New Memories in New Zealand, Reviews

by John Reynolds on November 28, 2009

Pearl Jam have only played Auckland twice before – at the same stadium 14 years ago – but it seems to be much more than that. With Brad, Stone toured Australia and New Zealand in 1998. Ed then visited Liam’s dad Neil Finn in 2001 for a run of special shows.

Friday, Pearl Jam returned to Mt Smart Stadium and the varied set included a “Daughter” opener, some rarities (“Hold On”) , and a generational duet with Liam and Neil Finn on “Not Given Lightly”, a 1990 song by New Zealand’s Chris Knox.

Friday November 27, 2009 – Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand

John Reynolds ( Twitter: @jjjrrr )
A New Jersey based programmer, John handles TFT’s programming and technical aspects. He also conceives and writes his share of TFT’s articles and sections. John’s first Pearl Jam show was at Lollapalooza on August 12, 1992.

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