State Radio:: Saving the World on Tour

State Radio are on the road through February. The band, who have become known for their socio-political ideologies, have some projects in line. On each stop of their current tour, State Radio is participating in community service projects. Last weekend, between sold out shows in California, the band and crew woke up early to remove thousands of invasive Spanish broom plants in an effort to prevent the kind of wildfires that destroyed parts of the state last summer. State Radio has also joined forces with Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) to produce an online public service announcement about death-row inmate Troy Davis; Davis has been on death row for 19 years and came within 24 hours of execution twice, despite a strong claim of innocence that, to date, has not been heard in a court of law. State Radio frontman Chad Stokes Urmston heard about Davis and was so moved by the case that he penned the song “State Of Georgia” and has donated it to AIUSA to develop the PSA. The band plans to hold a “Justice For Troy Davis” rally in Atlanta on Friday, February 13 prior to the show their that evening.

tour:
Wed, Feb 4 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s
Thur, Feb 5 Dallas, TX @ The Pontiac Garage/House of Blues
Fri, Feb 6 Austin, TX @ Antone’s
Sat, Feb 7 Houston, TX @ Numbers
Sun, Feb 8 New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
Tue, Feb 10 Birmingham, AL @ Work Play Theatre
Wed, Feb 11 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Fri, Feb 13 Atlanta, GA @ The Variety Playhouse
Sat, Feb 14 Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
Sun, Feb 15 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Mon, Feb 16 New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
Tue, Feb 17 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
Wed, Feb 18 Rochester, NY @ Water Street
Thur, Feb 19 Killington, VT @ The Pickle Barrel
Fri, Feb 20 Huntingdon, PA @ Juanita College
Sat, Feb 21 Providence, RI @ Lupo’s

Chad Stokes Urmston solo acoustic dates with Ani DiFranco:
Tues, Mar 3 Wilmington, DE @ Grand Opera House
Wed, Mar 4 Charlottesville, VA @ Paramount Theatre
Sat, Mar 7 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Mon, Mar 9 Roanoke, VA @ Jefferson Center
Tue, Mar 10 Durham, NC @ Carolina Theatre
Wed, Mar 11 Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
Fri, Mar 13 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

video:
Killed by the state of Georgia

http://www.stateradio.com/
http://www.myspace.com/stateradio
http://www.nettwerk.com/
http://musicforhumanrights.org/
photo by Laura Barisonzi

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