July 14, 2018 – NOS Alive Festival, Passeio Marítimo de Algés, Lisbon, POR

Show at a Glance

  • Number of Songs: 23
  • Show Length: 2:10


Main Set: Low Light, Better Man, Go, Mind Your Manners, Do The Evolution, Given To Fly, (Interstellar Overdrive)/Corduroy, Rats, Even Flow, Daughter/(W.M.A./It’s O.K.), Unthought Known, Down, Jeremy, Can’t Deny Me, In My Tree, Black/(We Belong Together), Lukin, Rearviewmirror

Encore 1: Imagine, Comfortably Numb, Porch/(Seven Nation Army), Alive, Rockin’ In The Free World

Pearl Jam Show Notes 7/14/2018:

Low Light opens as the sun goes down near the waterfront. Rare early-show appearance of Betterman.  Ed addresses the crowd after Corduroy, saying

“I drink to you! I drink to summer! I drink to Portugal!  I drink to the great Matt Cameron on the batteria!”

Rats makes its tour debut. Mike is absolutely on fire during Even Flow. It’s Ok tag is sung in Portuguese (“Está tudo bem”). After Jeremy, Ed mentions that they shared the very same stage with The White Stripes several years ago, and this time around it’s Jack White. Ed describes Can’t Deny Me as a protest song inspired by the womens’ movement occurring in the States and around the world at the time, and dedicates it

“for all the ladies and the strong men that support them.”

Mike is in full Hendrix mode during Black, and Ed improvs before the We Belong Together tag:

“If I had to do it all again/Probably make the same mistakes/’Cause I’m a stupid man/If I had the chance to do it again/If I had the chance to do it again.”

Ed goes on an emotional rant out of the break about the state of the world, stating that those in power who are “holding onto these antiquated ideals…will eventually go away,” and we should all help speed up that process, leading into a gorgeous Imagine. Before Comfortably Numb, Ed states

“We’re going to borrow this next song as well. So thank you John, thank you Yoko, and thank you Roger.”

Porch features an extended tease of Seven Nation Army (complete with an impromptu crowd singalong), and the screens pan over to Jack White who is watching the concert from the side of the stage (and grinning like a little kid). Jack then joins on lead guitar for a rousing RITFW, relegating Stone to tambourine duty, and Jeff relinquishes his bass near the end and joins Boom at the piano.

Brian Horwitz

Writer & Contributors

Winter 1991, 15 years old: I heard Alive on the radio and had to go out and buy the CD. I will never forget sitting on the floor in my room and listening to it for the first time. I skipped right to track 3 so I could hear Alive again, and my father walked in the room. He looked at me and proceeded to give it a thumbs down. I knew I was on to something. (He now likes the song, so it all worked out in the end)

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