July 6, 2024 – Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, ESP

Show at a Glance

  • Number of Songs: 24
  • Show Length: 2:15


Main Set: Footsteps, Nothingman, Present Tense, Given To Fly, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Scared Of Fear, React, Respond, Wreckage, Corduroy, Even Flow, In My Tree, Dark Matter, Jeremy, Habit, Upper Hand, (Romanza)/Better Man/(Save It For Later), Porch

Encore 1: Just Breathe, Wasted Reprise, Life Wasted, Do The Evolution, Setting Sun, Alive, Baba O'Riley

Pearl Jam Show Notes 7/6/2024:

After having to cancel the last 3 shows (night 2 in Manchester and both Berlin shows), PJ returns to the stage in Barcelona. Footsteps opens in the dark, only Jeff is seated, Ed showing none of the ill effects that forced the cancellations. The crowd is loud and helps out on Nothingman. Mike is stalking the stage during the build in Present Tense and Ed goes down on the front riser and plays to the rail. Ed speaks in Spanish, reading from a paper. Given to Fly sees the lyric change “…made it to Barcelona…” Ed steps away from the mic at the end of Small Town, letting the crowd take the vocal, then adding “one more, show us what you got!” Mike shreds on Scared of Fear, again thrashing around at the end. Ed introduces React, Respond in Spanish. Prior to Wreckage, he speaks in Spanish again, talking about how the songs on Ten only had one word, and this one on the new record does too. After Even Flow, Ed leads a chant, shouting out Mike, and then talks about how Jeff and Stone have been brothers for 40 years. He praises the crowd, calling them the most energetic they’ve had on the tour so far. In My Tree is dedicated to a woman named Celia, “it’s her favorite.” Mike goes down front for the Dark Matter solo. Ed conducts the crowd during Jeremy, pogoing and building them up for a deafening singalong at the end. He’s holding a guitar and says “not sure if you’ll know this one…” and plays Name that Tune, hitting the first note, asking “any idea? This is about having something that you wanted for a while, and then once you had it, you couldn’t get rid of it, and if you don’t get rid of it, you’ll fuckin’ die,” leading into a downtuned Habit. Ed once again is speaking Spanish before Upper Hand, reading from his paper. He asks “…am I saying that right?” and then speaks English, joking that after 4 years, once they move here in December, he’ll be more fluent. He does a short Spanish guitar “Romanza” intro to Better Man on the electric guitar, the first time it’s been played since 2005! After the break, Ed comes out solo and gets the various parts of the crowd to make noise, competing with each other. He says “…we had days off we didn’t want to have off, to come out of it and land in this kind of ocean with great people and a great wave, thank you.” The band returns for Wasted Reprise, Boom starts the chords and Ed speaks, taking a moment to collect his thoughts:

“Last week, it almost felt like a near-death experience, it was very uncomfortable and it got frightening, it was a chest, front cavity…it felt like maybe you couldn’t breathe and you might not make it through the night, like you might have to go to the hospital…you just realized how precious this life is, how lucky we are to have been living on a planet where we can go around and play to incredible people like the people in this room here tonight, so it was a poignant experience, I won’t be forgetting it anytime soon, and we won’t be forgetting tonight anytime soon…”

It’s the first Wasted Reprise since 2021, and followed by the first Life Wasted since 2022. Ed’s running around and being interactive with the crowd during Alive, Jeff goes over to Stone’s side and plays for a while before he and Stone gather around Matt for the end. Mike immediately kicks into Baba O’Riley and the celebration is on. Ed leaves with “…there’s no words to say thanks as much as we feel, but I’ll try…I’ll just bow to you, thank you…” and leads the crowd in an “olé” chant before exiting.


John Farrar

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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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  1. Save it for Later was tagged on the end of Betterman. Ed went across with Mike to rock out before heading back to the mic and leading the crowd with a round of vocal repeats into “don’t runaway, runaway, runaway…” and pointing sections of the crowd to sing. Video of the full tag is on YouTube. https://youtu.be/3-790hotTpg