Infamous Stringdusters Tour to Benefit Conservation Alliance
The Infamous Stringdusters are headed out on tour this spring to support the release of 'Let It Go,' the band's fifth studio album.
The band will be donating the proceeds from the tour and album sales to the Conservation Alliance, an outdoor-industry collective that supports grassroots organization's efforts to protect recreation and habitat in wild places.
"We care about the great outdoors because it's always been a big part of our lives, from long before the band got going," says banjo player Chris Pandolfi in a press release. "Though it was musical interests that brought the Stringdusters together, we quickly realized that outdoor recreation and sustainability were common threads not just between the five of us, but also our growing audience."
Pandolfi, along with band mates Andy Hall, Andy Falco, Jeremy Garrett and Travis Book, supports the Conservation Alliance because of personal interest in outdoor spaces. The band members are avid skiers and cyclists, and they host the Festy Experience every fall in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, a festival that melds activities like trail running, hiking and biking with an eclectic musical lineup.
Tour support will be provided by Keen and Klean Kanteen, which are both members of the Conservation Alliance, which was started 25 years ago by outdoor industry leaders including Patagonia, REI and the North Face in an effort to help preserve wild lands for outdoor recreation.
"We're excited to be a part of their mission moving forward, lending our growing reach as a band to their voice for change," says Pandolfi, who has previously worked as a fly fishing guide and holds a degree in Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College.
The Infamous Stringdusters, 'Let It Go' Album Release Tour:
3/12 - Charlottesville, Va. - Jefferson Theater
3/13 - Raleigh, N.C. - Lincoln Theater
3/14 - Atlanta, Ga. - Terminal West
3/15 - Asheville, N.C. - The Orange Peel
3/17 - St. Louis, Mo. - Old Rock House
3/19 - Chicago, Ill. - Lincoln Hall
3/20 - Kalamazoo, Mich. - Bells Brewery
3/21 - Cleveland, Ohio - Beachland Ballroom
3/22 - Syracuse, N.Y. - Westcott Theater
3/23 - Hudson, N.Y. - Club Helsinki
3/25 - Burlington, Vt. - Higher Ground
3/26 - Boston, Mass. - Paradise Rock Club
3/27 - New York, N.Y. - Bowery Ballroom
3/28 - Baltimore, Md. - Ram's Head Live
3/29 - Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club
4/11 - Denver, Colo. - Ogden Theater
4/12 - Denver, Colo. - Ogden Theater
4/13 - Salt Lake City, Utah - State Room
4/15 - Bozeman, Mont. - Emerson Center
4/16 - Missoula, Mont. - Top Hat
4/17 - Seattle, Wash. - Neptune Theatre
4/18 - Portland, Ore. - Wonder Ballroom
4/19 - San Francisco, Calif. - The Independent
4/20 - Las Vegas, Nev. - Brooklyn Bowl w/PHIL LESH
4/22 - Solana Beach, Calif. - Belly Up
4/23 - Flagstaff, Ariz. - Orpheum Theater
4/25 - New Orleans, La. - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
4/26 - Oxford, Miss. - Double Decker Arts Festival