Saving The Planet Is In His Nature
  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2008

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Bumping this baby back up the blog, but that is just to make sure y'all know the green carpet gets rolled out this week! Teaming up with environmental non profit group Reverb,Jose Gonzalez will add his name to an ever growing list of musicians making efforts to curb the damage traditional touring can inflict on the planet. Getting started this week in Miami, the current tour will be significantly more earth friendly in a variety of ways. Gonzalez’ rider will include biodegradable catering products, and a reduction of plastic water bottles will be facilitated by carrying reusable water bottles (imagine that!). More importantly, Gonzalez and reverb plan to calculate the CO2 footprint such a tour will leave and neutralize emissions from venue energy use, ground transportation, flights and hotel accommodations by contributing to clean renewable energy projects. I think that is worth the 50 cent supplement on general ticket purchases. In addition, fans will be able to pick up a one of a kind Jose Gonzalez sticker, the money from which will be used to purchase carbon offsets generated from the tour. Look for Reverb to have a presence as well. - David Pitz

Jose Gonzalez’ Green Tour of North America kicks off in Miami, FL this Friday.

TOUR DATES
02.29.08 – Miami, FL: Airtime Theater
03.01.08 – Orlando, FL – The Social
03.02.08 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
03.03.08 – Chapel Hill, NC – Great Hall (UNC – Chapel Hill)
03.04.08 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
03.05.08 – Washington, DC – Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
03.06.08 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 (Plug Awards)
03.07.08 – Tarrytown, NY – The Tarrytown Music Hall
03.08.08 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café
03.09.08 – Morgantown, WV – WVU Creative Arts Center
03.11.08 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
03.12.08 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Masonic Temple
03.13.08 – Boston, MA – Paradise
03.14.08 – Montreal, QB – Musee Juste Pour Rire
03.15.08 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix
03.17.08 – Chicago, IL – Lakeshore Theater
03.18.08 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
03.19.08 – St. Louis, MO – Graham Chapel (Washington University)
03.20.08 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
03.21.08 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
03.22.08 – Salt Lake City, UT – Union Ballroom (University of Utah)
03.24.08 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Women’s Club
03.25.08 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
03.27.08 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore Auditorium
03.28.08 – Portland, OR – The Aladdin Theatre
03.29.08 – Seattle, WA – The Triple Door
03.30.08 – Seattle, WA – The Triple Door
03.31.08 – Vancouver, ONT – St. Andrew’s Wesley United

In other news, Gonzalez has announced the digital release of his new single "Killing For Love". In addition, the track from Gonzalez' latest album In Our Nature will be paired with exclusive b-side "Neon Lights" to round out the release.

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MP3: Jose Gonzalez:: “Down the Line” In Our Nature
Jose Gonzalez @ MySpace
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