Pearl Jam have announced on their website in a new The Home Shows section: “Pearl Jam will host The Home Shows — two headlining concerts at Safeco Field on Wednesday August 8, 2018 and Friday August 10, 2018. The shows aim to unite the community to help alleviate homelessness in the city of Seattle.”
The band have also suggested places fans can visit in Seattle, and hotels they can stay at.
See a video announcement below, followed by the full announcement from the band.
The Home Shows mark Pearl Jam’s first hometown appearance in 5 years, plus the largest headlining concert event in Seattle since the Rolling Stones’ two-night stint at the Kingdome in 1981.
In addition to bringing nearly 100,000 fans from around the world together, The Home Shows will spotlight efforts across the city and King County to address the region’s homelessness issue.
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.
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.”
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.
“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.
Places to visit:
MUSEUM OF POP CULTURE (MOPOP)
Formally known as the Experience Music Project (EMP), this non-profit museum is dedicated to the history and exploration of popular music, science fiction, and pop culture.
TOUR SAFECO FIELD
Take a tour of Safeco Field, the spectacular home of the Seattle Mariners. The 19.59 acre outdoor ballpark features real grass, a retractable roof and state-of-the-art amenities.
PIKE PLACE MARKET
Seattle’s epicenter of fresh produce, specialty foods and independent businesses. Established in 1907 to connect citizens and farmers, the Market continues its “Meet the Producer” tradition with a year-round farmers market, owner-operated bakeries, fish markets, butcher shops, produce stands and specialty food stores.