March 24, 2018 – Lollapalooza, Autódromo de Interlagos, São Paulo, BRA

Show Notes:

Livestreaming on SiriusXM and local television in Brazil, the final night of the South American tour kicks off with a slow-driving Wash. Early Do The Evolution gets the crowd going. Can’t Deny Me includes an intro referencing the youth-led, gun…

Show Notes: 

Livestreaming on SiriusXM and local television in Brazil, the final night of the South American tour kicks off with a slow-driving Wash. Early Do The Evolution gets the crowd going. Can’t Deny Me includes an intro referencing the youth-led, gun control-focused “March For Our Lives” demonstrations. Ed’s subsequent introduction to Even Flow asserts that the only weapon a young person needs in this world is a “fucking guitar, and a big ol’ fucking amp…like Mike McCready.” Speaking in his trademark broken Portuguese, Ed welcomes friend and original Lollapalooza creator Perry Farrell to the stage, serenading him with a “Happy Birthday” singalong, leading into a pounding cover of  Jane’s Addiction’s “Mountain Song,” with Farrell sharing lead vocal duties with Ed. Pulled Up is played for the first time since 1992, brief yet poignant. Ed dedicates Better Man to Stone for his conservationist work in the Amazonian rainforest. Hold On is played for only the 5th time and the first since 2014. Ed introduces his new, Brazilian-made green guitar before Lukin. Short encore after a long main set. A rushed Ledbetter concludes abruptly to meet the local curfew.

Written by: Jeff Benanto


March 21, 2018 – Estadio Maracaná, Rio de Janeiro, BRA

Show Notes:

Band is in a great mood for the 3rd show of 2018. Release, Low Light and Small Town set the early tone, but after Ed’s brief greeting they kick into high gear with Go, All Night, and Animal. This show…

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Band is in a great mood for the 3rd show of 2018. Release, Low Light and Small Town set the early tone, but after Ed’s brief greeting they kick into high gear with Go, All Night, and Animal. This show is filled with extended jams and many songs are played longer than normal. 1-2-3 punch of Jeremy, Corduroy, and Even Flow punctuates the middle section, giving Mike the spotlight. Jeff leads the outro jam on Immortality. Chad Smith (RHCP) joins the band for the third live performance of new song Can’t Deny Me. The South American crowd puts their stamp once again on Do the Evolution. Ed goes on a delicate improv after We Belong Together during an almost 9-minute Black, with the lyrics:

You’re still in my heart

You’re still here in my heart

I keep you, keep you

Not in a box, not in a box

In my heart

Jeff takes the first 3 solo breaks on Leaving Here, leaving the 4th to Matt. Blood is dedicated to the opening band Royal Blood. It’s all fan favorites to finish off the night, starting with a crowd-heavy Better Man, with some call and response and a snippet of the Ramones “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” before Save it for Later kicks into high gear. Josh Klinghoffer, also from the Chili Peppers, takes Mike’s guitar for Alive and shreds. Chad Smith returns for Rockin’ in the Free World, and Josh gets a little lost on his solo but finds his groove. A Ten-heavy setlist, with 7 songs featured.

Written by: David Ritter


March 16, 2018 – Lollapalooza, Parque O’Higgins, Santiago, CHL

Show Notes:

Corduroy opener sets the tone for a festival-friendly set, headlining the first evening at Lollapalooza. Crowd is phenomenal, jumping and clapping throughout. I Am Mine is on the setlist but Even Flow is played instead. Ed dons a Trump clown…

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Corduroy opener sets the tone for a festival-friendly set, headlining the first evening at Lollapalooza. Crowd is phenomenal, jumping and clapping throughout. I Am Mine is on the setlist but Even Flow is played instead. Ed dons a Trump clown mask during the Another Brick in the Wall tag, subbing out the word ‘teacher’ to shout: “Hey! Gunman! Leave those kids alone,” an allusion to the Parkland massacre. After Got Some, he speaks in Spanish, reading from a notebook: “We’ve spent a week in Chile and we’ve met a lot of cool Chileans, people with smiling eyes, faces and souls. We’re going to play a new song, ‘Can’t Deny Me,’ about united people who have more power than the government. We’ll record during this song to show my country how a large group of very united people with good energy looks like.” Ed comments on the recent nuclear bomb false alarm in Hawaii after Porch, saying “after 20 minutes, they realized it was a false alarm. Our friend Casper was there with his family. It was crazy. I wish for a new leader. Someone we can trust during these crazy times!” Ed improvs during the Sirens ‘reprise,’ singing: “‘Cause’ every one of you/every one of you/is loved in this world/got love in this world/got love to the world.” An array of fireworks are set off during RITFW, highlighting a set full of 90’s favorites.

