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Pearl Jam are back at it again and they are pulling out all the stops when it comes to their setlist. Many fans are there to see the band play the classics and that’s exactly what they got when PJ took the stage and kicked off their set at Rock Werchter 2022 with their first performance of The Beatles’ “Rain” since 2018. The headlining set at Festival park in Werchter, Belgium also saw the band’s first performance of “Whipping” since 2018.
Frontman Eddie Vedder led his bandmates through the opening song “Rain,” which made it the 11th time Pearl Jam has covered The Beatles song. A second cover followed the opener in the form of “I Believe In Miracles” by the Ramones. Next came two songs off Pearl Jam’s 1991 debut album Ten, “Why Go” and “Even Flow.”
The legendary band would then shy away from their scheduled setlist which featured moving up “Corduroy” from their 1994 album Vitalogy in front of “Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town” from 1993’s Vs. They then played two songs from their most recent album, 2020’s Gigaton, offering “Dance of the Clairvoyants” and “Quick Escape.”
Fans were pleased to hear one song that hasn’t been played in many years. Originally, “I Got ID” listed next, but it was made away with in favor of “Whipping.” The Vitalogy track was last played by Pearl Jam on August 10, 2018. “Daughter” followed and contained parts of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2” and “W.M.A.” The band then tweaked their plans and went with the Backspacer cut “Unthought Known” ahead of “Do The Evolution” and “Given To Fly” from Yield.
The band would have their encore and play “Black” and “Alive.” While there was a planned performance of “Yellow Ledbetter,” Pearl Jam ended their performance with a cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World.”
Special thanks to JamBase.