Pearl Jam will play a “mostly acoustic” show Oct. 28 at the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, Calif. All proceeds will benefit the Louis Warschaw Prostate Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. “[The center] has been a great source of hope and treatment for some of our dear friends,” frontman Eddie Vedder says in a statement. “We want to see it continue to be that for them and others.”
The show will cap a week of unplugged performances by the Seattle group, which had been taking a break since the July conclusion of its tour in support of the Epic album, “Riot Act.” As previously reported, Pearl Jam will play an Oct. 22 acoustic benefit for YouthCare at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, followed by Oct. 25-26 appearances at Neil Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit outside San Francisco.
Beginning at noon on Saturday (Oct. 18), tickets for the Santa Barbara benefit will be available only at the venue box office and Ticketmaster outlets in the area. If any tickets remain by 3 p.m., they will go on sale via Ticketmaster’s nationwide phone and online systems.
Pearl Jam is gearing up for the Nov. 11 release of the double-disc rarities collection “Lost Dogs” and the concert DVD “Live at the Garden.” A two-hour edit of the DVD, stripped of some of the covers performed at the July 8 show at New York’s Madison Square Garden, will air frequently during December on satellite provider DirecTV’s Freeview.