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Sunday 10 July 2022.
Saturday 09 July 2022
PEARL JAM + STEREOPHONICS live in Hyde Park, London.
Pearl Jam play the second of two massive outdoor shows at this venue,
as part of their European Tour.
Grunge rock legends Pearl Jam have sold over 85 million albums worldwide.
I have seen Pearl Jam several times, including Paris, France in 2006.
I have seen Stereophonics around 20 times since 1999, including Paris, France in 2003.
STEREOPHONICS arrived on at stage at 5.50pm and played for 70 mins.
Even the big screens look great for the support acts at this venue.
Singer Kelly Jones is in shades , telling us that he has loved Pearl Jam since the 1990s.
Lots of great catchy hits to sing along to in the sunshine.
Full STEREOPHONICS setlist played tonight....
C'est la vie
I Wanna Get Lost With You
The Bartender and the Thief
Hanging On Your Hinges
Do Ya Feel My Love
A Thousand Trees
Have a Nice Day
Pick a Part That's New
Mr and Mrs Smith
Fly Like An Eagle
PEARL JAM arrived on stage at 8pm and played for 2 hours 10 mins.
One of the most amazing things about Pearl Jam is the way they change their setlist so much.
Two nights in London will mean pretty much two different sets of songs played as singer
Eddie Vedder told the crowd " we are gonna play a whole bunch of songs we didn't play yesterday".
Indeed they seem to add or change songs even during the set itself.
Eddie Vedder is certainly a man of the people, who cares about the loyal Pearl Jam fans
and worldwide issues like Ukraine and the terrible gun laws in North America.
One of today's support acts JOHNNY MARR joins them for a couple of tracks.
Lots of nifty guitar playing from Mike McCready which included a totally stunning guitar
cover version of Van Halen guitar solo anthem "Eruption".
The stage lights are used a lot more as dusk falls.
As usual a mix of lesser known songs and classic gems like "Alive" are played.
Eddie Vedder is a massive fan of The Who so we get a nice cover version of "Baba O'Riley"
as the last track played this evening.
A great show.
Full PEARL JAM setlist played tonight...
Intro track over the pa - All You Need Is Love (The Beatles song)
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
Throw Your Hatred Down (Neil Young cover) (with Johnny Marr)
Do the Evolution
Dance of the Clairvoyants
Not for You (audience voted between "Not for You" and "Whipping")
Rats (tour debut)
Faithfull (European tour debut)
State of Love and Trust
Eruption (Van Halen cover)
Baba O'Riley (The Who cover) (with Johnny Marr) (Also with Andrew Watt)