Pearl Jam To Be Two Places At Once?

by Kathy Davis on August 6, 2009

October 9th, 2009:  The 69th anniversary of John Lennon’s birth.  Pearl Jam playing in San Diego.  Surfrider Foundation celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary with a big party in L.A.   Well, unless this gala takes place during the day, it seems as though Pearl Jam’s appearance is unlikely, however the Foundation announced in a July 23rd Press Release that the band would be there.  I’m thinking not, but here’s the press release anyway. 

As you well know Ed is a LONGTIME supporter of this most excellent Foundation, and has raised significant funds for them over the years, as have many fans mobilized through the Wishlist Foundation. We urge you to support the Surfrider Foundation  as they continue their amazing work to keep beaches clean and accessible and water surfable and enjoyable for all! 

CONTACT: Alexis Henry, Communications Manager


In celebration of the organization’s 25th Anniversary, the Surfrider Foundation will host a star-studded gala on Friday, October 9, 2009 at the California Science Center’s Wallis Annenberg Building in Downtown Los Angeles.

The event will be highlighted by the presentation of the Surfrider Foundation’s Keeper of the Coast Award. The award, which is only given out once every five years, is presented to celebrities who have made significant contributions towards helping the Surfrider Foundation fulfill its mission. This year, musical acts Incubus and Pearl Jam, along with actor David Chokachi will join previous winners including Jack Johnson, Perry Farrell and Bruce Johnston and Mike Love of the Beach Boys.

Additionally, the event will feature a live auction, with one-of-a-kind art by some of the world’s most revered contemporary artists including Raymond Pettibon, Shepard Fairey and Thomas Campbell. The artists, 25 in all, created a commissioned piece depicting the world’s most recognized (and in some cases threatened) surf breaks.

The event will culminate with a performance by a surprise musical guest.

Tickets for the gala will go on sale in September.

The Surfrider Foundation
is a non-profit grassroots environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Now in its 25th year, the Surfrider Foundation has grown from a small group of dedicated surfers in Malibu, California to a global movement made up of over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide. For more information visit us at

Kathy Davis ( Twitter: @CrookedArm23 )
A Bay-Area based entrepreneur, co-editor Kathy conceives and writes her share of TFT’s articles and sections. She was co-editor/co-founder of one of the first Pearl Jam fanzines "Footsteps" (1992-1997). Kathy’s first Pearl Jam show was at the Bridge School Benefit on November 1, 1992.

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