Pearl Jam have shared the video of a performance of their 1991 classic, “Alive”, as captured during the opening night of their 2018 North American tour. You can check it out below.
This show was not only the band’s first time playing at home in Seattle in almost a decade but their show at the city’s Safeco Field raised nearly $11 million for 100 organizations working to reduce homelessness in Seattle and King County.
The August 8, 2018 concert was the band’s first of two concerts at Safeco Field dubbed “The Home Shows” that kicked off Pearl Jam’s brief U.S. tour. Stops in Missoula, Chicago and Boston that followed were called “The Away Shows.”
“Alive” was played in the middle of Pearl Jam’s second encore in Seattle as part of a 32-song concert. The band originally released the Eddie Vedder and Stone Gossard-penned tune as their debut single in 1991 about two months before issuing Ten, the band’s first studio album. “Alive” has been a staple of Pearl Jam performances ever since.
The premiere of the concert – which features remastered audio and high definition visuals – will stream via the Nugs.net website on Friday, September 4 at 9PM ET and be available for on-demand streaming through Tuesday, September 7 at 2:59AM ET.
Back in July, Pearl Jam confirmed the routing for a 2021 tour of Europe that was originally scheduled for 2020. The band also added a pair of concerts to the run, which was postponed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome will now host the tour opening run on June 16 and 17, 2021. Then, Pearl Jam will headline the Pinkpop Festival in Landgraaf, Holland on June 20. From there, the band hits Berlin, Imola (Italy), Zurich, Werchter (Belgium), Stockholm, Copenhagen, Budapest, Frankfurt, Paris, Vienna and Krakow. Eddie Vedder and his team added a concert at Prague’s 02 Arena on July 25, 2021 that will now end the tour.