June 25, 2022 – Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, IT

Show at a Glance

  • Venue: Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari
  • Location: Imola, IT
  • Number of Songs: 23
  • Show Length: 2:20


Main Set: Corduroy, Even Flow, Why Go, Elderly Woman Behind a Counter in a Small Town, Dance of the Clairvoyants, Quick Escape, MFC, Jeremy, Come Back, Save You, Wishlist, Do The Evolution, Seven O'Clock, Daughter/(W.M.A./People Have The Power), Given To Fly, Superblood Wolfmoon, Lukin, Porch

Encore 1: State Of Love And Trust, Black/(We Belong Together), Better Man/(American Girl/Beast of Burden/Save It For Later), Alive, Yellow Ledbetter

Pearl Jam Show Notes 6/25/2022:

This is a Mike McCready show from the jump as Corduroy, Even Flow and Why Go all have mind blowing solos, but Mike shreds with his teeth during Even Flow. Ed addresses the crowd in his broken Italian dialect, and has a little fun with them by changing up his accent. Dance of the Clairvoyants is an infectious groove, Stone’s bass is loud and prominent in the beginning. MFC is played back in the country where its origin story began. Crowd is active during Jeremy as Ed has them take the outro for themselves. Come Back is a dedication to Luca, who wrote a letter to Ed sharing that he had recently lost his hero, his brother. It’s the first appearance of a song from the Pearl Jam record in 2022. Another album that makes its debut on this tour is Riot Act, as Save You is a welcome surprise. Ed addresses the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade prior to Wishlist, and the theme will get brought up again shortly after. Ed notices some trouble in the crowd prior to Seven O’Clock, and has a young girl pulled out and brought to safety. The song needs to be paused early on due to a commotion in the crowd. When the song breaks back in, Ed channels some anger and animosity while delivering the ‘sitting bullshit’ line, perhaps channeling his frustration with the Supreme Court’s decision. He mentioned it again before Daughter, stating that there are 55 countries that allow women to control their own bodies, today the United States is not one of them. Daughter also includes a haunting W.M.A. tag where the lyrics are changed to fit the current situation:

“She won the lottery… when she was born… 

politicians got my daughter again…”

Following the W.M.A. tag, we get a quick snippet of People Have The Power. After the chilling performance, Ed lightens the mood and talks about driving a Ferrari back in San Diego when he was working as a security guard. Mike ends off the main set in a big way pulling out another insane performance during Porch. When they return for the encore break, Ed spots another situation in the crowd and holds off until it gets resolved. Black is a powerful performance where the spotlight once again shines on Mike. Towards the end of the song, he attempts to get one of his guitar pedals to work. After a few tries, he starts smashing the body of his guitar into his pedal board, creating a remarkably artful sound. He walks away visibly frustrated, dragging his guitar by his side. Better Man is followed by a trio of tags, beginning with Tom Petty’s American Girl, which had never been used at a Pearl Jam show before. Ed then recites a few lyrics of Beast of Burden, which hadn’t been tagged since 2006, and Save It For Later caps off the trio. Excluding pre-sets, this is the first show in 2022 without a cover since Phoenix.

Special thanks to Luke Dalley for relaying this setlist!

Randy Sobel

Concertpedia Managing Editor & LO4L Host

The first time I heard Yield, I didn’t know it at the time but it changed my life. 10 years later, I saw Pearl Jam for the first time at Madison Square Garden and haven’t looked back. I’m still holding out hope that W.M.A. will one day be played as a full song more consistently in setlists rather than just as a tag off of Daughter, and you won’t ever find a bigger homer for the band’s Hartford shows than me. Top 10 Pearl Jam crowd, fight me on it!

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