Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam by Anne Erickson

Eddie Vedder and the guys of Pearl Jam are known for their do-good moves, and their latest is in the form of a duo of massive summer concerts in Seattle, called "The Home Shows."

The two show - scheduled for Aug. 8 and 10 at Safeco Field, which is home of the Seattle Mariners - will draw awareness to the Seattle area's homelessness problems. Pearl Jam is donating $1 million to help the homeless, and the group is asking their fans to also donate, with hopes of raising $10 million.

"Seattle is our hometown," Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard said in a statement. "When there are challenges here, we want to be part of the solution. It's heartening so many organizations and individuals coming together to do the same. It's going to take all of us."

"The Mariners are proud to join with Pearl Jam and partners across King County to help find creative solutions to this region-wide crisis," added Seattle Mariners chair and managing partner John Stanton.

As this announcement took place on Monday (Jan. 22), Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready raised the band's flag at Seattle's Space Needle.

McCready recently spoke with Gibson.com about his beloved 1959 Les Paul. He always uses it when performing the Pearl Jam track "Alive."

"That 1959 Les Paul plays like no other guitar I have. The neck is great, and the tones are versatile. “Alive” is the perfect song for that Les Paul. “Alive” is a big number for us, and I want to have the best guitar for that. I just like how it sounds.

Photo credit: Anne Erickson