PEARL JAM CONCERT CHRONOLOGY

1995


January 14, 1995 - DAR Constitution Hall - Washington, D.C., USA (Voters For Choice Benefit)

attendance: 3 000 (sold out)
opening acts: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, L7

setlist: Release, Spin The Black Circle, Last Exit, Tremor Christ, (Wish You Were Here), Corduroy, Not For You, Daughter/(Sick O' Pussies), Glorified G, Go, Deep, Black, Rearviewmirror, Immortality
encore: Blood, Indifference, Act Of Love

6 000 tickets to these two benefit shows were available via a postcard mail-in lottery system, and more than 175 000 postcards were received! Jack Irons is now officially Pearl Jam's new drummer. When Jack is thanked by Gloria Steinem, some members of the audience react by booing. Eddie addresses this later: "You miss Dave and I think that is really nice. But you should all thank Jack Irons because this band wouldn't be together today if it wasn't for him. He saved the life of this band, so thank him". "Go" is dedicated to Dave. "Act Of Love" is played with Neil Young, sans Eddie. Several of the performers (including Eddie) attended a press conference earlier to discuss reproductive freedom.


January 15, 1995 - DAR Constitution Hall - Washington, D.C., USA (Voters For Choice Benefit)

attendance: 3 000 (sold out)
opening acts: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, L7

setlist: Release, Go, Last Exit, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, Whipping, Not For You, Dissident, Daughter/(Sick O' Pussies), State Of Love And Trust, Satan's Bed, Rearviewmirror, (Act Of Love), Immortality, Black, Blood, Porch
encore: Better Man, Spin The Black Circle, Indifference, Rockin' In The Free World

Lots of political speak from Eddie at this show. Neil leaves before the end of the show so L7 join Pearl Jam for "Rockin' In The Free World", which is absolutely amazing! Eddie says he'll give Neil a tape of the show.


February 5, 1995 - Moore Theatre - Seattle, WA, USA (Fan Club Show)

setlist: Improv, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, Not For You, Animal, W.M.A., Lukin, Glorified G, Daughter, Rearviewmirror, Immortality, Blood
encore 1: Satan's Bed, Black, Porch, Garden, Go
encore 2: Better Man, Let My Love Open The Door

Free tickets were mailed to Ten Club members and Pearl Jam appeared as the "Piss Bottle Men". The show starts off with an improv, with Eddie singing the lyrics "Jack Irons, Jack Irons, Jack Irons...". Eddie speaks of how they just got their vaccinations for the Asian tour, and while speaking of "pains in the ass", says about the "jumping thing" (moshing and stagediving) that they are "beyond that now". "Lukin" premiers at this show. A riff from "Baba O'Riley" is played to open "Rearviewmirror". The end of "Immortality" is long, lingering and soft. They pause after a ripping "Go" for Eddie to note, "So this is what the fan club looks like...". "Let My Love Open The Door", by Pete Townshend, is played for the first time live by the whole band.


February 6, 1995 - Moore Theatre - Seattle, WA, USA (Fan Club Show)

opening act: Magnog

setlist: Release, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Not For You, Corduroy, Lukin, Dissident, Act Of Love, Animal, State Of Love And Trust, Daughter/(W.M.A)/(Stuff And Nonsense), Improv , Whipping, Immortality, Go
encore 1: The Kids Are Alright (Eddie solo), Porch, Improv, Blood
encore 2: Improv, Satan's Bed, Rearviewmirror, Improv
encore 3: Act Of Love

Pearl Jam again appeared as the "Piss Bottle Men". After "Daughter" an improv is dedicated to Riz Rollins, a Seattle record store clerk and occasional funk DJ. Eddie explains "Whipping" as a song "... about getting hit in the face, turning your cheek and getting hit again. Come to think of it, all the songs are about that". Eddie plays "The Kids Are Alright" solo. Neil Young suprisingly joins Pearl Jam in the last song of the show, "Act Of Love" (which was also played earlier in the show, without Neil).


February 8, 1995 - Adams Field House - Missoula, MT, USA

attendance: 7 000 (sold out)
opening act: Shangri-La Speedway

setlist: Corduroy, Spin The Black Circle, Last Exit, Tremor Christ, Porch, Glorified G, Daughter/(Starboy)/(The Real Me), Go, Animal, State Of Love And Trust, (Stuff And Nonsense), Not For You, Improv, Immortality, Satan's Bed, Whipping, Even Flow, W.M.A., Blood
encore: Redemption Song (Eddie solo), Yellow Ledbetter, Let My Love Open The Door

Local opening act, Shangri-La Speedway, features future Pearl Jam Fan Club general manager Tim Bierman on guitar. Unusual to hear "Porch" so early in a set. "Go" features an extended intro. "Starboy", the tag in "Daughter", is a song by The Frogs. After "State Of Love And Trust" the band play a bit of "Stuff And Nonsense", by Split Enz. Eddie gives his list of "B.S." words/phrases before "Satan's Bed". "Even Flow" has a cool modified intro. Throughout the concert, fans near the stage threw themselves over the barricades that had been set up between the stage and the crowd. Security guards behind the barricades spent the evening catching these fans and escorting them back into the "mosh pit" in front of the barricades.


Southeast Asia, Australia & New Zealand Tour - 1995

Pearl Jam's first tour of Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, starting with three shows in Japan. Other dates included Taipei (Taiwan), Manila (Philippines), Singapore, Bangkok (Thailand) and ten shows in Australia och two in New Zealand.


February 18, 1995 - Izumity 21 - Sendai, Japan

setlist: Oceans, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, Not For You, Dissident, Animal, Jeremy, Black, Rearviewmirror, Act Of Love, Daughter/(Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2)/(Hey Hey, My My), Why Go, Blood
encore: W.M.A., Go, Better Man, Porch, Indifference

This show features an extended version of "Black".


