Pearl Jam Keeps Bust Outs Coming In Philadelphia


Seattle rockers Pearl Jam‘s current tour has seen the band dig deep into their repertoire to load each show with at least a few tour debuts and bust outs. That trend continued last night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, where Eddie Vedder & Co. delivered five tour debuts including the return of a Tom Waits cover for the first time since 2007.

Pearl Jam kicked off Thursday’s show with staples “Once” and “Animal” before treating fans to the tour’s first versions of “Gonna See My Friend” and “All Night.” Vedder then talked about playing local club JC Dobbs way back in 1992 ahead of “Mind Your Manners.” While the rest of last night’s main set didn’t contain any more tour debuts, Pearl Jam did play “Love Boat Captain,” “In The Moonlight,” “In My Tree” and “Education” for just the second time this run.

When the band returned for its first encore, Vedder took an opportunity to talk about a couple who got married during Thursday night’s show. He then played a solo acoustic cover of Tom Waits’ “Picture In A Frame” which hadn’t been performed at a Pearl Jam concert since August 2, 2007. Eddie then sang a bit of The Rolling Stones’ “Angie” while guitar issues were sorted out. The brief interlude was followed by “Oceans” and the Andy Wood tribute “Chloe Dancer”/”Crown Of Thorns.” Last night’s second encore featured two more tour debuts as PJ covered Lucinda Williams’ “Crazy Mary” and “Fuckin’ Up” by Neil Young for the first time this year. The show came to a close with “Indifference.” Pearl Jam returns to the Wells Fargo Center tonight.

Watch Eddie Vedder cover Tom Waits’ “Picture In A Frame” shot by mfc172:

Videos (Captured by Jim Powers)

[Once, Animal]

[Philly Banter, Mind Your Manners]

[Angie, Oceans]

[All Night]

[Chloe Dancer > Crown On Thorns]

[Crazy Mary]

[Even Flow]


Pearl Jam at Wells Fargo Center

  • Master/Slave
  • Once  
  • Animal
  • Gonna See My Friend  
  • All Night  
  • Mind Your Manners
  • Low Light
  • Wishlist
  • Love Boat Captain
  • Given to Fly
  • Even Flow  
  • In the Moonlight
  • In My Tree
  • Jeremy
  • Education
  • Unthought Known
  • Do the Evolution
  • Lightning Bolt
  • Porch
  • Picture in a Frame  
  • Oceans  
  • Chloe Dancer  
  • Crown of Thorns  
  • Why Go
  • Got Some
  • Rearviewmirror
  • Save You
  • Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
  • Crazy Mary  
  • State of Love and Trust
  • Alive
  • Fuckin' Up  
  • Indifference