Written by: Lila Barzegar


March 13, 2018 – Movistar Arena, Santiago, CHL

Show Notes:

The 2018 tour kicks off with an arena show in Chile, serving as a warmup for the Lollapalooza gigs that would follow. The band takes the crowd on an early tour of almost every album, with the first 8 songs…

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The 2018 tour kicks off with an arena show in Chile, serving as a warmup for the Lollapalooza gigs that would follow. The band takes the crowd on an early tour of almost every album, with the first 8 songs coming from 8 different albums. Ed holds the last line in Low Light for a long time to the delight of the crowd. Animal gets the entire floor pogoing and singing along. An extended jam leads into Love Boat Captain. Corduroy has the new middle section and builds to a stellar ending, tons of energy. Ed speaks to the crowd in Spanish, saying that even after all this time his Spanish is still “shit.” Before Mike takes over Even Flow, Ed exclaims “Vamos, Miguel, vamos!” The crowd is on fire during Given to Fly. Eruption is introduced as “a gift for you from Mike…and Eddie.” Can’t Deny Me is debuted, having been released just 3 days prior, and is dedicated (in Spanish) to the Parkland survivors, and Emma Gonzalez in particular. Rare appearance of Around the Bend to begin the encore. After Come Back, a roadie brings out a cake for Jeff’s birthday and ends up getting it in his own face, Jeff only just taking a finger of it. Ed takes a couple of pieces and tosses them into the crowd. Boom and Mike duel back and forth many times during the Crazy Mary jam. Cool moment as the crowd sings the guitar intro to Better Man along with Ed. Mike absolutely wails on an 8+ minute Black and Comfortably Numb. Ed takes a Chilean flag with “Pearl Jam” written on it and drapes it over his monitors during Alive. Last Kiss is for the back, with Ed up on the drum riser behind Matt and the rest of the band making their way behind the stage during the song. After a closing Indifference, Ed thanks the crowd “for being a great wave…we got to surf.”


November 25, 2015 – Simon Bolivar Park, Bogota, COL

Show Notes:

The band’s first ever appearance in Colombia opens with Ed adding some intensity to Pendulum. Mike and Jeff are energized from the start, and do the traditional communion pick swap during the hallelujah chorus of Do The Evolution. On Ed’s…

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The band’s first ever appearance in Colombia opens with Ed adding some intensity to Pendulum. Mike and Jeff are energized from the start, and do the traditional communion pick swap during the hallelujah chorus of Do The Evolution. On Ed’s first attempt at speaking Spanish, before Corduroy, he claims the rest of the band had no idea what he was saying. Corduroy opens with a different, almost harmonic tease intro, and the crowd delivers later with an enormous call and response section in the bridge. I Am Mine has a faster pace to it, followed by Ghost, played for Dimi the Greek, after not taking the request in Rio. After a boisterous Even Flow, Ed makes sure it’s safe for the women in the crowd and makes mention that the stage was bouncing, and since there is nothing connecting the crowd and the stage, he claims that they were moving the Earth! Ed changes the lyrics to White Male Colombian during the Daughter tag. Instead of Untitled leading into MFC, Ed busts out the U2 song “A Sort Of Homecoming,” which has never been played at a PJ show. Ole chants abound when they come back out for the encore, and Ed mentions a man in front, calls him “muy guapo,” and says the way he was smiling he knows it. Around The Bend begins the encore, played for only the 12th time. Later, Ed brings up eliminating violence against women and during Porch, he and Boom leave the stage and return wearing orange t-shirts that read “por una Colombia de libre de violencia contra las muertes” which loosely translates to “for a Colombia free of violence against death.” The entire band returns to the stage wearing the orange shirts in the second encore, and kicks it off with an incredibly emotional Black, Ed telling the crowd to sing towards the sky as he repeats “…esta bien…” During Alive, Ed is thrown a Colombian flag and wraps it around his mic stand. The solo in Rockin’ in the Free World gives Ed another chance to mention violence against women, and the night ends with one last moment for Mike to shine during Yellow Ledbetter, as the crowd continuously chants “ole ole ole” to end the evening.