February 20, 1995 - Nippon Budokan - Tokyo, Japan

setlist: Release, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, Lukin, Even Flow, Glorified G, Daughter/(I Want You To Want Me)/(W.M.A.), Whipping, Immortality, Alive, Satan's Bed, Improv, Go, Animal, Porch
encore 1: Rearviewmirror, Black, Improv, Jeremy, Blood
encore 2: Yellow Ledbetter, Indifference

After "Corduroy" Eddie asks for the lights to be turned up so he can see if he recognizes anyone from the "Street Fest" and dedicates "Lukin" to the Tokyo State Band. The tag in "Daughter" is a modified version of "I Want You To Want Me" (a Cheap Trick tune) and includes lyrics to the effect of "I want you to fuck me". Before "Blood", Eddie speaks a few Japanese words to the crowd's pleasure and then comments, "How do you say good luck and don't kill yourself? We understand you all lost friends in the earthquake and we're all really upset about that... we were actually gonna play Kobe... it seems like everybody was affected by that... so hang in there... good luck". "Eldery Woman..." was on the setlist but not played.


February 21, 1995 - Osaka Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan - Osaka, Japan

setlist: Release, Go, Last Exit, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, Lukin, Even Flow, Glorified G, Daughter/(Stuff And Nonsense), Alive, I Got Id, Whipping, Jeremy, Animal, Blood, Improv, Porch/(Catholic Boy)
encore 1: Satan's Bed, Spin The Black Circle, Sonic Reducer, Footsteps, Rearviewmirror
encore 2: Indifference

Despite Eddie having an upset stomach, this was a good show with an interesting setlist. "I Got Id" (also known as "I Got Shit" by the band and its fans) is played for the first time. A snippet from "Catholic Boy" is intermingled in the "Porch" jam. "Catholic Boy", played by Jim Carroll with Pearl Jam as backing band, released their version on the soundtrack of the film The Basketball Diaries in 1995. More sorrow is expressed about the earthquake and Eddie has kind words for Japan: "... all of us have been really touched by how kind you are and gentle... polite and you seem to respect each other... you should be really proud of yourselves. Thanks for having us".


February 22, 1995 - Kobe Kokusai Kaikan - Kobe, Japan (Canceled)

This show was canceled because of the Great Hanshin earthquake (or Kobe earthquake), which occured on January 17, 1995. Up to 6 434 people lost their lives (about 4 600 of them were from Kobe).


February 24, 1995 - Taipei International Convention Center - Taipei, Taiwan

opening act: Mudhoney

setlist: Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, Not For You, Lukin, Animal, Daughter, Jeremy, Whipping, I Got Id, Alive, Go, Blood, Porch
encore: Footsteps, Even Flow, Satan's Bed, Rearviewmirror, Immortaility, Indifference, Yellow Ledbetter

With an unusual start, Eddie is carried onto the stage wrapped in a silk blanket, from which he emerges wearing a fly mask. A Chinese woman accompanies the band onto the stage for the encore and explains (translates) that Eddie is still feeling ill. Security was very restrictive with this extremely excited crowd. "Lukin" is listed on the setlist as "100 Pacer" (played with Matt Lukin from Mudhoney) and "New Song" is most likely "I Got Id".


February 26, 1995 - Folk Arts Theater - Manila, Philippines

attendance: 9 000 (sold out)
opening act: Mudhoney

soundcheck: Improv, Better Man, Hunger Strike
setlist: Release, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, Not For You, Even Flow, Glorified G, Daughter/(Stuff And Nonsense)/(W.M.A.), Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Improv, Lukin, Whipping, Immortality, Alive, Porch, Blood
encore 1: Satan's Bed, Rearviewmirror, Better Man, Black, Let My Love Open The Door
encore 2: Indifference

Thousands of ticketless fans attempts to scale the 20-foot-walls of the theater. They are hold off by police using batons and tear gas, while Eddie tries to restore order from the stage. A fan manages to make it onstage during the "Even Flow" solo. Bouncers pulled him to the side and he has a grip on Eddie's hand. The fan fell on the stage, pulling Eddie on top of him. Eddie gets up just in time to continue the lyrics after Mike's solo, singing "Even Flow...". Then a fight ensues between the bouncers (trying to protect the fan) and the security guards (who have their billy clubs out). With the large crowd rioting outside the venue, Pearl Jam returns to the stage and rips into a furious "Satan's Bed", turning up the amps a few notches. Eddie throws water over those in front every few songs, everyone is sweating like dogs.


February 28, 1995 - Hua Mark Indoor Stadium - Bangkok, Thailand

opening act: Mudhoney

setlist: Release, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Animal, Corduroy, Lukin, I Got Id, Alive, Go, Daughter/(Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2)/(W.M.A.), Even Flow, Whipping, Rearviewmirror, Act Of Love, Jeremy, Porch
encore: Black, Blood, Immortality


March 3, 1995 - Singapore Indoor Stadium - Singapore, Singapore

attendance: 6 000
opening act: Mudhoney

setlist: Release, Go, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, Not For You, Lukin, Even Flow, Dissident, Animal, Deep, Jeremy, Rearviewmirror, Immortality, Alive, Improv, Blood
encore 1: Daughter/(Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2)/(W.M.A.), (Little Wing), Why Go, Porch
encore 2: Sonic Reducer

The show is interrupted periodically with PA announcements stating that the show wouldn't continue if the crowd continued moshing (Singapore being extremely strict). Pearl Jam tells the crowd that it's OK but to "keep it cool". The improv before "Blood" is a funny "Right Here Waiting" (Richard Marx) tease. During the "Porch" jam, Eddie shakes people's hands in the front, saying, "Hi, how are ya... nice to mee you... glad you could be here". In the middle of the show, Eddue starts jamming the mic stand into the stage, breaking open a hole. The whole band disappears into it after the first set and returning for the encore back through the opening. Mark Arm joins Pearl Jam for "Sonic Reducer" and invites everyone to an "afterparty" at a small island off Singapore at the end of the show.


March 6, 1995 - Perth Entertainment Centre - Perth, Australia

attendance: 9 000 (sold out)
opening act: The Meanies

encore: Oceans, Go, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Animal, Corduroy, Not For You, Lukin, Improv, Even Flow, Dissident, Why Go, Jeremy, Whipping, I Got Id, Rearviewmirror, Blood, Porch
encore 1: Satan's Bed, Daughter/(Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2)/(Little Wing), Black, Better Man, Let My Love Open The Door
encore 2: Yellow Ledbetter

"Better Man" is introduced by Eddie as "one of those hate songs". The final encore, "Yellow Ledbetter", is performed without Stone. On the setlist but not played: "Sonic Reducer", "I Can't Explain", "W.M.A.", "Immortality", "Deep" and "Once".


March 8, 1995 - Memorial Drive Park - Adelaide, Australia

opening act: The Meanies

setlist: Release, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Animal, Corduroy, Not For You, Lukin, Even Flow, Glorified G, Daughter/(The Real Me)/(Is There Anybody Out There?)/(Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2), State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Whipping, I Got Id, Rearviewmirror, Why Go, Jeremy, Go, Blood
encore 1: Sonic Reducer, Once, (I Got You), Better Man, Immortality, Porch
encore 2: Indifference

After Pearl Jam tears through the first four songs, Eddie cracks, "The wind's blowing this way and I just wanna say you smell great" (referencing the herbal odor that night). He introduces "Corduroy" as, "This song's about a jacket". A modified snippet of "Outshined" ("looking California, feeling like Australia") leads to "Glorified G". A bit of Pink Floyd's "Is There Anybody Out There?" is merged into the "Daughter" jam. Eddie's a capella, halting version of "I Got You", a song by the New Zealand band Split Enz, is short and he acknowledges that that's as much of the song as he knows. During a number of the songs mid-set, the stage crew lobs a tennis ball back and forth over the heads of the band, while they play!


March 10, 1995 - Sydney Entertainment Centre - Sydney, Australia

attendance: 12 000 (sold out)
opening act: The Meanies

setlist: Go, Spin The Black Circle, Last Exit, Tremor Christ, Animal, Corduroy, Not For You, State Of Love And Trust, Even Flow, Daughter/(W.M.A.)/(Stuff And Nonsense), Whipping, I Got Id, Rearviewmirror, Alive, Porch
encore 1: Black, Better Man, Blood
encore 2: Needle And The Damage Done (Flea solo), Let My Love Open The Door
encore 3: Indifference

Eddie asks the crowd for help with the vocals after "Animal" as his throat is plaguing him. At the start of the second encore Flea, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, joins on stage with a cake for Jeff (who's celebrating his birthday). Together with the crowd they sing "Happy Birthday" for Jeff. Then a very fine version of Neil Young's "The Needle And The Damage Done" is performed solo by Flea, introducing it as a song for "... Jeff and all of my loved ones".


March 11, 1995 - Eastern Creek - Sydney, Australia

attendance: 42 000 (sold out)
opening acts: The Meanies, Cosmic Psychos

soundcheck: Dissident, Glorified G
pre-set: Throw Your Arms Around Me (Eddie solo)
setlist: Last Exit, Animal, Spin The Black Circle, Even Flow, Corduroy, Not For You, Elderly Woman..., Go, Jeremy, Why Go, State Of Love And Trust, Daughter/(Hey Hey, My My), Whipping, I Got Id, Rearviewmirror, Alive, Blood
encore 1: Black, Satan's Bed, Improv, Better Man, Immortality, Porch
encore 2: Indifference, Rockin' In The Free World

Eddie, sporting a wig, plays "Throw Your Arms Around Me" solo prior to The Meanies' set, calling it "... an Australian song". Eddie, experiencing throat problems, sips hot tea and says they won't play until the crowd gets some water. ("I'd give you some of this but it's hot tea"). After "State Of Love And Trust", Stone says: "Jack Irons on drums! Put up a hand for Jack!". Eddie leads the crowd to sing "We love Jack Irons... oh yes we do... Jack Irons we love you!". Before "Black", Eddie says: "We'll play as long as you want us to", with the crowd cheering. Link Meanie, singer in The Meanies, joins Pearl Jam in "Rockin' In The Free World".


March 14, 1995 - Exhibition Park - Canberra, Australia

attendance: 18 000
opening acts: The Meanies, Cosmic Psychos

setlist: Even Flow, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Animal, Improv, Corduroy, Not For You, Lukin, Why Go, Jeremy, Dissident, State of Love and Trust, Go, Whipping, I Got Id, Rearviewmirror, Better Man, Alive, Improv, Blood
encore: Throw Your Arms Around Me (Eddie solo), Sonic Reducer, Garden, Leash, Porch, Yellow Ledbetter

Canberrans were treated to a long two-hour collection of Pearl Jam at their best. The Vitalogy songs, particularly "Corduroy" and "Not For You" took on a live, punk intensity that cannot be found on studio recordings. Of course, die-hard fans were present en masse to chant anthems, already knowing the words to "Spin The Black Circle" and "Better Man" from start to finish. But to hear the songs you've heard a thousand times on your stereo and walkman, "Animal", "Jeremy" and "Alive", propelled with sweat and tears by the powerful, impressive, uncompromising and revitalised rhythm duo of Jeff Ament and Jack Irons, gave each tune a new urgency. The band never sounded apathetic throughout its marathon stretch; we're prepared to pay the price to hear that voice cranked to the max and actually hitting the notes in "Rearviewmirror" and "Blood" which most singers these days only dream about. Eddie loosened up when playing the Hunters & Collectors cover (Throw Your Arms Around Me) - possibly because it wasn't his own song - and this time the lighters didn't get their flames blown out by the onstage hurricane. Eddie screwed up the words. Who cares. Eddie didn't. At least he had the decency to play something relatively local. "Porch", "Leash" (which the band apparently hadn't played live for a long while) and "Yellow Ledbetter" were not obvious finishers, but they certainly wound up the evening's proceedings exhibiting the band's strengths: great melodies fired by punchy, pugilistic musicians and an abrasive lead singer with vocal chords that can go the distance. And how. You are welcome back in Canberra anytime. You might not have liked it, but it liked you.


March 16, 1995 - Flinders Park Tennis Centre - Melbourne, Australia

attendance: 13 000 (sold out)
opening act: The Meanies

setlist: Oceans, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Not For You, Elderly Woman..., Corduroy, Animal, Dissident, Even Flow, Deep, Jeremy, Go, Daughter/(W.M.A.), Whipping, I Got Id, Rearviewmirror, Alive, Blood
encore: Lukin, I Got You, Immortality, Porch, Sonic Reducer

When the crowd rushes the pit, security gets rough and were fired after this show. Eddie sings "white male Australian" in "Even Flow". He gets the crowd to yell, "Hurry up Scully!" (Stone is having a tech problem.) During "I Got Id" a fan jumps on the stage from the pit and steals Jeff's water bottle, then runs back and dives into the crowd. "I Got You" gets played in full for the first time. Dave Grohl drums for Pearl Jam on "Sonic Reducer".


