Pearl Jam continued its cavalcade of rotating drummers on Monday with a guest appearance from Dave Krusen. The band’s original drummer, who was in Pearl Jam for a seven-month period which included the recording sessions for Ten, took a turn behind the kit while Matt Cameron remains sidelined with COVID. Alongside Krusen, drumming duties fell on Josh Klinghoffer and Richard Stuverud.

For the first time this tour, frontman Eddie Vedder did not open the show with an acoustic song to greet the fans who showed up early when doors opened. The frontman later explained he wasn’t feeling well, going so far as to compare it to the time he left the band’s 6/24/95 show after seven songs, only to have Neil Young fill in the rest of the set.

The show must go on, as Pearl Jam has proven time and again on this tour that was besieged by two years of postponements before it finally began in Los Angeles earlier this month. Ed played through the pain with the opening “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town”, followed by “Given to Fly”, “Do The Evolution”, “Corduroy”, “Wishlist”, and “Daughter”, all with former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer on drums.

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Vedder then gave up the mic to guitarist Stone Gossard for the first “Don’t Gimme No Lip” since 8/22/16, per After that, Pearl Jam brought out Krusen for a run of songs from Ten in the drummer’s first multiple-song appearance with the band since 5/25/91, per JamBase. The evening would see nine of 11 songs from Ten performed, including “Once”, “Why Go”, “Even Flow”, “Garden”, “Black”, and “Porch”, the latter of which closed the main set.

PJ squeezed in a few tributes to the departed with Van Halen‘s “Eruption”, as well as the band’s debut of Prince‘s “Purple Rain”, with Vedder and Klinghoffer splitting vocal duties. For the encore, Pearl Jam took the stage with Krusen once more for “Jeremy”, “Deep”, “State of Love and Trust”, and “Alive” before finishing off the evening with The Who‘s “Baba O’riley” and finally “Yellow Ledbetter” with Stuverud on drums.

Check out a gallery of images from Pearl Jam’s show in Fresno courtesy of photographer Matthew Rea. The band’s tour continues tonight, May 18th, in Sacramento, CA. For tickets and a full list of tour dates click here.

Pearl Jam – “Corduroy” – 5/16/22

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Pearl Jam – “Purple Rain” (Prince) – 5/16/22

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Pearl Jam – “Deep” – 5/16/22

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Pearl Jam, Dave Krusen – “Alive” – 5/16/22

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Pearl Jam – “Baba O’Riley” (The Who) – 5/16/22

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Pearl Jam – “Yellow Ledbetter” – 5/16/22

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Setlist: Pearl Jam | Save Mart Center | Fresno, CA | 5/16/22

Set: Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town, Given to Fly, Do the Evolution, Corduroy, Wishlist, Daughter, Don’t Gimme No Lip [1], Once [2], Why Go [2], Even Flow [2], Garden [2], Black [2], Eruption (Van Halen), Animal, Quick Escape, Throw Your Hatred Down (Neil Young), Purple Rain (Prince) [3], Porch [2],

Encore: Jeremy [2], Deep [2], State of Love and Trust [2], Alive [2], Baba O’Riley (The Who), Yellow Ledbetter

Note: Matt Cameron was absent due to COVID-19. Josh Klinghoffer (1-7), Richard Stuverud (14-17, 23-24), and Dave Krusen filled in on drums.

[1] Stone Gossard on vocals, LTP 8/22/16

[2] w/ Dave Krusen

[3] Josh Klinghoffer sang second and third verses, live debut