PEARL JAM CONCERT CHRONOLOGY

1992


January 2, 1992 - Salem Armory - Salem, OR, USA

attendance: 3 800 (sold out)
supporting: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana

setlist: -

This show concluded the short Red Hot Chili Peppers/Nirvana/Pearl Jam tour.


January 3, 1992 - RKCNDY - Seattle, WA, USA

setlist: Once, State Of Love And Trust, Even Flow, Garden, Alive, Black, Deep, Why Go, Porch
encore: Jeremy, Breath

This show was originally scheduled for the Seattle Center Arena where Pearl Jam was to open for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but Anthony Kiedis was very ill so the concert was moved to RKCNDY.


January 4, 1992 - P.N.E. Forum - Vancouver, BC, Canada (Canceled)

supporting: Red Hot Chili Peppers

This show was canceled because Red Hot Chili Peppers' singer Anthony Kiedis was sick.


January 17, 1992 - Moore Theatre - Seattle, WA, USA

attendance: 1 350 (sold out)
opening act: Gruntruck

setlist: Release, Even Flow, Once, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, (Suggestion), Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Porch
encore 1: (Outshined), Leash, (I'm Going Crazy), Breath
encore 2: Baba O'Riley

This concert's performance of "Even Flow" was filmed by Josh Taft for the MTV video. Before "Breath" Eddie sings a few lyrics from "I'm Going Crazy", by Smashing Pumpkins. Baba O'Riley", a song by The Who, is played live for the first time.


January 24, 1992 - Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, CA, USA (Rock For Choice Benefit)

attendance: 4 000 (sold out)
supporting: Fugazi, L7
opening acts: Lunachicks, Torture Chorus, Kim Gordon, Alex Winter

setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Once, Porch

A benefit show for abortion rights.


First European Tour - 1992

Pearl Jam begin their first European tour with shows in United Kingdom, Scandinavia, France, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Germany and the added concert in Switzerland.


February 3, 1992 - The Esplanade - Southend, England

attendance: 500 (sold out)
opening act: Chickenhawk

setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Why Go, Jeremy, (Outshined), Leash, Improv, Porch
encore: Release, Breath

After "State Of Love And Trust", someone asks for "Hunger Strike" and Eddie asks, "Mr. Cornell, are you here? If Chris is here, we'll play it". Instead, Stone plays the opening to "Black", but Eddie stops him saying they need to play another first and they go onto "Alive". Eddie notes how he finds it "weird" that people in Europe know the lyrics. After "Jeremy", Eddie says, "Let's play a little Soundgarden", and a few "Outshined" riffs are played. The jam after "Leash" is based on the "Dirty Frank" tune. Coming back for an encore, Eddie gets a little chant going with the crowd, followed by "Release", (strangely) played for the first time as an encore. Before finishing with "Breath", Eddie tells everyone, "Hey, we're gonna do a TV show tomorrow and it might even be live. Is there anyone we should tell to fuck off? We might as well just do it right here".


February 4, 1992 - BBC Television Centre - London, England (The Late Show)


setlist: Alive

Pearl Jam's first TV performance and the band perform a ferocious version of "Alive".


February 4, 1992 - The Borderline - London, England

attendance: 300 (sold out)

setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Porch
encore: Leash, Breath

This show sold out within 24 hours. It was an industry showcase in a tiny venue in the basement of a Mexican restaurant. Unfortunately for their record label, Epic, the expected roomful of journalists and record company execs was augmented by an enormous crowd of "normal" people, fans who had picked up on Pearl Jam from their U.S. exposure. These fans, of course, were not permitted entry. Eddie and Dave did their best to counter the crowd's disappointment by spending most of the evening outside the club, handing out free CDs and autographs. But that did not stop the U.K. music press (who of course got in for free) from savaging Pearl Jam's "attitude toward their fans" the following week.


February 7, 1992 - Kool Kat Club - Stockholm, Sweden

attendance: 700 (sold out)

setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, (Suggestion), Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch
encore: Improv, Garden, (Outshined), Leash

For this show there was no pre-sale tickets, only entrance at the door (which sold out fast). This club at the small island of Strömsborg was usually called Galaxy but on Fridays it was named Kool Kat Club. Jeff had some troubles with his bass after "Even Flow". "Everything OK, Jeff?" Eddie asked, "We can't play without you!". Jeff was pretty pissed off, "We never hire you again!" he screamed to someone backstage. At the end of "Alive", Eddie smashed his microphone stand against the cymbals of Dave's drum. During "Black", Eddie tried to pull Jeff's shorts down. At the end of "Jeremy", Jeff tried to get the attention of the soundman, who didin't noticed him. Jeff walked up to Eddie, took his microphone, and asked the soundman what was wrong with the sound. "Would you take some volume out of the kickdrum, it's fuckin' ridiculous!". Eddie tried to explain to the crowd what was going on, "Take the volume out of the kickdrum in American means we love you!". Mike played the opening of "Why Go" with a bottle of beer while Eddie sang the first part on top of the crowd, and then during "Porch", he again jumped into the audience. After "Porch", Mike smashed his guitar against the ground and the drums. The rest of the band left the stage, but Mike, who was still breaking his guitar, didn't notice. While Pearl Jam was backstage, some roadies were rebuilding Dave's drumkit. Eddie came back on stage first, and told the crowd a story about when he was 16 and wanted to go to Sweden. The crowd started singing "Pearl Jam". "It's our first record, we don't have any more songs, really! Let's make something up! Let's just jam".


February 8, 1992 - Alaska - Oslo, Norway

attendance: 1 400 (sold out)
opening act: The Swamp Babies

soundcheck: Once
incomplete setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, Alive, Porch
incomplete encore: I've Got A Feeling, Baba O'Riley, (Jinx)

The Crown Prince of Norway, Haakon Magnus, is in the crowd with "friends" (lifeguards). Morten Kristiansen, from the Norwegian band Hedge Hog, sings together with Eddie in one chorus of "Even Flow". The opening act, The Swamp Babies, is jamming with Pearl Jam in the encore, playing Tad's "Jinx".


February 9, 1992 - Pumpehuset - Copenhagen, Denmark

attendance: 800 (sold out)
opening act: ?

setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, (Suggestion), State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Alone, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch
encore: (Hunger Strike), Oceans, (Window Paine), Breath, (Outshined), Leash

Due to the popularity of Pearl Jam this show was changed from Musikcafén to the bigger Pumpehuset. Part of the show was broadcast on the radio. After playing "Porch", Eddie jokes, "If you thought this was cool or somethin', don't tell anybody so we can play the same place next time". Nice setlist, with "Oceans" as the first song in the encore.


February 10, 1992 - Virgin Megastore - Paris, France (Acoustic)

setlist: Wash, Alive, Black, Porch

Acoustic performance similar to the Tower Records appearances in 1991.


February 11, 1992 - La Locomotive - Paris, France

attendance: 1 000 (sold out)

setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch
encore: (Suggestion), Breath, I've Got A Feeling

A wonderful show with Eddie feeling chatty. "So there's this big rumor around that we want to clear up right now... we're NOT from Seattle. I just had to say it because if someone else asks me about the "Seattle scene" one more time, I think I'm gonna puke, piss and shit all at the same time". After "Why Go" he quizzes, "Why go home? Cuz I'm in fuckin' Paris, that's why". He makes several comments about being in Paris, including: "If my parents could see me now... cuz I told them to fuck off when I was 15. But Stone... he loved his parents and they loved him back and I bet he's happy to be here, too. After "Suggestion", Eddie snipes, "Mike Tyson's guilty".


February 12, 1992 - Melkweg - Amsterdam, Netherlands

attendance: 500
opening act: The Covenant

setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, (Bad Mouth), Porch
encore: I've Got A Feeling

The stage diving at this show is out of control, with Eddie asking, "So who taught this guy to stage dive feet first?" and "Is this the stage diving Olympics or something?". He lifts Mike atop his shoulders during "Alive". Eddie quietly sings "We belong together... we belong together" at the end of "Black" for the first time. After "Deep", Eddie asks for Chris Cornell to come out onstage (he doesn't). Eddie sings a few lines of Fugazi's "Bad Mouth" before "Porch". On the final notes of "Porch", Eddie falls into the crowd and, in an unusual move, Jeff jumps into the pit! Eddie helps Dave out on drums toward the end of "I've Got A Feeling", which is an incredibly cool, extended (more than 10 minutes!) version. Part of this super show was broadcast on radio.


February 15, 1992 - The Revolver Club - Madrid, Spain

attendance: 500 (sold out)

incomplete setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, Alive/(Yellow Ledbetter), Black, Jeremy, Porch


February 18, 1992 - Sorpasso - Milan, Italy

attendance: 250 (sold out)

soundcheck: Once, Black
setlist: Release, Even Flow, Once, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, (Bad Mouth), Deep, Why Go, Porch
encore: Improv, Jeremy, Breath, I've Got A Feeling, (Hunger Strike), Leash

This tiny, hot, overly packed venue feature an inordinately excited crowd and two ill-placed speakers. Eventually, a couple of fans in the audience "volunteer" to hold onto the speakers to keep them from plunging into the throng. The vibrating during a ripping "Leash" eventually causes one of the speakers to topple but no one is injured. After "State Of Love And Trust" Eddie remarks, "The Marshall is smoking (laughs). It's known to burn up when Michael plays". Before "Deep" Eddie sings a few lines from "Bad Mouth". Concerned about the crowd, he says, "This is a little claustrophobic. This is the biggest place we've ever played!". After "Jeremy" Eddie asks, "Is there a bigger place right around here where we can all go right now to maybe finish this up? Somebody's house maybe?".


February 19, 1992 - Albani Music Club - Winterthur, Switzerland (Acoustic)

attendance: 250 (sold out)

soundcheck: Once
incomplete setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Jeremy, Porch, Garden

Finding themselves in a venue with an extremely tiny stage, Pearl Jam elects to rent acoustic guitars and Dave sets up a kick drum and bongo, going for an acoustic show. The latter part of the set becomes a jam session. Even in this small space, Eddie climbs to the second floor, goes over all of the spectators heads and falls into the crowd on the main floor.


February 21, 1992 - The International 2 - Manchester, England

opening act: Claytown Troupe

setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch

Pearl Jam's tour bus was robbed following this show.


February 22, 1992 - Riverside - Newcastle, England

attendance: 600 (sold out)
opening act: Claytown Troupe

setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, (Glue Man), Deep/(Island Of Souls), Alive, (Hunger Strike), Black, State Of Love And Trust, Once, Porch
encore: My Generation, (Window Paine), Garden, Leash

Part of this show was broadcast on FM radio. Eddie starts off "Oceans" and the rest of the band misses it and he restarts the song. After "Once", the crowd cheers, "jump, jump, jump" and Eddie obliges. Before "Deep", Eddie sings some lyrics of Fugazi's "Glue Man". Eddie inserts the last verse of Sting's "Island Of Souls" into "Deep". Pearl Jam play the full "We belong together" tag at the end of "Black" for the first documented time. A very short version of the Who's "My Generation" is covered by Pearl Jam for the first time.


February 23, 1992 - The Cathouse Rock Club - Glasgow, Scotland

attendance: 400 (sold out)
opening act: Claytown Troupe

setlist: Release, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Once, Porch
incomplete encore: Baba O'Riley

Promoters refused to upgrade the venue due to high demand of Pearl Jam's first Scottish show. Pearl Jam were booked for £300. Eddie dedicates "Why Go" to "those who traveled over 200 miles to be here, now you're here, why go home?".


February 25, 1992 - Rock City - Nottingham, England

attendance: 1 600
opening act: Claytown Troupe

setlist: Wash, Once, (Outshined), Improv, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Improv, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, (Hunger Strike), Porch
encore: Garden, (Bad Mouth), Leash

This show is the day after the extended version of Ten was released in UK.


February 26, 1992 - Edwards No. 8 - Birmingham, England

attendance: 500 (sold out)
opening act: Claytown Troupe

setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, (Hunger Strike), Alive, Improv, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Once, Porch
encore: Garden, Leash

As the band comes on stage to start "Oceans", Someone yells "Put your hair down!" and Eddie responds with "My hair will come down when I'm fuckin' good and ready!". Later, a fan commandeers the mic and blurts "I'm going hungry... hunger strike! Fuck it!". About to tease the Temple Of The Dog song just yet, Eddie quips "Do you know Chris' (Cornell) part? You're not as handsome as Chris, you know that, right?". After "Deep", Eddie sings the first line of "Hunger Strike" for the fan. Lots of crowd surfing and crowd control which was common in the packed '92 European club shows. A nice two-minute jam after "Alive" dedicated to Birmingham included: "We got along in Birmingham (repeated). There coulda been a fight, there coulda been a rumble, but we... we didn't have trouble. We got along in Birmingham". Eddie also makes this, uh, observation: "So God, or Darwin, or whoever the fuck made us, they made us with two eyes, and two arms, and two knees, and two livers" (editor: two livers?). And I wonder why he only gave you one heart. I think about that. And he gave you... he only gave you one penis, too". During "Once", Eddie sings: "I've got nothing to say, but you should say you survived Birmingham". This energetic show ends with "Leash", preluded by "So if you're ready to fuckin' jump up and down like you do, this is your last chance".


February 27, 1992 - Queenshall - Bradford, England

attendance: 300 (sold out)
opening act: Claytown Troupe

setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, Alone, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch
encore: Leash, (We Are The Mods), I've Got A Feeling, My Generation

Eddie notes that his "throat is almost gone... it needs to be kinda singalong with Pearl Jam night...". He tells the crowd the lyrics to "Once" so they can assist. He jokes around about Newcastle vs. Leeds football and Stone says they're gonna create a riot. Eddie asks if they have a fight song. After "Black", Eddie says "this is called time out for the pontiff" as he "anoints" the crowd with bottled water. Later the crowd is yelling "jump, jump, jump!" and Eddie says the crowd would "take off my genitals one by one". Someone gets on stage during the top of the encore and upon asking Pearl Jam to play "Alive" again, Eddie retorts, "This ain't a fuckin' jukebox" and tells him to sing it. Instead, they do "Leash". Afterwards Stone reports, "We only know like one more song", with Eddie repeating the lyrics "We Are The Mods", from a scene in the movie Quadrophenia by "The Who". The crowd begins to chant, leading to an extended "I've Got A Feeling" which turns into "My Generation" once Eddie grabs Mike's guitar.


February 28, 1992 - University Of London Union - London, England

attendance: 600
opening act: Claytown Troupe

setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, (All Right Now), Alone, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, (Outshined), Porch
encore: Leash, I've Got A Feeling/(Atomic Dog)/(Dirty Frank)/(Golden Slumbers)

The show gets off to a rocky start, as Eddie skips a lot of lyrics during "Once" as he's trying to deal with the crowd (saying "fucking cut it out" at one point). After "Even Flow", Eddie sings some lyrics from "All Right Now" by Free. He leads to "Alone" with "So if you've got a heart and give it away and someone breaks it, fuck 'em". After "Alone" are the famous words to crowd surfers: "Hold on one second... see your boots there... the big shiny metal buckles? See these people's heads here, because they are people's heads and these aren't fucking casaba melons. Everybody, it's a beautiful thing when you lie down on top of the crowd looking like Jesus Christ. But I swear all I wanna do is crucify you when I see you smashing peoples heads". There is plenty of interaction with the audience... Eddie being very chatty despite discussing how his throat hurts. One line from "Outshined" is inserted after "Why Go", with Eddie saying he knows people will be at the Soundgarden show: "... someone has to be the organizer here. Somebody has to count 1,2,3 and hello from Pearl Jam". Chris Cornell will blush... down to his bellybutton". He asks for the lights to be turned up for "the last song" and "Porch" is played, with an improvisation about "we would all be strangers in a strange place if it weren't for you". At one point, Eddie climbs the PA stack, jumps to the curtains and swings along the wall using the curtain fabric like vines. Returning for the encore, Pearl Jam pays homage to Brett, the sound guy, talking about how he broke his leg in three places and dislocated his ankle, but make it back for this show. Stone says it happened when he was "fucking Prince Charles" and Eddie jokes "he's a pretty wild guy". The long "I've Got A Feeling" jam includes tags from George Clinton's "Atomic Dog", "Dirty Frank" and ends with the middle verse from The Beatles' "Golden Slumbers". ("Golden slumbers fill your eyes. Smiles awake you when you rise. Sleep pretty darling do not cry and I will sing a lullabye"). Very pretty. Classic show.


March 1, 1992 - Vera - Groningen, Netherlands

attendance: 450
opening act: Captain Nemo

setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Once, Porch
encore: Leash, (Say Hello 2 Heaven), Improv, I've Got A Feeling

Eddie sings a bit of Temple Of The Dog's "Say Hello 2 Heaven" a capella after "Leash" and then queries, "Lemme ask you a question... if you need an abortion, can you get one? Who pays for it?". A rambling improv follows, which leads into "I've Got A Feeling" and Eddie talking with the audience more. At the end of the encore Eddie plays guitar on a Pearl Jam stage for the first time.


March 2, 1992 - Paard - The Hague, Netherlands

attendance: 800 (sold out)

setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, (Suggestion), Alone, Once, (Bohemian Rhapsody), Porch
encore: Garden, Leash, I've Got A Feeling (Dirty Frank/Hunger Strike/Say Hello 2 Heaven/Jane Says)

Eddie has more words for stage divers: "Just a couple of words. In my whole life, I never wanted to be a policeman or anything of authority. But in fact, all my life I've been in a crowd like this, and whenever I was back there and people throw up onto the stage and jumped back off it always looked so cool, but when you are up here, see all these peoples heads being smashed in by boots and stuff, it's really fuckin' ridiculous. Prior to "Black" Eddie notes, "You know, we canceled tomorrow night's show just because I knew I would sing with everything I got tonight... a very good decision I think". "Suggestion" is an extremely rousing version, renamed "Saying No in Den Haag" by Eddie. Stone and Mike sing an ear splitting a capella version of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" before "Porch". Eddie's brother, Jason, jams with the band during a long, lively version of "I've Got A Feeling" including parts of "Dirty Frank", "Hunger Strike", "Say Hello 2 Heaven" and "Jane Says" by Jane's Addiction. Excellent show.


March 3, 1992 - Doornroosje - Nijmegen, Netherlands (Canceled)

Eddie's voice problems caused cancellation of this show.


March 4, 1992 - Tivoli - Utrecht, Netherlands

attendance: 950
opening act: City Pig Unit

soundcheck: Even Flow (x3), Alive (x4), Even Flow (x3), Alive (x2)
setlist: Release, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Once, Improv, Porch
encore: Improv, Alone, (Outshined), Leash, (Hunger Strike), Garden, Improv

Incredible amounts of stagediving at this show cause Jeff to be concerned for his pedals and he warns the crowd to be careful of the equipment. Eddie also expresses some distress: "These heads you see up here... they're human. They break. If you wanna break someone's head, maybe you should do it with your head and not your boots, you pussies!". "Deep" is introduced as "a four-letter word called "Deep"". Eddie's intro to "Alive": "... and maybe, what I think of this song is a world you would be in on MTV or something. No, listen, maybe it feels a little weird for me, cause I am a protector of this song as well, cause it's like as you know, your life. So I hope you listen to it in the right way, and I think live is probably the way". During a short "Sympathy For The Devil" jam, Eddie attempts to cool down the crowd by calling it the "Waterpouring Song" and pours water on the crowd. With the crowd yelling for "Hunger Strike", Eddie asks if there is a "political strike going on in Holland cuz everywhere we go we hear people yelling about a hunger strike". He later treats the crowd to a short version of "Hunger Strike" saying, "I can't wait to tell Chris about that" and plays a little drum solo before "Alone". Eddie tells the crowd he has a new tattoo and now he's a "... walking piece of art. I used to be just a loser". He says he really wants to jump in the crowd but is concerned people will grab his sore, tattooed leg. A super show.


March 5, 1992 - Effenaar - Eindhoven, Netherlands

attendance: 500
opening act: The Covenant

setlist: Release, Even Flow, Why Go, (Glue Man), Jeremy, Leash, Alive, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Once, Porch
encore: (Suggestion), Deep, (Outshined), Garden

The show begins when Eddie shouts, "OK, turn off the fucking music; we are going to play now". Before "Even Flow", Eddie says, "There's a girl here whose mom followed her into the show, just to make sure she is safe!". After "Even Flow", he talks of how they've played in Holland for a few nights and how nice the people are. After "Leash", Eddie says, "Eddie, jump in the audience. That's what they want. I'd love to do that, but I am having a hard time singing... and you can help me... this is one of my favorite things that Stone plays", leading to "Alive". After "Alive", "I am sorry that music has to suffer but it was only just recently that I became one of you. I'm part of the crowd and I care about you and if people are getting hurt, I'm gonna stop, OK? Are you alright? And if they are taken off the stage, please take them gently, sir... even if you're mad" (to security). After "Black", there is a lot of dialogue about someone's lost and found spectacles; how they can "get them back after the show". Eddie says his famous Dutch words: "Ik hou van, jougoedverdoemeik, hou van jou, Godverdomme! ("I love you, goodbye, I love you, God damn it!") leading to "Porch". Great show with a lot of interaction, despite Eddie's sore throat.


March 6, 1992 - Nighttown - Rotterdam, Netherlands

attendance: 500
opening act: Prodigal Sons

setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, (Straight To Hell), State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch
encore: Improv, Garden, (Outshined), Leash, Improv, I've Got A Feeling

Before "Once", Eddie says: "The last few nights a lot of people have been getting hurt and it's taken away from the music. The stage level is right about where peoples' necks are and I'm really nervous that a few heads are just gonna come rolling freely unattached to the stage. Okay? So everybody right here (up front) - an ocean, a sea of people, a sea of waves - is a good thing. Just keep it in the sea - no waves comin' up on stage alright? Are you alright with that? Once upon a time...". After "Even Flow", Eddie sings some lyrics from "Straight To Hell" by The Clash. The whole band is having a great time, with Jeff feeling the bass and Stone bounding across the stage and back. During "Porch" there is no stage dives or rafter climbing from Eddie but we get something better - Mike is soloing like mad and Eddie gently pushes him backwards into the crowd. The fans' upturned hands carry Mike, flat on his back and still ripping a solo, across the first few rows a bit and then gently set him back up on stage. He then destroys his guitar, followed by Jeff explaining, "That was his favorite fucking guitar. His mother gave it to him when he was twelve". At the end of "I've Got A Feeling" the band leaves the stage one by one, and a fan pulled from the crowd is recruited by Eddie to play bass. Eddie gets Mike's guitar and the two "jam" for a minute, facing each other. Eddie takes a Polaroid of the guy in front of the crowd and then the curtain closes to Nirvana's "Lithium". Another wild, fabulous Netherlands show.


