Pearl Jam Debuts ‘Ten’ Outtake & Welcomes Danny Clinch At Wrigley Field Finale

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Pearl Jam completed a run of two shows at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on Monday as part of their short U.S. Tour. The group took the stage about 90 minutes late due to rain. Local officials relaxed the normal 11 p.m. curfew by an hour allowing Pearl Jam to perform nearly their entire show despite the delay.

Frontman Eddie Vedder addressed the weather and delay five songs into the evening. Vedder explained that in Hawaii rain is considered a blessing, so they all should count their blessings. The first surprise of the night came soon thereafter when Pearl Jam dusted off a cover of the Beatles’ “Rain” for the first time since exactly two years prior at the same venue.

Pearl Jam played plenty of staples throughout the evening including “Go,” “Even Flow,” “Daughter,” “Corduroy,” “Black,” “Rearviewmirror” and “Alive.” They also threw in a handful of rarities such as the first version of “U” since June 28, 2014. Last night’s concert was split into an 18-song main set and 11-song encore. Vedder kicked off the encore with a solo cover of The White Stripes’ “We’re Going To Be Friends.” Eddie then shouted out Chris Chelios. The hockey star and longtime friend of the band held up a jersey of Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita, who died earlier this month.

While Pearl Jam often performs two encores, Vedder told the crowd during what turned out to be the evening’s lone encore that they were staying on stage to play more songs. The band went on to perform “Smile” by request and then offered the live debut of “Evil Little Goat,” a tune they recorded for Ten. Pearl Jam released a studio version of “Evil Little Goat” as part of a 2009 re-issue of their debut album. The group followed the brief live debut with “Leash” and “Alive” and then brought out Danny Clinch to add harmonica to a cover of The Who’s “Baba O’Riley” that ended the evening.

Watch fan-shot footage from last night’s show captured by mfc172:

[Evil Little Goat]

[U]

[It’s Ok]

[Rain]

[We’re Going To Be Friends]

Setlist

Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field

  • Aye Davanita
  • Given to Fly
  • Why Go
  • Go
  • Last Exit
  • Mind Your Manners
  • Do the Evolution
  • Rain  
  • Throw Your Hatred Down  
  • Even Flow
  • U  
  • In My Tree
  • Immortality
  • Daughter  
  • Unthought Known
  • Jeremy
  • I Am a Patriot  
  • Lukin
  • Porch
Encore
  • We're Going to Be Friends  
  • Come Back
  • Corduroy
  • Black
  • Lightning Bolt
  • Rearviewmirror
  • Smile
  • Evil Little Goat  
  • Leash
  • Alive
  • Baba O'Riley  

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