Watch Pearl Jam Perform the Rarely Played ‘Binaural’ Front-to-Back in Toronto
Buying a ticket to see Pearl Jam these days is like buying a lottery ticket with the odds crazily stacked in your favor. Whether they cover Cheap Trick or make fun of Donald's Trump penis, every tour stop blows up YouTube the next day. Lately, however, Eddie Vedder and the gang have been throwing in a few golden tickets: rare front-to-back performances of their classic albums.
In 2014, Pearl Jam played all of No Code in Moline, Illinois and Yield in Milwaukee, and just last month, they performed Vs. in South Carolina and then Ten in Philadelphia. Last night in Toronto, they made it three full-album shows already this year with a performance of 2000's Binaural. But it was arguably even more special than the first two when you consider how rarely Pearl Jam play songs from the atmospheric and experimental album.
Pearl Jam opened the show with three songs from other albums, then went into all 13 tracks on the album from "Breakerfall" through "Parting Ways." After, they through in covers of John Lennon's "Imagine" and Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb." You can watch the latter along with (almost) all the songs from Binaural below.
Pearl Jam Set List
Do the Evolution
Mind Your Manners
Nothing as It Seems
Of the Girl
Sleight of Hand
Imagine (John Lennon cover)
Let Me Sleep
Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd cover)
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
Given to Fly
State of Love and Trust