November 22, 2015 – Estadio Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, BRA

Show Notes:

After an hour delay, Oceans begins but abruptly stops. Ed points to Stone, they converse for a moment, then the song begins again. Matt’s bass drum skin has a picture of the Eiffel Tower in homage to Paris and the…

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After an hour delay, Oceans begins but abruptly stops. Ed points to Stone, they converse for a moment, then the song begins again. Matt’s bass drum skin has a picture of the Eiffel Tower in homage to Paris and the victims of the mass terrorist attacks that took place a week earlier. The crowd embraces Corduroy and sings the bridge back to the band. The crowd offers some assistance to Ed with pronunciation as he speaks after Amongst the Waves. Even Flow wraps up and Ed introduces Mike, Matt and Stone, noting that “Stone wrote that part you are singing along to.” I Want You So Hard by Eagles of Death Metal is played for the 2nd time. Comatose kicks in with a rough start, prompting the band to stop playing, Ed telling the crowd “and then that just happened,” and the song is restarted. Small Town ends with a joyous crowd singalong. Ed notices a man in the crowd holding a sign stating, “It’s my birthday, let me sing a song with you,” and he responds “I saw you three days ago and you had that sign…and four days before that! I wish I was you and everyday was my birthday.” The crowd laughs and cheers as Ed tells the man he will buy him a drink and “discuss this whole singing thing.” Ed then addresses the crowd again in Portuguese, naming couples having anniversaries, and gives a special nod to Jeff and Stone, who have been together longer than anyone. Ed speaks to the crowd about the attacks in Paris and how music can bring joy and help you deal with anger, saying “the fact that this happened during a concert with a great band and great Parisian fans, it hurts us and breaks our hearts to the core.” Ed tells the audience about a long time Pearl Jam fan, Pierre-Antonie Henry, who lost his life during the attack on the Bataclan Theater, “and it broke our hearts even more deeply when we heard someone, a really good man, father of two, great husband, brother, a great son, was always in the front row when we played in Europe,” and dedicates Imagine to him. Ed brings up the birthday guy from earlier to sing the opening of Porch and share his bottle of wine. Better Man ends with Ed tossing his white Gibson guitar into the air and then proceeding to smash it several times on the stage. As the show wraps up with Yellow Ledbetter, a fan tosses a pair of red speedos to the stage. Ed asks if they are for him and places them on his head, then pulls them over his shorts to finish out the performance. 


November 20, 2015 – Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, BRA

Show Notes:

After a long day of rain, most concertgoers were soaked, or at least prepared to be, while donning rain gear. Rumors of the stage being struck by lightning earlier in the evening,but as Pearl Jam enters the stage, the rain…

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After a long day of rain, most concertgoers were soaked, or at least prepared to be, while donning rain gear. Rumors of the stage being struck by lightning earlier in the evening,but as Pearl Jam enters the stage, the rain stops. As an acknowledgment (or maybe an offering, considering), a cover of the Beatles’ Rain opens. Ed seems playful tonight and begins the set playing his vintage Martin 000-15. They transition seamlessly into Sometimes, with impassioned vocals. Playing off the crowd energy after Small Town, Ed rips off his overshirt, and the band throws it down literally and figuratively with a bass-heavy Go. Matt’s drum kit is lit up with an image of the Eiffel Tower as a tribute to the Paris terrorist attacks that took place a week prior. Ed’s voice cracks on Once, but makes up for it by belting out the rest and throwing his mic into the crowd for help on the final chorus. Unusual early Rearviewmirror, with a very short jam and some fumbled lyrics by Ed and impeccable drumming. Stone gets a spotlight and the volume turned up for his groove in Even Flow, Ed making shadow puppets on the side-stage wall, then after the song, grabs a piece of paper and attempts a longer speech in Portuguese bringing attention to the local dam/mining tragedy near Bento Rodrigues, stating “It’s tough when these large companies use and abuse the land just for profit, with no respect for the environment. Accidents that take lives and destroy rivers so they can still profit. We hope and expect them to be punished harshly and never forget the sad disasters they caused.” Before I’m Open, Ed grabs a custom green sparkly guitar and tells the crowd it was a gift “made by one of your countrymen in Brazil…one of my favorite things”. The guitar is inspired by Ed’s black holoflake Telecaster, and made with local wood and hardware by a man dubbed “Sergio Vedder.” Satan’s Bed is “about somebody that I don’t believe in, but it makes for a good song…one thing Satan’s been good for is music like Black Sabbath, Jimmy Page, and Robert Johnson.” Sirens” has some echoing notes at the end and inspires a vow from Eddie to get a fund going for the toxic mine/dam disaster (PJ donates $100,000 to the cause shortly after the show). The mood is lifted from somber to scathing with Do The Evolution, Stone getting the literal spotlight on this and Ed accenting the vocals with guttural bits, high notes and screams. A cover of “I Want You So Hard” by Eagles of Death Metal is debuted as a tribute to the Paris attacks, one of which was during the Eagles of Death Metal performance days prior. Comfortably Numb appears again, having debuted in Porto Alegre. Mike’s solo is tight and Ed salutes the heavens. Ed ties up Black with an eerie, repeated whisper of “hey, hey, it’s okay, it’s okay.” Mike throws in a short tease of Little Wing into the Yellow Ledbetter ending, and the crowd serenades the band with the Ole chant as they exit the stage. Pendulum and Wishlist are on the setlist but not played. 


