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Published: 2013/12/07

Pearl Jam Close Tour With Hometown Show

Pearl Jam’s Lightning Bolt Tour finale came in the form of a 37-song romp at Seattle’s Key Arena. Playing in their hometown for the first time since 2009, the group kicked the evening off with “Pendulum” and “Nothingman,” a popular combo on this tour. Pink Floyd’s “Interstellar Overdrive” once again made it into the set, along with “Corduroy,” “Given to Fly” and newer cuts “Lightning Bolt” and “Mind Your Manners.”

The second half of the main set included a tour debut of “Pilate,” as well as other fan favorites “In My Tree” and “Do the Evolution.” On the 19th anniversary of Pearl Jam’s third album, Vitalogy, the band dug into several cuts from the 1994 classic, including the show opening “Nothingman” and “Corduroy” along with two songs at the end of the set, “Spin the Black Circle” and “Better Man.”

The band’s first encore included some of their rarest tunes, including “Let Me Sleep,” an acoustic tune originally released as a 1991 fan club Christmas single and later re-released on the 2003 Lost Dogs compilation. This was the first performance of “Let Me Sleep” since 10/1/1994. Mother Love Bone’s “Chloe Dancer” and “Crown of Thorns” also made an appearance, as well as “Breath,” which first appeared on the Singles soundtrack in 1992. Pearl Jam moved back into familiar territory for the end of the encore, digging into “State of Love and Trust” and “Porch.”

Thirty songs into the show, the band had seven more left in them, as “Supersonic,” “Got Some,” “Rearviewmirror” and “Alive” got things started in the final encore before the band brought out Mark Arm and Steve Turner of the opening band Mudhoney along with Kim Thayil, guitarist for Soundgarden. Drummer Matt Cameron pulls double duty with both groups, but recently announced he would tour exclusively with Pearl Jam in 2014. The special guests joined the group for a cover of MC5’s “Kick Out the Jams.” Van Halen’s “Eruption” and the finale “Yellow Ledbetter” brought the show, and tour, to a close.

Here’s a look at the full setlist:

Pearl Jam, December 7, 2013, Key Arena, Seattle, WA

Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
Interstellar Overdrive
Lightning Bolt
Mind Your Manners
Given to Fly
Even Flow
In My Tree
Do the Evolution
Unthought Known
Let the Records Play
Spin the Black Circle
Better Man

After Hours
Let Me Sleep
Future Days
Chloe Dancer
Crown of Thorns
State of Love and Trust

Encore 2:
Got Some
Kick Out the Jams (w/Mark Arm, Steve Turner, and Kim Thayil)
Yellow Ledbetter

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