Pearl Jam-Montreal, Quebec, Canada -Sept 7, 2011

by Kathy Davis on September 8, 2011

Pearl Jam kicked off their 2011 Canadian tour in lovely Montreal September 7th with a solid set of crowd-friendly tunes; we’ll post reviews, pictures and details here to kick off our tour coverage.

Setlist: (from Official Message Board)

Montreal Bell Centre
Montreal, QC. CA
Sept. 07, 2011
Set List

01. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
02. Last Exit
03. Hail Hail
04. The Fixer
05. Amongst The Waves
06. Severed Hand
07. Setting Forth
08. Corduroy
09. Given To Fly
10. Insignificance
11. Daughter/Blitzkrieg Bop-(Ramones)
12. Glorified G
13. 1/2 Full
14. Do The Evolution
15. Unthought Known
16. Why Go

ENCORE BREAK 1
17. Evenflow
18. Come Back
19. Sleight Of Hand
20. Down
21. Black
22. Arms Aloft-(Bullen, Shields, Slatterly, Stafford, Strummer)
23. Lukin
24. Porch

ENCORE BREAK 2
{Ed thanks the crowd and says Montreal was a great place to start the tour.
He then reads his horoscope in the local paper which suggests he should avoid glum people and needs to surround himself with happy, laughing people today}
25. Betterman
26. Crazy Mary-(Williams)
27. Alive
28. Yellow Ledbetter

Poster (courtesy InsideTheRockPosterFrame):

Bernarde Perusse  at the Montreal Gazette posted this review of the night, excerpted below:

Before Pearl Jam unleashed their encore set near the end of a triumphant concert at the Bell Centre Wednesday night, lead vocalist Eddie Vedder read from his horoscope, which recommended that he avoid people and places that depress him and instead go where there is music and people are happy.

He took the advice.

Just over 15,000 people showed up for the kickoff stop on the group’s 20th-anniversary Canadian tour. The faithful came prepared to celebrate, with lung-busting and throat-shredding intensity, the band’s happy milestone…. continued here.

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Kathy Davis ( Twitter: @CrookedArm23 )
A Bay-Area based entrepreneur, co-editor Kathy conceives and writes her share of TFT’s articles and sections. She was co-editor/co-founder of one of the first Pearl Jam fanzines "Footsteps" (1992-1997). Kathy’s first Pearl Jam show was at the Bridge School Benefit on November 1, 1992.

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