Thursday, August 7, 2014

Pearl Jam guitarist to perform anthem at Seattle Mariners game

Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready will perform national anthem at the Seattle Mariners home game against the Chicago White Sox at Safeco Field on Friday, August 8.

The team is hosting a Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Night, with a portion of the tickets sold to benefit the Northwest Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).

Crohn's & Colitis are two types of inflammatory bowel disease. McCready himself was diagnosed with Chron’s at the age of 21, and has worked to bring awareness and funds to the cause.

Advance ticket packages for the event included a limited-edition set of three guitar picks, displaying the logos of the Mariners, CCFA and a specially-designed Pearl Jam pick featuring McCready’s autograph.

“Get there early because I'll be playing the National Anthem!,” posted the guitarist.

To learn more about the CCFA and/or to donate, visit

McCready and Pearl Jam recently completed a European tour in support of their latest album, “Lightning Bolt.”

The band will return to live action this fall for a US tour that will kick off in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 1.

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