March 17, 1995 - Flinders Park Tennis Centre - Melbourne, Australia

attendance: 13 000 (sold out)
opening act: The Meanies

setlist: Release, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, Not For You, Lukin, Animal, Glorified G, Daughter/(Stuff And Nonsense), State Of Love And Trust, Why Go, Jeremy, Whipping, Immortality, Rearviewmirror, Alive, Black, Blood, Porch
encore: Go, Even Flow, Better Man, Improv, Indifference, Rockin' In The Free World

This show was broadcast on the Australian radio station, Triple J. Eddie remarks: "It's not just us tonight, we're on the radio. I just thought I'd warn you, you know, if you, if you're supposed to be at your friend's house spending the night, you weren't allowed to come, don't get your voice on the radio, we don't want you to get in trouble. Ah fuck it, get in trouble!". Later he says, "Fine bunch of mutants we got here... we're all mutants up here, too". "Jeremy" and "Even Flow" are both sporting different intros. Eddie notes the full moon: "It's really too bad they couldn't open the roof in this place cuz there's a fuckin full moon out there that we're missing... so if someone's out there listening to us in their car, stick your head out the window... at home, go to the windows. Things happen in a full moon, good things, bad things, things happen". Eddie gives his list of N.W. words/phrases. Reference is made to the poor security the previous night: "We got the guys from last night the fuck outta here". Eddie acknowledges his wife, Beth: "She's back home, so it's not as if she's going to hear this on the radio, but it's me and Beth's 129 month anniversary today. And I'm going to sing the first line of this famous New Zealand song. This is for her... "I got you, and that's all I want". ("I Got You"). That's for her. This one's for you...", leading to "Better Man". Dave Grohl joins Pearl Jam for "Rockin' In The Free World".


March 18, 1995 - Sidney Myer Music Bowl - Melbourne, Australia

attendance: 20 000+ (sold out)
opening act: The Meanies

setlist: Corduroy, Whipping, Last Exit, Tremor Christ, Spin The Black Circle, Animal, Dissident, State Of Love And Trust, Daughter/(Stupid Mop)/(Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2), Blood, Jeremy, Why Go, I Got Id, Rearviewmirror, Better Man, Improv, Not For You, Go, Alive
encore 1: Once, Satan's Bed, Footsteps, Porch
encore 2: Throw Your Arms Around Me (Eddie solo), Yellow Ledbetter, Baba O'Riley

After a few hundred fans broke through the gates, security couldn't stop thousands of ticketless fans to enter to see this show from the perimeter. Cool setlist and a very on night. Eddie plays "Throw Your Arms Around Me" solo in the encore. The final, "Baba O'Riley", is a very extended version.


March 21, 1995 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre - Brisbane, Australia

opening act: The Meanies

incomplete setlist: Corduroy, Elderly Woman..., Animal, Blood, Porch

Mike disrobes at the end of "Porch" and Eddie tries to pull down his underpants.


March 22, 1995 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre - Brisbane, Australia

opening act: The Meanies

setlist: Oceans, Last Exit, Corduroy, Not For You, Tremor Christ, Animal, Dissident, Go, Daughter, Deep, Jeremy, Footsteps, Rearviewmirror, Immortality, Alive, Black
encore 1: Blood, State Of Love And Trust, Whipping, I Got You, Better Man, Porch
encore 2: Against The 70's, Sonic Reducer, Indifference

The crowd in the pit area picks up the seats and carries them to the back of the auditorium. People are packed in too tightly and Eddie says, "... up here, we got a problem. We gotta clear some room. Please everyone, if you wanna do something for me, as a favor... everyone take like five steps back... now on the next song, jump up and down not forward, you promise?" and Pearl Jam slams into "Rearviewmirror". "I Got You" is dedicated to "... the girl who changed her fuckin' name to Pearl Jam". Mike gets wild and creative during an extended "Porch" jam and Eddie wraps up the song by repeating "I'm happy, I hope you're happy, too..." a couple of times (likely a David Bowie "Ashes To Ashes" nod). "Against The 70's" is introduced as a Mike Watt song (not played at a Pearl Jam concert before or since), with Dave Grohl joining Pearl Jam on drums and staying for a rocked out version of "Sonic Reducer". Great setlist and wonderful versions of songs.


March 24, 1995 - Mt Smart Supertop - Auckland, New Zealand

opening act: Dead Flowers

setlist: Throw Your Arms Around Me (Eddie solo), Oceans, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, Elderly Woman..., Lukin, Animal, Glorified G, Daughter/(W.M.A.), Rats, Go, Jeremy, Rearviewmirror, I Got Id, Not For You, Immortality, Alive, Blood
encore: Better Man, Porch, History Never Repeats, I Got You

The crowd begins smashing forward, even before Pearl Jam take the stage. Eddie takes the stage alone with his guitar and says he wants to start off real slow and for everyone to stay calm, playing "Throw Your Arms Around Me". The rest of Pearl Jam take the stage and, still trying to keep things calm, play "Oceans", but this crowd is fired up and packed in tight. Neil and Tim Finn, from Split Enz, join Pearl Jam for covers of their songs, "History Never Repeats" (later released as one of the cuts on the '95 fan club discs) and "I Got You", much to the pleasure of this New Zealand audience.


March 25, 1995 - Mt Smart Supertop - Auckland, New Zealand

opening act: Dead Flowers

setlist: Release, Go, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Not For You, Rearviewmirror, Elderly Woman..., Animal, Why Go, Jeremy, Glorified G, Daughter/(Suggestion), State Of Love And Trust, Garden, Corduroy, Lukin, Better Man, Alive, Porch
encore 1: Blood, Black, Immortality
encore 2: History Never Repeats, I Got You

Last show of the Southeast Asia, Australia & New Zealand tour. Neil and Tim Finn join Pearl Jam for "History Never Repeats" and "I Got You".


