Pearl Jam Welcomes J Mascis & Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton At Fenway Park On This Date In 2016

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Four years ago today Pearl Jam wrapped up a two-night stand at Fenway Park in Boston, concluding their debut run at the historic home of the Red Sox. For the closing night on Sunday, August 7, 2016, the legendary Seattle rock band welcomed some of Massachusetts’ own rock luminaries in Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton and Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis.

The three-hour, double encore concert saw Pearl Jam delivering a healthy dose of classics from their 1991 debut, Ten (“Alive,” “Even Flow,” “Jeremy” and more); their 1994 album Vitalogy (“Better Man,” “Not For You” and “Corduroy” among others); and newer material from their 2013 LP, Lightning Bolt (the show opener “Pendulum,” the title track, “Sirens” and more). PJ also fit in a number of rarities like “Nothing As It Seems,” “Hail Hail” and “Not For You.” Additionally, the main set included two covers in the Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd instrumental, “Interstellar Overdrive” (a tour debut), and Aerosmith’s “Draw The Line” (PJ had debuted the Aerosmith tune the night before) on which the band welcomed Hamilton about halfway through the main set.

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The first encore kicked off with Lightning Bolt’s “Yellow Moon” and closed with Vitalogy’s “Better Man” and also included a bust out of “Angel” and the tour debut of The Ramones’ “I Beleive In Miracles.” The second, eight-song encore began with “Smile” from the band’s 1996 album No Code and also contained covers of The Who’s “Love, Reign O’er Me” as well as Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World” on which Mascis joined as well as PJ drummer Matt Cameron’s son Ray Cameron. Pearl Jam brought the evening to a close with the vintage “Yellow Ledbetter.” Guitarist Mike McCready would deliver a “Star-Spangled Banner” outro to cap off the Fenway closer.

Watch Pearl Jam close out night two of their Fenway debut below via PJcookiemonster for this edition of Full Show Friday:

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Setlist via PJcookiemonster

  • 0:00 – Pendulum
  • 6:56 – Off He Goes
  • 12:17 – Nothing as it Seems
  • 18:33 – Nothingman
  • 22:42 – Wishlist
  • 25:30 – Interstellar Overdrive/Corduroy
  • 32:15 – Animal
  • 34:56 – Hail Hail
  • 41:00 – Lightning Bolt
  • 46:45 – In Hiding
  • 51:39 – Evenflow
  • 58:25 – Sirens
  • 1:08:26 – Draw the line
  • 1:14:25 – Lukin
  • 1:15:18 – Not for You
  • 1:21:28 – Immortality
  • 1:27:28 – Deep
  • 1:31:20 – Jeremy
  • 1:38:20 – Unthought Known
  • 1:42:13 – Rearviewmirror
  • 1:52:31 – Yellow Moon
  • 1:56:20 – Angel
  • 1:59:14 – Footsteps
  • 2:07:45 – I Believe in Miracles
  • 2:11:00 – Mind Your Manners
  • 2:14:33 – Betterman
  • 2:24:24 – Smile
  • 2:27:59 – Go
  • 2:31:05 – Love Reign O’er Me
  • 2:36:12 – Do the Evolution
  • 2:40:15 – Breath
  • 2:45:30 – Alive
  • 2:51:07 – Rockin in the Free World
  • 3:00:39 – Yellow Ledbetter
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