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 The Five Horizons Foundation
Thank you from The Five Horizons Foundation to all of the awesome Pearl Jam fans for helping to raise over $5,000 on this tour at 5H pre parties. As a community, we done some great things already and can't wait to do it again on the next tour.

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5/2/13

Global Citizen Tickets Initiative


Pearl Jam and their Manager Kelly Curtis have given us another reason to be proud!  Global Citizen Tickets Initiative's goal is to fight extreme poverty worldwide by using music as an incentive to take action.  Touring bands are offering up tickets to their shows for people who have earned points through the Global Citizen website.  Points are earned in the following ways:

•  Watching a short video on an issue related to extreme poverty (1 point)
•  Sharing a video about extreme poverty on social networks (1 point)
•  Adding your voice to a petition (3 points)
•  Buying Fairtrade products (3 points)
•  Calling your representatives (10 points), or emailing your representatives (5 points)

There are some big name musicians who are backing the organization including Pearl Jam, BeyoncĂ©, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, Tim McGraw, Usher, Ke$ha, Foo Fighters, Neil Young, Black Sabbath, Gotye, Dixie Chicks, One Direction and Tony Bennett. Click here for a full list of current supporters.

Sign-up only takes a minute and you can begin taking action right away.

Here's a section of the Billboard article that includes quotes from Kelly Curtis and Stone Gossard:
"When we went into this thing, we always knew it was bigger than Pearl Jam, it couldn't be just another thing Pearl Jam was promoting, it had to be Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen and Dixie Chicks, it had to be everybody starting this thing off," Curtis tells Billboard. "We had to get all the mechanics right, there were a lot of moving parts. But, philosophically, the ask was really easy. Most people said 'yes' right away, and some didn't say 'yes,' but I'm sure we'll get them on the second round, once we do this first wave of who's on board. And after that, there's no stopping it."

In a statement, Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard praises Curtis for "spearheading this thoughtful strategy. It reflects the DNA of our band and business, and expands it to respond to some of the greatest inequities and challenges facing humanity."

Related Sites:
Global Citizens Initiative website
Billboard article with more information




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