Summer Tour - 1995

Pearl Jam's complicated summer tour of United States. The band's refusal to use Ticketmaster to distribute tickets continues. Instead, Pearl Jam is now using E.T.M. Entertainment Network, a new company with lower service charges. However, the day after the Golden Gate Park show in San Francisco, CA the cancellation of the remaining seven cities was decided in a meeting between the four other band members (minus Eddie) and manager Kelly Curtis. Afterwards it was decided that last three shows on the brief tour was back on. The rest of the canceled shows was later rescheduled.


June 16, 1995 - Casper Events Center - Casper, WY, USA

attendance: 9 000 (sold out)
opening acts: Bad Religion, Scallywags

soundcheck: Improv, Elderly Woman..., I Got Id, Improv, Porch
setlist: Long Road, Corduroy, Spin The Black Circle, Last Exit, Tremor Christ, Animal, Why Go, Jeremy, Better Man, Lukin, Not For You, Whipping, Glorified G, Daughter/(W.M.A.), Go, Alive, Immortality, Blood
encore: Rearviewmirror, Dissident, Yellow Ledbetter, Porch

This show was originally scheduled in Ogden at Fairgrounds. Eddie quell rumors of Pearl Jam returning to Ticketmaster for ticketing by beginning the show with, "... you may have heard about us giving into Ticketmaster in L.A. and New York City. Well, I just wanna tell ya - that's bullshit". "Long Road" is premiered here. "Why Go" features a long drum intro. After "Alive", a kid throws his baseball cap up on stage, Eddie says, "He throws his hat up on stage, now he says "Hey Dddie I want it back". Ah, he just wanted me to hold it he says. I'll do more than just hold it", and he proceeds to turn around, unzip his pants and stick the hat down his pants, then pulls it out, and says, "There you go" as he throws the hat back to the kid. At the start of the encore, Stone says, "Where's that hat? I wanna smell that hat". Eddie goes into a story about other places they could have played in Wyoming... "Thermopolis" (crowd boos). Jeff: "Straight outta Thermopolis". Eddie: "We could played Bar None. Is there actually a city called Meeteetsie? Don't touch me teet-sie. We really thought seriously about playing Cokeville but we didn't think that was very PC, so we thought Green River might fit". He chats about some other towns and then says he's glad they're in Casper (huge applause) and thanks Bad Religion and mentions that they played with them before in Germany, leading to "Rearviewmirror". This is the first show that Monkeywrench Radio broadcast on the Pearl Jam tour, with Eddie spinning favorites such as the Foo Fighters and Pete Townshend disks and taking phone calls in the post-show.


June 17, 1995 - Wolf Mountain Amphitheater - Salt Lake City, UT, USA (Canceled)

opening act: Bad Religion

This show - available to only Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Colorado and Wyoming - sold out (more than 12 000 tickets) within seven minutes. However, the show got canceled after a rainstorm. Pearl Jam promised to come back and play a longer show and later rescheduled with two shows at Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT on November 1 and 2, 1995.


June 19, 1995 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO, USA

attendance: 9 000 (sold out)
opening act: Bad Religion

setlist: Go, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Animal, Corduroy, Not For You, Dissident, Even Flow, Jeremy, Habit, I Got Id, Glorified G, Daughter/(Steppin' Stone), Black, Rearviewmirror, Immortality, Alive, Porch
encore: Leaving Here, Better Man, Yellow Ledbetter

Eddie enters the stage on an old bike and remarks, "This place sucks... obviously that is the farthest thing from the truth. Just like us going back to Ticketmaster is the farthest thing from the truth". "Habit" is played for the first time by the whole band, though it was also played during the Mike Watt tour (Eddie only). Eddie sings some lyrics from "Stepping Stone", by Paul Revere & The Raiders, in the "Daughter" jam. "Leaving Here", an Eddie Holland song, is premiered at this concert. Songs on setlist but not played: "Whipping", "State Of Love And Trust" and "Blood".


June 20, 1995 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO, USA

attendance: 9 000 (sold out)
opening act: Bad Religion

setlist: Long Road, Jeremy, Ship Song, Footsteps, Falling Down, Better Man, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Animal, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, Not For You, Go, State Of Love And Trust, Daughter/(This Boy), Garden, (I've Just Seen A Face) (Eddie solo), Alive, Whipping, Lukin, Rearviewmirror, Elderly Woman..., Blood
encore 1: Black, Porch, Immortality
encore 2: Indifference

Pearl Jam performs their first six songs seated, experiencing some of the effects of the altitude and taking a different approach from the previous night. A new, slower version of "Jeremy" is premiered here. "Ship Song" is by Nick Cave. The "Falling Down" tune surfaces five years later, forming the melody for the song "Distress" on The Rockfords album. They get frustrated being seated (Stone declares, "All right, fuck the seats!") and they dump the chairs as they launch into "Last Exit". "This Boy" is a song by an L.A. band, That Dog. The impromptu "I've Just Seen A Face", a song by the Beatles, is sung by Eddie a capella. "Rearviewmirror" is interrupted to break up a fight. ("What are you guys fighting for? This is a rock and roll concert".) Pearl Jam picks up the song right where they left off. Eddie's parting comment: "Thanks for coming up to the mountain with us".


June 22, 1995 - Cal Expo Amphitheatre - Sacramento, CA, USA

attendance: 14 400 (sold out)
opening act: Bad Religion

setlist: Release, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Animal, Tremor Christ, Jeremy, Corduroy, Lukin, Not for You, Dissident, Go, Even Flow, Daughter/(Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2), Rearviewmirror, Habit, Immortality, Whipping, Black, Alive, Blood
encore: Better Man, Sonic Reducer, Porch/(Steppin' Stone), Yellow Ledbetter

Pearl Jam again play the reworked "New Jeremy" or "No Jeremy", as fans call it. After much audience debris is tossed onstage (shoes, shirts, etc.), Stone jokes, "OK, we got enough stuff. You can stop throwing now. Look at all this stuff!". Eddie remarks later, "If there are any young entrepreneurs out there, I think we could help you open up a thrift shop with all the shit we got up here".


