"Lightning Bolt" First Impressions

This is the first full Pearl Jam of the digital age not to leak online in advance of its release, so let’s all thank iTunes for streaming it legally in advance!  I heard several of these tracks in a partial leak a few weeks back but I always savor the first, complete listen of a new Pearl Jam album. Let’s dig in.


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Pearl Jam Buffalo 5.10.10

HSBC Arena – Buffalo, NY
opener: Band of Horses

Main Set: Unthought Known, Severed Hand, Animal, The Fixer, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, No Way, Given To Fly, Light Years, Even Flow, Amongst The Waves, Unemployable, Grievance, Not For You, Got Some, Do The Evolution, Wasted Reprise, Better Man / Save it for Later

1st Encore: Just Breathe, Fatal, Last Kiss, Spin the Black Circle, Rearviewmirror

2nd Encore: Once, Alive, Fuckin’ Up, Yellow Ledbetter

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Pearl Jam Cleveland 5.9.10

Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH
opener: Band of Horses

Main Set: Wash, Hail, Hail, Corduroy, Got Some, In Hiding, World Wide Suicide, Force of Nature, Immortality, Go, Even Flow, Army Reserve, Unthought Known, Daughter / W.M.A., Sleight Of Hand, Johnny Guitar, Do The Evolution, The Fixer, Why Go

1st Encore: Just Breathe, Given to Fly, Leash, Porch

2nd Encore: Wasted Reprise, Life Wasted, Black, The Real Me, Smile, Alive, Indifference

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