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Pearl Jam Kicks Off 2024 Dark Matter Tour with Electrifying Show in Vancouver

Pearl Jam ignites their Dark Matter tour with an explosive start in Vancouver. Delivering a captivating performance at Rogers Arena, the band mesmerizes fans with a dynamic setlist and electrifying energy. Dive into the heart of their tour kickoff as Pearl Jam sets the stage on fire, marking the beginning of an unforgettable musical journey.

Pearl Jam Live in Vancouver 2024

Pearl Jam’s Spectacular Tour Opener in Vancouver

Pearl Jam, the iconic rock band known for their unique setlists, electrifying performances and loyal fan base, kicked off their highly anticipated 2024 global tour in Vancouver with a mesmerizing 25-song set. The energy was out of this world as fans eagerly gathered at Rogers Arena to witness the band’s first tour stop on their Dark Matter tour.

An Unforgettable Night of Music

The evening began with the haunting melody of “Wash,” a track from the album Ten sessions and their Lost Dogs compilation, setting the stage for an unforgettable journey through Pearl Jam’s extensive catalog of hits. As the opening chords reverberated throughout the arena, anticipation reached a fever pitch, signaling the start of another epic PJ show.

The band wasted no time delving into their repertoire, delivering powerhouse performances of classics like “Low Light,” “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town,” and “Given to Fly.” Each song resonated with the crowd, evoking a sense of nostalgia and euphoria that only Pearl Jam can deliver.

Showcasing New Material from Dark Matter

Pearl Jam also treated fans to a taste of their latest album, Dark Matter, with stirring renditions of “Scared of Fear,” “React, Respond,” “Wreckage,” and “Dark Matter.” The new tracks showcased the band’s continued evolution and musical prowess, garnering rave reviews from both critics and fans alike.

Drummer Matt Cameron surprised the audience by requesting the revival of “Leatherman,” a song that hadn’t been performed live in eight years. The crowd erupted in cheers as the band launched into the beloved track, adding an extra layer of excitement to an already electrifying performance.

Unexpected Surprises and Encores

The second half of the setlist was filled with unexpected surprises and exhilarating moments. Highlights included soul-stirring performances of “Corduroy,” “Red Mosquito,” and a poignant cover of Mother Love Bone’s “Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns.” The band closed out the night with an encore that featured Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down,” the anthemic “Black,” and the crowd favorite “Alive.”

However, the evening wasn’t without its share of drama. Guitarist Mike McCready took an unexpected tumble during his solo in “Porch,” momentarily startling the audience. Fortunately, McCready quickly recovered and resumed playing, demonstrating the band’s resilience and professionalism.

Pearl Jam Vancounver Setlist: May 4, 2024

  • Wash
  • 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)
  • Daughter (with “Bobcaygeon” by The Tragically Hip)
  • Leatherman (first time since 2016)
  • Corduroy
  • Red Mosquito
  • Upper Hand (live debut)
  • Won’t Tell (live debut)
  • Running
  • Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns (Mother Love Bone cover)
  • Porch

Encore:

  • I Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty cover)
  • Black (with “We Belong Together” by Rickie Lee Jones)
  • Do the Evolution
  • Something Special (live debut)
  • Alive
  • Rockin’ in the Free World (Neil Young cover)
  • Yellow Ledbetter
  • Setting Sun (live debut)

A Glimpse into the Future

As Pearl Jam bids farewell to Vancouver, their journey is far from over. With another show scheduled at Rogers Arena and a packed itinerary that includes stops in Portland, Sacramento, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles, the band shows no signs of slowing down. Fans can expect more exhilarating performances and unforgettable moments as Pearl Jam continues to captivate audiences around the world.

Pearl Jam 2024 Tour Dates:

  • 05/04 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena * (with Deep Sea Diver)
  • 05/06 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena * (with Deep Sea Diver)
  • 05/10 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center * (with Deep Sea Diver)
  • 05/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center * (with Deep Sea Diver)
  • 05/16 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena * (with Deep Sea Diver)
  • 05/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena * (with Deep Sea Diver)
  • 05/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Kia Forum * (with Deep Sea Diver)
  • 05/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Kia Forum * (with Deep Sea Diver)
  • 05/25 – Napa Valley, CA @ BottleRock Napa
  • 05/28 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena * (with Deep Sea Diver)
  • 05/30 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena * (with Deep Sea Diver)
  • 06/22 – Dublin, IE @ Marlay Park $ (with Richard Ashcroft)
  • 06/25 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Co-Op Arena # (with The Murder Capital)
  • 06/29 – London, UK @ Tottenham Hotspur Stadium $ (with Richard Ashcroft)
  • 07/02 – Berlin, DE @ Waldbühne # (with The Murder Capital)
  • 07/03 – Berlin, DE @ Waldbühne # (with The Murder Capital)
  • 07/06 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Sant Jordi # (with The Murder Capital)
  • 07/08 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Sant Jordi # (with The Murder Capital)
  • 07/11 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
  • 07/13 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive Festival
  • 08/22 – Missoula, MT @ Washington-Grizzly Stadium % (with Glen Hansard)
  • 08/26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Music Center % (with Glen Hansard)
  • 08/29 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field % (with Glen Hansard)
  • 08/31 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field % (with Glen Hansard)
  • 09/03 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden % (with Glen Hansard)
  • 09/04 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden % (with Glen Hansard)
  • 09/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center % (with Glen Hansard)
  • 09/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center % (with Glen Hansard)
  • 09/12 – Baltimore, MD @ CFG Bank Arena % (with Glen Hansard)
  • 09/15 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park % (with Glen Hansard)
  • 09/17 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park % (with Glen Hansard)
  • 11/08 – Auckland, NZ @ Go Media Stadium Mt Smart ! (with Pixies)
  • 11/13 – Gold Coast, AU @ Heritage Bank Stadium ! (with Pixies)
  • 11/16 – Melbourne, AU @ Marvel Stadium ! (with Pixies)
  • 11/21 – Sydney, AU @ Giants Stadium ! (with Pixies)

(* = w/ Deep Sea Diver, $ = w/ Richard Ashcroft, # = w/ The Murder Capital, % = w/ Glen Hansard, ! = w/ Pixies)

Dark Matter: A Testament to Pearl Jam’s Legacy

The release of Dark Matter marks a new chapter in Pearl Jam’s storied career. Produced by the acclaimed Andrew Watt, the album has been hailed as a testament to the band’s enduring creativity and musical ingenuity. Eddie Vedder’s recent comments about working with Watt shed light on the collaborative process behind the album’s creation, emphasizing the producer’s unique approach and ability to seamlessly integrate with the band’s dynamic.

“Dark Matter was produced by Andrew Watt, who Eddie Vedder recently described as the ‘perfect producer’ for Pearl Jam,” said Vedder in a recent interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. “His style is he has got a guitar on the whole time you’re playing with him, he’s playing with you, he’s playing with the band. We’ve never done anything like that before.”

“He actually can fit in a way that it sounds right, and that’s just how he produces. He plays along. He’s got to feel the music in the way that the band does,” Vedder added.

Dark Matter isn’t just an album; it’s a testament to Pearl Jam’s unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of their craft. As the band continues their tour, fans eagerly anticipate the opportunity to experience Dark Matter live and witness the band’s unparalleled energy on stage. With each performance, Pearl Jam reaffirms their status as one of the most influential rock bands of our time, leaving an indelible mark on music history.

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