01/02/92 – Salem Armory: Salem, OR
supporting: Nirvana and RHCP
notes: This show concluded the PJ/Nirvana/RHCP tour.
01/03/92 – RKCNDY: Seattle, WA [50m]
set: Once, State of Love and Trust, Even Flow, Garden, Alive, Black, Deep, Why Go, Porch, Breath
notes: This show was originally scheduled for the Seattle Center where PJ was to open for the RHCP and Nirvana, but both Anthony Kiedis and Kurt Cobain were very ill so the show was changed.
01/17/92 – Moore Theater: Seattle, WA [70m]
set: Release, Even Flow, Once, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Black, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Porch, Leash, Breath, Baba O’Riley
notes: This concert’s performance of ‘Even Flow’ was filmed by Josh Taft for the MTV video. ‘Baba O’Riley,’ a song by The Who, is played live for the first time.
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01/24/92 Los Angeles, CA
notes: A Rock for Choice show featuring Fugazi, Pearl Jam, L7, Lunachicks and Torture Chorus.
02/03/92 – The Esplanade Club: Southend, England [70m]
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Black, Why Go, Jeremy, (Outshined)/Leash, jam, Porch
encore: chant, Release, Breath
notes: PJ’s first European show was unannounced and unadvertised. After ‘State,’ someone asks for ‘Hunger Strike’ and Ed asks, “Mr. Cornell, are you here? If Chris is here, we’ll play it.” Instead, Stone plays the opening to ‘Black,’ but Ed stops him saying they need to play another first and they go onto ‘Alive.’ Ed notes how he finds it “weird” that people in Europe know the lyrics. After ‘Jeremy,’ Ed says, “Let’s play a little Soundgarden,” and a few ‘Outshined’ riffs are played. The jam after ‘Leash’ is based on the ‘Dirty Frank’ tune. Coming back for an encore, Ed gets a little chant going with the crowd, followed by ‘Release,’ (strangely) played for the first time as an encore. Before finishing with ‘Breath,’ Ed tells everyone, “Hey, we’re gonna do a TV show tomorrow and it might even be live. Is there anyone we should tell to fuck off? We might as well just do it right here.”
02/04/92 – The Late Show, BBC2 TV: United Kingdom [5m]
notes: PJ’s first television appearance.
02/04/92 – UK Newsbeat FM Radio (intv w/ Jeff & Stone) [5m]
notes: They joke about how Jeff is known as “Hagar the Horrible” and discuss Ed “damaging himself” by jumping off the stage. ‘Deep’ is played.
02/04/92 – Borderline: London, England
set:Wash, Once, Even Flow, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Porch. Encore: Leash, Breath
notes: “Official” opening date of PJ’s European tour with many industry types in attendance in this tiny venue in the basement of a Mexican restaurant.
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02/07/92 – Koolkat Klub: Stockholm, Sweden [75m]
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State of Love and Trust, Suggestion/Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch, Improv/Garden, (Outshined)/Leash
notes: Jeff, getting extremely upset with the sound at this venue complains, “Would you take some volume out of the kickdrum? It’s fuckin’ ridiculous.” Ed tries to make light of Jeff’s displeasure by joking around with the crowd. Jeff says they’ll never play there again.
02/08/92 – Alaska: Oslo, Norway
02/09/92 – Pumpe Huset: Copenhagen, Denmark [63m]
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow, Suggestion/State of Love and Trust, Alive, Black, Alone, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch, (Hunger Strike)/Oceans, Window Paine/Breath, (Outshined)/Leash
notes: Part of this show was broadcast on the radio (‘Once,’ ‘Even Flow,’ ‘SoLaT,’ ‘Jeremy,’ ‘Why Go’). After playing ‘Porch,’ Ed jokes, “If you thought this was cool or somethin’, don’t tell anybody so we can play the same place next time …” Nice setlist, although ‘Oceans’ seems strangely placed in the middle of the show.
02/10/92 – Virgin Records: Paris, France (acoustic) [20m]
set: Wash, Alive, Black, Porch
notes: Acoustic performance similar to the previous Tower Records appearances.
02/11/92 – Locomotive: Paris, France [70m]
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch, (Suggestion)/Breath, I’ve Got a Feeling
notes: A wonderful show with Ed feeling chatty. “So there’s this big rumor around that we want to clear up right now … we’re NOT from Seattle. I just had to say it because if someone else asks me about the ‘Seattle scene’ one more time, I think I’m gonna puke, piss and shit all at the same time.” After ‘Why Go’ he quizzes, “Why go home? Cuz I’m in fuckin’ Paris, that’s why.” He makes several comments about being in Paris, including: “If my parents could see me now … cuz I told them to fuck off when I was 15. But Stone … he loved his parents and they loved him back and I bet he’s happy to be here, too. After ‘Suggestion,’ Ed snipes, “Mike Tyson’s guilty.”
02/12/92 – Melkweg: Amsterdam, Holland [70m]
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Bad Mouth improv/Porch
encore: I’ve Got a Feeling
notes: The stage diving at this show is out of control, with Ed asking, “So who taught this guy to stage dive feet first?” and “Is this the stage diving Olympics or something?” He lifts Mike atop his shoulders during ‘Alive.’ After ‘Deep,’ Ed asks for Chris Cornell to come out onstage (he doesn’t). The improv is based on a few lines from the beginning of Fugazi’s ‘Bad Mouth’:
You can’t be what you were
So you better start being just what you are
You can’t be what you were
Time is now and it’s running out
On the final notes of ‘Porch,’ Ed falls into the crowd and, in an unusual move, Jeff jumps into the pit! Ed helps Dave out on drums toward the end of ‘I’ve Got a Feeling,’ which is an incredibly cool, extended (more than 10 minutes!) version. Part of this super show was broadcast on radio.
02/18/92 – Sorpasso: Milan, Italy [70m]
attendance: too many (capacity=400)
set: Release, Even Flow, Once, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Why Go, Porch, Attenzione Jam/Jeremy, Breath
enc: I’ve Got a Feeling, (Hunger Strike)/Leash
notes: This tiny, hot, overly packed venue feature an inordinately excited crowd and two ill-placed speakers. Eventually, a couple of fans in the audience “volunteer” to hold onto the speakers to keep them from plunging into the throng. The vibrating during a ripping ‘Leash’ eventually causes one of the speakers to topple but no one is injured. After ‘State of Love and Trust,’ Ed remarks, “The Marshall is smoking. (laughs) It’s known to burn up when Michael plays.” Concerned about the crowd, he says, “This is a little claustrophobic. This is the biggest place we’ve ever played.” After ‘Jeremy,’ “Is there a bigger place right around here where we can all go right now to maybe finish this up? Somebody’s house maybe?”
02/19/92 – Albani Bar of Music: Winterthur, Switzerland (acoustic)
notes: Finding themselves in a venue with an extremely tiny stage, PJ elects to rent acoustic guitars and Dave sets up a kick drum and bongo, going for an acoustic show. The latter part of the set becomes a jam session. Even in this small space, Ed climbs to the second floor, goes over all of the spectators’ heads and falls into the crowd on the main floor.
02/22/92 – Riverside, Newcastle, England [70m]
set: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, (Hunger Strike)/Black, State of Love and Trust, Once, Porch
enc: My Generation, (Window Paine)/Garden, Leash
notes: Ed starts off ‘Oceans’ and the rest of the band misses it and he restarts the song. After ‘Once,’ the crowd cheers, “jump, jump, jump” and Eddie obliges. Ed inserts the last verse of Sting’s ‘Island of Souls’ into ‘Deep.’ A very short version of the Who’s ‘My Generation’ is covered by PJ for the first time.
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02/23/92 – Cathouse: Glasgow, Scotland (Ed intv.) [15m]
notes: Speaking about listening to live music, he says, “… the songs they way that they are on the record, I think that that’s like looking at the songs thru the cages in the zoo … coming to see us live, that’s seeing us in the wild … zoos should all be banned.” Edited versions of ‘Deep,’ ‘Even Flow,’ ‘Why Go’ and ‘Garden’ are played.
02/25/92 – Rock City: Nottingham, England [65m]
set: Wash, Once, (Outshined)/Improv/Even Flow, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Black, Improv (instrumental)/Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, (Hunger Strike)/Porch, Garden, (short vocal improv)/Leash
notes: This show is the day after Ten was released in England. The improvisation leading to ‘Deep’ lasts for 50 seconds is limited to the ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ theme.
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02/26/92 – Edward’s No. 8: Birmingham, England [70m]
set: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State of Love and Trust, Once, Porch
encore: Garden, Leash.
TFT Notes: As the band comes on stage to start “Oceans”, Someone yells “Put your hair down” and Eddie responds with “My hair will come down when I’m fuckin good and ready!”. Later, a fan commandeers the mic and blurts “I’m going hungry … hunger strike! Fuck it!”. About to tease the Temple of the Dog song just yet, Ed quips “Do you know Chris’s (Cornell’s) part? You’re not as handsome as Chris, you know that, right?”. After Jeremy, Ed sings the first line of Hunger Strike for the fan. Lots of crowd surfing and crowd control which was common in the packed ’92 European club shows. A nice two-minute jam after Alive dedicated to Birmingham included: “We got along in Birmingham (repeated). There coulda been a fight, there coulda been a rumble, but we … we didn’t have trouble. We got along in Birmingham.” Ed also makes this, uh, observation: “So God, or Darwin, or whoever the fuck made us, they made us with two eyes, and two arms, and two knees, and two livers (editor: two livers?). And i wonder why he only gave you one heart. I think about that. And he gave you … he only gave you one penis, too.” During Once, Ed sings: “I’ve got nothing to say, but you should say you survived Birmingham”. This energetic show ends with “Leash”, preluded by “So if you’re ready to fuckin jump up and down like you do, this is your last chance”.
