Grunge rock fans in Queens, New York have spent countless months and have encouraged efforts to bring the band Pearl Jam to their city, by raising $40,000 in less than two weeks.
On November 1st, Pearl Jam kicked off their Fall Tour with a twelve city line-up, not including Queens. Pearl Jam, the rock band famous for songs like “Yellow Ledbetter” “Even Flow” and the poignant rock hit, “Jeremy”. Fans were disappointed to say the least and have joined together in an effort to bring Pearl Jam to them at Forest Hills Stadium. They aim to get the band there by next summer.
Dan Sheffer, who started the campaign states “People love Pearl Jam and we’ve had an overwhelming turnout.” Read more about the interview with Sheffer here.
The campaign originates with Tilt, a crowd-funding website. Starting November 5th, the Pearl Jam campaign has raised close to $37,000 from around 370 donors. Lots of donors donated large amounts in exchanged for tickets to the show if it happens. The goal is to approach the band with the effort when the donations exceed $100,000. The fundraisers have the support of North American Spine.
A representative from Pearl Jam has yet to comment on this matter.