Pearl Jam's upcoming "Home Shows" in Seattle have already generated a lot of money to combat homelessness in the city.
The Seattle Times reports that the band's $1-million donation, charity sales and corporate partners in the city add up to $11.5-million, with five days to go until the first concert at Safeco Field.
Mike McCready says he's never seen so many homeless people in Seattle in the 50 years he's lived there. He adds, "Something has to be done. We certainly don’t have all the answers, and I’m not saying that. But there’s enough smart organizations and people in Seattle that can get together and come up with some sort of plan — long term, not short term.”