July 13, 2005

Pearl Jam rocking Montana for Democrat

By Jonathan Cohen

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Pearl Jam will play an Aug. 29
concert in Missoula, Mont., where bassist Jeff Ament went to
college, to raise money for a U.S. Senate bid by Democrat Jon

Tickets for the Adams Center show go on sale July 23 via
Tickets West. Tester, currently Montana Senate president, is
one of several Democrats vying to challenge U.S. Senator Conrad
Burns, a Republican seeking his fourth term.

The benefit comes on the heels of a recently announced
Sept. 1 show in George, Wash., which sold out in three hours,
and a Sept. 30-Oct. 1 stand at the Borgata in Atlantic City,
N.J., which sold out in two minutes. In between, Pearl Jam will
play a 16-date Canadian tour beginning Sept. 2 in Vancouver and
open a Sept. 28 show for the Rolling Stones in Pittsburgh.

The group is still at work on its as-yet-untitled eighth
studio album, due early next year via Sony BMG Music's J
Records label.