But it is more than a just a tour supporting their latest recording, You Can't Take It With You, it is an attempt at educating young rock n rollers. The band seems almost apologetic, saying they don't want to be "preachy." Hell I say if you are trying to do even a little bit to make the world a better place shout it from the mountaintops. It isn't like you took cash from Union Carbide, The KKK or the Catholic Church or anything.
The tour also features a stop at the Coachella Valley Arts and Music
Festival on April 16.
Now, back to where ACE fits into this. The band and ACE want fans to "Do One Thing" (D.O.T.) for the environment. They use the example of grabbing a steel water bottle and not using plastc. Having worked on large tours before I can tell you; a band uses a mountain of plastic. The band will be handing these bottles out and useing them as well (no word on the numbers they are handing out. If you just cannot do this for some bizarre reason the band encourages you find your own D.O.T.
The band's singer, Daniel Nigro, is going to endeavor to generate zero waste on the tour. There is a scatalogical joke in there somewhere but I am not going to make it. As Tall As Lions have already begun posting webisodes of their battle against pointless trash.
You can text your D.O.T to the band at 30644.
To keep the fans updated on their new waste-free life on the road, the
band will be posting webisodes frequently on all of their websites
(listed below). The first one will be posted on Thursday, April 1.
One last thing about ACE, they are a non-profit dedicated to educating folks about the science behind climate change and encourage people to work to reduce carbon emissions in their own lives and communities.
For more on As Tall As Lions (including tour dates) go to their website/myspace page.
For more on ACE, check out their website.