Pearl Jam rambled on to Denver, CO on Thursday to wrap the group’s world tour with a concert at Ball Arena.
At the tail end of the global trek that began domestically in San Diego back in May, Pearl Jam is a well-oiled machine at this point. Though surprises pop up every now and then, the setlist for each concert has cemented with a mix of time-tested classics alongside newer selections from 2020’s Gigaton. On the more unexpected side, Pearl Jam offered tour debuts of “Thin Air” and “Just Breathe” back-to-back early on in Thursday’s performance.
Denver also afforded Pearl Jam to pay tribute to its wide range of influences, beginning first with a take on Pink Floyd‘s psychedelic masterpiece, “Interstellar Overdrive”. The show also included other classic rock covers that have become standard on this tour, including Neil Young‘s “Throw Your Hatred Down” and the penultimate rendition of The Who‘s “Baba O’Riley” which came ahead of the encore-closing “Yellow Ledbetter”. The encore also featured Eddie Vedder‘s solo take on Tom Petty‘s “I Won’t Back Down”, performed for just the third time this year, as well as Mother Love Bone‘s “Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns”.
Check out a gallery of images from Pearl Jam at Ball Arena in Denver on Thursday courtesy of photographer Jesse Faatz as well as a collection of fan-shot videos. Vedder has a trio of solo Earthling shows left in October, with a set at Ohana Festival in Dana Point, CA on the 1st. For tickets and a full list of dates head here.
Pearl Jam – “The Long Road” – 9/22/22
[Video: Sonny J. Rock]
Pearl Jam – “Present Tense” – 9/22/22
Pearl Jam – “Better Man” – 9/22/22
[Video: From The Archives]
Pearl Jam – “Last Kiss” – 9/22/22
[Video: Preston Family 970]
Eddie Vedder – “I Won’t Back Down” (Tom Petty) – 9/22/22
[Video: Jason Horek]
Setlist: Pearl Jam | Ball Arena | Denver, CO | 9/22/22
Set: Long Road, Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town, Thin Air , Just Breathe , Present Tense, Interstellar Overdrive (Pink Floyd), Corduroy, Spin the Black Circle, Throw Your Hatred Down (Neil Young), Given to Fly, Who Ever Said, Even Flow, Dance of the Clairvoyants, River Cross, Save You, Better Man, Last Kiss (Wayne Cochran), Faithfull, Lukin, Rearviewmirror
Encore: I Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty) , Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns (Mother Love Bone), Alive, Baba O’Riley (The Who), Yellow Ledbetter
 Tour debut
 Eddie solo