Last week, Pearl Jam hinted at something big going down in New York City — and now we know the deal.
The veteran rock band will perform as part of the 2015 Global Citizen Festival, September 26 at New York’s Great Lawn in Central Park. The show also features Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, and Coldplay, whose own Chris Martin curated the event as its creative director, and the whole thing is part of the Global Poverty Project, a United Nations-backed campaign that sets 2013 as a goal to end extreme poverty around the world.
As Pitchfork notes, tickets are free and available via the festival website, but only to those who “apply by pledging to take an ‘Action Journey,’ which will involve making phone calls, volunteering, or taking part in an effort to encourage the U.S. State Department to commit 50 percent of its foreign aid budget to the world’s poorest countries.”
Martin says: “We love the Global Citizen movement and we love opening for Beyoncé so this ticks both boxes.” Check out an info video below: