Jim James is advocating for voter participation in electoral swing districts, and he's using music to do so. The singer announced his The Future is Voting Tour on Wednesday (Sept. 19), in association with voter-engagement non-profit HeadCount.
Benjamin Booker and Made of Oak (aka Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso) will be among many to be announced artists to join James on the six-show college town stint. The event is part concert, part town hall meeting with a non-partisan forum where candidates will be able to speak to students and answer questions. HeadCount also created an Indiegogo funding page where anyone can donate to receive special experiences and commemorative items from the tour.