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02/27/92 – Queenshall: Bradford, England [75m]
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow, Alone/Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch/(Bradford Jam), Leash, I’ve Got a Feeling, My Generation
notes: Ed notes that his “throat is almost gone … it needs to be kinda singalong with Pearl Jam night …” He tells the crowd the lyrics to ‘Once’ so they can assist. He jokes around about Newcastle vs. Leeds football and Stone says they’re gonna create a riot. Ed asks if they have a fight song. After ‘Black,’ Ed says “this is called time out for the pontiff” as he “anoints” the crowd with bottled water. Later the crowd is yelling “jump jump jump!” and Ed says the crowd would “take off my genitals one by one.” Someone gets on stage during the top of the encore and upon asking PJ to play ‘Alive’ again, Ed retorts, “This ain’t a fuckin’ jukebox” and tells him to sing it. Instead, they do ‘Leash’ with Stone reporting, “We only know like one more song.” The crowd begins to chant, leading to an extended ‘I’ve Got a Feeling’ which turns into ‘My Generation’ once Ed grabs Mike’s guitar .
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02/28/92 – Union of London University: London, England [80m]
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow/(All Right Now improv), Alone, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch/Improv
enc: Leash, I’ve Got a Feeling
notes: The show gets off to a rocky start, as Ed skips a lot of lyrics during ‘Once’ as he’s trying to deal with the crowd (saying “fucking cut it out” at one point). He leads to ‘Alone’ with “So if you’ve got a heart and give it away and someone breaks it, fuck em.” After ‘Alone’ are the famous words to crowd surfers: “Hold on one second … see your boots there … the big shiny metal buckles? See these people’s heads here, because they are people’s heads and these aren’t fucking casaba melons. Everybody, it’s a beautiful thing when you lie down on top of the crowd looking like Jesus Christ. But I swear all I wanna do is crucify you when I see you smashing peoples’ heads.” There is plenty of interaction with the audience — Ed being very chatty despite discussing how his throat hurts. One line from ‘Outshined’ is inserted after ‘Why Go,’ with Ed saying he knows people will be at the Soundgarden show: “… someone has to be the organizer here. Somebody has to count ’1,2,3 and hello from Pearl Jam.’ Chris Cornell will blush — down to his bellybutton.” He asks for the lights to be turned up for “the last song” and ‘Porch’ is played, with an improvisation about “we would all be strangers in a strange place if it weren’t for you.” At one point, Ed climbs the PA stack, jumps to the curtains and swings along the wall using the curtain fabric like vines. Returning for the encore, PJ pays homage to Brent, the sound guy, talking about how he broke his leg in three places and dislocated his ankle, but make it back for this show. Stone says it happened when he was “fucking Prince Charles” and Ed jokes “he’s a pretty wild guy.” The long ‘I’ve Got a Feeling’ jam includes tags from ‘Dirty Frank,’ George Clinton’s ‘Atomic Dog’ and ends with the middle verse from The Beatles’ ‘Golden Slumbers’ (“Golden slumbers fill your eyes. Smiles awake you when you rise. Sleep pretty darling do not cry. and I will sing a lullabye”). Very pretty. Classic show.
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03/01/92 – Vera: Groningen, Holland [77m]
support act: Captain Nemo
set: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State of Love and Trust, Once, Porch
enc: Leash, Improv/I’ve Got A Feeling jam
notes: Ed sings a bit of ‘Say Hello 2 Heaven’ a capella after ‘Leash’ and then queries, “Lemme ask you a question … if you need an abortion, can you get one? Who pays for it?” A rambling improv follows, which leads into ‘I’ve Got a Feeling’ and Ed talking with the audience more.
03/02/92 – Paard, Den Haag, Holland [88m]
set: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, Saying No/Suggestion, Alone, Once, Porch
enc: Garden, Leash, I’ve Got A Feeling
notes: Ed has more words for stage divers: “Just a couple of words. In my whole life, I never wanted to be a policeman or anything of authority. But in fact, all my life I’ve been in a crowd like this, and whenever I was back there and people throw up onto the stage and jumped back off it always looked so cool, but when you are up here, see all these peoples’ heads bein’ smashed in by boots and stuff, it’s really fuckin’ ridiculous. Prior to ‘Black’ Ed notes, “You know, we canceled tomorrow night’s show just because I knew I would sing with everything I got tonight … a very good decision I think.” ‘Suggestion’ is an extremely rousing version, renamed ‘Saying No in Den Haag’ by Ed. Stone and Mike sing an ear splitting a capella version of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ before ‘Porch.’ Ed’s brother, Jason, jams with the band during a long, lively version of ‘I’ve Got a Feeling’ including parts of ‘Hunger Strike,’ ‘Say Hello 2 Heaven’ and ‘Jane Says’ (by Jane’s Addiction). Excellent show.
03/03/92 – Vereeniging: Nijmegen, Holland (canceled)
notes: Ed’s voice problems caused cancellation of this show. He got his calf tattooed this day.
03/04/92 – Tivoli: Utrecht, Holland [90m]
soundcheck: Even Flow (3x), Alive (4x), Even Flow (3x), Alive (2x)
set: Release, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State of Love and Trust, Once, (Sympathy for the Devil), Porch
enc: Jam, Alone, (Outshined)/Leash, (Hunger Strike), Garden, Jam
notes: Incredible amounts of stagediving at this show cause Jeff to be concerned for his pedals and he warns the crowd to be careful of the equipment. Ed also expresses some distress: “These heads you see up here … they’re human. They break. If you wanna break someone’s head, maybe you should do it with your head and not your boots, you pussies!” ‘Deep’ is introduced as “a four-letter word called ‘Deep.’” Ed’s intro to ‘Alive’: “And maybe, what I think of this song is a world you would be in on MTV or something. No, listen, maybe it feels a little weird for me, cause I am a protector of this song as well, cause it’s like as you know, your life. So I hope you listen to it in the right way, and I think live is probably the way.” During a short ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ jam, Ed attempts to cool down the crowd by calling it the ‘Waterpouring Song’ and pours water on the crowd. With the crowd yelling for ‘Hunger Strike,’ Ed asks if there is a “political strike going on in Holland cuz everywhere we go we hear people yelling about a hunger strike.” He later treats the crowd to a short version of ‘Hunger Strike’ saying, “I can’t wait to tell Chris about that”) and plays a little drum solo before ‘Alone.’ Ed tells the crowd he has a new tattoo and now he’s a “… walking piece of art. I used to be just a loser.” He says he really wants to jump in the crowd but is concerned people will grab his sore, tattooed leg. A super show.
03/05/92 – Effenaar: Eindhoven, Holland [70m]
set: Release, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Leash, Alive, Black, State of Love and Trust, Once, Porch, Suggestion/Deep, Garden
notes: The show begins when Ed shouts, “OK, turn off the fucking music; we are going to play now.” Before ‘Even Flow,’ Ed says, “There’s a girl here whose mom followed her into the show, just to make sure she is safe!” After ‘Even Flow,’ he talks of how they’ve played in Holland for a few nights and how nice the people are. After ‘Leash,’ Ed says, “Eddie, jump in the audience. That’s what they want. I’d love to do that, but I am having a hard time singing … and you can help me … this is one of my favorite things that Stone plays,” leading to ‘Alive.’ After ‘Alive”: “I am sorry that music has to suffer but it was only just recently that I became one of you. I’m part of the crowd and I care about you and if people are getting hurt, I’m gonna stop, OK? Are you alright? And if they are taken off the stage, please take them gently, sir … even if you’re mad” (to security). After ‘Black,’ there is a lot of dialogue about someone’s lost and found spectacles; how they can “get them back after the show.” Ed says his famous Dutch words: “Ik hou van jougoedverdoemeIk hou van jou, Godverdomme … (“I love you, God damn it!”) leading to ‘Porch.’ Great show with a lot of interaction, despite Ed’s sore throat.
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03/06/92 – Nighttown: Rotterdam, Holland [86m]
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch
enc: Rotterdam Improv #1 (Straight to Hell Now)/Garden, (Outshined)/Leash, Rotterdam Improv #2/I’ve Got a Feeling
notes: Another wild, fabulous Holland show. The video guide really tells the story of this show … in other words, it must be seen to be believed.
03/08/92 – Live Music Hall: Cologne, Germany [60m]
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy/Jam, Why Go, Porch, Improv/Saying No/Improv, Garden, (Outshined)/Leash
notes: Scully, Stone’s guitar tech, joins PJ on guitar during ‘Even Flow.’
03/09/92 – The Loft: Berlin, Germany [80m]
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Rockin’ in the Free World, Jam/Dirty Frank ramblings, Porch
encore: Garden, Leash
notes: First live ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ played by PJ, with Ed starting off by saying, “If we’re gonna play it anywhere, we should play it here.” Returning for the encore, Ed notes, “Just one thing, so it’s clear … we are not the sound of Seattle. There are many sounds of Seattle.” During the ‘Garden’ jam, Ed tells the crowd to pass him to the back and then thanks them when he returns to the stage.
03/10/92 – Markthalle: Hamburg, Germany [70m]
set: Release, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State of Love and Trust, (I’m Not Crazy)/Once, Rockin’ in the Free World, Porch, Suggestion/Improv, Garden, Leash, I’ve Got a Feeling
notes: ‘RitFW’ is played with a different, slow intro. The ‘I’ve Got a Feeling’ lyrics are modified to, “Everybody misses Andy, but he is everywhere …”
03/12/92 – Batschkaap: Frankfurt, Germany [75m]
set: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, (Improv)/Jeremy, Once, Alive, Black, (Where Do The Children Play)/State of Love and Trust, Deep, Rockin’ in the Free World, Porch, Suggestion/Breath, Outshined/Leash
notes: Ed comments, “There’s a bunch of Americans in the audience. Hope they’re not offending anyone … as they are known to do.” Before ‘Jeremy’ he says, “They’re building Jeff a special bass for this next song and they’re almost done with it.” He continues to stall by singing a “little song my mom used to sing to me” and sings a song about “killing your neighbors … mommy told me to,” and then intros Jeremy saying “I wish he would have killed his parents. Then maybe he wouldn’t have killed himself.” The lead-in to ‘SOL&T’ is a Cat Stevens song. This show has a great, 7-minute version of ‘Breath.’
03/13/92 – Nachtwerk: Munich, Germany [90m]
set: Once, Even Flow, Alive, Why Go, Black, Jeremy, Oceans, Porch, Garden, Deep, Release
enc: Leash, (Outshined)/State of Love and Trust, Munich Improv/Rockin’ in the Free World, I’ve Got a Feeling
notes: This is the only concert where all songs on Ten are played straight through in order and PJ is in a very “up” mood. Ed even notes when the vinyl gets flipped and side two begins. This is the final European show of this tour and neither the crowd nor PJ can seem to get enough tonight.
03/16/92 – Kaufman Astoria Studios: Queens, NY (MTV Unplugged) (acoustic)
soundcheck: Oceans, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Black, Jeremy, Porch
set [aired version, 30 min]: Even Flow, Jeremy, Alive, Black, State of Love and Trust, Porch
set [complete, 51 minute set]: Oceans, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Black, Jeremy, Porch, Even Flow, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: In a riveting performance, PJ shows the world that their talent is tremendous and the songs solid, despite the lack of electric guitars (and using rented equipment). ‘Oceans’ and ‘RitFW’ were recorded, but never aired. Mike plays quite a lot of ‘Angie’ after ‘State of Love and Trust’ (during a break) and later, riffs from Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’ prior to ‘RitFW.’ (The PJ Unplugged was originally aired on 5/13/92.)
03/25/92 – First Avenue Club: Minneapolis, MN [80m]
support act: Eleven
set: Wash, (Outshined)/Once, Even Flow, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, crowd/Ed vocal jam/Suggestion/Jeremy, Why Go, Porch
enc: Garden, Leash
03/26/92 – R & R Station: Madison, WI
support act: Eleven
set: Wash, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Improv/Black, State of Love and Trust, Once, Porch
enc: Garden, Leash
notes: At one point during the show, Mike silently mumbles on a microphone that Billy Corgan is in attendance. Ed thinking that the audience doesn’t hear him, repeats it and the crowd responds with applause. Corgan doesn’t perform, but just hangs out by the side of the stage.
03/27/92 – Marquette University Alumni Hall: Milwaukee, WI [70m]
support act: Smashing Pumpkins
set: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Improv/Black, State of Love and Trust, Once, Rockin’ in the Free World, Porch, (Outshined)/Leash, I’ve Got a Feeling/(Dirty Frank)
notes: Ed’s intro to ‘Even Flow’: “Shall we kick ass?” Jimmy from the SP and Ed’s brother join PJ during ‘I’ve Got a Feeling.’
03/28/92 – Cabaret Metro: Chicago, IL [85m]
support act: Smashing Pumpkins
soundcheck: Jeremy, Deep
set: Release, Improv (You Tell Me)/Even Flow, Rockin’ in the Free World, Once, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch
enc 1: Garden, Leash
enc 2: Window Paine, I’ve Got a Feeling
notes: Part of this show was broadcast on FM radio. Ed is very upbeat and modifies the ‘Release’ lyrics to, “I am myself in this, your hometown,” likely referring to his father’s hometown (Chicago). He notes, “The person the next song is written about is here tonight” before an incredible ‘Why Go.’ Billy Corgan (wearing a dress), Jimmy and D’Arcy from The Smashing Pumpkins join PJ for ‘Window Paine’ and ‘I’ve Got a Feeling.’ Members of U2 were at the show this night, sizing PJ up as possible tour openers in Europe, and they met up with the band after the show.
03/30/92 – Bogart’s: Cincinnati, OH
support act: Eleven
03/31/92 – Newport Music Hall: Columbus, OH
support act: Eleven
04/02/92 – Peabody’s Down Under: Cleveland, OH
support act: Eleven
04/03/92 – St. Andrew’s Hall: Detroit, MI
04/04/92 – Concert Hall: Toronto, Ontario [68m]
set: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State of Love and Trust, Once, Porch, Breath, Happy Birthday, Leash
notes: During ‘Porch,’ Ed climbs up onto the balcony and starts working his way all the way around the venue on the edge of the balcony. About 3/4 of the way around, two security guards grab him and pull him off the edge. They don’t realize who he is, thinking he is a fan climbing. When they realize their error, they let him go. Ed stands on the edge of the balcony and then drops down onto the crowd below – quite a drop but they catch him! Then he “swims” to the stage, picks up the mic and says, “I can do … whatever the fuck I want!” ‘Happy Birthday’ is sung to Mike. Ed introduces Henry Rollins and someone (tour manager, Eric Johnson) looking and dressing very much like Henry comes on stage. “Henry” has a huge happy face drawn on his back with magic marker.
04/06/92 – Cumnock Hall: Lowell, MA [75m]
set: Oceans, Improv/Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State of Love and Trust, Once, Porch, Garden
notes: ‘Oceans’ has an unusual improv ending. Acoustics are bad, with Ed saying, “I know this ain’t the greatest room, Brett. But come on, can’t you do something? I wasn’t gonna say anything, but these people here came to like see and hear a show. It just sounds like fuckin’ crap! By the way, happy birthday you fart, you shithead.” Then he sings, “Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, the room it sounds great (sarcastically), happy birthday to you.”
04/07/92 – Student Union Ballroom, UMass: Amherst, MA
support act: Eleven
04/08/92 – Axis Club: Boston, MA [65m]
support act: Eleven
set: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, Improv/State of Love and Trust, Once, Porch
enc: (Suggestion), Garden/(Outshined), Leash
notes: Packed to the rafters, Jeff threatens to hurt someone if the equipment is destroyed. Ed comments that the band saw the Boston Celtics play that night and “I just want to say … that the Chicago Bulls suck.” ‘Dirty Frank’ is on the setlist but not played.
04/10/92 – Trocadero Club: Philadelphia, PA [80m]
set: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State of Love and Trust, Once, Porch, Garden, Leash, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: Ed sings two lines of ‘Release’ a capella before ‘Alive,’ and during Mike’s solo at the end he strips off his shirt and dives into the crowd. Ed says the band was thinking about moving to Philadelphia, sick of all the Seattle hype, and Jeff adds, “That’s only because [Charles] Barkley lives here.” Ed starts asking for Sir Charles, saying he’s on the list that night. The fans shout out, “1, 2, 3, 4!” for the start of ‘Porch.’ Ed scales a wall during the jam and edges his way along the balcony. He makes his way to the other side, where he falls backwards (a la the ‘Even Flow’ video) into the waiting crowd’s hands, who carry him back to the stage just in time for the end of the jam section. During ‘Leash,’ Ed scales a crew member wearing a cape and hat and sings second half of the song from atop his shoulders. Fantastic show.
04/11/92 – Saturday Night Live: New York, NY [10m]
soundcheck: Alive, Alive, Porch, Porch
set: Alive, Porch
notes: A very enthralling TV performance. The band also appear briefly in a Sharon Stone skit.
04/12/92 – Limelight: New York, NY [70m]
set: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Suggestion/Deep, Alive, Black, State of Love and Trust, Once, Porch
enc: Leash, Rockin’ in the Free World, I’ve Got a Feeling, Release
notes: Ed drums briefly before ‘Leash.’ Typically an opening song, ‘Release,’ closes this show in an unusual fashion.
04/13/92 – Ritchie Coliseum, University of Maryland: College Park, MD [70m]
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch, Garden, (Outshined)/Leash, Rockin’ in the Free World
04/15/92 – 1313: Charlotte, NC
support act: Tribe After Tribe
notes: Fans were given a refund since PJ didn’t play due to Ed’s laryngitis. Tribe After Tribe did play, with Jeff and Stone in attendance at this old warehouse.
04/16/92 – Legion Field, University of Georgia: Athens, GA
support act: Follow For Now
set: Oceans, Even Flow, Wash, Porch, Rockin’ in the Free World, Alive (setlist incomplete)
notes: This show was nearly canceled due to Ed’s voice problems. Ed tells the crowd they will have to help him with the singing because his voice is shot. The show opens with a long version of ‘Oceans.’ However, he performs like a maniac, hurling himself in the crowd and walking across people’s hands to the back soundboard (Legion Field is an outdoor venue) during ‘Porch’, surfing back to the stage. The set closes with ‘Alive’ with members of Follow For Now (a local Athens band similar to Living Colour) joining PJ, An epic performance with the crowd in a frenzy for the entire show.
04/17/92 – Masquerade: Atlanta, GA (canceled)
notes: Canceled due to Ed’s voice problems.
04/19/92 – Starplex Amphitheater: Dallas, TX (Edge Fest) [45m]
04/20/92 – Tipitinas: New Orleans, LA [75m]
set: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State of Love and Trust, (I’m Not Crazy)/Once, Porch
enc: Improv/Garden, Baba O’Riley, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: Ed remarks, “So these are the fancy seats. You guys don’t sweat as much up there, huh? I got nothin’ against you, but these people down here would probably call you pussies. But then again, let’s not be separatists … we’re all people, right?” Then he references a kid named “Eric” who was too young to get in and tells the crowd to yell hi to Eric. Scully is wished a happy birthday and the crowd is invited to meet the band later for a birthday party. ‘Baba O’Riley’ sounds pretty rough still.
04/22/92 – Janus Landing: St. Petersburg, FL
04/23/92 – Cameo Theater: Miami, FL [70m]
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch
enc: Suggestion/Leash, Rockin’ in the Free World
04/25/92 – Night Owl: Pensacola, FL (canceled)
notes: Concert canceled due to Ed’s vocal problems.
04/29/92 – Bronco Bowl: Dallas, TX
04/30/92 – Unicorn Club: Houston, TX [60m]
set: Wash, Once, Suggestion, Even Flow, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Improv (including Brass in Pocket)/Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch, Improv, Leash
notes: Toward the end of ‘Porch,’ the show is stopped when someone in the crowd appears to be injured and paramedics are called for. (MTV has footage of PJ playing ‘RITFW’ with Soundgarden: check this out.) If the date is accurate, PJ must have joined Soundgarden’s set to play this.)