March 8, 1992 - Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany

opening act: Sun

setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Improv, Why Go, Porch
encore: Improv, Garden, (Outshined), Leash

Due to the popularity of Pearl Jam this show was changed from Luxor to the bigger Live Music Hall. Tim "Skully" Quinlan, Stone's guitar tech, joins Pearl Jam on guitar during "Even Flow". Jeff is very lively this evening, bounding across the stage a lot and jumping very high on several occasions. Eddie carries Mike on his shoulders during "Garden", singing, "I will walk... with Mike on my shoulders...".


March 9, 1992 - Loft - Berlin, Germany

attendance: 600 (sold out)
opening act: Sun

setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Rockin' In The Free World, (Dirty Frank), Porch
encore: Garden, Leash

First live "Rockin' In The Free World" played by Pearl Jam, with Eddie starting off by saying, "If we're gonna play it anywhere, we should play it here". Returning for the encore, Eddie notes, "Just one thing, so it's clear... we are not the sound of Seattle. There are many sounds of Seattle". During the "Garden" jam, Eddie tells the crowd to pass him to the back and then thanks them when he returns to the stage.


March 10, 1992 - Markthalle - Hamburg, Germany

opening act: Sun

setlist: Release, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Improv, Alive, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Improv, Once, Rockin' In The Free World, Porch
encore: (Suggestion), Improv, Garden, (Outshined), Leash, I've Got A Feeling/(Atomic Dog)

"Rockin' In The Free World" is played with a different, slow intro. After "Leash" the band with crowd sings "Happy Birthday" to Jeff. The "I've Got A Feeling" lyrics are modified to, "Everybody misses Andy, but he is everywhere...".


March 11, 1992 - WOM (World Of Music) - Hamburg, Germany (Acoustic)

setlist: -

We are unsure if this "special concert" + "autograph session" occured but it was advertised together with the German shows.


March 12, 1992 - Batschkapp - Frankfurt, Germany

attendance: 750 (sold out)
opening act: Sun

setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Improv, Jeremy, Once, Alive, (Mr. Grieves), Black, (Where Do The Children Play), State Of Love And Trust, Deep, Rockin' In The Free World, Porch
encore: (Suggestion), Breath, (Outshined), Leash

Eddie comments, "There's a bunch of Americans in the audience. Hope they're not offending anyone... as they are known to do". Before "Jeremy" he says, "They're building Jeff a special bass for this next song and they're almost done with it". He continues to stall by singing a "little song my mom used to sing to me" and sings a song about "killing your neighbors... mommy told me to", and then intros "Jeremy" saying "I wish he would have killed his parents. Then maybe he wouldn't have killed himself". Eddie sings part of "Mr. Grieves" by The Pixies after "Alive". The lead-in to "State Of Love And Trust" is a Cat Stevens song. This show has a great, 7-minute version of "Breath".


March 13, 1992 - Nachtwerk - Munich, Germany

attendance: Approx. 900
opening act: Sun

setlist: Once, Even Flow, Alive, Why Go, Black, Jeremy, Oceans, Porch, Garden, Deep, Release
encore: Leash, (Outshined), State Of Love And Trust, Improv, Rockin' In The Free World, I've Got A Feeling

This is the only concert where all songs on Ten are played straight through in order and Pearl Jam is in a very "up" mood. Eddie even notes when the vinyl gets flipped and side two begins. This is the final European show of this tour and neither the crowd nor the band can seem to get enough tonight.


March 16, 1992 - Kaufman Astoria Studios - New York City, NY, USA (MTV Unplugged) (Acoustic)

soundcheck: Oceans, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Jeremy, Porch
setlist: Oceans, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Jeremy, Porch, Even Flow, Rockin' In The Free World

In a riveting performance, Pearl Jam shows the world that their talent is tremendous and the songs solid, despite the lack of electric guitars (and using rented equipment). "Oceans" and "Rockin' In The Free World" were recorded, but never aired. Mike plays quite a lot of Rolling Stones' "Angie" after "State Of Love And Trust" (during a break) and later, riffs from Deep Purple's "Smoke On The Water" prior to "Rockin' In The Free World". (Pearl Jam MTV Unplugged was originally aired on May 13, 1992).


Spring Tour - 1992

Pearl Jam starts a two-month spring tour of US, including shows with future Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons' band Eleven as an opening act. Some shows at the end of the tour changed date or got canceled.


March 25, 1992 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN, USA

attendance: 1 300 (sold out)
opening act: Eleven

setlist: Wash, (Outshined), Once, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Improv, (Suggestion), Jeremy, Why Go, Porch
encore: Garden, Leash

The electricity temporarily cut out midway through the set.


March 26, 1992 - R&R Station - Madison, WI, USA

opening act: Eleven

setlist: Wash, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Improv, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Once, Porch
encore: Garden, Leash

At one point during the show, Mike silently mumbles on a microphone that Billy Corgan is in attendance. Eddie thinking that the audience doesn't hear him, repeats it and the crowd responds with applause. Corgan doesn't perform, but just hangs out by the side of the stage.


March 27, 1992 - Varsity Theatre - Milwaukee, WI, USA

opening act: Eleven

setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, (Suggestion), Improv, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Once, Rockin' In The Free World, Porch
encore: (Outshined), Leash, I've Got A Feeling/(Dirty Frank)

This show was originally scheduled at Marquette University's Alumni Memorial Union as complimentary (for students), but after the growing buzz with Ten the concert was relocoted to the university's Varsity Theatre. Before "Even Flow" Eddie says "I see a lot of amateur stage divers out here", and then asks the front to be cool - to not get hurt. Beforing asking: "You're ready to kick some ass?" "Let's do this!". Smashing Pumpkins' drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and Eddie's brother join Pearl Jam during "I've Got A Feeling".


March 28, 1992 - Cabaret Metro - Chicago, IL, USA

attendance: 1 100 (sold out)
opening act: Eleven

soundcheck: Jeremy, Deep
setlist: Release, Improv, Even Flow, Rockin' In The Free World, Once, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch
encore 1: Garden, Leash
encore 2: Window Paine, I've Got A Feeling

Part of this show was broadcast on FM radio. Eddie is very upbeat and modifies the "Release" lyrics to, "I am myself in this, your hometown", likely referring to his father's hometown (Chicago). He notes, "The person the next song is written about is here tonight" before an incredible "Why Go". Billy Corgan (wearing a dress), Jimmy Chamberlin and D'arcy Wretzky from Smashing Pumpkins join Pearl Jam for "Window Paine" and "I've Got A Feeling". Members of U2 were at the show this night, sizing Pearl Jam up as possible tour openers in Europe, and they met up with the band after the show.


March 30, 1992 - Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH, USA

attendance: 1 250 (sold out)
opening act: Eleven

setlist: Wash, Once, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch
encore: Garden, Leash


March 31, 1992 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH, USA

attendance: Approx. 700
opening act: Eleven

setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch

Pearl Jam were booked for only $1 000.


April 2, 1992 - Peabody's Down Under - Cleveland, OH, USA

attendance: 520 (sold out)
opening act: Eleven

setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Rockin' In The Free World, Porch
encore: Garden

This show was originally booked at the Empire. Pearl Jam had promised to come back for a makeup show after they had to cancel two headlining shows in Cleveland (Empire - July 20, 1991 and Peabody's Down Under - October 23, 1991). Larry Collins, the longtime Cleveland concert promoter, booked Pearl Jam at Peabody's Down Under. Collins says he half expected them to cancel, given their newfound stardom. "But the band promised to do the show and they honored the commitment," he says. "They were Mensches!". Collins remembers Eddie crawling on the bar's overhead pipes during one particularly crazy segment, which freaked him out a bit because the pipes were old, full of raw sewage and not really made for that sort of thing. Pearl Jam blew that little room away with a passion and fury that left the crowd frenzied and spent.


April 3, 1992 - Saint Andrew's Hall - Detroit, MI, USA

attendance: 1 000 (sold out)
opening act: Eleven

setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Dirty Frank, Once, Porch
encore: Garden, Leash, I've Got A Feeling, Rockin' In The Free World


April 4, 1992 - Concert Hall - Toronto, ON, Canada

attendance: 1 200 (sold out)
opening act: Eleven

setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Once, Improv, Porch
encore: Breath, (Outshined), Leash

During "Porch", Eddie climbs up onto the balcony and starts working his way all the way around the venue on the edge of the balcony. About 3/4 of the way around, two security guards grab him and pull him off the edge. They don't realize who he is, thinking he is a fan climbing. When they realize their error, they let him go. Eddie stands on the edge of the balcony and then drops down onto the crowd below... quite a drop but they catch him! Then he "swims" to the stage, picks up the mic and says, "I can do... whatever the fuck I want!". Eddie welcomes Henry Rollins to the stage - and Eric Johnson comes on, dressed as "Henry" - and sing "Happy Birthday" to Mike. "Henry" has a huge happy face drawn on his back with magic marker.


April 6, 1992 - Cumnock Hall - Lowell, MA, USA

opening act: Eleven

setlist: Oceans, Improv, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Once, Porch
encore: Garden

"Oceans" has an unusual improv ending. Acoustics are bad and after "Black" Eddie says, "I know this ain't the greatest room, Brett (Eliason, sound engineer). But come on, can't you do something? I wasn't gonna say anything, but these people here came to like see and hear a show. It just sounds like fuckin' crap! By the way, happy birthday you fart, you shithead". Then he sings, "Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, the room it sounds great (sarcastically), happy birthday to you".


April 7, 1992 - Student Union Ballroom @ Umass - Amherst, MA, USA

opening act: Eleven

setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, (Suggestion), Jeremy, Why Go, Porch
encore: Garden, Leash


April 8, 1992 - Axis Club - Boston, MA, USA

attendance: 750 (sold out)
opening act: Eleven

setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, Improv, State Of Love And Trust, Once, Porch
encore: (Suggestion), Garden, (Outshined), Leash

Packed to the rafters, Jeff threatens to hurt someone if the equipment is destroyed. Eddie comments that the band saw the Boston Celtics play that night and "I just want to say... that the Chicago Bulls suck". "Dirty Frank" is on the setlist but not played.


April 10, 1992 - Trocadero Theatre - Philadelphia, PA, USA

attendance: 1 200 (sold out)
opening acts: Eleven, Pond

setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, (Release), Alive, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Once, Porch
encore: Garden, Leash, Rockin' In The Free World

Eddie sings two lines of "Release" a capella before "Alive" and during Mike's solo at the end he strips off his shirt and dives into the crowd. Eddie says the band was thinking about moving to Philadelphia, sick of all the Seattle hype, and Jeff adds, "That's only because [Charles] Barkley lives here". Eddie starts asking for Sir Charles, saying he's on the list that night. The fans shout out, "1,2,3,4!" for the start of "Porch". Eddie scales a wall during the jam and edges his way along the balcony. He makes his way to the other side, where he falls backwards (a la the "Even Flow" video) into the waiting crowd's hands, who carry him back to the stage just in time for the end of the jam section. During "Leash", Eddie scales a crew member wearing a cape and hat and sings second half of the song from atop his shoulders. Fantastic show.