June 24, 1995 - Polo Field @ Golden Gate Park - San Francisco, CA, USA

attendance: 54 000 (sold out)
opening acts: Bad Religion, Crash and Britany

setlist: Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Go, Animal, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, Not For You
setlist: "Neil Jam": Big Green Country, Act Of Love, Throw Your Hatred Down, Powderfinger, Truth Be Known, Rockin' In The Free World, The Needle And The Damage Done, Hey Hey, My My, I'm The Ocean, Down By The River, Downtown, Cortez The Killer
encore "Neil Jam": Peace And Love, Rockin' In The Free World

Pearl Jam sold out this show in 21 minutes. After "Not For You" an exhausted Eddie says, "I'd like to talk to you all from my heart for a second... The worst 24 hours I just ever had. I had got a really bad stomach flu last night, like 3 in the morning, and I went to the emergency room this morning... I was puking and shiting and I'm just all fucked up. So I think that might be it for me for a while... Lucky for you... I think Neil Young is here so he's gonna take over for a bit... Alright? I come back again this summer... OK?", before leaving the stage. Neil Young takes the stage and the audience gets an impressive Mirror Ball premier. Towards the end, Jeff apologize for the turn of events and says that the band will try to come back, with fans booing. About 30 000 disappointed fans applied for refunds, but 20 000 more did not, and they got "first crack" at tickets for the "makeup" show at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, CA on November 4, 1995.


June 26, 1995 - San Diego Sports Arena - San Diego, CA, USA (Canceled)

opening act: Bad Religion

This show was canceled and later rescheduled to November 6, 1995 at the same venue.


June 27, 1995 - San Diego Sports Arena - San Diego, CA, USA (Canceled)

opening act: Bad Religion

This show was canceled and later rescheduled to November 7, 1995 at the same venue.


June 29, 1995 - Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Phoenix, AZ, USA (Canceled)

opening act: Bad Religion

This show was canceled and later rescheduled to September 13, 1995 at the same venue.


June 30, 1995 - Pan American Center - Las Cruces, NM, USA (Canceled)

opening act: Bad Religion

This show was canceled and later rescheduled to September 14, 1995 at the same venue.


July 2, 1995 - South Park Meadows - Austin, TX, USA (Canceled)

opening act: Bad Religion

This show was canceled and later rescheduled to September 16, 1995 at the same venue.


July 4, 1995 - Tad Gormley Stadium - New Orleans, LA, USA (Canceled)

opening act: Bad Religion

This show was canceled and later rescheduled to September 17, 1995 at the same venue.


July 8, 1995 - Marcus Amphitheater - Milwaukee, WI, USA (Summerfest)

attendance: 24 000 (sold out)
opening acts: Bad Religion, The Frogs

setlist: Oceans, Go, Animal, Even Flow, Corduroy, Whipping, Better Man, Dissident, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Jeremy, Daughter/(Steppin' Stone), State Of Love And Trust, Black, Not For You, Immortality, Alive, Blood
encore 1: I Got Id, Rearviewmirror, Yellow Ledbetter
encore 2: Forever In Blue Jeans (Eddie with Lightning & Thunder), Porch

Security permitted cameras into this show. There is no pit at this venue and the seats are bolted down. The mood was tentative, given the outcome of the previous show in San Francisco. After becoming comfortable with an extremely appreciative audience, the show became unforgettable. Even Flow is stopped and restarted. Long, jammy version of "Alive". Stone discovers a new, goofy riff to inject into the middle of "Blood" and the band has a good laugh over it. Eddie addresses the crowd before "Not For You" about the recent tour difficulties. He quips, "I gotta tell ya, my stomach hurts like hell right now. I think I got cryptosporidium", a reference to a cryptosporidium outbreak in the Milwaukee water system in the early 90's. (Recall he left the stage early at Pearl Jam's previous show in San Francisco due to food poisioning). Eddie brings out local Neil Diamond tribute duo Lightning & Thunder, to sing "Forever In Blue Jeans". Eddie pulls up a chair and crosses his legs like he's just sitting in a coffee house with a few friends and sings the second verse. Fun show with the guys showing a lot of energy.


July 9, 1995 - Marcus Amphitheater - Milwaukee, WI, USA (Summerfest)

attendance: 24 000 (sold out)
opening acts: Bad Religion, The Frogs

setlist: Act Of Love, Go, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, Not For You, Why Go, Deep, Daughter/(Release)/(Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2), Jeremy, Rearviewmirror, Elderly Woman..., Lukin, Animal, Dissident, Even Flow, Black, Alive, Blood
encore: Starboy (Eddie with Jimmy Flemion), (Little Wing)/(Maggot Brain), Better Man, Porch

If a show could have been any different or better than the previous night, this was the one! Eddie surprises the audience by joining The Frogs' set for "I Only Play 4 Money". Dressed in a Beatles-type wig, sunglasses and shiny silver jacket, he is not recognizable until he begins to sing. In return, Jimmy Flemion of The Frogs accompanies Eddie in the acoustic encore "Starboy". A surprising opening song, "Act Of Love", is extremely hard and driven. After "Deep" the band starts playing the intro to "Jeremy" (original version), but then Eddie stops it and comments: "We do it later or something. Yeah, like any one of us haven't heard that song enough times?". Pearl Jam then plays the slow version of "Jeremy" a few songs later. Lots of long jams that really show off Mike's ability. For the encore, Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer) joins Pearl Jam and a fascinating version of the Jimi Hendrix classic, "Little Wing". They jam for about eight minutes, mutating into "Maggot Brain", a funkadelic song from the 70's penned by Eddie Hazel. Mike's guitarwork leaves the crowd (and the rest of the band apparently) awestruck. It was later reported that Mike was hospitalized after the two Milwaukee shows due to dehydration and exhaustion.


