06/12/2012 05:43 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Pearl Jam Bassist On Jon Tester: Can't Find A Better Man

If you're a fan of Pearl Jam and Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), you're in luck.

The band will be in Missoula for a Sept. 30 concert, and Tester is raffling off the chance for one of his contributors and their guest to watch the entire show on stage in recliners. As the Tester email to supporters pointed out on Tuesday: "The band has NEVER done this before."

The winner also gets dinner with Tester and Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, who supports the senator. Tester is running against Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) for reelection.

"Jon is the real deal," said Ament in a statement. "He's a hardworking Montana farmer who has never forgotten who he works for or where he comes from. He's one of us, a rare gem who truly represents Montanans in D.C. I look forward to joining folks from across Montana in support of Jon to reelect him in November."

Pearl Jam's roots are in Seattle's 1990s grunge scene, but Ament grew up in Tester's hometown of Big Sandy, Mont. The Pearl Jam bassist once told ESPN that he worked on a farm next to the Tester family's for three summers in the late 1970s.

"We [now] talk every few weeks," Ament said. "I'm so impressed with how he's done."

"Jeff was literally the first person I called when I decided to run for Senate," Tester recently told a magazine for the University of Montana. "Without Pearl Jam early on in that campaign, we would never have been able to stay afloat."

It was Ament's dad -- a barber and mayor of Big Sandy, Mont., for 15 years -- who reportedly first gave Tester his signature flat top.

And Tester is having fun with his Pearl Jam promotion. On his Twitter page between June 8 and June 10, the senator tweeted an acrostic poem -- with the first letter of each tweet sequentially forming a word -- that spells out P-E-A-R-L J-A-M.

Image of the Pearl Jam tweets below, provided by the Tester campaign (click here for larger image):