Two years and five months. We had to wait for that before we could see Pearl Jam again at the Videotron Center. A wait that will be rewarded with an extravagant and inspired performance in a packed amphitheater.
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After tickets went on sale in January 2020 and were postponed due to COVID, the Seattle team was finally back in the old capital. His last visit to Quebec was on May 5, 2016.
Pearl Jam is stability, even if the quintet is no longer a hit, with huge songs like in their heyday. The audience is constant and always present.
The formation has the good idea of changing their repertoire show by show. You never know what she’s going to play and that’s a big plus.
More than two hours
On Thursday Pearl Jam went their own way again and started their performance with them daughter and an acoustic segment. A great start to a lavish concert lasting over two hours.
“We will play slow songs, fast songs, loud songs and quiet songs. We’re happy to finally be able to say Bonsoir Québec,” Eddie Vedder began in reference to the concert, which was set to take place on March 22, 2020.
stepswith a harmonica segment from Vedder, Buckle up, Other sidewhich the band had not played since 2018 and There he goes from the album no code The sound quality is exceptional. Eddie Vedder’s voice unfolds throughout the amphitheater.
The chairs that Vedder, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready and Jeff Ament sat in took the edge and the rhythm activated with the jumping Dance of the psychics of the “new” work gigatonsstarted a long time ago at the beginning of the pandemic.
Accompanied by keyboardist “Boom” Gaspar and multi-instrumentalist Josh Klinghoffer, Pearl Jam then put the pedal to the metal, to the beat of drummer Matt Cameron, with furious, full-bodied versions of Why go and smooth flow from the album Ten.
During the latter, sung powerfully by the crowd, Mike McCready, on fire throughout the performance, delivered a very “rock ‘n’ roll” and blistering solo.
Power, there was a lot in the air with this double.
Eddie Vedder then referred to Quebec’s electoral system, which he envies, as opposed to that in the United States, and wished the public should find the right person to run the province.
In the crowd, moments later, we saw a placard that said Vedder was prime minister.
Great moments, there were “angular” moments. Cord, Elderly woman around the corner in a small town, i have shit, Blackthe explosive stemwhere some fans could touch Mike McCready’s guitar, alivesupplied with all lights on followed by Purple Rain by Prince with the additional voice of Josh Klinghoffer and indifference.
Masterfully led by a sweaty Eddie Vedder, accompanied by his bottle of red wine highlighting the immense energy emanating from the crowd, it’s safe to say that this visit was the most memorable of the band’s three Quebec performances. Totally enjoyable!
The Pluralone Group
At the start of the evening, ex-Red Hot Chili Pepper Josh Klinghoffer appeared alone on the boards with his group Pluralone.
A performance that took place with a little indifference, even if he said he was a fan of the Nordiques when he was young.
“There are many Nord banners on the ceiling, but there are no Nords. What’s happening ? Will they come back? he asked.