Pearl Jam go back to their roots: what “Dark matter” sounds like

Pearl Jam: the “Dark matter” tour started, here's how it went

Last night for a tour that was ending (that of Madonna in Rio de Janeiro), another opened, that of Pearl Jam at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada. The Seattle band kicked off concerts in support of their twelfth and final studio album, “Dark matter” (read the review here), published a couple of weeks ago.

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When the definition is used, presenting the songs from the new album live often does not coincide entirely with what was actually played, in this case the definition is instead very appropriate because Eddie Vedder and his companions performed nine of the eleven pieces of which it is composed “Dark matter”, leaving only the ones out of the lineup “Waiting for Stevie” And “Got to give”. Of course, almost every song on the album was played in concert for the first time, except “Scared of Fear” And “Running” who had their baptism on stage last April 22nd when i Pearl Jam they had performed in Seattle for the Howard Stern show, completing the minishow with “Daughter” And “Yellow Ledbetter”.

25 songs were played on stage, including three covers “Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns” of the Mother Love Bone, “I Won't Back Down” Of Tom Petty and the inevitable “Rockin' in the Free World” Of Neil Young. See the concert lineup below.



Low Light

Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town

Given to Fly

Scared of Fear

React, Respond (live debut)

Wreckage (live debut)

Dark Matter (live debut)


Leatherman (first time since 2016)


Red Mosquito

Upper Hand (live debut)

Won't Tell (live debut)


Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns (Mother Love Bone cover)



I Won't Back Down (Tom Petty cover)


Do the Evolution

Something Special (live debut)


Rockin' in the Free World (cover by Neil Young)

Yellow Ledbetter

Setting Sun (live debut)

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