June 12, 2018 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, NED

Show at a Glance

  • Number of Songs: 26
  • Show Length: 2:30


Main Set: Long Road, Low Light, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Corduroy, Do The Evolution, Given To Fly, Mind Your Manners, Red Mosquito, Wishlist, Even Flow, Severed Hand, Not For You, Daughter/(Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)), Again Today, Got Some, Down, Better Man

Encore 1: Yellow Moon, Footsteps, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch, Black, Alive, Fuckin’ Up, Indifference

Pearl Jam Show Notes 6/12/2018:

Decidedly mellow crowd and start to the show, with Ed reading a welcome and a thank you in Dutch, and dedicating this show to Anthony Bourdain and designer Kate Spade. Song opener is a smooth, subdued Long Road. Color-changing globe pendant lighting on set denotes the mood of each song. Jeff sings supporting vocals throughout Low Light. Ed and Stone are spotlighted for an early acoustic version of Elderly Woman, with the band joining in the 2nd verse. Ed tries to encourage the crowd with a scream-heavy rendition of Do The Evolution. Given To Fly finally gives way to crowd participation, Ed is super animated. Wishlist sees Ed on guitar, reminiscent of Pinkpop 2000, and extends the song:

I can’t wait for a new president

Lift this world back up again

For this hate and fear, it will not last

They will be relics of the past

It will be a relic of the past

We will survive, get this all behind us

It’s a world of pluses

And he’s a fucking minus

It’s time to act and no time for boredom

And someday we can again like the color orange

Mike solos for over 3 minutes on Even Flow, Ed closes it out strong. Again Today (from the Brandi Carlile covers record) is debuted and dedicated to “great girls who turned out to be great women.” A theatrical Better Man is dedicated to the people of Holland where they “feel welcome” and “at home.” Band is seated for Yellow Moon to begin the encore, with a nod to Eric and the people at the Tivoli. A whopping 6(!) Ten-era songs in a row follow, beginning with Footsteps. Ed plays bartender for the crowd during Why Go and Porch. Jam on Porch is spacey and melodic. Mike wails on the Black solo, emotive and powerful. Tambourines are out for Fuckin’ Up, and a singalong Indifference closes the night. Just Breathe and I Won’t Back Down are on the setlist but not played.

Hillary Wood

Writer & Contributor

If you ever need a song to convey a feeling, a vibe, to bring you back to a place or a moment in time, it’s to be found in the Pearl Jam catalogue. It’s a band that mirrors the passion, the politics, the adventure, and the integrity that I try my best to live life with and their music is a perfect soundtrack to it all. You can get pumped, wallow, get angry, feel inspired or tilt and scratch your head on each album. Bugs?! What’s not to love?

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