Pearl Jam The Home Shows
PEARL JAM ANNOUNCES THE HOME SHOWS : TWO CONCERTS AT SAFECO FIELD ON AUGUST 8th + 10th, 2018
Bringing Nearly 100,000 Music Fans Together in Seattle + Raising Funds and Building Partnerships to Help Alleviate Seattle-Area Homelessness
Pearl Jam Pledges $1 Million + Joins Growing List of Businesses, Agencies and Nonprofits Creatively Collaborating to Address Homelessness
SEATTLE -- Pearl Jam announced today that they will host The Home Shows -- two headlining concerts at Safeco Field on Wednesday August 8, 2018 and Friday August 10, 2018.
The Home Shows mark Pearl Jam’s first hometown appearance in five years plus the largest headlining concert event in Seattle since the Rolling Stones’ two-night stint at the Kingdome in 1981.
Ticket sale information for The Home Shows will be announced in the coming days.
In addition to bringing nearly 100,000 fans from around the world together to celebrate two nights of music, The Home Shows will spotlight efforts across the city and King County to address the region’s homelessness issue.
To that end, Pearl Jam is pledging a minimum of $1 million toward local homelessness initiatives. They challenge everyone to join them -- with the goal of raising a minimum of $10 million pledged toward addressing homelessness in 2018. The band is researching a wide range of programs to address Seattle-area homelessness in varied ways with a plan to announce specific beneficiaries closer to the show dates.
Pearl Jam joins a growing list of area businesses, government agencies, nonprofits and members of the creative community who are collaborating to tackle the biggest public health crisis to hit our community in recent history. Partners to date include: City of Seattle, Seattle Mariners, Starbucks, Amazon, Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Port of Seattle, Visit Seattle, KISW, 107.7 The End , KEXP and the Schultz Family Foundation .
Stone Gossard explains, “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.”
“We must have everyone in the fight to solve homelessness including our local government, caring philanthropists, community organizations, individuals, and artists - all are dedicated to finding innovative long-term solutions to homelessness. I can’t wait to join this iconic Seattle band in August,” said Mayor Durkan.
"This region nurtured ideas that changed the world. Imagine what we can accomplish by combining that spirit of innovation with collaboration across all segments of our community. The Mariners are proud to join with Pearl Jam and partners across King County to help find creative solutions to this region-wide crisis," said John Stanton, Seattle Mariners Chair and Managing Partner.
PEARL JAM AND SEATTLE
From humble beginnings with their first-ever performance as a band at the Off Ramp Cafe (now El Corazón) in 1990, followed by their iconic “Even Flow” video shoot at the Moore Theatre, a “secret show” the Crocodile Cafe, warm up shows at The Showbox, an acoustic benefit show at Benaroya Hall, to sold out nights at Key Arena, Pearl Jam has grown with the city of Seattle for nearly 30 years.
Since 1992, Pearl Jam has donated tens of millions of dollars as a band to a wide range of both Seattle-area and global nonprofits and charitable projects. The band members also have each individually given their personal time and millions of additional dollars in funds.