05/02/92 – Day On the Hill: University of Kansas: Lawrence, KS
notes: PJ is just one of many bands featured at this large, free outdoor event. A handbill from this event lists Tribe After Tribe and the ska band, Let’s Go Bowling.
05/03/92 – The Ranch Bowl: Omaha, NE [70m]
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Improv/Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Improv, Porch, Garden, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: After ‘Garden,’ the band sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to Smitty. Ed also says something about autographing some carrots for the crowd: “Pearl Jam … the band with a message. Stay healthy. Eat your carrots.” (The Ranch Bowl is actually a large bowling alley with a music club and outdoor patio.)
05/05/92 – Glenn Miller Ballroom, University of Colorado: Boulder, CO [90m]
soundcheck: Even Flow, Release
set: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State of Love and Trust, (I’m Not Crazy)/Once, Improv/Porch, Suggestion, Garden, Leash, Rockin’ in the Free World
05/07/92 – Gallitan Fairgrounds: Bozeman, MT [60m]
support act: Tribe After Tribe
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Porch
enc: Suggestion/Garden, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: An enthusiastic performance with Jeff’s family in attendance. A bit of Seal’s ‘Crazy’ is heard before ‘State of Love and Trust.’ Jeff steps up to the mic at the start of the encore and thanks everyone for coming. ‘Porch’ is particularly rocked out and jammy, with Ed asking the crowd to sing the start of the song, which they do, perfectly. ‘RitFW’ has an unusual intro. This show could be titled “Guitars Bite the Dust” … Mike pulls the strings off one guitar and two others are tossed to the crowd.
05/09/92 – Mesa Amphitheater: Mesa, AZ
support act: Tribe After Tribe
notes: Tickets for the show were $10, which sold out about a week before the show. Jeff watches Tribe After Tribe’s opening set from the side of the stage. PJ’s intro music is ‘By The Time I Get To Arizona’ by Public Enemy. Ed mentions voting for Martin Luther King Day during their set. ‘RITFW’ is played (likely a closing song).
05/10/92 – Iguana’s: Tijuana, Mexico
05/11/92 – Rockline, KLOS Studios: Los Angeles, CA (Stone & Ed) (acoustic) [45m]
set: Alive, Even Flow, Footsteps
notes: Interview with recordings of ‘Alive’ and ‘Even Flow’ played. First time ‘Footsteps’ played (live). This version is released later on the ‘Jeremy’ discs.
05/12/92 – Ventura Theater: Ventura, CA [80m]
support act: Tribe After Tribe
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Improv (Part Where I Play the Pope)/(Crazy)/Porch, Suggestion/Garden, Rockin’ in the Free World, Footsteps
notes: Ed intros ‘Footsteps:’ “I wrote this a long time ago to their [Stone & Jeff's] music. There was ‘Alive,’ and then ‘Once,’ and then this song, and we didn’t play it together until last night, and it kinda came out good so we’re gonna try to play it right now …”
05/13/92 – Palladium: Hollywood, CA [70m]
support act: Tribe After Tribe and Rage Against the Machine
set: Oceans, Even Flow, Improv (I Got No Where to Go)/Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State of Love and Trust, Improv (Don’t Try to get Inside My Head)/Once, Crazy/Porch
enc: Garden, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: ‘Crazy’ is a Seal song, but the lyrics are sung to the melody from ‘The Part Where I Play the Pope.’
05/15/92 – Warfield Theater: San Francisco, CA [75m]
set: Wash, Once, Improv (Homeless/My Mama Told Me/You Tell Me), Even Flow, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Improv (I Can’t Explain)/Black, Deep, Jeremy, (Sympathy for the Devil), I’ve Got a Feeling, Why Go, Porch
enc: Leash, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: A very nice, unusual set including lots of covers and improvs and PJ in a great mood. ‘I Can’t Explain’ is a Who cover, but the tune is the same as ‘The Part Where I Play the Pope.’ Corey Glover, Living Colour’s singer, joins PJ for ‘RitFW.’ (Ed gives Living Colour a little nod earlier in the show inserting the first couple of lines from ‘Open Letter to a Landlord’ in front of ‘SoL&T.’ Quite nice!)
05/17/92 – Roseland Theater: Portland, OR [75m]
set: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Improv/Black, State of Love and Trust, (I’m Not Crazy)/Once, (Owner of a Lonely Heart), Happy Birthday, Porch
enc 1: Suggestion, Garden, (School’s Out)/(Outshined)/Leash
enc 2: Angel, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: Just before ‘Porch,’ PJ sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to Dave, with a few opening bars of ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’ played before. Ed starts chatting after ‘Leash’…stuff about great audience, really nice to them, etc. Then he says, “It’s Dave’s birthday and he’s gonna play guitar for the first time in front of people ever … and usually when we play, I just let people know what’s on my mind cuz, I dunno, it usually takes over. Tonight also is like the night that me and my girlfriend have been together for eight years. It’s serious. It’s probably the sole reason that I’m alive. But, ah, that’s why I wanna stick around on earth. I don’t ever wanna be an angel or nothin’. I wanna be right here with her and, ah, so let’s try this song.” Dave plays guitar while Ed sings ‘Angel.’ This is the first, of only a few times, that ‘Angel’ is played live.
05/19/92 – Melody Lane Ballroom: Portland, OR
05/20/92 – Gas Works Park: Seattle, WA (canceled)
notes: PJ planned this free Rock the Vote show only to have their permit dismissed two days earlier by officials expressing concerns over crowd control issues. Officials felt that the park wasn’t large enough for the crowd (25,000 people were expected) that would come and that opening act Seaweed was a punk band which would attract an “undesirable” crowd. Unable to reschedule, the band set up skateboard ramps and Ed showed up, apologizing and chatting with fans, and partying and jamming with members of Seaweed and Seven Year Bitch, who did perform. (This show was eventually rescheduled at the end of PJ’s Lollapalooza tour at Magnuson Park.)
05/21/92 – Plaza of Nations: Vancouver, BC
attendance: 4,000 (sold out; venue over capacity)
support act: Mystery Machine
notes: Originally scheduled for the Town Pump (a small bar), this show moved venues (the Plaza of Nations is outdoors) due to high ticket demand. The band threatens to quit midway through the set when Stone is hit twice by shoes being thrown.
06/05/92 – Nuerburgring: Nuerburg, Germany (Rock Am Ring Festival) [60m]
set: Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State of Love and Trust, Once, Porch
enc: Suggestion/I’ve Got A Feeling, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: PJ’s first large festival concert.
06/06/92 – Finsbury Park Festival: London, England [60m]
support act: Red Kross, L7, Therapy
supporting: The Cult
set: Wash, Once, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State of Love and Trust, Even Flow, Porch
enc: Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: Amazing version of ‘Black.’ ‘Even Flow’ is dedicated to Dee from L7 as she “… hasn’t had her period for nearly two months.” Lyrics are modified to “… pillows made of Tampax.” Ed encourages the crowd to tape shows. Hopping into the crowd during ‘Porch,’ Ed barely makes it back to the stage as security mistakes him for a stagediver.
06/08/92 – Pinkpop Festival: Landgraaf, Netherlands [45m]
support act: Eleven
set: Even Flow, Why Go, (Rain)/Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, Leash, Once, Porch, Suggestion/Pulled Up, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: PJ’s largest live audience yet. Show was broadcast on Dutch TV. ‘Rain’ is a Beatles tune. ‘Pulled Up’ is a Talking Heads cover, perhaps a mini-tribute to David Byrne, who also played at this festival. Awesome versions of ‘Alive’ and ‘RitFW.’
06/10/92 – Kongresszentrum: Stuttgart, Germany [70m]
support act: Eleven
set: Release, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State of Love and Trust, Jam/Once, Porch, Suggestion, Garden, (Outshined)/Leash, Rockin’ in the Free World
06/11/92 – Grosse Freiheit 36: Hamburg, Germany [63m]
support act: Eleven
set: Footsteps, Once, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, Part Where I Play the Pope/Even Flow, Porch, Garden, Rockin’ in the Free World
06/13/92 – Go Bang Festival: Wuhlheide: Berlin, Germany [45m]
support act: Bad Religion, Sisters of Mercy
set: Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, Leash, Once, Porch
notes: A hot and dusty arena with a core of fans moshing in front of the stage – the rest of the audience is clearly here to see Bad Religion and the Sisters of Mercy. PJ is seemingly upset about the fact that there is a huge gap between the crowd and the stage. Ed tries to make up for it by leaving the stage multiple times and doing really long and wild crowdsurfs. Ed does the ‘Crazy’ improv before ‘Once.’ During ‘Porch,’ Ed climbs the very high light scaffolding and dances. A furious and breathtaking performance.
06/14/92 – Go Bang Festival: Kloecknergelaende im Industriehafen: Bremen, Germany [45m]
set: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State, Once, Porch
enc: Leash, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: A large, outdoor event on a very, very hot afternoon featuring many artists including Bad Religion, Concrete Blonde, Sisters of Mercy and Fury in the Slaughterhouse. Little is known about the setlist. A snippet from The Police’s ‘Invisible Sun’ was played at the start of ‘RitFW.’
06/15/92 – Serenadenhof: Nuremberg, Germany [63m]
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Improv/Black, Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch
enc: Suggestion, Leash, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: Ed makes many references to the fact that he wishes this venue was smaller.
06/17/92 – City Square: Milan, Italy [75m]
set: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, State of Love and Trust, (Part Where I Play the Pope)/Black, Alive, Improv (Once in Our Lives)/Once, Footsteps, (Three Little Birds), Deep, (Oh When the Saints)/Porch
enc: jam/Suggestion, Garden, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: There is much audience confrontation/interaction at this show. Apparently some members of the audience are displeased and want refunds. Ed replies, “That’s OK … we’ll give it to you twice back.” This show was broadcast on Italian TV.