April 11, 1992 - NBC Studios - New York City, NY, USA (Saturday Night Live)

soundcheck: Alive x 2, Porch x 2
setlist: Alive, Porch

A very enthralling TV performance. The band also appear briefly in a Sharon Stone skit.


April 12, 1992 - Limelight - New York City, NY, USA

attendance: 2 500 (sold out)
opening act: Eleven

setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, (Suggestion), Deep, Alive, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Once, Porch
encore: Leash, Rockin' In The Free World, I've Got A Feeling, Release

Eddie drums briefly before "Leash". Typically an opening song, "Release" closes this show in an unusual fashion.


April 13, 1992 - Ritchie Coliseum - College Park, MD, USA

attendance: 1 100 (sold out)
opening act: Follow for Now

setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch
encore: Garden, (Outshined), Leash, Rockin' In The Free World


April 15, 1992 - 1313 Club - Charlotte, NC, USA (Canceled)

opening act: Follow for Now

This show reportedly sold out in three days. Fans were given a refund since Pearl Jam didn't play due to Eddie's laryngitis. Follow for Now did play, with Jeff and Stone in attendance at this old warehouse.


April 16, 1992 - Legion Field - Athens, GA, USA

attendance: 4 000
opening act: Follow for Now

incomplete setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Wash, Porch, Rockin' In The Free World, Alive

This show was nearly canceled due to Eddie's voice problems. Eddie tells the crowd they will have to help him with the singing because his voice is shot. The show opens with a long version of "Oceans". However, he performs like a maniac, hurling himself in the crowd and walking across people's hands to the back soundboard (Legion Field is an outdoor venue) during "Porch", surfing back to the stage. The set closes with "Alive" with members of Follow for Now (a local Athens band similar to Living Colour) joining Pearl Jam. An epic performance with the crowd in a frenzy for the entire show.


April 17, 1992 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA, USA (Canceled)

opening act: Follow for Now

This sold out show was canceled due to Eddie's voice problems.


April 19, 1992 - Starplex Amphitheatre - Dallas, TX, USA (Edgefest)

attendance: 20 000
incomplete setlist: Even Flow, Deep, Alive

Dramarama headlined the first Edgefest at Pearl Jam's request. George Gimarc, Edgefest co-founder, says Eddie Vedder was worried folks would leave before the band played.


April 20, 1992 - Tipitina's - New Orleans, LA, USA

attendance: 1 000 (sold out)
opening act: Follow for Now

setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Improv, Once, Porch
encore: Improv, Garden, Baba O'Riley, Rockin' In The Free World

Eddie remarks, "So these are the fancy seats. You guys don't sweat as much up there, huh? I got nothin' against you, but these people down here would probably call you pussies. But then again, let's not be separatists... we're all people, right?". Then he references a kid named "Eric" who was too young to get in and tells the crowd to yell hi to Eric. "Skully" is wished a happy birthday and the crowd is invited to meet the band later for a birthday party. "Baba O'Riley" sounds pretty rough still.


April 22, 1992 - Jannus Landing - St. Petersburg, FL, USA

attendance: 1 400 (sold out)
opening act: Follow for Now

setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Once, Porch
encore: Garden, Leash, Rockin' In The Free World


April 23, 1992 - Cameo Theater - Miami, FL, USA

attendance: 1 200 (sold out)
opening act: Follow for Now

setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch
encore: (Suggestion), Leash, Rockin' In The Free World


April 24, 1992 - The Edge - Orlando, FL, USA

attendance: 1 600 (sold out)
opening acts: Follow for Now, Slow

setlist: -


April 25, 1992 - Nite Owl - Pensacola, FL, USA (Canceled)

opening act: Follow for Now

Canceled due to Eddie's voice problems.


April 28, 1992 - City Coliseum - Austin, TX, USA

attendance: 3 000 (sold out)
supporting: Soundgarden
opening acts: Swervedriver, Monster Magnet

incomplete setlist: Oceans, Why Go, Alive, Porch


April 29, 1992 - Bronco Bowl - Dallas, TX, USA

attendance: 2 525
supporting: Soundgarden
opening acts: Swervedriver, Monster Magnet

setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Improv, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch
encore: (Suggestion), Rockin' In The Free World


April 30, 1992 - The Unicorn - Houston, TX, USA

supporting: Soundgarden
opening acts: Swervedriver, Monster Magnet

setlist: Wash, Once, (Suggestion), Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Improv, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch
encore: Improv, Leash

Toward the end of "Porch", the show is stopped when someone in the crowd appears to be injured and paramedics are called for.


May 2, 1992 - Companile Hill - Lawrence, KS, USA (Day On The Hill)

attendance: Approx. 18 000
opening acts: Tribe After Tribe, Let's Go Bowling, Zoom, Trademark

setlist: Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, (Hard To Imagine), Alive, Improv, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Once, Porch
encore: (Suggestion), Garden, Leash

This Student Union Activities-sponsored outdoor event was free. SUA student advisor Susan Hoffman: "When we booked that show in January, 1992, Pearl Jam had one song ("Alive") that was hitting the charts. But by May, they were huge".


May 3, 1992 - Ranch Bowl - Omaha, NE, USA

attendance: 400 (sold out)
opening act: Tribe After Tribe

setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Improv, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Improv, Porch
encore: Garden, Rockin' In The Free World

After "Garden", the band sings "Happy Birthday" to Smitty. Eddie also says something about autographing some carrots for the crowd: "Pearl Jam... the band with a message. Stay healthy. Eat your carrots". The Ranch Bowl is actually a large bowling alley with a music club and outdoor patio.


May 5, 1992 - Glenn Miller Ballroom - Boulder, CO, USA

attendance: 1 450
opening act: Tribe After Tribe

soundcheck: Even Flow, Release
setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Improv, Once, Improv, Porch
encore: (Suggestion), Garden, Leash, Rockin' In The Free World


May 6, 1992 - Utah Fairstate Park Coliseum - Salt Lake City, UT, USA (Canceled)

opening act: Tribe After Tribe

This show was canceled for "unspecified reasons".


May 7, 1992 - Gallatin County Fairgrounds - Bozeman, MT, USA

attendance: 800 (sold out)
opening act: Tribe After Tribe

soundcheck: Jeremy
setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Porch
encore: (Suggestion), Garden, Rockin' In The Free World

An enthusiastic performance with Jeff's family in attendance. A bit of Seal's "Crazy" is heard before "State Of Love And Trust". Jeff steps up to the mic at the start of the encore and thanks everyone for coming. "Porch" is particularly rocked out and jammy, with Eddie asking the crowd to sing the start of the song, which they do, perfectly. "Rockin' In The Free World" has an unusual intro. Mike pulls the strings off one guitar and two others are tossed to the crowd.


May 9, 1992 - Mesa Amphitheatre - Mesa, AZ, USA

attendance: 4 950 (sold out)
opening act: Tribe After Tribe

setlist: Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, (Suggestion), Leash, Alive, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Improv, Once, Porch
encore: Garden, Rockin' In The Free World

Tickets for the show were $10, which sold out about a week before the show. Jeff watches Tribe After Tribe's opening set from the side of the stage. Pearl Jam's intro music is "By The Time I Get To Arizona" by Public Enemy. Eddie mentions voting for Martin Luther King Day during their set.


May 10, 1992 - Iguanas - Tijuana, Mexico

attendance: 1 000 (sold out)
opening act: Tribe After Tribe

setlist: -


May 12, 1992 - Ventura Theater - Ventura, CA, USA

attendance: 1 200 (sold out)
opening act: Tribe After Tribe

setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Improv, Porch
encore 1: (Suggestion), Garden, Rockin' In The Free World
encore 2: Footsteps

Eddie intros "Footsteps": "I wrote this a long time ago to their (Stone & Jeff's) music. There was "Alive", and then "Once", and then this song, and we didn't play it together until last night, and it kinda came out good so we're gonna try to play it right now...".


May 13, 1992 - Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, CA, USA

opening acts: Tribe After Tribe, Rage Against the Machine

setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Improv, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Improv, Once, (Crazy), Porch
encore: Garden, Rockin' In The Free World

"Crazy" is a Seal song. Jerry Cantrell from Alice In Chains joins Pearl Jam in "Rockin' In The Free World".


May 15, 1992 - The Warfield - San Francisco, CA, USA

opening acts: Tribe After Tribe, Rage Against the Machine

setlist: Wash, Once, Improv, Even Flow, (Open Letter To A Landlord), State Of Love And Trust, Alive, (I Can't Explain), Black, Deep, Jeremy, (Sympathy For The Devil), I've Got A Feeling, Why Go, Porch
encore: Leash, Rockin' In The Free World

The "special guest" Rage Against the Machine is misspelled as "Race Against the Machine" in one ad. A very nice, unusual set including lots of covers and improvs and Pearl Jam in a great mood. "I Can't Explain" is a The Who song. Corey Glover, Living Colour's singer, join Pearl Jam for "Rockin' In The Free World". (Eddie gives Living Colour a little nod earlier in the show inserting the first couple of lines from "Open Letter To A Landlord" before "State Of Love And Trust", quite nice!).


May 17, 1992 - The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA, USA (Canceled)

This show was canceled because of Pearl Jam's decision of instead playing at Roseland Theater in Portland.


May 17, 1992 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR, USA

attendance: 1 400 (sold out)
opening act: Tribe After Tribe

setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Improv, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Improv, Once, Porch
encore 1: (Suggestion), Garden, (Outshined), Leash
encore 2: Angel, Rockin' In The Free World

Just before "Porch", Pearl Jam sings "Happy Birthday" to Dave, with a few opening bars of "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" played before. Eddie starts chatting after "Leash"... stuff about great audience, really nice to them, etc. Then he says, "It's Dave's birthday and he's gonna play guitar for the first time in front of people ever... and usually when we play, I just let people know what's on my mind cuz, I dunno, it usually takes over. Tonight also is like the night that me and my girlfriend have been together for eight years. It's serious. It's probably the sole reason that I'm alive. But, ah, that's why I wanna stick around on earth. I don't ever wanna be an angel or nothin'. I wanna be right here with her and, ah, so let's try this song". Dave plays guitar while Eddie sings "Angel". This is the first, of only a few times, that "Angel" is played live.


May 18, 1992 - Plaza Of Nations - Vancouver, BC, Canada

attendance: 4 500 (sold out)
opening acts: Tribe After Tribe, Mystery Machine

incomplete setlist: Oceans, Once, Alive, Black, Why Go, Even Flow

Originally scheduled for May 21, 1992 at the Commodore Ballroom, this show changed date and venue due to high ticket demand. The band threatens to quit midway through the set when Stone is hit twice by shoes being thrown.


May 19, 1992 - The Met - Spokane, WA, USA (Canceled)

This show was an early booking that later got canceled.


