Pearl Jam Concludes 2018 Tour With Help From Guests At Fenway Park


Seattle rockers Pearl Jam ended a brief summer tour at Fenway Park in Boston on Tuesday night. The band shared the stage with a number of guests and debuted a cover of a song about Boston.

Pearl Jam opened the evening with “Given To Fly” off Yield and then lit into the Vs. classic “Animal.” Next came “Save You,” one of seven tour debuts played at the second of two Fenway shows. After “Arms Aloft” and “Lightning Bolt,” Pearl Jam was joined by old friend (and famed photographer) Danny Clinch on harmonica for the tour debut of No Code track “Red Mosquito.” The career-spanning performance continued with the first “I Am Mine” of the run.

Later in the night, the band surprised fans by delivering Vitalogy gem “Immortality” with different lyrics. Frontman Eddie Vedder then brought out Bill Janovitz from Boston’s Buffalo Tom for a reprise of the “Taillights Fade” they first performed together on Sunday. Another guest emerged a few songs later as drummer Mark Guiliana added to “Can’t Deny Me.” Pearl Jam went on to close last night’s main set with a run of “Jeremy,” “Better Man” and “Porch.”

Vedder addressed the crowd at length prior to the start of the evening’s first of two encores. Eddie warned it might be a while before the band returned to the stage and that the next time they would get together will be in the studio. Pearl Jam then presented the tour debut of “Thumbing My Way.” From there, the group fit covers of John Lennon’s “Imagine” and Victoria Williams’ “Crazy Mary” into a first encore that also included “Comatose,” “Go” and “Rearviewmirror.”

Pearl Jam’s second encore on Tuesday started with “Smile” off No Code and included the “wasted” combo of “Wasted Reprise” and “Life Wasted.” Janovitz and Clinch then returned to the stage as the band vamped on the long-lost “Dirty Frank” before launching into the debut cover of “Dirty Water” by The Standells. “Dirty Water” is played at Fenway following victories by the Boston Red Sox. Pearl Jam ended the night and the tour with a sequence of “Alive,” “Baba O’Riley” and “Yellow Ledbetter.”

Watch a series of fan-shot videos captured by mfc172:

[Dirty Frank tease / Dirty Water with Bill Janovitz & Danny Clinch]

[Immortality II]

[Red Mosquito with Danny Clinch]


Pearl Jam at Fenway Park

  • Aye Davanita
  • Given to Fly
  • Animal
  • Save You
  • Arms Aloft  
  • Lightning Bolt
  • Red Mosquito  
  • I Am Mine
  • U
  • Even Flow
  • Immortality  
  • Taillights Fade  
  • Not for You  
  • Nothingman
  • Can't Deny Me  
  • Jeremy
  • Better Man
  • Porch
  • Thumbing My Way
  • Imagine  
  • Crazy Mary  
  • Comatose
  • Go
  • Rearviewmirror
  • Smile
  • Wasted Reprise  
  • Life Wasted
  • Dirty Water  
  • Alive
  • Baba O'Riley  
  • Yellow Ledbetter  

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