July 8, 2024 – Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, ESP

Show at a Glance

  • Number of Songs: 24
  • Show Length: 2:22


Main Set: Oceans, Off He Goes, Daughter/(Rise), Once, Why Go, Scared Of Fear, React, Respond, 1/2 Full, Wreckage, Even Flow, Immortality, Who Ever Said/((I Can't Get No) Satisfaction), Corduroy, Waiting For Stevie, Something Special, Do The Evolution, Rearviewmirror

Encore 1: Smile, Running, State Of Love And Trust, Black, Alive, Rockin' In The Free World, Yellow Ledbetter

Pearl Jam Show Notes 7/8/2024:

Oceans opens night two in Barcelona, a touching nod to the 2018 show, where it was dedicated to a fan named Israel who had passed away. Off He Goes is upbeat and jangly, the crowd clapping along. The Daughter tag is a Public Image Ltd. song called “Rise” (“May the road rise with you/anger is an energy”). 1/2 Full has a unique visual, as the artist Rob Sheridan explained on Instagram (@rob_sheridan):

“I brought a photo to life that [Jeff} had taken at Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia the day before, giving it surreal movement that gradually melts into abstract forms inspired by Gaudi and Dali…as my video dissolved into a haze towards the end of the song [Eddie] took over on some visuals of his own, using his guitar to reflect a beam of light out onto the crowd. It was only noon yesterday when Jeff threw out the idea of using his photo to bring some of the city’s own inspiring texture into the show, and by that evening we had created all this from it.”

Ed sees a fan in the audience who has a sign asking to come on stage and play guitar, and tells a story about a dream he had where he was surfing and the fan and his sign appeared in the dream, exclaiming “I dreamed about you!” He continues, teasing that the fan has to play hard to get now. Mike starts the Even Flow solo with his teeth and then goes down front, letting the front row help out. As the solo finishes, the crowd starts a “whoa, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh” chant and Ed picks up on it, interjecting “…you’re in the band, man!” The crowd continues the chant after the song and Ed joins in with a short improv. Immortality is stellar as always. Who Ever Said returns for the first time this year, a rare Gigaton appearance. Ed does a new intro to Corduroy, strummed with lots of harmonics. Waiting For Stevie returns as well for the first time in Europe. During Something Special, there’s what looks like a serious medical issue in the audience, and the song is stopped for a few minutes while the person is attended to At one point Ed asks if everything is okay and the crowd response is a resounding “no.” It was very hot in the venue as well, perhaps a contributing factor. During a fantastic RVM, everyone drops out and it’s just the crowd propelling the song with their clapping until Jeff comes back in for the finish. After the break, the entire band comes back out for Smile, with dedications shown on the screen in Ed’s calligraphy. After the dedications conclude, the last slide reads:






Ed adds “…ain’t that the truth!” at the end for good measure. Before Black, Ed says “…every face that we can see here, it’s just like an incredible face with an incredible emotion…what have we done in our lives to deserve this, I don’t know…real fucking people, man, real emotion, real faces…you know, I meet people in the street, but they’re not as cool as you, just saying…” Black is once again an outpouring of emotion and intensity, Mike jabbing the headstock of his guitar against his amp and falling to his knees. Openers The Murder Capital join on stage for Rockin’ in the Free World, and the fan from earlier is brought up for Ledbetter, he and Mike work it out and then he plays guitar during the song! Ed thanks the crowd for “this beautiful energy….thank you for directing it our way.”

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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