May 23, 1992 - Gas Works Park - Seattle, WA, USA (Canceled)

Pearl Jam planned this free Rock the Vote show only to have their permit dismissed three days earlier by city officials expressing concerns over crowd control issues. Officials felt that the park wasn't large enough for the crowd (20 000 or more fans were expected) that would come and that opening act Seaweed was a punk band which would attract an "undesirable" crowd. Unable to reschedule, the band set up skateboard ramps and Eddie showed up, apologizing and chatting with fans, and partying and jamming with members of Seaweed and Seven Year Bitch, who did perform. This show was eventually rescheduled at Warren G. Magnuson Park on September 20, 1992.


European Summer Tour - 1992

This tour included both festival shows and headliner concerts, with dates in Germany, England, Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, France, Sweden and Denmark. The band canceled its remaining European dates after an appearance at the Roskilde Festival on June 26 due to a confrontation with security at that event as well as exhaustion. Regarding the situation, Jeff said, "We'd been on the road over 10 months. I think there just came a point about half way through that tour it was just starting to get pretty intense. I mean just being away from home, being on the road all the time and being lonely or being depressed or whatever".


June 5, 1992 - Nürburgring - Nürburg, Germany (Rock Am Ring Festival)

setlist: Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Once, Porch
encore: (Suggestion), I've Got A Feeling, Rockin' In The Free World


June 6, 1992 - Finsbury Park - London, England (In The Park 92 Festival)

setlist: Wash, Once, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Even Flow, Porch
encore: Rockin' In The Free World

Amazing version of "Black". "Even Flow" is dedicated to Dee from L7 as she "... hasn't had her period for nearly two months". Lyrics are modified to "... pillows made of Tampax". Eddie encourages the crowd to tape shows. Hopping into the crowd during "Porch", Eddie barely makes it back to the stage as security mistakes him for a stagediver.


June 8, 1992 - Megaland - Landgraaf, Netherlands (Pinkpop Festival)

attendance: 55 300 (sold out)

setlist: Even Flow, Why Go, (Rain), Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, Leash, Once, Porch, (Suggestion)/(Pulled Up), Rockin' In The Free World

Pearl Jam's largest live audience yet. The show was broadcast on Dutch TV. "Rain" is a The Beatles tune. "Pulled Up" is a Talking Heads cover, perhaps a mini-tribute to David Byrne, who also played at this festival. During "Porch" Eddie climbes onto a camera crane - before undertaking a death defying dive into the crowd. Possibly the most viewed Pearl Jam show on YouTube. Legendary show.


June 10, 1992 - Kongresszentrum - Stuttgart, Germany

opening act: Eleven

setlist: Release, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Improv, Once, Porch
encore: (Suggestion), Garden, (Outshined), Leash, Rockin' In The Free World


June 11, 1992 - Grosse Freiheit 36 - Hamburg, Germany

opening act: Eleven

setlist: Footsteps, Once, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, Improv, Even Flow, Porch
encore: Garden, Rockin' In The Free World


June 13, 1992 - Freilichtbühne Wuhlheide - Berlin, Germany (Go Bang! Festival)

setlist: Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, Leash, Improv, Once, Porch

A hot and dusty arena with a core of fans moshing in front of the stage - the rest of the audience is clearly there to see Sisters Of Mercy and Bad Religion. Pearl Jam is seemingly upset about the fact that there is a huge gap between the crowd and the stage. Eddie tries to make up for it by leaving the stage multiple times and doing really long and wild crowdsurfs. Eddie does the "I'm Not Crazy" improv before "Once". During "Porch" Eddie climbs the very high light scaffolding and dances. A furious and breathtaking performance.


June 14, 1992 - Klöckner-Gelände - Bremen, Germany (Go Bang! Festival)

setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Once, Porch
encore: Leash, (Invisible Sun), Rockin' In The Free World

This festival was originally scheduled at Schlossparkbad. A snippet from The Police's "Invisible Sun" was played at the start of "Rockin' In The Free World".


June 15, 1992 - Serenadenhof - Nuremberg, Germany

opening act: Eleven

setlist: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Improv, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch
encore: (Suggestion), Leash, Rockin' In The Free World

Eddie makes many references to the fact that he wishes this venue was smaller.


June 17, 1992 - City Square - Milan, Italy

opening act: Eleven

setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, State Of Love And Trust, Improv, Black, Alive, Improv, Once, Footsteps, (Three Little Birds), Deep, (When The Saints Go Marching In), Porch
encore: (Suggestion), Garden, Rockin' In The Free World

There is much audience confrontation/interaction at this show. Apparently some members of the audience are displeased and want refunds. Eddie replies, "That's OK ... we'll give it to you twice back". After "Footsteps" Eddie sings a bit from Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds". Before "Porch" Stone plays some riffs from "When The Saints Go Marching In". This show was broadcast on Italian TV.


June 18, 1992 - Volkshaus - Zurich, Switzerland

attendance: 500
opening act: Eleven

setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, State Of Love And Trust, Improv, Black, Alive, Improv, Once, Footsteps, Deep, Leash, (Shower The People)/(Brass In Pocket), Porch
encore: (Suggestion), Garden, Rockin' In The Free World

Pearl Jam is in a good mood and Eddie recalls last time when they played in Switzerland in a very small place with no amps and how cool it was. The "Mamasan trilogy" is performed and explained as follows: "The next three songs... we've never really played them together, but they go together. It's all one story. You wanna hear about it? I haven't told anybody about this before. I don't wanna ruin any interpretations of the songs that you have, but it's about incest and it's about murder and all those good things. And if you can picture it in your mind, the third song takes place in a jail cell so this is our own little mini-opera here..." and "Alive" is played. The second song of the trilogy is a raging version of "Once". And just before "Footsteps", Eddie says: "So this is act three". "Shower The People" is a James Taylor cover. "Brass In Pocket", is a The Pretenders song with the lyrics revised a bit. ("I'll kick the fuck outta you... I don't give a fuck"). Eddie refers to "Suggestion" as, "... the same song my dad used to sing to me when he beat me". A great show featuring an excellent version of "Porch".


June 19, 1992 - Rockhaus - Vienna, Austria

opening act: Eleven

setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, State Of Love And Trust, Black, Alive, Improv, Once, Footsteps, Deep, Improv, Leash, Porch
encore: Garden, Rockin' In The Free World

The "Mamasan trilogy" appears again, broken with an unusual jam after "Alive" along the lines of "... everybody's somebody in here... I'm not crazy... just a little bit". Eddie talks about how someone who was interviewing him said he thought that fans didn't listen to lyrics and that Pearl Jam could just sing "blah blah blah" and the crowd would like it. Eddie says he doesn't believe that and would never sing "blah blah blah". A cute improv surfaces after "Deep": "You can do what you want to, don't tell me what I must do... I guarantee I'll do the opposite... don't tell me... I'll say fuck you".


June 22, 1992 - Élysée Montmartre - Paris, France

opening act: Eleven

setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Improv, Why Go, Jeremy, State Of Love And Trust, Black, Alive, Once, Footsteps, Deep, Leash, Porch
encore: Improv, Garden, Rockin' In The Free World

The "Mamasan trilogy" is played in order.


June 25, 1992 - Moderna Museets Trädgård - Stockholm, Sweden

attendance: 1 500 (sold out)
opening act: Eleven

pre-set: Redemption Song (Eddie solo), Driven To Tears (Eddie & Dave), Throw Your Arms Around Me (Eddie & Dave)
setlist: Even Flow, Once, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Improv, Black, (Help Me Rhonda), Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Improv, Porch
encore 1: (Suggestion), Garden
encore 2: Leash, I've Got A Feeling/(Dolly Dagger)/(Three Little Birds), Rockin' In The Free World
encore 3: Release, Footsteps

This show, originally scheduled for the Melody Club, was changed to this outdoor venue due to the current popularity of Ten. With the opening act's (Eleven) tour bus collapsing on the road to Stockholm, Eddie asks the promotor "if it's OK that he opens with a 20 min acoustic pre-set". Of course no problem! Starting out, Eddie plays Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" solo. Eddie is very chatty with the audience, beginning by saying, "Today it just feels good... a fast one or a slow one?", and now joined by Dave on drums, play the Police' "Driven to Tears". Then, "...this is a song about summer and outdoors" and playing the Hunters & Collectors tune, "Throw Your Arms Around Me". After the other Pearl Jam members take the stage, "Let's just have fun tonight" intro's a ripping "Even Flow". Eddie spies someone taping in the audience and remarks, "This guy's making a tape recording... everybody be careful... don't make too much noise. No keep it out. I like that idea. He's OK. Let him tape the show, yeah... we wanna remember this, right?". A lot of stuff is being thrown on stage during this show. After "Once", Ed, being hit by a shoe, becomes angry, and holds the shoe up, and smiles, fills it with his beverage and drinks from it. Wiping the drops away from his mouth, he says, "I'm crazier than any of you fucks" (turning a stupid incident into something good). Then he says, "This song is called... what's it called?" and he passes the mic out to the audience and some guy repeats, "I'm crazier than you... fuck you!" several times, and then "State Of Love And Trust", which they plays next! Eddie sings "Help me Rhonda. I'm in too deep", as a lead-in to "Deep". Pearl Jam is upset that this show was for 18+ ages only and later Eddie comments, "You know of this thing, Roskilde? We're playing there tomorrow. After this, I feel like saying "fuck it, let's just play here again". "This is the size! It's outdoors... this is as big as it needs to get... next time it will be at this place, it will be all ages and it will be cheaper than it was today. This was bullshit and I don't dare say that unless I plan to live up to it so we will live up to it. We'll see you there then, OK?". "Release" is played because they "forgot to play it earlier" and "Footsteps" is started with the lyrics to Temple Of the Dog's version ("Times of Trouble") and then Eddie explains the origin of the song and they restart it. So sad that this very happy night was marred by some of the band's personal items being stolen backstage as they played.


June 26, 1992 - Roskilde Dyreskueplads - Roskilde, Denmark (Roskilde Festival)

attendance: 64 500

setlist: Redemption Song (Eddie solo), Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State Of Love And Trust, (Improv), Once, Porch

Eddie plays Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" solo before the rest of the band come on stage. Noting the huge crowd, Eddie jokes, "I made a mistake... I thought "Roskilde" meant "small club"... I fucked up". After a fan makes it to the stage, stage dives and begins getting beaten by security, band members and Eric Johnson (Pearl Jam's tour manager) jump into the audience to assist. Security doesn't seem to recognize the band and they have difficulty returning to the stage, which is fairly far from the crowd. Eddie is clearly pissed and says next time they will pass out photos to security.


June 27, 1992 - Runsala - Turku, Finland (Ruisrock Festival) (Canceled)

This festival show was canceled.


June 28, 1992 - Kalvøya - Bærum, Norway (Kalvøya Festivalen) (Canceled)

This festival show was canceled.


June 30, 1992 - Brixton Academy - London, England (Canceled)

opening act: Eleven

This concert was canceled.


July 1, 1992 - London Astoria - London, England (Canceled)

opening act: Eleven

This concert was canceled.


July 3, 1992 - Peninsula Of Lake Malsaucy - Belfort, France (Eurockéennes Festival) (Canceled)

This festival show was canceled.


July 5, 1992 - Werchter Festivalpark - Werchter, Belgium (Rock Werchter Festival) (Canceled)

This festival show was canceled.