06/18/92 – Volkshaus: Zurich, Switzerland 
set: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, State of Love and Trust, Improv (Love You Hate You), Black, Alive, (I’m Not Crazy)/Once, Footsteps, Deep, Leash, jam (Shower the People/Brass in Pocket/Meaningless), Porch, Improv/Suggestion/Garden, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: PJ is in a good mood and Ed recalls last time when they played in Switzerland in a very small place with no amps and how cool it was. The “Mamasan trilogy” is performed and explained as follows: “The next three songs … we’ve never really played them together, but they go together. You wanna hear about it? I never told anybody about this before. I don’t wanna ruin any interpretations of the songs that you have, but it’s about incest and it’s about murder and all those good things. And if you can picture it in your mind, the third song takes place in a jail cell so this is our own little mini-opera here …” and ‘Alive’ is played. The second song of the trilogy, ‘Once,’ has a lead in: “What you did to me, ain’t right … problem child … cuz I ain’t crazy. Once upon a time …” and Ed screams into a raging ‘Once.’ And just before “Footsteps,’ “So this is act three.” ‘Shower the People’ is a James Taylor cover. ‘Brass in Pocket,’ is a Pretenders song with the lyrics revised a bit. (“I’ll kick the fuck outta you … I don’t give a fuck.”) Ed refers to ‘Suggestion’ as, “… the same song my dad used to sing to me when he beat me.” A great show featuring an excellent version of ‘Porch.’
06/19/92 – Rockhaus: Vienna, Austria [78m]
set: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, State of Love and Trust, Black, Alive, Jam/Once, Footsteps, Deep, Improv/Leash, Porch
enc: Garden, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: The “Mamasan trilogy” appears again, broken with an unusual jam after ‘Alive’ along the lines of “everybody’s somebody in here … I’m not crazy … just a little bit.” Ed talks about how someone who was interviewing him said he thought that fans didn’t listen to lyrics and that PJ could just sing “blah blah blah” and the crowd would like it. Ed says he doesn’t believe that and would never sing “blah blah blah.” A cute improv surfaces after ‘Deep’: “You can do what you want to, don’t tell me what I must do … I guarantee I’ll do the opposite … don’t tell me … I’ll say fuck you.”
06/22/92 – Elysée-Montmartre: Paris, France [83m]
set: Oceans, Even Flow, Improv (Selfish Man)/Why Go, Jeremy, State of Love and Trust, Black, Alive, Once, Footsteps, Deep, Leash, Porch/Chants
enc: Improv/Garden, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: The trilogy is played in order.
06/25/92 – Moderna Museet, Skeppsholmen: Stockholm, Sweden [110m]
set: Driven to Tears, Throw Your Arms Around Me, Even Flow, Once, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Improv, Black, (Help Me Rhonda)/Deep, Jeremy, Why Go, Improv (The First Time), Porch
enc 1: Suggestion/Garden
enc 2: Leash, I’ve Got a Feeling/(Dolly Dagger)/(Three Little Birds)/Rockin’ in the Free World
enc 3: Release, Footsteps
notes: This show, originally scheduled for the Melody Club, was moved to this outdoor venue due to the current popularity of Ten. With no opening act, Ed and Mike took the stage to open with two acoustic songs. Ed is very chatty with the audience, beginning by saying, “Today it just feels good … a fast one or a slow one?” and playing the Police cover, ‘Driven to Tears.’ Then, ” … it’s a song about summer and outdoors” and playing the Hunters and Collectors tune, ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me.’ After the other PJ members take the stage, “Let’s just have fun tonight.” intro’s a ripping ‘Even Flow.’ Ed spies someone taping in the audience and remarks, “This guy’s making a tape recording … everybody be careful … don’t make too much noise. No keep it out. I like that idea. He’s OK. Let him tape the show, yeah … we wanna remember this, right?” A lot of stuff is being thrown on stage during this show. After ‘Once,’ Ed, being hit by a shoe, becomes angry, and holds the shoe up, and smiles, fills it with his beverage and drinks from it. Wiping the drops away from his mouth, he says, “I’m crazier than any of you fucks” (turning a stupid incident into something good). Then he says, “This song is called … what’s it called?” and he passes the mic out to the audience and some guy repeats, “I’m crazier than you” several times, and then “State of love and trust” which PJ plays next! Ed sings “Help me Rhonda. I’m in too deep,” as a lead-in to ‘Deep.’ PJ is upset that this show was for 18+ ages only and later Ed comments, “You know of this thing, Roskilde? We’re playing tomorrow. After this, I feel like saying ‘fuck it, let’s just play here again.’ This is the size! It’s outdoors … this is as big as it needs to get … next time it will be at this place, it will be all ages and it will be cheaper than it was today. This was bullshit and I don’t dare say that unless I plan to live up to it so we will live up to it. We’ll see you there then, OK?” ‘Release’ is played because they forgot to play it earlier and ‘Footsteps’ is started with the Temple of the Dog version (‘Times of Trouble’) lyrics and then Ed explains the origin of the song and they restart it.So sad that this very happy night was marred by some of the band’s personal items being stolen backstage as they played.
06/26/92 – Roskilde Festival (Orange stage): Denmark [50m]
set: Redemption Song, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State of Love and Trust, (I’m Not Crazy)/Once, Porch
notes: Noting the HUGE crowd, Ed jokes, “… I made a mistake … I thought ‘Roskilde’ meant ‘small club’ … I fucked up.” After a fan makes it to the stage, stage dives and begins getting beaten by security, band members and Eric (tour manager) jump into the audience to assist. Security doesn’t seem to recognize the band and they have difficulty returning to the stage, which is fairly far from the crowd. Ed is clearly pissed and says next time they will pass out photos to security. After the thievery of his journal the night before in Stockholm and this incident (combined with exhaustion from nearly ten months of solid touring), the balance of the tour is canceled.
06/26/92 - Singles soundtrack (featuring previously unreleased recordings of ‘Breath’ and ‘State of Love and Trust’) is released
06/30/92 – Brixton Academy: London, England (canceled)
07/01/92 – Astoria: London, England (canceled)
07/02/92 – Eurockenes Festival: Belfort, France (canceled)
07/04/92 – Torhout Festival: Belgium (canceled)
07/05/92 – Werchter Festival: Belgium (canceled)
07/18/92 – Shoreline Amphitheater: Mountain View, CA (Lollapalooza) [45m]
set: State of Love and Trust, Why Go, Once, Alive, Even Flow, Jeremy, Deep, Porch
notes: Porno for Pyros shows up as a surprise on the second stage here.
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07/19/92 – Shoreline Amphitheater: Mountain View, CA (Lollapalooza) [45m]
set: Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, Once, Porch
notes: ‘Deep’ is dedicated to the “photographers who have to leave now.” (Professional photographers are typically only allowed to take photos for the first three songs.) Porno for Pyros shows up as a surprise on the second stage here.
07/21/92 – Thunderbird Stadium, UBC: Vancouver, British Columbia (Lollapalooza)
notes: A very intense performance with the highlight during ‘Porch’ to close the set. Ed climbs the scaffolding to the side of the stage and dives into the crowd and the whole stadium goes crazy!
07/22/92 - ‘Jeremy’ single is released; ‘Jeremy’ video directed by Mark Pellington begins MTV circulation
07/22/92 – Kitsap County Fairgrounds: Bremerton, WA (Lollapalooza) [45m]
set: Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Suggestion, Deep, Alive, Black, Once, Porch, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: Ed sings a line from The Beatles’ ‘Eleanor Rigby’ before ‘Porch’ (“All the lonely people, where do they all belong …”) During Soundgarden’s set, Ed joins in singing back-up vocals on ‘Outshined’ from a mic beside the drumkit.
07/25/92 – Fiddler’s Green: Denver, CO (Lollapalooza)
set: Once, State of Love and Trust, Even Flow, Jeremy, Why Go, Alive, Porch, Rockin’ In The Free World
notes: “Why Go” and “Alive” possibly out of order. “Once” includes the tag “I got nothing to say … (but) this should be one big pit” reacting to the decent size crowd so early in the day’s lineup. During “Porch”, Ed climbs the scaffolding. He also informs the crowd that they should “smoke pot, but don’t do heroin.”
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07/27/92 – Riverport Amphitheater: Maryland Heights, MO (Lollapalooza)
notes: During ‘Porch,’ Ed climbs the scaffolding up the side of the stage to the top and then crawls to the middle of the stage and then continues to crawl out towards the crowd on a beam all the way to the lawn section!! The crowd is going wild, fearful that he would fall as the beam was very narrow. He returns to the stage, shirtless. They finish the song and Ed mentions, “See you at 6 with Jim Rose … after Soundgarden.” PJ was banned from playing at Riverport for a time after this.
07/28/92 – Riverbend Music Center: Cincinnati, OH (Lollapalooza)
set: Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Even Flow, Garden, Alive, Leash, Porch
07/29/92 – Blossom Music Center: Cleveland, OH (Lollapalooza)
set: Summertime Rolls/Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Even Flow, Garden, Alive, Improv, Porch
notes: About two songs into PJ’s set, it begins pouring down rain, but the crowd remains very intent on listening to the show. The downpour turns most of the lawn into mudslides. Vedder and Cornell were spotted out on the lawn sliding together after the Soundgarden set and “teeing off” with fans using a golf club and plastic golf balls!
