Update: Pearl Jam, The Roots Plan Katrina Benefits
Pearl Jam has tacked on an additional date to its fall North American tour that will serve as a benefit for victims of Hurricane Katrina.Pearl Jam has tacked on an additional date to its fall North American tour that will serve as a benefit for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The group will play a rare club show Oct. 5 at Chicago's House of Blues, tickets for which are $1,000 and go on sale Saturday (Sept. 17). All net proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross and the Jazz Foundation of America.
According to a spokesperson, it is not yet known if the show will feature additional acts or be available for download from Pearl Jam's recently launched digital bootleg store.
Meanwhile, the Roots have rounded up Jill Scott, TV On The Radio and Deerhoof for a Friday concert at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center. The artists will be donating their performance fees to the NAACP's hurricane relief program on behalf of Moveon.org Civic Action's HurricaneHousing.org.
The show will also feature the TBC Brass Band, whose members were evacuated to Dallas, Atlanta, Houston and Sacramento, Calif., in the wake of Katrina.
As first reported here, the Roots are being pursued by Def Jam president/CEO Jay-Z to be the first signing to his new Def Jam Left imprint.
Also just announced for a Katrina benefit on Sept. 22 at Los Angeles Wiltern LG are Tenacious D, the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Queens Of The Stone Age leader Josh Homme with Jesse "The Devil" Hughes, Fiona Apple and comedians David Cross and Sarah Silverman. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon local time via Ticketmaster.