Climate Pledge Arena will be the most progressive, responsible, and sustainable arena in the world, located in Seattle. In partnership with Amazon, the Arena will serve as a long-lasting reminder of the urgent need for climate action.
During an interview with Seattle Times, Tim Leiweke, an American sports executive who is the chief executive officer of the Oak View Group, dangled the possibility of an extended residency of Pearl Jam in the Climate Pledge Arena. The former PJ manager Kelly Curtis took part in an advisory board that made recommendations on the arena’s sound and concert experience.
No deal is done, though unsurprisingly, Leiweke’s willing to toss ’em the keys anytime the ticket-selling juggernauts would like. “I’ve always made it very clear to the band, this is their city and this is their building and they can do with it as they see fit” he says.
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Today Mike McCready also wrote a message on Asian communities.
“As I see the reports of Asian communities under attack, their businesses pillaged, their lives threatened and even taken, I find myself reflecting on my own experience with Asian cultures and some remarkable people who have changed my life. Today in particular, I was thinking about my martial arts journey.” – Mike McCready
Read the full statement on pearljam.com.
Born in Reggio Emilia in 1980. He created pearljamonline.it in 2001 and wrote the first edition of “Pearl Jam Evolution” in 2009 along with his wife Daria. Since 2022, he is behind 2 podcasts: “Pearl Jam dalla A alla Z” and “Fuori Orario Not Another Podcast”. He has collaborated with Barracuda Style, HvsR, Rolling Stone, Rockol and Il Fatto Quotidiano.
He continues relentlessly to try to find “beautiful melodies that say terrible things”.
Favorite song: Present Tense
Favorite album: No Code
Favorite bands/artists other than PJ: Tom Waits, Soundgarden, Ramones, Springsteen, IDLES, Fontaines D.C., The Murder Capital, Mark Lanegan, Cat Power, R.E.M.