Pearl Jam Live in Sao Paulo, Brazil Nov. 3, 2011

by Kathy Davis on November 4, 2011

photo by Rubens Chiri -Sao Paulo.net

Well, a chilly evening in Sao Paulo, Brazil was warmed up by Pearl Jam’s performance at Morumbi Stadium to kick off their 10-date tour of South America, Costa Rica & Mexico.  We offer some info on the evening’s events to remember the night by…

Setlist from the Official Message Board

Morumbi Stadium
São Paulo, Brazil
Nov 03, 2011

01. Release {Ed mentions “Johnny” in the lyrics, a reference to Johnny Ramone}
02. Corduroy
03. Why Go
04. Animal
05. World Wide Suicide
06. Got Some
{Ed addresses the crowd in Portuguese}
07. Evenflow
08. Unthought Known
{crowd sings the “olé, olé” football song. The band plays along with them}
09. Whipping
10. Daughter/WMA
11. Olé
12. Down
13. Save You
14. The Fixer
15. Do The Evolution
16. Porch

Encore Break 1
{Ed introduces the band in Portuguese}
17. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
18. Just Breathe
{Ed thanks X for playing with Pearl Jam. He then addresses the crowd in Portuguese. He talks about the Ramones playing in Brazil and mentions that “Come Back” was written for Johnny Ramone}
19. Come Back
20. I Believe In Miracles-(Ramone, Ray)
21. Alive

Encore Break 2
22. Comatose
23. Black
24. Betterman
{Ed talks about being glad to be back in Brazil and that they see more Brazilian flags than any other no matter where they play.}
25. Rearviewmirror
26. Rockin’ In The Free World-(Young) {changes lyric to “there’s color in the streets/ green, yellow and blue” referring to the Brazilian flag}

TFT General Notes:  The was an added show after the tickets for the concert  Nov. 4th sold so quickly, so the stadium wasn’t as packed as tomorrow will likely be.  The show started 30 minutes late.

Poster designed by Chuck Sperry, courtesy the always awesome InsideTheRockPosterFrame

poster by Chuck Sperry

Incidentally, the San Francisco-based artist will be offering a release of 100 signed/numbered “Artist Edition” and 20 signed/numbered “Variant Editions” of the above beauty on Sunday, November 6th “at a random time”.  Collectors, be on the lookout! Sperry’s online store can be found  here,   and the variant is shown on his site as well.

Photos, and photo links:

Some nice ones from MTV Brazil, taken by Katia Flavia:

And here are links to bunch more:

The best of the lot: 50+ from Yahoo Musica, taken by Alexandre Ferreira

A nice gallery from UOL Musica, taken by Rogerio Albuquerque

A lovely bunch from SaoPauloFC.net, taken by Rubens Chiri

Brazilian Rock!

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.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

John Reynolds November 4, 2011 at 8:14 am

Note the setlist seems like a work in progress … differences between those tweeting and what PJ.com has posted.

Also, check out the “PEARL JAM” in the leopard print. My eye didn’t catch it at first. :-)

John Reynolds November 4, 2011 at 8:51 am
Jeffrey Watanabe November 4, 2011 at 11:12 am

Not only “Pearl Jam” in the leopard print, but there’s a “20″ and an “X” too. My eyes got a workout this morning..LOL

André Santana January 5, 2012 at 12:42 pm

It was a good show – I was very happy to see them live once again; though it’ll hurt forever that I couldn’t find tickets for the Nov. 4th concert. Not to mention the high price for the tickets.
Shame we never saw that poster ever printed here in Brazil, too.

Still, PJ is PJ, and it will always be worthwhile.

You’ve got a nice blog here.

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