According to The Pulse Of Radio, PEARL JAM announced on Wednesday that its sold-out show at Missoula, Montana's Washington-Grizzly Stadium on August 13 will be an official Rock2Vote event. PEARL JAM bassist and Montana native Jeff Ament said: "The band is super excited to come to Missoula and help energize the voters as we believe it’s a critical time in our democracy. Every vote is important. We'll be doing what we do, supporting the issues we believe in, and we want our fans to join us by voting and participating in the election and coming to a big rock show at Washington-Griz Stadium."
Ament added: "From Big Sandy to Browning and Butte to Baker, the band and I believe that every voice and every vote matters."
The band will work with Rock2Vote to ensure that all Montanans are represented through grassroots organizing and mobilization ahead of the 2018 elections.
PEARL JAM is also partnering with four progressive non-profit organizations to help turn out voters, including Forward Montana, Montana Native Vote, Montana Conservation Voters and Planned Parenthood Advocates Of Montana.
In addition to the Montana gig, PEARL JAM is playing two shows each in Seattle, Chicago and Boston, starting in August, as well as 13 European dates during June and July. A new album is supposedly on the way this fall.