November 17, 2015 – Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha, Brasilia, BRA

Show Notes:

The third of five shows in Brazil begins with the combination of Release and Wash, incredibly played back-to-back to open a show for the first time since THIS DAY in 1991! Mike’s lyrical solo on the new, extended Corduroy kicks…

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The third of five shows in Brazil begins with the combination of Release and Wash, incredibly played back-to-back to open a show for the first time since THIS DAY in 1991! Mike’s lyrical solo on the new, extended Corduroy kicks the show into high gear. After a couple of Lightning Bolt selections, it’s back to the 90’s for a rare triplet of Brain of J., Tremor Christ, and a soaring In My Tree. Matt shows out near the end of the Even Flow solo, thrashing and pounding away. Some bad weather early in the day means that the Beatles’ Rain makes an appearance, and for only the 6th time. Habit is a standout, Ed growls “speaking as a child of the 90’s…,” fitting for a show heavy on their 90’s output, and the frenetic outro leads Mike to manhandle his guitar to the ground and wrench some otherworldly sounds from it. Ed emerges after the break to comment on the prevalence of mosquitos swarming the stage and audience, saying “I’ve never eaten so many bugs in my life while I have been singing tonight…fuckers!” Interestingly enough, neither Red Mosquito nor Bugs are played. He does proceed to play Bob Marley’s Redemption Song, accompanied by Boom. The Eagles of Death Metal song “ I Want You So Hard” is on the setlist, but scratched, and instead Ed opens the floor to requests, and the band responds with a driving Why Go. Leash follows, also by request, and Ed prefaces it with “you might not know it…WE might not know it…” An expansive Porch closes the encore before they quickly return with Last Exit, Ed exclaiming “Don’t go to bed yet!” over the iconic drum intro. South American favorite Do The Evolution is saved for late, following the crowd-friendly Small Town and Better Man. Boom takes over Crazy Mary, he and Mike trading off playfully until they meet up for a few riffs of Paint It Black, leading to an epic showdown before the song crashes out past the 8-minute mark. 24 of the 35 songs are from the 90’s, with only 6 from the 2000’s.


November 14, 2015 – Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo, BRA

Show Notes:

The band takes the stage less than 24 hours after the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris during an Eagles of Death Metal concert where 89 were killed. Ed is wearing his traditional peace sign shirt, Jeff’s shirt reads…

