March 21, 2018 – Estadio Maracaná, Rio de Janeiro, BRA

Show at a Glance

  • Number of Songs: 29
  • Show Length: 2:45


Main Set: Release, Low Light, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Go, All Night, Animal, Given To Fly, In Hiding, Jeremy, Corduroy, Even Flow, Immortality, Wishlist, Mind Your Manners, Lightning Bolt, Garden, Can’t Deny Me, Porch

Encore 1: Sleeping By Myself, Inside Job, Daughter/(Blitzkrieg Bop/W.M.A.), Do The Evolution, Black, Leaving Here, Blood, Better Man/(Save It For Later)/(I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend), Alive, Rockin’ In The Free World, Yellow Ledbetter

Pearl Jam Show Notes 3/21/2018:

Band is in a great mood for the 3rd show of 2018. Release, Low Light and Small Town set the early tone, but after Ed’s brief greeting they kick into high gear with Go, All Night, and Animal. This show is filled with extended jams and many songs are played longer than normal. 1-2-3 punch of Jeremy, Corduroy, and Even Flow punctuates the middle section, giving Mike the spotlight. Jeff leads the outro jam on Immortality. Chad Smith (RHCP) joins the band for the third live performance of new song Can’t Deny Me. The South American crowd puts their stamp once again on Do the Evolution. Ed goes on a delicate improv after We Belong Together during an almost 9-minute Black, with the lyrics:

You’re still in my heart
You’re still here in my heart
I keep you, keep you
Not in a box, not in a box
In my heart

Jeff takes the first 3 solo breaks on Leaving Here, leaving the 4th to Matt. Blood is dedicated to the opening band Royal Blood. It’s all fan favorites to finish off the night, starting with a crowd-heavy Better Man, with some call and response and a snippet of the Ramones “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” before Save it for Later kicks into high gear. Josh Klinghoffer, also from the Chili Peppers, takes Mike’s guitar for Alive and shreds. Chad Smith returns for Rockin’ in the Free World, and Josh gets a little lost on his solo but finds his groove. A Ten-heavy setlist, with 7 songs featured.

David Ritter

Concertpedia Writer & Horizon Leg Patron

Been a Pearl Jam fan from the start, but it was really watching the Unplugged show when it first aired that hooked me. Saw them for the first time in Lexington in 2003, and 11 years later I was able to bring my daughter Sarah to a show and convert her into a fan!

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