Lollapalooza Festival Tour - 1992

Pearl Jam begins its stint on the second Lollapalooza Festival alongside Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ministry, Ice Cube, Soundgarden, The Jesus and Mary Chain & Lush. For the next two months, the fest wound its way across the entire country and some parts of Canada, hitting the Midwest, snaking over to New England, New York, then diving down South and shooting back over to California. For many teenagers, this it not only their first Pearl Jam show but also their first experience at a rock festival, and the band's electrifying performances make a profound impression. And with Pearl Jam usually slated second on the all-day bill, band members get to spend copious amounts of time watching the other musicians and enjoying the camadiere. In particular, Eddie cements a quick bond with the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow at the second stage, often participating in an onstage stunt drinking "bile beer".


July 18, 1992 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 18 000 (sold out)

setlist: State Of Love And Trust, Why Go, Once, Alive, Even Flow, Jeremy, Deep, Porch


July 19, 1992 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 18 000 (sold out)

setlist: Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, Once, Porch

"Deep" is dedicated to the "photographers who have to leave now". (Professional photographers are typically only allowed to take photos for the first three songs). On setlist but not played: "Rockin' In The Free World".


July 21, 1992 - Thunderbird Stadium - Vancouver, BC, Canada (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 30 000 (sold out)

setlist: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, Once, Porch

This show sold out in three days. A very intense performance with the highlight during "Porch" to close the set. Eddie climbs the scaffolding to the side of the stage and dives into the crowd and the whole stadium goes crazy!


July 22, 1992 - Kitsap County Fairgrounds - Bremerton, WA, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 25 000 (sold out)

setlist: Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, (Suggestion), Deep, Alive, Black, Once, (Eleanor Rugby), Porch, Rockin' In The Free World

"Be careful. This ain't a football game", Eddie warned, as the crush below him intensified. Eddie sings a line from The Beatles "Eleanor Rigby" before "Porch" (All the lonely people, where do they all belong..."). During Soundgarden's set, Eddie joins in singing back-up vocals on "Outshined" from a mic beside the drumkit.


July 25, 1992 - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre - Denver, CO, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

setlist: Once, State Of Love And Trust, Even Flow, Jeremy, Why Go, Alive, Porch, Rockin' In The Free World

"Why Go" and "Alive" possibly out of order. "Once" includes the tag "I got nothing to say... (but) this should be one big pit" reacting to the decent size crowd so early in the day's lineup. During "Porch", Eddie climbs the scaffolding. He also informs the crowd that they should "smoke pot, but don't do heroin".


July 27, 1992 - Riverport Amphitheatre - St. Louis, MO, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 20 000 (sold out)

setlist: Even Flow, Once, Breath, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Porch

During "Porch", Eddie climbs the scaffolding up the side of the stage to the top and then crawls to the middle of the stage and then continues to crawl out towards the crowd on a beam all the way to the lawn section! The crowd is going wild, fearful that he would fall as the beam was very narrow. He returns to the stage, shirtless. They finish the song and Eddie mentions, "See you at 6 with Jim Rose... after Soundgarden". Pearl Jam was banned from playing at Riverport for a time after this.


July 28, 1992 - Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 17 500 (sold out)

setlist: Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Even Flow, Garden, Alive, Leash, Porch


July 29, 1992 - Blossom Music Center - Cleveland, OH, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 18 500 (sold out)

setlist: (Summertime Rolls), Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Even Flow, Garden, Alive, Improv, Porch

"Summertime Rolls" is a Jane's Addiction song. Before "Deep" Eddie says: "There's nothing better getting to get pumped up for a show than a run-in with security. This is dedicated to the men in green. We don't have a problem with your job. We just have a problem with the way you approach it. We just want you to be polite to these people". As the band swung into "Deep", the barricades gave and thousands rushed the stage, both to escape the pouring rain and to shower their favorites with adulation. The downpour turns most of the lawn into mudslides. Vedder and Cornell were spotted out on the lawn sliding together after the Soundgarden set and "teeing off" with fans using a golf club and plastic golf balls!


July 31, 1992 - Pine Knob Music Theatre - Clarkston, MI, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 15 253 (sold out)

setlist: -

This show sold out in 22 minutes.

August 1, 1992 - Pine Knob Music Theatre - Clarkston, MI, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 15 253 (sold out)

setlist: Porch, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Even Flow, Breath, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Once

This show sold out in 17 minutes.


August 2, 1992 - World Music Theatre - Tinley Park, IL, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 30 000 (sold out)

setlist: (Summertime Rolls), Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Even Flow, Alive, Black, Once, Porch


August 4, 1992 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 25 000 (sold out)

setlist: Once, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, (Sympathy For The Devil), Black, Alive, Porch

Not even the second song into the set, fans from the lawn rush the barrier and take over the amphitheater, likely due to the downpour that starts when Pearl Jam takes the stage. People are attempting to mudslide on the lawn (or wet grass). After "Even Flow", Eddie says, "Fuck all those big cities". He talks about wanting people to be safe: "Look out for your neighbor. You can have the responsibility". Eddie makes a reference that they didn't get enough attention at home as kids and then they play "Black". Toward the end of the set, a tornado touches down a few miles away and all the stage lights go out, but the amps didn't. Eddie says, "There goes the lights... there goes the lights" and the band goes into an immediate extended jam. A snippet of "Sympathy For The Devil" is played after "Deep". "Alive" is awesome, with an extended ending with a cool "hey, hey" jam. After "Alive", Eddie notes that "now you know what it's like to live in Seattle... It's an amazing day. It's gonna take a lot out of you. Take the day off tomorrow. You need some sleep".


August 5, 1992 - Molson Park - Toronto, ON, Canada (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 30 000 (sold out)

incomplete setlist: Even Flow, Jeremy, Alive, Black, Porch, Garden

Hosted in the city of Barrie (Greater Toronto Area). This show sold out in three days and was filmed (at least partially) by Much Music. Footage includes interviews with Pearl Jam members (mostly Eddie; he's asked if he is a big basketball fan and he responds no... "only about 5 feet 7 inches"), them playing basketball and part of the show itself. "Garden" was also played; during this song, the band stops playing as there is too much pushing at the front of the stage. Eddie says something about watching out for others. "A song ain't nothin' compared to a human life". Chris Cornell sings backing vocals on "Jeremy" from the back of the stage, but there are so many people there that most aren't aware he's singing. During "Porch", Eddie scales the scaffolding and dives into the crowd.


August 7, 1992 - Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts - Boston, MA, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

setlist: Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Even Flow, Garden, (Hard To Imagine), Alive, Leash, Porch


August 8, 1992 - Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts - Boston, MA, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

setlist: Even Flow, (Summertime Rolls), Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Alive, (Sweet Emotion), Black, Once, Porch

Pearl Jam plays a bit of Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion" before "Black".


August 9, 1992 - Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 11 000 (sold out)

setlist: (Summertime Rolls), Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Even Flow, Garden, Alive, Porch


August 11, 1992 - Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY, USA (Lollapalooza Festival) (Canceled)

After Lush's set the festival had to cancel because of a massive rainstorm.


August 12, 1992 - Waterloo Village - Stanhope, NJ, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 18 000 (sold out)

setlist: Even Flow, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Alive, State Of Love And Trust, Porch, Rockin' In The Free World


August 14, 1992 - Lake Fairfax Park - Reston, VA, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 25 000 (sold out)

setlist: Once, Why Go, Jeremy, Hunger Strike, Breath, Even Flow, (Sweet Emotion), Alive, Porch/(We Want Control Of Our Bodies)

Chris Cornell initially is on stage, as if to substitute for Eddie, who is apparently not there. Cornell asks the crowd for help: "I don't know the lyrics to any of these songs". Eddie finally arrives, spraying the crowd with water before launching into "Once". After "Jeremy", Eddie says, "We're gonna play a Temple song for ya", and Cornell joins Pearl Jam in "Hunger Strike" (with Matt Cameron drumming). "Alive" is wild, with Soundgarden's Ben Shepard joining on stage, bass slung low as he jumps around with the rest of the band. At the end of "Porch", Stone uncharacteristically bashes the hell out of his guitar, then launches it into the hands of a crew member. "Deep" was cut from the setlist in favour of Temple Of The Dog's "Hunger Strike".


August 15, 1992 - Montage Mountain Performing Arts Center - Scranton, PA, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 17 000 (sold out)

setlist: Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Breath, Even Flow, Alive, Porch/(Tearing), Rockin' In The Free World

This venue is actually a ski slope with a stage placed at the bottom. Chris Cornell keeps popping his head out from side stage but never sings with Pearl Jam. "Tearing", a Rollins Band song, becomes a standard cover/rambling that follows or co-mingles with "Porch" during many '92 and '93 shows. Pit was muddy as hell.


August 16, 1992 - Coca-Cola Star Lake Amphitheater - Burgettstown, PA, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 23 000 (sold out)

setlist: Even Flow, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, (Hard To Imagine), Alive, Once, Porch/(Tearing), Baba O'Riley, Rockin' In The Free World


August 18, 1992 - Hardee's Walnut Creek Amphitheatre - Raleigh, NC, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

setlist: -


August 20, 1992 - Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheatre - Atlanta, GA, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 19 000 (sold out)

setlist: (Summertime Rolls), Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Even Flow, Alive, (Hard To Imagine), Porch, Baba O'Riley, Rockin' In The Free World

Eddie comments about "Baba O'Riley": "We saw a picture of these guys (The Who) backstage. I guess they must have played here, but it inspired us to play this song... even though we don't know how". (Actually, The Who were the first band to play at Lakewood Amphitheatre when it opened in 1989). The band, Follow for Now, join Pearl Jam for "Rockin' In The Free World"... sort of an odd coincidence as Follow for Now (an Atlanta band) was originally scheduled to open for Pearl Jam at the canceled April '92 show in Atlanta.


August 22, 1992 - Bicentennial Park - Miami, FL, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 26 000

setlist: Even Flow, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, (Suggestion), Alive, Garden, Porch, Rockin' In The Free World

Eddie warns after "Even Flow": "I just want to tell all the photographers, you look like really nice people and those look like really nice cameras. You're standing pretty close and I can't keep control of myself, not with this many people here". Later he leads the crowd in a rousing chorus of "fuck". After "Jeremy", "You guys need water... Let's get these hose fucking going. If I need water they need water". During "Porch", Eddie gives a little speech: "I'll be honest with you, if the Republicans win the election, I'm fuckin' moving from the United States and never coming back. I just don't think you're that stupid. I think they think you're stupid. I think that's stupid". Al Jourgensen from Ministry joins Pearl Jam for part of "Rockin' In The Free World". Another good Lolla show.


August 23, 1992 - Central Florida Fairgrounds - Orlando, FL, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 32 000 (sold out)

setlist: Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Even Flow, Black, Alive, Porch/(Tearing), Baba O'Riley

Classic Pearl Jam show with Eddie shouting, "Bring on the hurricane... we're ready". (The winds are very high with Hurricane Andrew approaching). He dedicates "Deep" to himself and later points out that Domino's Pizza supports Operation Rescue and has a Lolla booth, exciting the crowd by yelling, "I just wanna give Domino's Pizza the big fucking finger... fuck off!". During "Baba O'Riley", Eddie climbs atop Chris Cornell's shoulders for the final chorus.