08/02/92 – On the Edge FM Intv. [20m]
set: Why Go, Even Flow, Garden, Alive
08/02/92 – World Music Amphitheater: Tinley Park, IL (Lollapalooza) [43m]
set: Summertime Rolls Intro/Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Even Flow, Alive, Black, Once, Porch
08/04/92 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center: Saratoga, NY (Lollapalooza) [45m]
set: Once, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Sympathy for the Devil snippet/Love the People improv, Black, Alive, Porch
notes: Not even the second song into the set, fans from the lawn rush the barrier and take over the amphitheater, likely due to the downpour that starts when PJ takes the stage. People are attempting to mudslide on the lawn (or wet grass). After ‘Even Flow,’ Ed says, “Fuck all those big cities.” He talks about wanting people to be safe: “Look out for your neighbor. You can have the responsibility.” Ed makes a reference that they didn’t get enough attention at home as kids and then they play ‘Black.’ Toward the end of the set, a tornado touches down a few miles away and all the stage lights go out, but the amps didn’t. Ed says, “There goes the lights … there goes the lights” and the band goes into an immediate extended jam. A snippet of ‘Sympathy For the Devil’ is played after ‘Deep.’ ‘Alive’ is awesome, with an extended ending with a cool “hey, hey” jam. After ‘Alive,’ Ed notes that “now you know what it’s like to live in Seattle … It’s an amazing day. It’s gonna take a lot out of you. Take the day off tomorrow. You need some sleep.”
Note: There is a tape circulating as this show but it is actually an FM broadcast of the 6/6/92 FM broadcast.
08/05/92 – Molson Park: Barrie, Ontario (Lollapalooza) [45m]
set: (slow song), Even Flow, Jeremy, Alive, Black, Porch (setlist incomplete)
notes: This show was filmed (at least partially) by Much Music. Footage includes interviews with PJ members (mostly Ed; he’s asked if he is a big basketball fan and he responds no … “only about 5 feet 7 inches” ), them playing basketball and part of the show itself. ‘Garden’ was also played; during this song, the band stops playing as there is too much pushing at the front of the stage. Ed says something about watching out for others. “A song ain’t nothin’ compared to a human life.” Chris Cornell sings backing vocals on ‘Jeremy’ from the back of the stage, but there are so many people there that most aren’t aware he’s singing. During ‘Porch,’ Ed scales the scaffolding and dives into the crowd.
08/07/92 – Great Woods Center: Boston, MA (Lollapalooza) [45m]
set: Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Even Flow, Garden, Hard To Imagine (ramblings)/Alive, Leash, Porch
08/08/92 – Great Woods Center: Boston, MA (Lollapalooza) [60m]
set: Even Flow, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Alive, (Sweet Emotion), Black, Once, Porch
08/09/92 – Jones Beach Amphitheater: Wantaugh, NY (Lollapalooza) [55m]
set: Summertime Rolls, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Even Flow, Garden, Alive, Porch
08/12/92 – Waterloo Village: Stanhope, NJ (Lollapalooza) [40m]
set: Even Flow, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Alive, State of Love and Trust, Porch, Rockin’ in the Free World
08/14/92 – Lake Fairfax Park: Reston, VA (Lollapalooza) [40m]
set: Once, Why Go, Jeremy, Hunger Strike, Breath, Even Flow, (Sweet Emotion)/Alive, Porch/(We Want Control of Our Bodies)
notes: Chris Cornell initially is on stage, as if to substitute for Ed, who is apparently not there. Cornell asks the crowd for help: “I don’t know the lyrics to any of these songs.” Ed finally arrives, spraying the crowd with water before launching into ‘Once.’ Later, Ed says, “We’re gonna play a Temple song for ya,” and Cornell joins PJ in ‘Hunger Strike’ (with Matt Cameron drumming, we think?). ‘Alive’ is wild, with Soundgarden’s Ben Shepard joining on stage, bass slung low as he jumps around with the rest of the band. At the end of ‘Porch,’ Stone uncharacteristically bashes the hell out of his guitar, then launches it into the hands of a crew member.
08/15/92 – Montage Mountain Performing Arts Center: Scranton, PA (originally listed as Lake Compounce: Bristol, CT) (Lollapalooza) [45m]
set: Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Breath, Even Flow, Alive, Porch/Improv (Sometimes Happens All the Time)/(Tearing)/(We Want Control of Our Bodies), Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: This venue is actually a ski slope with a stage placed at the bottom. Chris Cornell keeps popping his head out from side stage but never sings with PJ. ‘Tearing,’ a Rollins Band song, becomes a standard cover/rambling that follows or co-mingles with ‘Porch’ during many ’92 and ’93 shows. Pit was muddy as hell.
08/16/92 – Star Lake Amphitheater: Pittsburgh, PA (Lollapalooza) [45m]
set: Even Flow, Why Go, Deep/Improv (I Want to Feel Free Today)/Jeremy, Hard to Imagine (teaser)/Alive, Once, Porch (What’s the Use)/(Tearing), Baba O’Riley, Rockin’ in the Free World
08/20/92 – Lakewood Amphitheater: Atlanta, GA (Lollapalooza) [45m]
set: Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Even Flow, Alive, Hard to Imagine (teaser), Porch, Baba O’Riley, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: Ed comments about ‘Baba O’Riley:’ “We saw a picture of these guys [The Who] backstage. I guess they must have played here, but it inspired us to play this song … even though we don’t know how.” (Actually, The Who were the first band to play at Lakewood Amphitheater when it opened in 1989.) The band, Follow For Now, joins PJ for “RitFW” … sort of an odd coincidence as Follow For Now (an Atlanta band) was originally scheduled to open for PJ at the cancelled April 92 show in Atlanta.
08/22/92- Bicentennial Park Grounds: Miami, FL (Lollapalooza) [50m]
set: Even Flow, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Suggestion/Alive, Garden, Porch, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: Ed warns after ‘Even Flow’: “I just want to tell all the photographers, you look like really nice people and those look like really nice cameras. You’re standing pretty close and I can’t keep control of myself, not with this many people here.” Later he leads the crowd in a rousing chorus of “fuck.” After Jeremy, “You guys need water … Let’s get these hose fucking going. If I need water they need water.” During ‘Porch,’ Ed gives a little speech: “I’ll be honest with you, if the Republicans win the election, I’m fuckin’ moving from the United States and never coming back. I just don’t think you’re that stupid. I think they think you’re stupid. I think that’s stupid.” Al Jourgensen from Ministry joins PJ for part of ‘RITFW.’ Another good Lolla show.
08/23/92 – Central Florida Fairgrounds: Orlando, FL (Lollapalooza) [45m]
set: Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Even Flow, Black, Alive, Porch/(Tearing), Baba O’Riley
notes: Classic PJ show with Ed shouting, “Bring on the hurricane … we’re ready.” (The winds are very high with Hurricane Andrew approaching.) He dedicates ‘Deep’ to himself and later points out that Domino’s Pizza supports Operation Rescue and has a Lolla booth, exciting the crowd by yelling, “I just wanna give Domino’s Pizza the big fucking finger … fuck off!” During Baba O’Riley, Ed climbs atop Chris Cornell’s shoulders for the final chorus.
08/25/92 – Blockbuster Pavilion: Charlotte, NC (Lollapalooza)
set: Even Flow, Why Go, Suggestion/Deep, Jeremy, Once, (Little Wing riffs), Alive, (Tearing/Silence/Grip/Fuck the Police jam), Black/(If I Can’t Have You)/(Take Control), Porch, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: ‘If I Can’t Have You’ is a Bee Gees tune from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. During the improvs at the end of ‘Black,’ the music is ‘Hard to Imagine.’
08/28/92 – Harriet Island: St. Paul, MN (Lollapalooza) [45m]
set: Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Breath, Even Flow, Alive, Porch/(Tearing), Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: Ed begins, “Ladies and gentlemen, my new escort and friend, Al Jourgenson. Why go home? Cause we’re in fuckin’ Minneapolis – get us outta here.” During the ‘Deep’ break, Ed tries to calm the crowd: “Pick him up, help him over, get him up. Everybody, right down here. Just make sure that everybody gets up. I’m countin heads, I’m countin heads. Slow down, is everybody up? There’s still one more. Come on, right behind you. White flags surrender! Everybody get up. All right. On the edge …” and finishes the song. During ‘Jeremy,’ Chris Cornell sings backup on the “spoke in” part. “Say thanks to Chris Cornell for singing along. Thank you for singin along, too. (Stone noodles ‘Breath’). I’m making all these movements like a puppet just ’cause I think it’s probably the only way that anybody back there can even see if there’s anyubody on stage. Hel-LO! Just want you to know that we can see you. This song, I don’t know if you’ve heard it, it’s called ‘Breath’.” After ‘Even Flow,’ Stone plays some ‘Hard to Imagine’ riffs while Ed talks over it. “I remember the last time we were here in Minneapolis, and we played a place called First Avenue, you know where it is. (crowd cheers) That’s about right, everybody in the front that’s who would’ve been there. Just all you guys right in the front. But, I remember it was about midnight, maybe ten after. And all we wanted was a pack of cigarettes and we were back at the hotel. And we called the front desk, we said “Can you tell us where there’s a cigarette machine? You know, is there a cigarette machine?”. And he said “Why, yes sir, there is a cigarette machine but we lock it up after midnight.” (crowd laughs). You couldn’t even smoke cigarettes?!?! Like, I’m gonna smoke three cigarettes and go out and kill somebody?!?! (Crowd laughs) So I don’t know what the fuck is wrong with Minneapolis. And I started wondering about you guys. Are you guys OK? (Crowd screams) Are they letting you … live? Cause if there not, kill em, fuck em, or get the fuck out, I don’t know.” At the end of ‘Alive,’ Mike and Stone smash their guitars with Ed watching and shaking his head, smiling. ‘Porch’ includes a bit of ‘Tearing’: “It’s hard to be real … With the ones who ain’t real… They continually blow my mind.” Then Ed tells the crowd that if anyone wants to run away from Minnesota, they can ride on their bus and that he thinks “a lot of you need to be rescued. How about everybody on Ministry’s bus?” ‘Porch’ ends and the bass drum continues into ‘RITFW.’ “Thanks very much for coming. Have an amazing day. Take care of one another. Thanks all!” Later in the evening, Mike joins Ministry for ‘So What’ from The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste. Ed and Flea (RHCP) also joined Ministry. A portion of the proceeds from this show benefitted the Homeless Coalition.
