live music: PEARL JAM x ORACLE x 11.26.13

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA. – Grunge pioneers, Pearl Jam, brought their flannel-powered rock and roll show to the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. last night in support of their new album entitled “Lightning Bolt”.

Check out my review in photos…

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.
[Yeah, that’s a mic stand. Couldn’t shoot around it or through it].

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Pearl Jam performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Setlist:
Pendulum
Nothingman
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
Why Go
Hail Hail
Lightning Bolt
Mind Your Manners
Dissident
Faithfull
Setting Forth (Eddie Vedder song)
Corduroy
Even Flow
Sirens
Daughter (w/ W.M.A. tag)
Unthought Known
Let the Records Play
Down
State of Love and Trust
Better Man

Encore:
After Hours (The Velvet Underground cover)
Yellow Moon
Last Kiss (Wayne Cochran cover)
Just Breathe
Thin Air (first since 20 June 2008)
Given to Fly
Untitled
MFC
Big Wave
Do the Evolution
The New World (X cover) (with John Doe)
Porch

Encore 2:
Smile
Crazy Mary (Victoria Williams cover)
Black
Alive
Fuckin’ Up (Neil Young cover)
Indifference

As usual…Pearl Jam didn’t disappoint. With a stomping 37 song set [really?…who does this??!!], they mixed up new material with old as well as a barrage of cover songs…and a special guest…John Doe from the punk band “X”.

Plenty of photogs on hand for this one as was to be expected. They had us crammed into the photo pit and anchored either stage left or right. No switching sides. No lateral movement. Video tracks and camera operators brushed by us repeatedly. The lighting was all over the place on this one…both uneven and dark at times. I think I pulled a decent set based on where I landed in the pit to shoot. It was hard to get good shots of certain band members as you can see. Until next time…

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2 Responses to “live music: PEARL JAM x ORACLE x 11.26.13”

  1. Tom says:

    Great shots Joe with the space you had

    Tom

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