August 25, 1992 - Blockbuster Pavilion - Charlotte, NC, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

setlist: Even Flow, Why Go, (Suggestion), Deep, Jeremy, Once, (Little Wing), Alive, (Tearing)/(Fuck The Police), Black, (Hard To Imagine)/(If I Can't Have You), Porch, Rockin' In The Free World

After "Black" Eddie sings some lyrics to the Bee Gees song "If I Can't Have You", together with the music from "Hard To Imagine". Al Jourgensen joins Pearl Jam in "Rockin' In The Free World".


August 28, 1992 - Harriet Island - St. Paul, MN, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 35 000 (sold out)

setlist: Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Breath, Even Flow, (Hard To Imagine), Alive, Porch/(Tearing), Rockin' In The Free World

Eddie begins, "Ladies and gentlemen, my new escort and friend, Al Jourgenson. Why go home? Cause we're in fuckin' Minneapolis... get us outta here". During the "Deep" break, Eddie tries to calm the crowd: "Pick him up, help him over, get him up. Everybody, right down here. Just make sure that everybody gets up. I'm countin heads, I'm countin heads. Slow down, is everybody up? There's still one more. Come on, right behind you. White flags surrender! Everybody get up. All right. On the edge... and finishes the song. During "Jeremy", Chris Cornell sings backup on the "spoke in" part. Ed: "Say thanks to Chris Cornell for singing along. Thank you for singin along, too". "I'm making all these movements like a puppet just "cause I think it's probably the only way that anybody back there can even see if there's anyubody on stage. Hel-LO! Just want you to know that we can see you. This song, I don't know if you've heard it, it's called "Breath". After "Even Flow", Stone plays some "Hard To Imagine" riffs while Eddie talks over it. "I remember the last time we were here in Minneapolis, and we played a place called First Avenue, you know where it is (crowd cheers). That's about right, everybody in the front that's who would've been there. Just all you guys right in the front. But, I remember it was about midnight, maybe ten after. And all we wanted was a pack of cigarettes and we were back at the hotel. And we called the front desk, we said "Can you tell us where there's a cigarette machine? You know, is there a cigarette machine?", and he said "Why, yes sir, there is a cigarette machine but we lock it up after midnight" (crowd laughs). You couldn't even smoke cigarettes!? Like, I'm gonna smoke three cigarettes and go out and kill somebody!? (crowd laughs). So I don't know what the fuck is wrong with Minneapolis. And I started wondering about you guys. Are you guys OK? (crowd screams) Are they letting you... live? Cause if there not, kill em, fuck em, or get the fuck out, I don't know". At the end of "Alive", Mike and Stone smash their guitars with Eddie watching and shaking his head, smiling. "Porch" includes a bit of "Tearing": "It's hard to be real... With the ones who ain't real... They continually blow my mind". Then Eddie tells the crowd that if anyone wants to run away from Minnesota, they can ride on their bus and that he thinks "a lot of you need to be rescued. How about everybody on Ministry's bus?". "Porch" ends and the bass drum continues into "Rockin' In The Free World". "Thanks very much for coming. Have an amazing day. Take care of one another. Thanks all!". Later in the evening, Mike joins Ministry for "So What" from The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste. Eddie and Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) also joined Ministry. A portion of the proceeds from this show benefitted the Homeless Coalition.


August 29, 1992 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre - East Troy, WI, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

setlist: Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Even Flow, Black, (Hard To Imagine), Alive, Porch/(Tearing), Baba O'Riley

"Why Go" kicks off a gorgeous sunny day at Alpine Valley, and Pearl Jam comes out with tons of energy. Eddie especially screams with huge power on the opener, sporting the "famous" Corduroy jacket. From the seating area to the lawn, the crowd forms one big sea of people up to the sky. Eddie says "Jesus, you guys look fucking beautiful from here. Let me tell you something, it started yesterday (the show) was number 10, today's 9 we're counting down these shows. All of us, this family, this big traveling circus, we're gonna miss it. We're glad you're part of the family today". Eddie is very animated with his hands during "Deep", and begins a whirlpool-like march around center stage up until the final notes. "Jeremy" ends with a profusely sweating Jeff Ament perched at the front of the stage. Ed: "Feels like today maybe is the best show we've ever played. I don't know if you know, but I was born in Chicago. I could never figure out, I was trying to remember those bumper stickers. (Did they say) "Escape to Wisconsin?" or was it "Escape from Wisconsin?". During "Even Flow", Eddie starts to tire, but starts to make connections with the crowd up front. Mike plays "Even Flow" on a shiny SRV (Stevie Ray Vaughn) Fender Stratocaster (Stevie Ray Vaughn died in a helicopter crash on August 27, 1990 while leaving the Alpine Valley grounds). "I'm looking out at all you guys; if all you guys voted you could change the world, I just know it. If you ever let the Republicans win it'll be the last time you see me because I'm moving to another country and never coming back". Eddie introduces the next song as "kinda hard to play, and hard to sing" leading to "Black", where from atop the drum riser, Eddie smashes down the mic with a big crash to end the song. Stone jams on "Hard To Imagine" riffs with Eddie before going into "Alive", which is big and majestic, with Eddie putting everything into the choruses, grabbing the mic with two hands, and up on his toes in his Doc Martens. Eddie gives the lighting rig ladder a ride at the end of "Alive", just a sign of things to come. Eddie acknowledges the date as the one-year anniversary of the TEN release date, and tells the crowd that when the next record comes out "just buy one and everybody make copies". During the "Porch" jam, Eddie surveys the landscape, and seemingly gives Stone, Jeff and Mike a tap on the shoulder, saying "I'll be right back", and bolts down the lower section aisle to the base of one of the amphitheater's giant columns. He proceeds to climb that ladder, to a landing, then finds himself perched atop the roof! The packed crowd on the lawn is going berserk, half-realizing the band is also in a deep jam, with Dave pounding out a steady groove. Eddie headbangs atop a cable and manages to swing down into a pit of fans. Out of sight, the band slows it down, Eddie reappears and is brought back hurriedly back to the stage by security guards as the band relaunches a jam, Eddie returning to the stage like a victorious heavyweight fighter, and not missing a beat leading to a "hey!" chant. The lead-in to the last chorus includes "There's something / There's something on my mind, There's something / I believe we can make a change this time" and a "Tearing" tag. With Jeff flying around the stage, one can see why he's wearing a knee brace. A fan throws up a shirt which reads "Eddie Vedder for President", and he jokingly wonders "Are things that bad?". "Baba O'Riley" is played "for all you mid-westerners. This is on radio, so we thought we'd play it for you". Joined by a member of Ministry, the song - not yet an encore staple - thrills the crowd. "Thanks very much, have a great day" ends the nearly 50-minute set. Later in the day, on the third stage (where an industrial noise band named "Sharkbait" played during the Lolla tour), Pearl Jam band members got together with Soundgarden band members and did a little singing ("Hunger Strike" - Eddie & Chris, "Throw Your Arms Around Me" - Eddie solo, "Seasons" - Chris solo). This happened during Ice Cube's set (3:30-4:30) and there were 1 000-2 000 people in attendance.


September 1, 1992 - Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheatre - Atlanta, GA, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

setlist: -


September 4, 1992 - UNO Soccer Field - New Orleans, LA, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

setlist: Why Go, Even Flow, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Porch, Garden, Baba O'Riley

Sold out show.


September 5, 1992 - Fort Bend County Fairgrounds - Rosenberg, TX, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 32 500

setlist: Oceans, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Even Flow, Alive, Porch, Rockin' In The Free World

Setlist may be incomplete. The band starts a few bars of Soundgarden's "Jesus Christ Pose" (instrumental) after "Oceans". Eddie says, "We made it! We will make it! Now that we're here, why go home?". "I've been thinking about you guys a lot. Ever since that fuckin' republican convention, I'm really worried about y'all". Chris Cornell, Doug Pinnick of King's X, and Ministry's Al Jourgensen help out on "Rockin' In The Free World".


September 6, 1992 - Starplex Amphitheatre - Dallas, TX, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

setlist: Sonic Reducer, Even Flow, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Alive, Porch, Baba O'Riley

"Sonic Reducer" most likely premiered at this show.


September 8, 1992 - Desert Sky Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 19 000 (sold out)

setlist: Sonic Reducer, (Summertime Rolls), Even Flow, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, (Hard To Imagine), Alive, Black, Porch/(Tearing), Baba O'Riley

Pearl Jam starts the show off with the debut of "Sonic Reducer", an old punk song by the Dead Boys. Before "Even Flow" Eddie says, "You guys alright, you're okey? I don't know about you but I've been really looking forward to this. Oh that's right you can't be drinking until 7, I forgot... but I hope you voted instead". Before "Why Go" Eddie says "I'm starting to get it now, you're actually having a good time. You've got to settle security and shit to start expressing yourselves". "Deep" is dedicated to security. The improv before "Alive" features some music from "Hard To Imagine" with a faster tempo with Eddie saying, "This is all for the fucked up adults who don't think you guys can handle yourself in the crowd". After "Porch" Eddie says, "I just want to say that you guys turned what could have been a boring bullshit situation into a beautiful thing up front. You all are taking care of one another and that doesn't happen everywhere. Keep it up, alright? It's a long day". During Ice Cube's set, a very loud version of "Hunger Strike" is heard coming from the Lollapalooza side stage, where Eddie and Chris Cornell are jamming to a very lucky and steadily growing crowd! They play "Hunger Strike", "Seasons", "Throw Your Arms Around Me" and a new song by Chris Cornell, amongst others. Eddie gets mobbed by fans as he walks off the stage towards the side gate without any security. Incredible!


September 9, 1992 - Pauley Pavilion - Westwood, CA, USA (MTV Video Music Awards)

setlist: Jeremy

Intense performance. Lyrics mumbled at the songs end by Eddie hint that Pearl Jam wanted to perform "Sonic Reducer", rather than "Jeremy" ("I don't need no... I don't need no mom and dad"). Backstage, when Eric Clapton plays "Tears In Heaven", Eddie Vedder and Nirvana's Kurt Cobain is seen slow-dancing, ending their media feud.


September 10, 1992 - Park Plaza Hotel Ballroom - Los Angeles, CA, USA (MTV Singles Premiere Party)

setlist: State Of Love And Trust, Baba O'Riley, Rockin' In The Free World

This event was a premiere party for the movie Singles and was actually broadcast September 18, 1991. Eddie intentionally fucks up "State Of Love And Trust" so it won't be a hit by using four letter words throughout the song. (Brendan O'Brien doctored the aired version splicing in the studio cut). "Baba O'Riley" is dedicated to Cameron Crowe ("... cuz he's got good taste in music"). Ben Shepherd, Chris Cornell, Jerry Cantrell and Al Jourgensen helps out on "Rockin' In The Free World", which ends with Mike atop Chris Cornell's shoulders. A rather rowdy performance, including Eddie stage diving during each song and tearing the side stage curtains down at one point.


