, and Oceans opens the encore. A touching moment follows, as Ed says he has a birthday cake for a girl but no candles, and asks the crowd to hold up their phones to serve as the candles. It’s for his daughter, Olivia, who’s celebrating her 12th birthday at the show, and he sings Happy Birthday to her along with the crowd, and the ‘candles’ are ‘blown out.’ Better Man nearly reaches 8 minutes, and then Brendan O’Brien joins onstage to play keys on an epic Black, that does go beyond 8 minutes. A throwback show, with 16 of the 22 songs from the band’s 1990’s albums, including 7 from Ten.

Sean Rashkis

Concertpedia Writer & Horizon Leg Patron

October 1, 1994 sold me on my Pearl Jam fandom. Coming to the stage and playing Walking the Cow floored me. Not only was I sold on Pearl Jam when I first saw them almost a year earlier in 1993, seeing them come out and open with a pretty rare cover was just incredible. How many bands out there change their setlists as often as Pearl Jam, and show their fans new music experiences constantly. This band! This band!

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