Watch Pearl Jam Recruit J Mascis to Destroy “Rockin’ in the Free World” in Berlin
July 06, 2018
Pearl Jam are currently in Europe for a run of shows this summer, and the band made a splash in Berlin on Thursday with a 27-song, two-encore performance at Waldbühne amphitheater that was topped off with a sit in from Dinosaur Jr. guitarist J Mascis.
As JamBase note, the iconic grunge rockers also welcomed their friend and photographer Danny Clinch earlier in the evening, with Clinch lending his harmonica to “Red Mosquito.”
Along with classic cuts like “Even Flow,” “Daughter,” “Do the Evolution,” “Alive” and “Rearviewmirror,” Eddie Vedder and company also fit in a portion of The Rolling Stones’ “Angie,” plus a run of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” to kick off the second encore, which rounded out with Vedder welcoming Mascis for Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” and calling him “one of the greatest guitar players of our time.” Mascis also got a shoutout earlier in the show from Vedder, who dedicated “Even Flow” to the guitarist.
Below, see the full setlist and fan-shot video of the PJ/Mascis collaboration, during which Mascis didn’t hold back on his signature guitar solos. Pearl Jam continue their European swing with a slot at Germany’s Rock Werchter Festival tomorrow.
Waldbühne, Berlin, Germany
Wash, Sometimes, Corduroy, Why Go, Save You, Given to Fly, Red Mosquito*, In My Tree, Even Flow, Wishlist, Habit, Angie, Daughter, Deep, Mind Your Manners, Unthought Known, Lukin, Porch
Enc I: Thin Air, Thumbing My Way, Breath, Do the Evolution, Black, Rearviewmirror
Enc II: Comfortably Numb, Alive, Rockin’ in the Free World^
Notes: *w/ Danny Clinch
^w/ J Mascis