Recap: Pearl Jam, The Black Keys at Madison Square Garden

Pearl Jam
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Probably the best Pearl Jam show I’ve ever seen. The energy in the crowd was simply unbelievable. I don’t think I’ve been to a show where the combined energy of the crowd created a rumble that made me think that the Garden might just crumble to the ground.

As for The Black Keys at the venue, their sound definitely filled up the arena. The new stuff sounded great and they definitely earned a lot of new fans.

Set List: Sometimes, Breakerfall, Last Exit, Animal, The Fixer, Severed Hand, Small Town, I Am Mine, Comatose, Force Of Nature, Even Flow, Low Light, Down, I Got ID, Army Reserve (dedicated to Lt. Colonel John McDonough), Insignificance, Unthought Known, Do The Evolution

1st encore: The End (with string quartet), Lukin (with string quartet), Just Breathe (with string quartet), You Are, Love, Reign O’er Me (Townshend) [Ed has crowd wish Pete Townshend “Happy Birthday”], State Of Love And Trust, Once, Porch

2nd encore: Jeremy, Leash, Mankind, Crazy Mary (Williams), I Believe In Miracles (Ramone, Ray) [dedicated to Joey Ramone], Alive, Indifference

(set list via ten club)

  • spidereater

    i agree – the black keys were amazing. i’m a big fan of pj, but it was the the first time i’ve seen them live and can’t imagine it gets any better.

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