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Sunday 04 December 2022.

Sunday 04 December 2022...live on ITV at 7pm.. World Cup 2022 Last 16 Game. ENGLAND 3 SENEGAL 0 After a dodgy first 30 mins, it ended being a fairly easy England win. England now play the very formidable France team next Saturday. --------------------------------------- --------------------------------------- Saturday 03 December 2022. ALIVE - A tribute to PEARL JAM live at Shepherds Bush Empire, The band come from Liverpool, and have been a Pearl Jam tribute band for 12 years. I have seen the real Pearl Jam several times , with the most recent being just six months ago at one of their two massive outdoor shows in Hyde Park in July 2022. ------- Levels 2 and 3 are closed tonight, and plenty of space in stalls and Level 1 so maybe only 400 folks here. Like the real Pearl Jam they play a lengthy 2 hours 30 mins set from 8pm. The band are clearly emotional at playing this venue, that has graced so many legends. The singer says "it has has taken us 12 years to get to play on the same stage as Pearl Jam did in 2009". I did not go to that show, as i saw them at The 02 Arena in the same week. The band sound great, the singer sings, acts, looks like Eddie Vedder. Loads of Pearl Jam classics played, mainly from their first three albums. The crowd sang loudly along , and there was plenty of moshing to the livelier songs. A really good top notch Pearl Jam tribute band. Setlist included... Long Road Animal Given To Fly Even Flow Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town Why Go Jeremy Better Man Black Alive Rockin' In The Free World (Neil Young cover) Yellow Leadbetter Rearviewmirror State Of Love And Trust