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Published: 2013/10/19

Pearl Jam Play Mother Love Bone Material at Brooklyn Show

Photo: Bill Kelly

Pearl Jam played the first of two shows at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center last night. The sold-out, rabid crowd greeted the band to the opening notes of “Pendulum” from their latest album Lightning Bolt released October 15. The band mixed new with old throughout the 33-song set including cuts like “Release,” “Corduroy” and “Given to Fly” along with “Mind Your Manners,” “Sirens” and “Lightning Bolt.” Playing the venue for the first time, Eddie Vedder took a moment to thank Jay-Z early on in the show. The two collaborated at Jay-Z’s Made in America festival on “99 Problems.” As Vedder remarked to the enthusiastic New York City crowd, “we’ve got 99 problems, but a place to play ain’t one of them.”

The hardcore Pearl Jam fan was also treated to one of the band’s oldest collective shows in quite some time as well. “Oceans” and “Release,” both popular openers, were placed in the same set as non-openers for the first time since 1994. In addition to the old originals, Pearl Jam also mixed in a cover of Mother Love Bone’s “Chloe Dancer” and “Crown of Thorns.” Mother Love Bone included Pearl Jam members Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament along with frontman Andy Wood. Wood died in 1990 after a drug overdose. Pearl Jam performs the track “Crown of Thorns” often, while “Chloe Dancer” rarely precedes it.

Be sure to head over to for photos of the show last night. Pearl Jam caps off their Barclays Center run tonight with another sold-out show. Today also marks the 20th anniversary of release of their sophomore album, Vs.

Here’s a look at the setlist from last night:

Pearl Jam, October 18, 2013, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
Lightning Bolt
Mind Your Manners
Why Go
Swallowed Whole
I Am Mine
Given to Fly
Spin the Black Circle
Chloe Dancer
Crown of Thorns
Save You
Let the Records Play
Do the Evolution

Yellow Moon
Sleight of Hand
Just Breathe
Got Some

Second Encore:
Wasted Reprise
Life Wasted
Sonic Reducer

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