Pearl Jam Pepsi Center Review

Pearl Jam Photo by Josh Lowe

DENVER, CO – Pearl Jam doesn’t make it through Colorado nearly enough, so when they come through it is not to be missed. The Band just wrapped up their current US Tour in Denver, before heading off to Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit in California.

October 22nd in Denver happened to be a milestone for Pearl Jam; it was 24 years to the day of their first gig in Seattle. 24 Years is a respectable number for any band , and to have gone strong for all those years , while many other bands break up and get back together for one or many reunion tours , Pearl Jam has been carving out a niche that other bands in their genre can’t match let alone in general within the music industry.

This is the first Pearl Jam Tour since the Roskilde Tragedy, which Pearl Jam allowed General Admission Tickets in the Front of the stage. These tickets are primarily reserved for Ten Club Members, which is Pearl Jam’s Fan Club.

Pearl Jam Photos by Josh Lowe

Pearl Jam Photo by Josh Lowe

This is promising because allowing General Admission Seating could mean a potential string of shows at Red Rocks in the summer. Highlights of the show were many but seeing Pearl Jam cover “Eruption” by Van Halen , “Imagine” by John Lennon , “Mother” by Pink Floyd , Baba “O’Riley” by the Who were just a few. The Band played 38 songs and played nearly a 3 hour set, sounds like something you favorite Jam Band would do. Only Difference is you favorite Jam Band can’t rock this hard! Only thing that could have made this show better was if it was a 3 Day Run at Red Rocks.

Pearl Jam Denver Setlist

1. Release
2. Low Light
3. Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
4. Last Exit
5. Why Go
6. Lightning Bolt
7. Mind Your Manners
8. Setting Forth (Eddie Vedder song)
9. Leatherman
10. My Father’s Son
11. Even Flow
12. Ghost
13. Present Tense
14. Do the Evolution
15. Eruption (Van Halen cover)
16. Of the Earth (Tour debut)
17. Given to Fly
18. Sirens
19. Don’t Gimme No Lip
20. Lukin
21. Porch

Encore:
22. Future Days
23. Sleight of Hand
24. Imagine (John Lennon cover)
25. Mother (Pink Floyd cover)
26. Last Kiss (Wayne Cochran cover)
27. Breath
28. Leash
29. Rearviewmirror

Encore 2:
30. Once
31. Black
32. State of Love and Trust
33. Better Man
34. Wasted Reprise
35. Life Wasted
36. Alive
37. Baba O’Riley (The Who cover)
38. Yellow Ledbetter (with “The Star-Spangled … more)

Pearl Jam Photos by Josh Lowe

Pearl Jam Photo by Josh Lowe

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About the Author

Soren McCarty
Has worked as a professional photographer for the last 25 years, he was the staff photographer at Red Rocks for over a decade. He grew up in Colorado and has always enjoyed the Mountains, he was worked in the Ski and Bike Industry, throughout the state from Denver to the Vail Valley.

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