08/29/92 – Alpine Valley: East Troy, WI (Lollapalooza) [50m]
set: Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Even Flow, Black, Hard To Imagine (teaser)/Improv/Alive, Porch/(Tearing), Baba O’Riley
notes: “Why Go” kicks off a gorgeous sunny day at Alpine Valley, and Pearl Jam comes out with tons of energy. Ed especially screams with huge power on the opener, sporting the “famous” Corduroy jacket. From the seating area to the lawn, the crowd forms one big sea of people up to the sky. Ed says “Jesus, you guys look fucking beautiful from here. Let me tell you something, it started yesterday (the show) was number 10, today’s 9 we’re counting down these shows. All of us, this family, this big traveling circus, we’re gonna miss it. We’re glad you’re part of the family today.” Ed is very animated with his hands during “Deep”, and begins a whirlpool-like march around center stage up until the final notes. “Jeremy” ends with a profusely sweating Jeff Ament perched at the front of the stage. “Feels like today might be the best show we’ve ever played. I don’t know if you know, but I was born in Chicago. And I could never figure out, I was trying to remember those bumper stickers. (Did they say) “Escape to Wisconsin?” or was it “Escape from Wisconsin”? During “Even Flow”, Ed starts to tire, but starts to make connections with the crowd up front. Mike McCready plays “Even Flow” on a shiny SRV (Stevie Ray Vaughn) Fender Stratocaster (Stevie Ray Vaughn died in a helicopter crash on August 27, 1990 while leaving the Alpine Valley grounds). “I’m looking out at all you guys; if all you guys voted you could change the world, I just know it. If you ever let the Republicans win it’ll be the last time you see me because I’m moving to another country and never coming back.” Ed introduces the next song as “kinda hard to play, and hard to sing” leading to “Black”, where from atop the drum riser, Ed smashes down the mic with a big crash to end the song. Stone jams on “Hard To Imagine” riffs with Ed before going into “Alive”. “Alive” is big and majestic, with Ed putting everything into the choruses, grabbing the mic with two hands, and up on his toes in his Doc Martens. Ed gives the lighting rig ladder a ride at the end of “Alive”, just a sign of things to come. Ed acknowledges the date as the one-year anniversary of the TEN release date, and tells the crowd that when the next record comes out “just buy one and everybody make copies.” During “Porch” jam, Ed surveys the landscape, and seemingly gives Stone, Jeff and Mike a tap on the shoulder, saying “I’ll be right back”, and bolts down the lower section aisle to the base of one of the amphitheater’s giant columns. He proceeds to climb that ladder, to a landing, then finds himself perched atop the roof! The crowd on the lawn – the packed crowd – is going berserk, half-realizing the band is also in a deep jam, with Dave pounding out a steady groove. Ed headbangs atop a cable and manages to swing down into a pit of fans. Out of sight, the band slows it down, Ed reappears and is brought back hurriedly back to the stage by security guards as the band relaunches a jam, Ed returning to the stage like a victorious heavyweight fighter, and not missing a beat leading to a “hey!” chant. The lead-in to the last chorus includes “There’s something / There’s something on my mind, There’s something / I believe we can make a change this time” and a “Tearing” tag. With Jeff flying around the stage, one can see why he’s wearing a knee brace. A fan throws up a shirt which reads “Eddie Vedder for President”, and he jokingly wonders “Are things that bad?”. “Baba O’Riley” is played “for all you mid-westerners. This is on radio, so we thought we’d play it for you.” Joined by a member of Ministry, the song – not yet an encore staple – thrills the crowd. “Thanks very much, have a great day” ends the nearly 50-minute set. Later in the day, on the third stage (where an industrial noise band named “Sharkbait” played during the Lolla tour), PJ band members got together with Soundgarden band members and did a little singing (‘Hunger Strike’-Ed & Chris, ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’-Ed solo, ‘Seasons’-Chris solo). This happened during Ice Cube’s set (3:30-4:30) and there were 1-2,000 people in attendance. Someone reported that this also happened at the Phoenix show.
09/04/92 – UNO Soccer Field: New Orleans, LA (Lollapalooza)
setlist: Why Go, Even Flow, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Porch, Garden, Baba O’Riley
09/05/92 – Fort Bend County Fairgrounds (Rosenberg): Houston, TX (Lollapalooza)
setlist: Oceans, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Even Flow, Alive, Porch, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: Setlist may be incomplete. The band starts a few bars (full band) of Soundgarden’s “Jesus Christ Pose” (instrumental) after “Oceans”. “We made it! We will make it! Now that we’re here, Why go home?” “I’ve been thinking about you guys a lot. ever since that fuckin’ republican convention, I’m really worried about y’all” DEEP JEREMY. “I’m sorry you’ll just have to wait there’s people (down) … and people are more important than music any fuckin’ day”, right back into the second chorus of “Even Flow” without barely missing a beat. Doug Pinnick of King’s X, Chris Cornell and Ministry’s Al Jourgensen help out on “Rockin’ in the Free World”
09/06/92 – Starplex Amphitheater: Dallas, TX (Lollapalooza)
notes: ‘Sonic Reducer’ most likely premiered at this show.
09/08/92 – Desert Sky Pavilion: Phoenix, AZ (Lollapalooza) [45m]
set: Sonic Reducer, Even Flow, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Improv (Some People)/Alive, Black, Porch/(Tearing), Baba O’Riley
notes: Ed starts the show off with a snippet of Porno for Pyro’s, then clears his throat and the band slams into ‘Sonic Reducer’ an unusual opener. Before ‘Even Flow’ Ed says, “That’s right you can’t be drinking until 7:00; I hope you voted instead.” Before ‘Why Go’ Ed says “You’re starting to get it now, you’re actually having a good time. You’ve got to settle security and shit to start expressing yourselves.” ‘Deep’ is dedicated to security. The improv/jam before ‘Alive’ sounds like “Hard to Imagine” with a faster tempo with Ed saying, “This is all for the fucked up adults who don’t think you guys can handle yourself in the crowd.” After ‘Porch’: “I just want to say that you guys turned what could have been a boring bullshit situation into a beautiful thing up front. You all are taking care of one another and that doesn’t happen everywhere. Keep it up, alright? It’s a long day.” During Ice Cube’s set, a very loud version of ‘Hunger Strike’ is heard coming from the parking lot. Actually, it is coming from the Lollapalooza side stage, where Ed and Chris Cornell are jamming to a very lucky (but steadily growing) crowd! They play ‘Hunger Strike,’ ‘Seasons,’ ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’ and a new song by Chris Cornell (off the forthcoming Soundgarden LP; possibly ‘Like Suicide’) and a few others. Ed gets mobbed by fans as he walks off the stage towards the side gate without any security. Incredible! (Did anyone tape this or see it? Please write us.)
09/09/92 – Pauley Pavilion, UCLA: Westwood, CA, MTV Video Music Awards [5m]
notes: Intense performance. Lyrics mumbled at the song’s end by Ed hint that PJ wanted to perform ‘Sonic Reducer,’ an old punk song by the Dead Boys, rather than ‘Jeremy’ (“I don’t need no … I don’t need no mom and dad.”)
9/10/92 – “MTV’s ‘Singles’ Scene,” Park Plaza Hotel Ballroom: Los Angeles, CA [15m]
set: State of Love and Trust, Baba O’Riley, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: This event was a premiere party for the movie, Singles and was actually broadcast 9/18. Eddie intentionally fucks up ‘SoL&T’ so it won’t be a hit by using four letter words throughout the song. (Brendan O’Brien doctored the aired version splicing in the studio cut.) Baba O’Riley is dedicated to Cameron Crowe (” … cuz he’s got good taste in music”). Ben Shepherd, Chris Cornell, Jerry Cantrell, and Al Jourgensen help out on ‘RitFW’ which ends with Mike atop Chris Cornell’s shoulders. A rather rowdy performance, including Ed stage diving during each song and tearing the side stage curtains down at one point.
