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Reverend Billy releasing new LP and book ‘The Earth Wants You,’ going on book tour this spring


Reverend Billy (aka Bill Talen) has been preaching on the evils of consumerism, and the dangerous state of the world’s environment, for over 20 years. He and his Stop Shopping Gospel Choir, who regularly hold service at Joe’s Pub, will release a new album, The Earth Wants You, on Earth Day (4/22). We’ve got the premiere of “Fabulous Bad Weather,” which takes on climate change and the effects of Katrina and Sandy, and you can listen to that below.

Also on Earth Day, Rev. Billy will release The Earth Wants You, the book, and you can watch a trailer for that below. He’ll also be going on a North American book tour (some dates with The Earth Wants You Band), which stops at Brooklyn’s Community Bookstore on May 17 (no band for that one). All dates are listed below.

You can also listen to Reverend Billy and choir member Dragonfly every Thursday from 5-6 PM Eastern on WBAI 99.5 FM in the New York and online.

rev-billy album

Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir – The Earth Want You tracklist:
1. Flying
2. Fabulous Bad Weather
3. Revolution
4. Monsanto is the Devil
5. The Human Blues
6. Man Down
7. Climate Change Blues
8. Gratitude
9. We Are the 99 Percent
10. Cops & Bankers
11. Shopocalypse

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Reverend Billy’s Book Tour with The Earth Wants YOU Band
April 20 – San Francisco, CA – City Lights Bookstore *
April 21 – Berkeley, CA – Moe’s Books *
April 22 – Oakland, CA – Laurel Books
April 23 – Point Reyes Station, CA – Point Reyes Books *
April 25 – Sebastopol, CA – Many Rivers Books & Tea *
April 26 –Mendocino, CA – Gallery Bookshop *
April 27 – Arcata, CA – Northtown Books *
April 28 – Ashland, OR – Bloomsbury Books *
May 1 – Portland, OR – Powell’s City of Books
May 2 – Olympia, WA – Obsidian Café *
May 3 – Tacoma, WA – King’s Bookstore *
May 5 – Bellingham, WA – Village Books *
May 6 – Vancouver, BC – Banyen Books & Sound *
May 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Community Bookstore *
May 18 – Brunswick, ME – Gulf of Maine Bookstore *
May 4 – Seattle, WA – Elliott Bay *
May 19 – Brattleboro, VT – Everyone’s Bookstore *
May 20 – Manchester, VT – Northshire Bookstore *
May 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Moonstone Arts Center
May 24 – Baltimore, MD – Red Emma’s *
May 25 – Washington DC – Busboys and Poets
May 26 – Richmond, VA – Fountain Books
+ more TBA

* = without band

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