In partnership with environmental non-profit organization Reverb, Guster will embark on the Campus Consciousness tour starting March 29 at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.
In partnership with environmental non-profit organization Reverb, Guster will embark on the Campus Consciousness tour starting March 29 at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash. The trio will also play a handful of club shows prior to the official start of the tour, which is intended to support and promote environmental "green" initiatives.
"We know that college kids comprise a huge part of our fanbase," says guitarist/vocalist Adam Gardner, who helped found Reverb. "Campuses have traditionally led the way for positive change in this country, and Guster is in the unique position to help be a catalyst."
"Consciousness Pavilions" with booths will be set up at each show to encourage concertgoers to become more involved with eco-friendly causes like renewable energy and recycling. Roundtables discussions with campus leaders and environmental experts are also in the works.
In addition, alternative energy company NativeEnergy will be "donating" clean energy to each city in exchange for the energy spent on the shows. The Campus Consciousness tour buses and vans will be powered by biodiesel fuel.
Guster will be out in advance of its next album, "Ganging Up on the Sun," due June 13 via Warner Bros. Also on tap this spring are late April appearances at the Jammys and the inaugural Green Apple Music Festival.
Here are Guster's tour dates:
March 22: San Diego (House of Blues)
March 24-25: West Hollywood, Calif. (Roxy)
March 26: San Francisco (Fillmore)
March 28: Portland, Ore. (Roseland Theatre)
March 29: Tacoma, Wash. (University of Puget Sound)
March 31: Orem, Utah (Utah Valley State University)
April 1: Fort Collins, Colo. (Aggie Theater)
April 2: Boulder, Colo. (E-Town/Boulder Theater)
April 6: East Lansing, Mich. (Michigan State University)
April 7: University Heights, Ohio (John Carroll University)
April 8: Cincinnati (Xavier University)
April 16: Geneseo, N.Y. (SUNY Geneseo)
April 20: New York (Jammy Awards)
April 21: New York (Hiro Ballroom)
April 22: Storrs, Conn. (University of Connecticut)
April 23: Keene, N.H. (Keen Stage College)
April 26: Durham, N.C. (Duke University)
April 27: Selinsgrove, Penn. (Susquehanna University)
April 29: Medford, Mass. (Tufts University, day show)
April 29: Amherst, Mass. (Amherst College, night show)
May 2: Worcester, Mass (Holy Cross)
May 4: Fitchburg, Mass. (Fitchburg State University)