July 11, 1995 - Soldier Field - Chicago, IL, USA

attendance: 43 000
opening acts: Bad Religion, Otis Rush

setlist: Release, Go, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, Whipping, I Got Id, Dissident, Even Flow, Improv, Deep, Jeremy, Glorified G, Daughter/(This Boy)/(The Real Me)/(W.M.A.)/(Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2), Animal, Habit, Lukin, Not For You, (Little Wing), Elderly Woman..., Immortality, Alive, Porch
encore 1: Everyday People, Let My Love Open The Door, Better Man, Rearviewmirror, Black, Blood
encore 2: Yellow Ledbetter

This show was the first of the tour where Pearl Jam's set was broadcast by Monkeywrench Radio. The broadcast was picked up by local radio stations and re-broadcast and - got bootlegged like crazy. In addition, the broadcast was played through the Public Address system outside Soldier Field for those who couldn't get a ticket. The crowd is pumped, with people crowdsurfing even during Otis Rush's set. "Black" lyrics are altered from "sun" to "moon" and Eddie gestures to the full moon above the stadium. He jokes, "There's some fancy people in the skybox... they're blinking to us, sending us a message up there". The crowd boos and he tells them not to get angry: "... you know life has a way of working itself out, you know? Think about this for a sec, right? These are the rich, fancy people, right? They got all the luxury, right? Looks to me, like they're the farthest ones away from the stage and they're behind a fuckin' window... you hang in the trenches long enough, it pays off...". Eddie destroys his black Telecaster featuring the "skateboarding is not a crime" bumpersticker, smashing it against his mic stand. Producer Brendan O'Brien joins the band on keyboard for a surprising "Everyday People", by Sly and the Family Stone, and then "Let My Love Open The Door". First lightning and later, fireworks, filled the sky this night. Amazing setlist and long performance with the pressure on in an intimidating venue.


September 13, 1995 - Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Phoenix, AZ, USA

attendance: 14 000 (sold out)
opening act: Ramones

setlist: Go, Animal, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, Lukin, Elderly Woman..., Whipping, Dissident, Glorified G, Daughter/(The Real Me)/(I Believe In Miracles), Habit, Improv, Rearviewmirror, Immortality, Alive, Black, Blood
encore 1: Not For You, I Got Id, Better Man, Improv, Porch
encore 2: Yellow Ledbetter

This is the first date of the rescheduled shows. "I Believe In Miracles", the tag in "Daughter", is a Ramones song. During "Porch", Mike plays some riffs from "Third Stone From The Sun", by Jimi Hendrix. Before the last song, "Yellow Ledbetter", Eddie announces that taping Pearl Jam shows is permitted!


September 14, 1995 - Pan American Center - Las Cruces, NM, USA

opening act: Ramones

setlist: Release, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Animal, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, Whipping, Not For You, Elderly Woman..., Why Go, Jeremy, Go, Dissident, Satan's Bed, Daughter/(I'm One), Even Flow, Rearviewmirror, I Got Id, Immortality, Black, Porch
encore: Better Man, Alive, Blood, Footsteps, Yellow Ledbetter

Eddie thanks everyone for coming and being able to find an "alternative date" (referencing the rescheduling of this stretch of shows). After "Dissident", Eddie says, "We're just gonna try this one" leading to a funky, hard version of "Satan's Bed". Stone's comment afterward: "Well!". "I'm One", by The Who, is the "Daughter" tag. "Even Flow" is a rousting version with an extended guitar jam, leading to a super "Rearviewmirror" and a sweet "I Got Id". During the encore, Eddie says, "You all got school tomorrow? There's too many of you to write notes for".


September 16, 1995 - South Park Meadows - Austin, TX, USA

attendance: 27 000
opening act: Ramones

soundcheck: Rats, Jeremy
setlist: Act Of Love, Go, Last Exit, (Long Road), Animal, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, (Jeremy), Lukin, Not For You, Elderly Woman..., Why Go, Even Flow, Dissident, Daughter/(W.M.A), State Of Love And Trust, Rearviewmirror, I Got Id, Immortality, Black, Spin The Black Circle, Alive
encore 1: Once, Sonic Reducer, Leaving Here, Better Man, Talk About The Passion, Whipping, Porch
encore 2: Indifference

At some point during the Ramones' set someone comes out, jumping around in a dress and a mask with a "Gabba Gabba Hey" sign. Okay, Eddie – nice try on the disguise. At the start of Pearl Jam's set, Eddie takes the stage grinning and wearing a heavy jacket on this terribly hot day. Immediately after "Act Of Love", the jacket is gone. The show is paused briefly after "Last Exit" to "get everybody up" and everyone is encouraged to "take two steps back". A surprise song, R.E.M.'s "Talk About The Passion", is played during the first encore. The electricity temporarily cut out midway through "Porch".


September 17, 1995 - Tad Gormley Stadium - New Orleans, LA, USA

opening act: Ramones

soundcheck: Habit, Improv, Naked Eye
setlist: Animal, Go, Last Exit, Tremor Christ, Even Flow, Corduroy, Elderly Woman..., Whipping, Not For You, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Dissident, Daughter/(I Believe In Miracles)/(Pulled Up), Rats, (Voodoo Chile), Immortality, Rearviewmirror, Alive, Blood
encore 1: Better Man, Sonic Reducer, Rockin' In The Free World
encore 2: Yellow Ledbetter

Eddie stops the show during "Tremor Christ" when someone is down in the pit. He says they can't start again until the person is helped. After the fan has been tended to, the band picks up the song exactly where they left off. Eddie adds lines from the Ramones' "I Believe In Miracles" in "Daughter", followed by the Talking Heads' "Pulled Up". Eddie leaves the stage after "Rats". Stone says, "We're just gonna jam for a bit", and the band does a "Voodoo Chile" jam, with Mike filling in on vocals. Brendan O'Brien sits in on organ for "Better Man". "Sonic Reducer" with Joey Ramone is the show stopper and is later released on one of the '95 fan club discs. During "Sonic Reducer", Eddie pokes fun at his and Joey's difference in height. The whole band is in a great mood and having a blast. "Spin The Black Circle", "Habit" and "I Got Id" are on the setlist but not played.


November 1, 1995 - Delta Center - Salt Lake City, UT, USA

opening act: Fastbacks

setlist: Go, Animal, Last Exit, Spin The Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, Not For You, Lukin, Improv, Elderly Woman..., Deep, Dissident, Daughter/(Pulled Up), Even Flow, Rearviewmirror, I Got Id, Whipping, Immortality, Alive, Black, Blood
encore: Red Mosquito, Better Man, Leaving Here, Footsteps, Porch

True to their word, Pearl Jam returned to Salt Lake City after the previous rain-out and played "twice as long" - playing two shows. Being the night after Halloween, the band hits the stage wearing costumes, Eddie's being a very large alien head and alien gloves with long fingers. They proceed to toss items into the crowd (the band claiming it's candy corn and cigarettes). Eddie comments after "Tremor Christ": "I believe we've met before. We're gonna make good on our promise". There's a very sweet improv played before "Elderly Woman...". Eddie introduces "Even Flow" as a song they "... learned off an old '50's jukebox". "Red Mosquito" is a new song. "Leaving Here" has an interesting intro. Monkeywrench Radio broadcast Pearl Jam's set, the first show where this has happened since the Soldier Field show in Chicago, IL.


