July 8, 2022 – BST Hyde Park, London, ENG

Show at a Glance

  • Number of Songs: 22
  • Show Length: 2:15


Main Set: Better Man/(Save It For Later), Low Light, Breath, Mind Your Manners, Save You, Quick Escape/(God Save The Queen), In Hiding, Retrograde, Light Years, Even Flow, Unthought Known, Daughter/(Good Woman/W.M.A.), Superblood Wolfmoon, Given To Fly, Public Image, Once, Porch

Encore 1: I Am The Answer, Jeremy, Indifference, Alive, Rockin' In The Free World

Pearl Jam Show Notes 7/8/2022:

As the crowd sings along to the walk out music, the Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love”, the band takes the stage and Ed conducts the singalong for a minute before starting Better Man, the first time it’s opened a proper Pearl Jam show since 2007! He takes a moment to speak after, saying “Fuck! It’s beautiful here…love what you’ve done with the place,” and thanking White Reaper, Cat Power, and the Pixies, adding that when he and Jeff were in England while mixing Ten, they had gone to a record store in Camden and bought bootlegs, including the Pixies live at Brixton. There are 3 huge screens behind the band, leading to some incredible visuals during the show. Breath is a total surprise early in the set, making its 2022 debut. Ed says that the person who Save You was written for has not been saved yet, and that he thinks about them every time they play the song. Quick Escape returns to the set for the first time since Werchter, and as the song is winding down they pick up the pace and kick in to a little of the Sex Pistols’ “God Save The Queen”, with Ed repeating “no future…no future…” In Hiding is played by request. Light Years is played for a fan named Donna, who had recently passed away at a young age, and her picture is shown on the screens at the end of the song. Ed talks about lies after Even Flow, mentioning Trump, COVID, and social media. He forgets some lyrics to Unthought Known. The crowd is very into the Ten songs, and after the first performance of Public Image since 2014, Once and Porch end the main set on a high note. After the break, Ed brings out Simon Townshend and they play Simon’s “I’m the Answer” acoustic. Jeff comes back wearing the hybrid Pixies/stickman shirt. Tennis legend John McEnroe joins to play guitar on Rockin’ in the Free World. A memorable show, with 9 of the 11 albums represented.

John Farrar

Content Editor & LO4L Host

I was obsessed with Pearl Jam in the early 90's, and then became a collector of their live bootlegs in the 2000's. I’ve seen them 12 times in 8 different states. I’m continuously blown away by their ability to create transcendent moments in concert. I owe them for my love of vinyl, live music, and so much more. I’m happy to have the podcast and this website as an outlet for that obsession.

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