Dinosaur Jr., the Rapture, Long Winters, Tapes 'N Tapes, the Ponys, Rogue Wave, the Klaxons and Voxtrot will perform at various Urban Outfitters locations across the United States as part of the Free
Dinosaur Jr., the Rapture, Long Winters, Tapes 'N Tapes, the Ponys, Rogue Wave, the Klaxons and Voxtrot will perform at various Urban Outfitters locations across the United States as part of the Free Yr Radio tour.
The free in-store concert series starts Sunday (April 15) in Chicago with the Klaxons, and wraps June 11 in Boston with Dinosaur Jr. Free Yr Radio will hit four additional as-yet-unannounced markets through July 21. Additional acts will be announced shortly.
The tour was conceived through a brand partnership between Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. and Urban Outfitters in an effort to support non-commercial radio. Each gig will be co-presented by a non-commercial station, which will receive proceeds from a Free Yr Radio compilation CD to be released at the end of campaign. In addition, participating stations will give away a new Toyota Yaris to a listener.
Individual show invites can be printed from the Free Yr Radio Web site.
Participating stations include WLUW (Chicago), KTRU (Houston), KEXP (Seattle), Y-Rock On XPN (Philadelphia), KZSC (Santa Cruz, Calif.), 89.3 The Current (Minneapolis), WERS (Boston), WKNC (Raleigh/Durham, N.C.) WBWC (Cleveland) and KGNU (Boulder, Colo.).
Here are the Free Yr Radio tour dates:
April 15: Chicago (Klaxons)
April 24: Lawrence, Kan. (the Ponys)
April 28: Houston (Voxtrot)
May 1: Seattle (Long Winters)
May 9: Raleigh, N.C. (Annuals)
May 21: Philadelphia (the Rapture)
May 25: Santa Cruz, Calif. (Rogue Wave)
June 5: Minneapolis (Tapes 'N Tapes)
June 11: Boston (Dinosaur Jr.)