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The band takes the stage less than 24 hours after the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris during an Eagles of Death Metal concert where 89 were killed. Ed is wearing his traditional peace sign shirt, Jeff’s shirt reads “Unfuck the World” and there’s a picture of the Eiffel Tower drawn with a sharpie on Matt’s bass drum. They open with a soaring version of Long Road that sets the tone for an emotionally charged evening. Following Of the Girl, Ed addresses the crowd in Portuguese. Although later claiming his Portuguese sounds like “pieces of shit,” his words loosely translate to “love goes out to the people in Paris right now, there is healing we need to do together.” A powerful Love Boat Captain follows, with the lyrics being changed to “lost many friends we’ll never know, just only yesterday.” At the end of the song, the crowd sings along with Ed, repeating “love” back and forth. The crowd does a tremendous job of singing the lead guitar parts on Do the Evolution. Ed remarks on the incredible crowd size, saying if the entire band went into the crowd to shake their hands, it would take a few years to complete the job. During Lightning Bolt, the harsh wind and rain and wind forces the GA area to be evacuated. With the conditions being so poor, the crew gets the band to briefly exit the stage so they can lay tarps over the equipment. Ed makes sure the crowd is okay and blames himself for the incident. Without the rest of the band on stage, Ed calls an audible, picking up an acoustic guitar and playing a version of Elderly Woman with a beautiful intro. As the crowd sings along with every word, the rain dies down enough for the band to come back on stage, with Ed saying “come on Mikey, fix this shit!” before a blistering Even Flow. Come Back is another emotional dedication to the Paris attacks. The rain pours down again during Better Man, but the crowd and band play through it with a strong performance. The RVM jam is short but stellar, Matt leading the way. After the break, Imagine, Sirens and I Am Mine continue the theme of healing. During the intro to Porch, Ed plays a bright green guitar that depicts the Brazilian flag, and then later makes his way into the crowd. The crowd sings the guitar melody at the end of Black, and it’s “We didn’t belong together” tonight, Ed adding in the “hey hey, it’s ok” lyrics from Sonic Youth’s Androgynous Mind. Alive, Rockin’ In The Free World and Yellow Ledbetter seemingly end the night, but after the band leaves the stage, Ed calls them back out for one more song, and they treat the crowd to All Along The Watchtower in a 3rd encore to officially close this emotionally charged evening.


November 11, 2015 – Arena do Grêmio, Porto Alegre, BRA

Show Notes:

Release is powerful in the 2 spot tonight, as another loud and boisterous South American crowd is involved right from the beginning. An early Do the Evolution keeps the energy going, and there’s plenty of chanting throughout Corduroy. After a…

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Release is powerful in the 2 spot tonight, as another loud and boisterous South American crowd is involved right from the beginning. An early Do the Evolution keeps the energy going, and there’s plenty of chanting throughout Corduroy. After a very on-point Even Flow, Ed salutes Mike, saying “when he was born from his mother, you know where, he immediately threw his first guitar pick…and when Matt was born, he had his first pair of drumsticks, which must have been very uncomfortable for his mother, Helen…” A very fast Lukin has Ed grasping to keep up the pace. Sirens ends with a speech about records being the very first love of everyone on stage, leading to the duo of Let the Records Play and Spin the Black Circle. Matt outdoes himself during the RVM jam, just an incredible display of prowess. Rearviewmirror ends the blistering first set and gives the energetic crowd a little respite. Hard to Imagine starts a little rocky, but blazes after the first verse. Wishlist starts with the crowd singing in sync with the song. After Glorified G, played for the first time since 2013, Ed speaks in Portuguese to the crowd about how it has been exactly four years since the last time they played there. The crowd also sings happy birthday to Jill Vedder in Portuguese. Ed is handed a phone and the crowd starts chanting “Jill, Jill, Jill!” Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb is debuted after the second break, and it’s tailor-made for Mike to solo into the stratosphere, which he does. Given to Fly is dedicated to Matt, Jeff, and Diane, wherever they are at. Alive includes a “Go Cubs” in the middle from Ed. To cap off the evening, Ed elicits one last “Ole” chant from this fantastic crowd and quotes Smile, saying “…miss you already…love love love.”


November 7, 2015 – Estadio Unico La Plata, Buenos Aires, ARG

Show Notes:

Ed flubs the lyrics of Low Light a bit at the end, but makes up for it with a very extended hold on the last line. The crowd is in full swing with the “Ole” chants following the song and…

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Ed flubs the lyrics of Low Light a bit at the end, but makes up for it with a very extended hold on the last line. The crowd is in full swing with the “Ole” chants following the song and are full-throated during Small Town. The crowd continues, belting out the opening notes to almost every song. This can be heard even during the rather short intro to Mind Your Manners, and Ed joins in. Prior to Stone’s solo in Do the Evolution, Ed tells the crowd, “…you got it, I think you wrote this,” and has the crowd singing back his “yeah, yeah,” pitching his voice high and low to test the crowd’s quality. Following Dissident, the crowd sings “Olé, olé, olé, hola San Diego” prompting Ed to respond “wow, thank you, gracias, gracias.” Even Flow is introduced as “one we played at our first show, which was 25 years ago and one month, and we are here to prove we play it better now than we used to,” with Mike nodding in agreement. Mass chanting along to the beat throughout, and even after the song finishes, causing Ed to offer “I think this crowd is our favorite band.” Grievance is introduced as “this one’s for Seattle.” Throughout the encore break, the crowd continues their own show, chanting and singing. When the band returns, Ed addresses the crowd during the intro of Footsteps: 

