Magic Carpet Ride – Notes for 1993 Aladdin Theater, Las Vegas, 1993

by John Reynolds on October 6, 2010

Pearl Jam’s 1993 Vs. tour was “energetic” to say the very least.  With the new record out and Pearl Jam at its defiant peak, the power at these shows was off the charts. Prior to finishing with three nights in Seattle, Pearl Jam spent three nights in Nevada. The first two are at the Aladdin Theater in Las Vegas and their notes have been added below.

There have been official Green River and Mother Love Bone reunions in the past few years, but buried in this 1993 was this “first” Green River reunion.

November 30 – Aladdin Theater, Las Vegas, NV

  • “Tremor Christ” debut
  • Green River’s “Swallow My Pride” featuring Pearl Jam, Mark and Steve from Mudhoney and Chuck from Urge Overkill
  • The debut(?) of “Jazz Odyssey”
  • The Dead Boys’ “Ain’t Nothin’ to Do” featuring Mark and Steve from Mudhoney
  • “My Way” with Terry Presley and Ed
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December 1 – Aladdin Theater, Las Vegas, NV

  • Eventual rarities “Footsteps” and “Alone”
  • “Rockin’ in the Free World” featuring Pearl Jam, Mudhoney and Urge Overkill
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Enjoy these YouTube videos from the November 30, 1993 show:

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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