Seattle alternative rock band Pearl Jam announced that it would play two “Home Shows” in August to unite the community around the cause of ending homelessness.
The concerts — scheduled for Aug. 8 and Aug. 10 — will be held at Safeco Field. The band has pledged $1 million to local organizations combatting homelessness and hopes that they will be able to up that figure to $10 million.
“Seattle is our hometown. 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,” said Stone Gossard in a statement.
The band is currently researching programs working to end homelessness, and plans to announce specific beneficiaries closer to the concert dates.
Ashley Archibald is a Staff Reporter covering local government, policy and equity. Have a story idea? She can be can reached at ashleya (at) realchangenews (dot) org. Twitter @AshleyA_RC
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