May I share something with you? For some of us on the stage and probably some of you out there, it’s just part of life, but for some of us it’s been an incredibly difficult year. With all the many things we are blessed with, each other and the crew, and all the people we know and work with, we lost some people very dear to us this year. There have been times this year when some of us had a very difficult time figuring out even how to live and how to keep living in the absence of these people we cared about so much. I just can’t tell you that to come here you bring such great energy, strength and support…I just can’t tell you how much we appreciate it and never more than now.

Jeff emerges at the end of the show wearing a Fabricio Oberto Argentine National (basketball) team jersey. Before Leaving Here, Ed has the camera show a sign which reads “Ni Una Menos,” which translates to “Not One Less,” a grassroots feminist movement to end gender-based violence which began in Argentina. Ed continues, ”…obviously it’s not a problem here, but if you take this message to other people it is sure something that we support…I mean we support the end of gender-based violence…we call on you to stand up for the women in your lives and everywhere.  Not one less.” To no one’s surprise, the crowd takes over Better Man from Ed. Red Mosquito is introduced as ”Mosquito Roja.” Black is spectacular, an emotional singalong, Ed clapping and bowing to the audience for their effort, they take over the outro of the song, Matt drives Baba O’Riley home before the Indifference finale, with rhythmic clapping as well as the crowd singing the “I will scream my lungs out” line. Before exiting, Ed intimates “It’s changed our lives to get to play for you people.” One of the loudest and best crowds the band has ever played for, a night filled with energy.


November 4, 2015 – Estadio Nacional, Santiago, CHL

Show Notes:

The band returns to South America to a vociferous welcome, as the crowd screams and chants through Pendulum, Release, and Nothingman. Ed briefly stops after Corduroy to ask the band’s head of security, Pete, if everyone in the crowd is…

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The band returns to South America to a vociferous welcome, as the crowd screams and chants through Pendulum, Release, and Nothingman. Ed briefly stops after Corduroy to ask the band’s head of security, Pete, if everyone in the crowd is okay before continuing into Lightning Bolt. Following the song, Ed addresses the crowd in Spanish, explaining that it is the fifth time they have been to Santiago and talks about the crowds singing outside the band’s hotel. He also mentions a local radio station and gives his best impression of their call sign, to much laughter from both the audience and band. More hilarity after Even Flow, as Ed comments that Mike doesn’t speak Spanish, but can play guitar, before Mike makes a small gesture with his hand, to say he knows some Spanish. Upon seeing the hand gesture, Ed says, “I don’t want to know about the size of your penis. Oh, you speak a little Spanish?” Mike then says “Un poquito [a bit]…it covers both things,” which is met by cheering from the crowd, and Ed replies “un poquito is muy bueno” [a bit is very good]. Ed then takes a serious turn by stating many people in Chile have had a difficult year and that “it’s nice to have so many people together so we can try to heal a bit together.” Light Years is dedicated to a couple who had tickets to the show but sadly passed away after a road accident, and to “anyone else who needs it.” Daughter is tagged with an improvisation, with Ed singing “She said no” several times. RVM stretches out to almost 8 minutes. During the break, Ed addresses the crowd in Spanish, thanking the crowd for the invitation to play in Santiago. Returning to English, he dedicates the next song to a couple who met at a show and have now had a baby, offering “…apparently after the show there was a little bit of fucking…enough to have a baby,” and that the band will now play their wedding song, Just Breathe. The audience illuminates the stadium with the lights on their phones for Imagine. U2 deep cut “40” (from 1983’s War) makes its PJ tag debut during Black, Ed repeating “how long…how long to sing this song…” It’s all fan favorites to close out the night, the crowd spurring the band on with “Olé” chants. Before the band leaves the stage, Ed shouts “Viva Chile!” and once again thanks the crowd: “We’ll see you again, thank you so much for coming…thank you.”