See video, photos, set-list and reviews of Pearl Jam’s Chicago concert performance at Wrigley Field from Friday, July 19, 2013. Details of the iconic band’s live appearance — including the debut of new songs — at the landmark stadium are posted below after the jump.
‘Lightning Bolt’ live video above. There is more video below.
The concert marked the first major stadium appearance of the band since they announced their new album ‘Lightning Bolt’ and new single, ‘Mind Your Manners,’ which they performed live. Although the sold-out crowd endured a lengthy two-and-a-half hour delay due to inclement weather — rain and threatening thunderstorms — in total, the band played for approximately three hours. The 32-song setlist included some of their greatest hits as well as new songs — notably the title track of the new album (video above) and ‘Future Days’ (video below) — and some covers, including Van Halen’s ‘Eruption.’
Here’s a review roundup, with photos. See what the critics have to say about the July 19 concert. The set-list and more video highlights follow below.
“The concert began in mugginess, with the kind of slow build typical of Pearl Jam’s longer concerts. Dressed in black, Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron entered with the simmering “Release” and some deep-album tracks, then the wistful “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town.””
“”Do the Evolution” and “Corduroy” — the latter featuring the timely opening line “the waiting drove me mad” — found the band in peak form. Mostly, though, it was when they ventured into controlled chaos on elastic live staples like “Evenflow,” “Rearviewmirror,” and “Porch” that were the occasion’s biggest highlights.”
Consequence of Sound (with photos):
“Even before the lightning struck, though, the surprises kept hitting. Sure, “Release” has become a noteworthy opener in years past, but nobody expected the B-side “Hold On” that early, or even No Code cut “Present Tense”. They only shuffled out seven songs before we huddled away for shelter, but man, there was electricity in the air even before the storm cells made their descent upon the Second City.”
Here is Pearl Jam’s July 19th Chicago set-list — video highlights are below.
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
All the Way
Do the Evolution
Mind Your Manners
State Of Love And Trust
Eruption (Van Halen cover)
Future Days w/ Brendan O’Brien
Mother (Pink Floyd cover)
Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns (Mother Love Bone cover)
Wasted Reprise/Life Wasted
Rockin’ in the Free World (Neil Young cover)
Watch video below.
‘Future Days’ – Live
‘Release’ – Live
Photo credit: Lugnuts (CC BY-SA 3.0) via Wikipedia
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