Seattle’s finest Pearl Jam wrapped up their European tour in Milton Keynes on Friday - delivering a whopping three hour set before their thousands of devotees, writes Sammy Jones.
The career spanning performance saw the rock band - who last year issued their tenth album, Lightning Bolt - on terrific form.
Fans went wild for the Eddie Vedder fronted ensemble, and he in turn gave the huge show a feeling of intimacy, as he enjoyed banter with the crowd and shared the odd anecdote along the way.
During the course of the show, the band were joined by George Harrison’s son Dhani (for a cover of The Beatles’ Rain), and Pete Townshend’s brother, Simon.
Material aired in the mammoth set - stretching some 35 songs - included Pendulum, Sirens, Even Flow, Spin the Black Circle and the anthemic Alive.
After an amazing three hours of entertaining, Pearl Jam left the stage to Rockin’ in the Free World, and were clearly humbled by the response they received throughout the gig.
“It’s not lost on us,” they said before pulling the curtain on a truly terrific evening - and tour - that will be remembered for a very long time to come.