Montana: Pearl Jam Rocks for Jon Tester

Posted June 12, 2012 at 2:13pm

Two lucky Pearl Jam fans and supporters of Sen. Jon Tester (D) will sit in recliners onstage for the famed Seattle rock band’s only non-festival concert in the country this year, set for September.

The Tester campaign announced today that supporters can be “automatically entered for a chance to win the Best Seats in the World by simply donating $10, or any other amount, at” The winner and a guest will also be admitted to pre-show events with Tester and members of the band and will receive travel and hotel accommodations.

The campaign is also offering “premium ticket packages” for the band’s Sept. 30 concert at the University of Montana in Missoula.

Tester and Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament are Big Sandy, Mont., natives and their families are longtime friends. According to the Missoulian, Pearl Jam last performed in Missoula in 2005 at a fundraising concert for Tester.

“He’s one of us, a rare gem who truly represents Montanans in D.C.,” Ament said in a statement.

Tester is facing Rep. Denny Rehberg (R) in one of the most competitive Senate races in the country. Roll Call rates it as a Tossup.