November 2, 1995 - Delta Center - Salt Lake City, UT, USA

opening act: Fastbacks

setlist: Release, Even Flow, Last Exit, Animal, Dissident, Not For You, Rearviewmirror, Better Man, Go, Glorified G, Daughter/(Young Man Blues)/(W.M.A.), Deep, Jeremy, Corduroy, Lukin, I Got Id, Brain Of J., Black, State Of Love And Trust, Porch
encore: Sonic Reducer, Whipping, Leaving Here, Immortality, Yellow Ledbetter

Monkeywrench Radio again broadcast Pearl Jam's set. The tag in "Daughter" is a modified version of The Who's "Young Man Blues", with Eddie changing the lyrics to "young girl's blues". Future Yield song, "Brain Of J." premiers. Eddie comments about how "it's almost like tonight we're playing for you and last night we were playing for your parents". This comment is made because the crowd isn't very responsive and (according to his comments on Monkeywrench Radio), they had intended to play a little longer (extra encore), but everyone left early!


November 4, 1995 - Spartan Stadium - San Jose, CA, USA

attendance: 35 000 (sold out)
opening acts: Fastbacks, Ben Harper

soundcheck: Act Of Love, I Got Id, Red Mosquito
pre-set: Dead Man (Eddie solo)
setlist: Release, Even Flow, Last Exit, Animal, Dissident, Not For You, Rearviewmirror, Elderly Woman..., Go, Glorified G, Daughter/(Young Man Blues)/(W.M.A.), Deep, Jeremy, Corduroy, Lukin, I Got Id, Spin The Black Circle, Red Mosquito, (So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star), Brain Of J., Why Go, Black, Alive/(Voodoo Chile), Blood
encore: Leaving Here, Better Man, Immortality, Porch/(Three Little Birds), So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star, Indifference

Ticket sales of 35 000 made this concert the biggest event in the 62-year history of Spartan Stadium. Eddie opens the show early with the unreleased "Dead Man". Later he quips, "So these are the faces I would have seen if I could have lifted my head up in San Francisco", referencing to the Golden Park show where he had to leave the stage with a stomach flu. After a long departure from these sort of antics, Eddie climbs the speaker stacks and scaffolding during "Porch". He includes a bit of the "Three Little Birds" tag in "Porch", repeating the "every little thing's gonna be alright" line a few times. Ben Harper and Kim Warnick (from the Fastbacks) join Pearl Jam in "So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star", a song by The Byrds. Pearl Jam's set was broadcast by Monkeywrench Radio.


November 6, 1995 - San Diego Sports Arena - San Diego, CA, USA

opening act: Ramones

setlist: Release, Animal, Last Exit, Even Flow, Dissident, Not For You, Rearviewmirror, Elderly Woman..., Go, Tremor Christ, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Daughter/(This Boy)/(Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2), Corduroy, Lukin, Whipping, Immortality, Alive, Black, Blood
encore 1: Long Road, (So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star), Habit, Better Man, Leaving Here, Spin The Black Circle, Porch/(I'm One)
encore 2: Indifference

Monkeywrench Radio broadcast Pearl Jam's set. "Jeremy", Eddie says "Thanks. Good singing" (for the sing-along). Before "Corduroy", the crowd starts the "Eddie" chant and he comments, "We've been through a lot to get into this room tonight. You're gonna embarrass me in front of my mother!". After "Better Man" he notes, "What a sad fuckin' story. True story too. Wanna hear some good news? Of course it's not as exciting as the bad news. Isn't that true? Ever see people rally around a spot of good news? They can take some bad news and make it last for years". After dissing the Ticketmaster situation and the cops in "north county", he tells how the proceeds from the difference in the cost of tickets ($50 000) is being donated to the Surfrider Foundation, "... so you can ride the waves".


November 7, 1995 - San Diego Sports Arena - San Diego, CA, USA

opening act: Ramones

setlist: Oceans, Go, Animal, Last Exit, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, Rearviewmirror, Better Man, Even Flow, Why Go, Deep, Red Mosquito, Glorified G, Daughter/(I Believe In Miracles)/(Touch Of Grey)/(W.M.A.), Jeremy, Not For You, I Got Id, Lukin, Whipping, (This Boy) (Eddie solo), Alive, Black, Blood
encore 1: Spin The Black Circle, Leaving Here, I Can't Explain, Porch
encore 2: Yellow Ledbetter

As is the case typically, the second show in the same venue never disappoints and this show is no exception and Mike is having a wild night. At the end of "Tremor Christ", Eddie comments, "Hello kiddies. Get comfortable, we're gonna be here for a while". At the end of "Why Go", Eddie raises his guitar overhead, as if preparing to smash it, but a tech swipes it from his hands and Eddie looks terribly surprised! "Deep" follows, and it's worth noting that these two songs weren't played live again until the 2003 tour. Eddie clearly shows how he feels about "Glorified G", substituting the lyrics, "... glorified version of I hate this song" twice, looking over his shoulder at Stone and half smiling. "Touch Of Grey", the tag in "Daughter", is a Grateful Dead song. Experiencing tuning problems at the end of "I Got Id", Eddie tosses his guitar and says, "New guitar, please! After all, I am a rock star". Pretty humorous. "Lukin" sports an ambient guitar intro, ending with a quick "1234" leading to a snappy "Whipping". Eddie performs a bit of "This Boy" solo. Eddie returns to the stage on a skateboard for the first encore, and Stone ges a small fire going at the base of Eddie's mic stand. "Spin the Black Circle" is introed as "a love song". Mentioning that the two San Diego shows helped raise $50 000 donated to the Surfrider Foundation, leads to a comment about how they had messed up the next song the previous night. Then Eddie flubs the start of "Leaving Here", and notes that "it's really a rather hard song to play" but then they kick into it. Pearl Jam play The Who's "I Can't Explain" live for the first time. This show is a fine conclusion to a wild 1995 tour. Pearl Jam's set was broadcast by Monkeywrench Radio.


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