March 24, 2018 – Lollapalooza, Autódromo de Interlagos, São Paulo, BRA

Show at a Glance

  • Number of Songs: 25
  • Show Length: 2:20


Main Set: Wash, Corduroy, Do The Evolution, Why Go, Mind Your Manners, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Can’t Deny Me, Even Flow, Mountain Song, Breath, (Pulled Up)/Unthought Known, Jeremy, Sirens, Down, Better Man/(Save It For Later), Hold On, Black/(We Belong Together), Once, Lukin, Porch

Encore 1: Smile, Comfortably Numb, Alive, Baba O’Riley, Yellow Ledbetter

Pearl Jam Show Notes 3/24/2018:

Livestreaming on SiriusXM and local television in Brazil, the final night of the South American tour kicks off with a slow-driving Wash. Early Do The Evolution gets the crowd going. Can’t Deny Me includes an intro referencing the youth-led, gun control-focused “March For Our Lives” demonstrations. Ed’s subsequent introduction to Even Flow asserts that the only weapon a young person needs in this world is a “fucking guitar, and a big ol’ fucking amp…like Mike McCready.”

Speaking in his trademark broken Portuguese, Ed welcomes friend and original Lollapalooza creator Perry Farrell to the stage, serenading him with a “Happy Birthday” singalong, leading into a pounding cover of  Jane’s Addiction’s “Mountain Song,” with Farrell sharing lead vocal duties with Ed. Pulled Up is played for the first time since 1992, brief yet poignant. Ed dedicates Better Man to Stone for his conservationist work in the Amazonian rainforest. Hold On is played for only the 5th time and the first since 2014. Ed introduces his new, Brazilian-made green guitar before Lukin. Short encore after a long main set. A rushed Ledbetter concludes abruptly to meet the local curfew.

Jeff Benanto

Writer & Contributor

I've gone through many different music phases in my life, but the one constant is Pearl Jam. Through epics shows (State College '03, Philadelphia '09, Boston '10, etc), a thousand spins of the '00 bootlegs, and many a failed attempt to get Ed's parts on Off He Goes and I Got Id down pat on the guitar, the band is an essential part of my musical and cultural existence.

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