State Radio Join John Butler Trio On The Road This Summer
“Following in the footsteps of heroes like Guthrie, Dylan, Rage Against the Machine, Michael Franti and so many more, State Radio use their music as a tool to evoke the change they want to see. Rarely is revolution so much fun.”
“State Radio plays smart rock. More specifically, it's educated, punk-infused alt-reggae with socially conscious lyrics. And the band plays it damn well. "
-Miami New Times
Check out State Radio's intimate acoustic performance at Relix Magazine HERE
Boston’s revolution rockers State Radio have announced a summer tour with the John Butler Trio. Pre-sale begins Feb 19 and via ticketing outlets Feb 26 (list of dates below). The band is currently bringing their incendiary rock, punk and reggae to cities all over the country on their winter stint. Other recent tour-mates include 311, Tom Morello’s The Nightwatchman, and a set with Rage Against The Machine at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.
Says front man Chad Stokes, "We played with John Butler years ago in small clubs holdin' about 100 people and we've kept in touch ever since becoming good friends over the years. Last time we saw him we had a blast at the Blues and Roots Fest in Oz...we are wicked psyched to meet up with him and his band again. It's gonna be a balls to the wall tour!"
The band’s humanitarian organization, Calling All Crows, which helps to raise money for non-profits like Oxfam America and links with local organizations to help with community service projects while out on the road, will have a presence on the summer tour.
Their latest album, Let It Go, is available now via Ruff Shod Records. Says the Boston Herald, "Fast becoming the ultimate protest band, State Radio successfully melds Bob Marley populism ('Calling All Crows,' 'Bohemian Grove') and Clash and Pearl Jam ire ('Knights of Bostonia,' 'Let It Go'). (A-)"
State Radio with John Butler Trio tour dates:
05/20 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
05/21 - Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues
05/26 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
05/27 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
05/28 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theater
05/29 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
06/04 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater
06/05 - Kansas City, MO - Crossroads
06/06 - Ozark, AR - Wakarusa Festival
06/09 - Des Moines, IA - Simon Estes Amphitheater
06/10 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
06/15 - New York, NY - Central Park Summerstage
06/17 - Philadelphia, PA - Penn’s Landing
06/18 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavillion
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