On August 8 and 10 at Safeco Field, Pearl Jam will perform in Seattle for the first time in five years. This is big enough news on its own, but the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees also publicly committed to donating a minimum of $1 million in proceeds to local homeless initiatives.
These "Home Shows," the band announced today, sort of renew the vows between the grunge veterans and the city they helped bring into the national cultural consciousness decades ago. "Seattle is our hometown," reads the statement. "When there are challenges here, we want to be part of the solution." In this case, the challenge remains Seattle's growing homeless crisis.
While $1 million is the promise, Pearl Jam calls on their fans to raise upwards of $10 million for local homeless programs. How this money will be raised, and which programs these funds support, will be announced at a later date.
Ticket information should be available in the coming days. In the meantime, check out the Home Shows site for more information.