September 11, 1992 - Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - Irvine, CA, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 16 085 (sold out)

setlist: Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Sonic Reducer, Even Flow, (Hard To Imagine), Alive, Porch/(So What)/(Tearing)

The finale of the Lollapalooza tour is a three-night stand at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA. Eddie is in a good mode and addresses the crowd playfully: "All right, this is it... this is fuckin' it. We've been doing this shit for two months. These are some of the greatest friends that I'll have and this is it, this is the end of this shit. Let's just fuckin' rock out!" and the band launches into "Why Go". Before "Deep" Eddie mentions "Sure is good to be in front of real people, my voice is kinda hurting and the reason why I mention it and the reason why I'm really mad about it is we've been doing TV shows (MTV Video Music Awards and MTV Singles Premiere Party) and all that kinda shit and I could give a fuck for all of them (crowd cheers). I couldn't wait to get back... I don't think any of us could... and play for real people, I hope (you're) real people". During the breakdown in "Deep", Eddie sings an improv "I wanna live in the pit / I wanna live in the pit / I wanna die in the pit / You don't need to bury me, let me trample in my own ecstasy, my own ecstasy". During "Deep", Eddie sings the 2nd verse instead of the bridge by mistake, but it fits right in and they end with the final chorus. Before "Sonic Reducer", Eddie says "You probably didn't know this, but Nirvana wanted to play a different song instead of what they had to play on the MTV Video Music Awards (they played "Lithium"), they wanted to play two new songs even, which I think would be the greatest thing that any Nirvana fan or music fan would have liked to hear, and we wanted to play something different too. We wanted to play a song called "Sonic Reducer" instead of "Jeremy". It's an an old punk song by the Dead Boys. The reason we wanted to play is I think "Jeremy" would have liked that song. This is it...". Commenting on the seats in the pit, Eddie says "By doing whatever we want up here, we're trying to make up for the fact that it doesn't look like you can do anything out there. Don't worry, I'll try to arrange it for tomorrow (that) we won't have security, I'll take care of it, (slowly an jokingly to security) I'm just kidding". Eddie improvs during "Even Flow": "I've tried so hard to be someone / You don't all get chances to be anyone / You all get chances, but only one". The band jams over "Hard To Imagine" riffs and Eddie sings "What can you do, after a certain point / Nothing seems to matter / What can you do / Someone told me, someone told me yesterday / 'Today is once in a lifetime' / Somebody told me, whispered in my ear / They held my hand / So I had to be here / They said 'Today, today, today is once in a lifetime'". Before "Porch", Eddie talks to the Irvine crowd "This is one of my favorite t-shirts. Last time I wore it was on Mother's Day in San Diego at Iguana's or in Tijuana. And then of course the back says "No Bush 92". This is the coolest thing, I have a think about favorite shirts, this is my Sweathogs t-shirt from 7th grade. If I jump in the crowd, don't tear it off, ok?". "Porch" includes tags by Ministry ("So What") and Rollins Band ("Tearing").


September 12, 1992 - Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - Irvine, CA, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 16 085 (sold out)

setlist: Even Flow, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, (Breath), Sonic Reducer, (Hard To Imagine), Alive, Porch, Rockin' In The Free World

This next to the last Lollapalooza show starts in a fury with a fast paced "Even Flow". Dave's drumming is especially thunderous and Eddie is in a crazy mood. After "Why Go", Eddie remarks "Ain't no need to go nowhere if you are here... only the strong survive... Let's say about two years ago you're about ready to kill yourself... maybe it's two weeks ago... maybe it was yesterday, but aren't you glad you didn't when you get a day like this?". A very rushed "Jeremy" takes a lot out of Eddie and afterwards he says, "anybody know one of our songs... you wanna sing it for me... this guy right here, all right. He knows the chords to "Breath And A Scream". You want him to play it?". Apparently a guy from the crowd joins the band on stage and you can hear him help Eddie out with some of the lyrics. "Breath" ends abruptly and Eddie says "I've been in love with losers all of my life... hoping someday someone will love a loser like me, like Stone. Stone you're not much of a loser, you're a handsome guy". Eddie introduces "Sonic Reducer" as "a song Jeremy would like", and dedicates it to two pits in the crowd. Mike's guitar noodling eventually turns into "Hard To Imagine". During the noodling, Eddie sings an improv: "Children our way someday... teenagers fucked up in the head... some things I hear everyday people don't need to say. Oh, it's hard to feel different... Don't want a future... give it away". Afterwards Eddie says, "I can't believe this is it... only one more day. I predict every band that is going to play here today is going to kick ass cause they know its ending". This leads into a great version of "Porch". Afterwards Eddie asks, "Did anybody see Rage Against the Machine on the small stage before we went on?" Mike asks, "Did anybody else see Nirvana... Kurt Cobain on guitar over there?" Eddie says, "Kurt Cobain and I made up the other night... he was right here". "Rockin' In The Free World" features some alternative crazy lyrics including, "The United States ain't a free place" and "Feels so good to just get it out... we all need to get it out... vote and get it out... drop ACID and get it out". The crowd loves it! Great prelude to the following show which ends an era in Pearl Jam history.


September 13, 1992 - Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - Irvine, CA, USA (Lollapalooza Festival)

attendance: 16 085 (sold out)

setlist: Baba O'Riley, Sonic Reducer, Even Flow, Jeremy, (Hard To Imagine), Alive, Porch/(Tearing), Rockin' In The Free World, Hunger Strike, Reach Down

Unusually, "Baba O'Riley" opens this set. Mike is clad in a plaid skirt. "Sonic Reducer" is introduced as "...a song about shooting up in the pit". He wisecracks, "So, whattaya think? No Pearl Jam songs today" leading to "Even Flow". Some "Hard To Imagine" riffs are played before "Alive" with lyrics about "somebody told me... one night in New Orleans...". Later Eddie says, "You'd all better vote to keep it a fuckin' free world", and "I hate to inform you boys but I've seen quite a few of these and this ain't no pit". He asks, "Is there anybody else left back there to play? Oh, there's someone" and Chris Cornell joins the band for "Hunger Strike" and "Reach Down". Matt Cameron replaced Dave on drums. This is the only (in addition to the August 14th 1992, Lake Fairfax Park show perhaps), impromptu Temple Of The Dog reunion with all members of both Pearl Jam and Soundgarden present.


September 20, 1992 - Warren G. Magnuson Park - Seattle, USA (Drop In The Park)

attendance: 29 000
opening acts: Pete Droge, Lazy Susan, Cypress Hill, Shawn Smith, Seaweed, Jim Rose

setlist: Even Flow, Once, State Of Love And Trust, (Angie), Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Black, Alive, Garden, (Walkaway), Porch/(Tearing)
encore: Sonic Reducer, Rockin' In The Free World

This free concert ("Drop In The Park") was the rescheduled date for the originally planned May 23, 1992 Gas Works Park show. Despite some traffic difficulties, the show went rather well. Reportedly, this effort for Rock the Vote inspired approximately 3 000 young people to register to vote. Eddie comments, "If you don't vote, you can't complain about the outcome". This show probably cost Pearl Jam $100 000 of their own money to sponsor. Eddie tosses the mic high above, it catches over the scaffolding, he climbs up a pole... hanging for a bit... and then slides down the cord. Eddie notes early in the show, "This is like the OK Hotel times one million". Ministry's Bill Rieflin and Bruce Fairweather (Mother Love Bone) join Pearl Jam in "Rockin' In The Free World". At the show's close, Eddie exclaims, "I can't believe we did it! You did it!" (smiling).


Hawaii Vacation Tour - 1992

Pearl Jam winds down its touring activity in support of Ten with two Honolulu shows and a third in Maui. While relaxing on the beaches of Hawaii, the group shoots a video for "Oceans" with director Josh Taft. Jeff Ament: "It was very low-key, but still, we were on vacation spending a whole day with a cameraman. It felt like a big celebration at the end of the tour, and I think the video comes off that way. There's a lot of smiles, and it looks beautiful". The two Honolulu shows were part of a concert fest organized by KNAC, a L.A. radio station.


September 25, 1992 - Andrews Amphitheatre - Honolulu, HI, USA

attendance: 3 800 (sold out)
opening act: Pop's Cool Love

incomplete setlist: Jeremy, Alive, Even Flow


September 26, 1992 - Andrews Amphitheatre - Honolulu, HI, USA

attendance: 3 800 (sold out)
opening act: Pop's Cool Love

setlist: Release, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Breath, Even Flow, Improv, State Of Love And Trust, Black, (Hard To Imagine), Alive, (Funk #49), Porch
encore: Improv, Sonic Reducer, Rockin' In The Free World

After a nice "Release" opening, Eddie says, "We're in a beautiful place. Why go home?" leading to guess what song? "Breath" is announced as "Breath And A Scream", as it frequently was called then. Later Eddie asks, "Did we meet some of you guys last night? Cause the tickets were good for both nights, right? That's how I wanted it to work out". After repeating, "I'm not crazy, I'm not crazy", they launch into "Even Flow". An improv based on "Hard To Imagine" follows "Black". Eddie tells the crowd, "You're all gonna die some day; you're all gonna die fat and old... it's true", leading to "Alive", followed by some bits of "Funk #49", a song by The James Gang. Eddie compliments the "pit" likening it to a "Norelco razor" with the three spinning heads. The second set opens with a jam with lyrics based loosely on "Throw Your Arms Around Me". Eddie thanks everyone who they've met and says it makes them want to move there and "I wanna have your baby". After Rockin' In The Free World", Eddie says goodbye and then asks the lights to be turned back up: "I wanna get a picture of these guys".


September 28, 1992 - War Memorial Gym - Maui, HI, USA

attendance: 2 500 (sold out)
opening act: Pop's Cool Love

soundcheck: Jeremy, Little Wing, Breath
setlist: Release, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Breath, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Black, Alive, Porch
encore: I've Got A Feeling

Final show of the Ten tour.


November 1, 1992 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA, USA (Bridge School Benefit) (Acoustic)

setlist: Footsteps, Jeremy, Black, Alive, Daughter, Angel, I Am A Patriot

This sold out benefit for the Bridge School, a program for communicative and educational development of severely physically challenged non-speaking children, also featured Neil Young, Elton John, James Taylor, Shawn Colvin and Sammy Hagar. Pearl Jam plays revised versions of "Jeremy" and "Black", premiers "Daughter" and performs Steven Van Zandt's "I Am A Patriot". "Angel" is particularly sweet and has only been played live once before.


December 31, 1992 - The Academy - New York City, NY, USA

attendance: 2 000 (sold out)
supporting: Keith Richards and The X-pensive Winos

setlist: Wash, Sonic Reducer, Why Go, Even Flow, Alone, Garden, Daughter, Dirty Frank, Oceans, Alive, Leash, (Stranglehold), Porch

This New Year's Eve show sold out in two minutes. Unusual fast version of "Wash". A short clip of "Sonic Reducer" was broadcast on CBS's New Year's Eve broadcast. (One of the cameramen almost does an unintentional stagedive, camera and all). Eddie introduces "Daughter" with saying: "Yeah... for once I can see everybody. Nice and fuckin' cozy! This is a new song called "Brother" (which was the original song title - even though they already had another song called "Brother"). Eddie thanks Keith Richards, saying, "If it weren't for Keith, Mike McCready wouldn't even be here". The rare "Dirty Frank" had not been played previously live in its entirety. "Stranglehold" is a Ted Nugent song. Mike remarks after this jam, "They forced me to play it. I think Ted Nugent is a stupid idiot". Somewhat reluctantly, Eddie and Mike join Keith for his encore song, "Goin' Down".


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