09/11/92 – Irvine Meadows: Irvine, CA (Lollapalooza)
set: Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Sonic Reducer, Even Flow, Improv (Hard to Imagine riffs), Alive, Porch/(So What)/(Tearing)
Notes: The finale of the Lollapalooza tour is a three-night stand at Irvine Meadows in Irvine, CA. Ed is in a good mode and addresses the crowd playfully: “All right, this is it … this is fuckin’ it. We’ve been doing this shit for two months. These are some of the greatest friends that I’ll have and this is it, this is the end of this shit. Let’s just fuckin’ rock out!” and the band launches into “Why Go”. Before “Deep” Ed mentions “Sure is good to be in front of real people, my voice is kinda hurting and the reason why I mention it and the reason why I’m really mad about it is we’ve been doing TV shows (MTV Video Music Awards and “Singles” premier party) and all that kinda shit and I could give a fuck for all of them. (crowd cheers) I couldn’t wait to get back – I don’t think any of us could – and play for real people, I hope (you’re) real people.” During the breakdown in “Deep”, Ed sings an improv “I wanna live in the pit / I wanna live in the pit / I wanna die in the pit / You don’t need to bury me, let me trample in my own ecstasy, my own ecstasy”. During “Deep”, Ed sings the 2nd verse instead of the bridge by mistake, but it fits right in and they end with the final chorus. Before “Sonic Reducer”, Ed says “You probably didn’t know this, but Nirvana wanted to play a different song instead of what they had to play on the MTV awards (they played ‘Lithium’), they wanted to play two new songs even, which I think would be the greatest thing that any Nirvana fan or music fan would have liked to hear, and we wanted to play something different too. We wanted to play a song called ‘Sonic Reducer’ instead of ‘Jeremy’. It’s an an old punk song by the Dead Boys. The reason we wanted to play is I think ‘Jeremy’ would have liked that song. This is it …” Commenting on the seats in the pit, Ed says “By doing whatever we want up here, we’re trying to make up for the fact that it doesn’t look like you can do anything out there. Don’t worry, I’ll try to arrange it for tomorrow (that) we won’t have security, I’ll take care of it. (slowly an jokingly to security) I’m just kidding.” Ed improvs during “Even Flow”: “I’ve tried so hard to be someone / You don’t all get chances to be anyone / You all get chances, but only one”. The band jams over “Hard to Imagine” riffs and Ed sings “What can you do, after a certain point / nothing seems to matter / What can you do / someone told me, someone told me yesterday / ‘Today is once in a lifetime’ / Somebody told me, whispered in my ear / They held my hand / So I had to be here / They said ‘Today, today, today is once in a lifetime’.” Before “Porch”, Ed talks to the Irvine crowd “This is one of my favorite t-shirts. Last time I wore it was on Mother’s Day in San Diego at Iguana’s or in Tijuana. And then of course the back says ‘No Bush 92′. This is the coolest thing, I have a think about favorite shirts, this is my Sweathogs t-shirt from 7th grade. If I jump in the crowd, don’t tear it off, ok?” “Porch” includes tags by Ministry (“So What”) and Rollins Band (“Tearing”)
09/12/92 – Irvine Meadows: Irvine, CA (Lollapalooza) [43m]
set: Even Flow, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Breath, Sonic Reducer, Hard To Imagine (ramblings), Alive, Porch, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: This next to the last Lollapalooza show starts in a fury with a fast paced ‘Even Flow.’ Dave’s drumming is especially thunderous and Ed is in a crazy mood. After ‘Why Go,’ Ed remarks “Ain’t no need to go nowhere if you are here … only the strong survive … Let’s say about two years ago you’re about ready to kill yourself … maybe its two weeks ago….maybe it was yesterday, but aren’t you glad you didn’t when you get a day like this?” A very rushed Jeremy takes a lot out of Ed and afterwards he says, “anybody know one of our songs … you wanna sing it for me … this guy right here, all right. He knows the chords to ‘Breath and a Scream.’ You want him to play it?” Apparently a guy from the crowd joins the band on stage and you can hear him help Ed out with some of the lyrics. ‘Breath’ ends abruptly and Ed says “I’ve been in love with losers all of my life … hoping someday someone will love a loser like me, like Stone. Stone you’re not much of a loser, you’re a handsome guy.” Ed introduces ‘Sonic Reducer’ as “a song Jeremy would like,” and dedicates it to two pits in the crowd. Mike’s guitar noodling eventually turns into ‘Hard to Imagine.’ During the noodling, Ed sings an improv: “Children our way someday … teenagers fucked up in the head … some things I hear everyday people don’t need to say. Oh, it’s hard to feel different … Don’t want a future … give it away.” Afterwards Ed says, “I can’t believe this is it … only one more day. I predict every band that is going to play here today is going to kick ass cause they know it’s ending.” This leads into a great version of ‘Porch.’ Afterwards Ed asks, “Did anybody see Rage Against the Machine on the small stage before we went on?” Mike asks, “Did anybody else see Nirvana … Kurt Cobain on guitar over there?” Ed says, “Kurt Cobain and I made up the other night … he was right here.” ‘RitFW’ features some alternative crazy lyrics including, “The United States ain’t a free place” and “Feels so good to just get it out … we all need to get it out … vote and get it out … drop ACID and get it out.” The crowd loves it! Great prelude to the following show which ends an era in Pearl Jam history.
09/13/92 – Irvine Meadows: Irvine, CA (Lollapalooza) [45m]
set: Baba O’Riley, Sonic Reducer, Even Flow, Jeremy, Improv/Alive, Porch/(Tearing), Rockin’ in the Free World, Hunger Strike, Reach Down
notes: Unusually, ‘Baba O’Riley’ opens this set. Mike is clad in a plaid skirt. ‘Sonic Reducer’ is introduced as “… a song about shooting up in the pit.” He wisecracks, “So, whattaya think? No Pearl Jam songs today” leading to ‘Even Flow.’ A few ‘Hard to Imagine’ riffs are played before ‘Alive’ with lyrics about “somebody told me … one night in New Orleans …” Later Ed says, “You’d all better vote to keep it a fuckin’ free world,” and “I hate to inform you boys but I’ve seen quite a few of these and this ain’t no pit.” He asks, “Is there anybody else left back there to play? Oh, there’s someone” and Chris Cornell joins PJ for ‘Hunger Strike’ and ‘Reach Down.’ Matt Cameron replaced Dave on drums. This is the only (in addition to the 8/14/92 Lake Fairfax show perhaps), impromptu Temple of the Dog reunion with all members of both PJ and Soundgarden present.
full review with sound and video (link to external TOTD site)
09/18/92 – Cameron Crowe’s Singles movie is released
09/20/92 – Warren G. Magnuson Park: Seattle, WA (Free Festival) [70m]
attendance: 29,000 free tickets distributed
support acts: Pete Droge, Lazy Susan, Cypress Hill, Shawn Smith, Seaweed, Jim Rose
set: Even Flow, Once, State of Love and Trust, (Angie riffs) Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Black, Alive, Garden, (Walkaway)/Porch/(Tearing), Sonic Reducer, Rockin’ in the Free World
notes: This concert (“A Drop in the Park”) was the rescheduled date for the originally planned May 20 Gas Works Park free show. Despite some traffic difficulties, the show went rather well. Reportedly, this effort for Rock the Vote inspired approximately 3,000 young people to register to vote. Ed comments, “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain about the outcome.” This show probably cost PJ $100,000 of their own money to sponsor. Ed tosses the mic high above, it catches over the scaffolding, he climbs up a pole–hanging for a bit–and then slides down the cord. Ed notes early in the show, “This is like the OK Hotel times one million.” Ministry’s drummer and Bruce Fairweather (Mother Love Bone) join PJ in ‘RitFW.’ At the show’s close, Ed exclaims, “I can’t believe we did it! You did it!” smiling
09/25/92 – Andrew’s Amphitheater: Honolulu, Hawaii
notes: The two Honolulu shows were part of a concert fest organized by KNAC, a LA radio station.
09/26/92 – Andrew’s Amphitheater: Honolulu, Hawaii
set: Release, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Breath, Even Flow, Improv, State Of Love And Trust, Black, Improv/Jam (based on Hard To Imagine), Alive, Porch
enc: Improv/Jam, Sonic Reducer, Rockin’ In The Free World
notes: After a nice ‘Release’ opening, Ed says, “We’re in a beautiful place. Why go home?” leading to guess what song? After a few opening licks of ‘Breath’ are played, the song is announced as ‘A Breath and a Scream,’ as it frequently was called then. Later Ed asks, “Did we meet some of you guys last night? Cause the tickets were good for both nights, right? That’s how I wanted it to work out.” After repeating, “I’m not crazy, I’m not crazy,” they launch into ‘Even Flow.’ A few ‘Hard To Imagine’ riff are played after ‘SOLAT,’ and an improv based on ‘Hard To Imagine’ follows ‘Black.’ Ed tells the crowd, “You’re all gonna die some day; you’re all gonna die fat and old … it’s true,” leading to ‘Alive,’ followed by some guitar noodling. Ed compliments the “pit” likening it to a “Norelco razor” with the three spinning heads. The second set opens with a jam with lyrics based loosely on ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me.’ Ed thanks everyone who they’ve met and says it makes them want to move there and “I wanna have your baby.” After ‘TITFW,’ Ed says goodbye and then asks the lights to be turned back up: “I wanna get a picture of these guys.”
09/27/92 – War Memorial Gymnasium: Maui, Hawaii
soundcheck: Jeremy, Little Wing, Breath
set: Release, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Breath, Even Flow, State of Love and Trust, Black, Alive, Porch
encore: I’ve Got a Feeling
notes: Final show of the Ten tour. Setlist taken from handwritten setlist; encore from memory.
10/16/92 – Madison Square Garden: New York, NY (Bob Dylan Tribute) [5m]
set: Masters of War
notes: Various musicians appeared at this 30th anniversary tribute to Bob Dylan, including Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Sinead O’Connor, Tom Petty, Robbie Robertson and Neil Young. Ed sings ‘Masters of War,’ accompanied by Mike and Saturday Night Live guitarist, G.E. Smith. This performance, televised on pay-per-view cable, was felt by many in attendance to be the highlight this night.
11/01/92 – Shoreline Amphitheatre: Mountain View, CA (Bridge School Benefit) (acoustic) [35m]
set: Footsteps, Jeremy, Black, Alive, Daughter, Angel, I Am a Patriot
notes: This benefit for the Bridge School, a program for communicative and educational development of severely physically challenged non-speaking children, also featured Neil Young, Elton John, James Taylor, Shawn Colvin and Sammy Hagar. PJ plays revised versions of ‘Jeremy’ and ‘Black,’ premiers ‘Daughter’ and performs Steven Van Zandt’s ‘I Am a Patriot.’ ‘Angel’ is particularly sweet and has only been played live once before.
12/31/92 – The Academy: New York, NY [55m]
supporting: Keith Richards and The X-pensive Winos
set: Wash, Sonic Reducer, Why Go, Even Flow, Alone, Garden, Daughter, Dirty Frank, Oceans, Alive, Leash, Stranglehold jam/Porch
notes: Unusual fast version of ‘Wash.’ A short clip of ‘Sonic Reducer’ was broadcast on CBS’s New Year’s Eve broadcast. (One of the cameramen almost does an unintentional stagedive, camera and all.) Ed thanks Keith Richards, saying, “If it weren’t for Keith, Mike McCready wouldn’t even be here.” The rare ‘Dirty Frank’ had not been played previously live in its entirety. ‘Stranglehold’ is a Ted Nugent song. Mike remarks after this jam, “They forced me to play it. I think Ted Nugent is a stupid idiot.” Somewhat reluctantly, Ed and Mike join Keith for his encore song, ‘Goin’ Down.’
[For those interested, the full Winos setlist: Take it So Hard, Eileen, Wicked as it Seems, Gimme Shelter, Too Rude, Yap Yap, How I Wish, 999, Big Enough, Demon, Time is On My Side, Hate it When You Leave, I Could Have Stood You Up, Before They make Me Run, Bodytalks, Will But You Won't, Happy, Whip It Up, Goin' Down (with PJ members and Robert Cray).]