Pearl Jam Performs ‘Down’ Live In Amsterdam In 2018: Pro-Shot Video
Tonight, Pearl Jam was originally scheduled to play the first of two shows at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam to conclude a tour of Europe that was postponed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The band released video featuring a performance of “Down” from their June 12, 2018 at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome during their last visit to the city.
Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready wrote “Down” for the sessions that yielded 2002’s Riot Act. While “Down” didn’t make it onto the album, the song was released as a B-side to the “I Am Mine” single and issued on the Lost Dogs rarities collection in 2003.
Pearl Jam debuted “Down” live on December 5, 2002 in their hometown of Seattle. The song has been played by the band a total of 97 times, including the version in Amsterdam. “Down” was the penultimate tune of Pearl Jam’s 17-song main set at the Ziggo Dome on June 12, 2018. The show was opening night of the group’s 2018 European Tour and the first of two June 2018 concerts at Ziggo Dome.
Watch Pearl Jam’s version of “Down” from June 12, 2018 below: