Pearl Jam will return to touring in 2018 after taking 2017 off. The band has confirmed in addition to their previously announced South American and European performances, the two newly added “The Home Shows” will find the veteran group appearing over two nights in Seattle.
Pearl Jam will perform on August 8 and 10 at Safeco Field in guitarists Stone Gossard’s and Mike McCready’s (and the band’s) home of Seattle. These will mark the first Pearl Jam concerts held in Seattle in five years.
“Seattle is our hometown,” Stone Gossard said in a statement. “When there are challenges here, we want to be part of the solution. It’s heartening so many organizations and individuals coming together to do the same. It’s going to take all of us.”
Pearl Jam further stated, “The shows aim to unite the community to help alleviate homelessness in the city of Seattle.” The band has pledged to raise at least $1 million for “local homelessness initiatives,” while hoping to work with local businesses to generate “a minimum of $10 million pledged toward addressing homelessness in 2018.” Drawing 100,000 fans to the upcoming The Home Shows, the two-night event will be the “largest headlining concert event in Seattle since the Rolling Stones’ two-night stint at the Kingdome in 1981.”
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