Pearl Jam Play Special Show in San Diego
Pearl Jam continued their West Coast tour last night with a show at San Diego’s Viejas Arena. Surrounded by friends and family (singer Eddie Vedder spent most of his childhood in San Diego, CA), the band played one of their best shows of the tour that included noteworthy moments on and off the stage.
Beginning with a usual combo this tour, “Pendulum” and “Nothingman,” the group motored through a 34-song set (their second longest of the tour) that included several new cuts from their latest release Lightning Bolt. After a tour debut of the Lost Dogs cut “All Night” as well as fan favorites “Given to Fly” and “Tremor Christ,” Vedder brought a member of the crowd on stage from Manila in the Philippines. The frontman then presented a check to the fan to aid in the recovery effort following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. Pearl Jam then bused into their emotional single, “Sirens,” from Lightning Bolt.
Throughout the night, Eddie Vedder reminisced about his former hometown, dedicating “Spin the Black Circle” to Lou’s Records in San Diego, as well as referencing old clubs he used to frequent to see music. The band continued their show with the live debut of “Sleeping By Myself,” featuring Eddie Vedder on ukelele. Rarities “Severed Hand” and “In My Tree” closed the first encore.
The show closed in grand fashion as the band invited a special guest on stage for their final tune, “Rockin’ in the Free World.” Ray Cameron, 15 year old son of drummer Matt Cameron, took the stage with his guitar in hand to close out the show with his father’s band. Pearl Jam’s tour continues tomorrow night in Los Angeles, CA.
Here’s a look at the setlist from last night:
November 21, 2013
Viejas Arena San Diego, CA
Mind Your Manners
Given To Fly
Spin The Black Circle
Sleight Of Hand
Speed of Sound
Sleeping By Myself
In My Tree
Do The Evolution
Rockin’ In The Free World