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Mute Records is proud to announce Jose Gonzalez' Green Tour of North America in the spring....in partnership with Reverb, a non-profit organization designed to educate and engage music fansand promote environmental sustainability. They work closely with artists to create earth-friendly events and tours. As part of the greening of Gonzalez' upcoming tour, his rider will include biodegradable catering products, and a reduction of plastic water bottles will be facilitated by providing his crew with re-usable water bottles to carry throughout the tour. In addition, Gonzalez and Reverb will calculate the CO2 footprint of the tour and neutralize emissions from venue energy use, ground transportation, flights and hotel accommodations by supporting clean renewable energy projects.

greenThere will be a 50 cent add on to general ticket purchases that will support Reverb's greening efforts. Pre-sale ticket purchasers via Ticketstoday.com will also have the option to add an additional 50 cents to Native Energy's CO2 Offset program. At the shows, fans will have the opportunity to purchase a custom Jose Gonzalez sticker, the money from which will be used to purchase carbon offsets generated fromtravel to/from the show.

I don't totally understand what they just said, but it sounds nice. Awareness is good, and it's probably better than NOT doing all that (whatever it is they're doing).

As part of the green tour, Jose is playing NYC twice: Highline Ballroom on March 11th, and Brooklyn Masonic Temple the next day. AND, he is also playing a shorter set @ Terminal 5 on March 6th as part of the Plug Awards (DID YOU VOTE YET?). All tour dates below....

Jose Gonzalez - 2008 Tour Dates
Feb 29 - Miami, FL: Airtime Theater
March 01 - Orlando, FL - The Social
March 02 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
March 03 - Chapel Hill, NC - Great Hall (UNC - Chapel Hill)
March 04 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
March 05 - Washington, DC - Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
March 06 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 (Plug Awards)
March 07 - Tarrytown, NY - The Tarrytown Music Hall
March 08 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café
March 09 - Morgantown, WV - WVU Creative Arts Center (Mountain Stage TV Taping)
March 11 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
March 12 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Masonic Temple
March 13 - Boston, MA - Paradise
March 14 - Montreal, QB - Musee Juste Pour Rire
March 15 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix
March 17 - Chicago, IL - Lakeshore Theater
March 18 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
March 19 - St. Louis, MO - Graham Chapel (Washington University)
March 20 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
March 21 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
March 22 - Salt Lake City, UT - Union Ballroom (University of Utah)
March 24 - San Diego, CA - San Diego Women's Club
March 25 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
March 27 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore Auditorium
March 28 - Portland, OR - The Aladdin Theatre
March 29 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
March 30 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
March 31 - Vancouver, ONT - St. Andrew's Wesley United

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