Toad the Wet Sprocket will commemorate the 20th anniversary of Coil, and continue to support New Constellation (2013) and The Architect of Ruin EP (2015) on tour this summer and in partnership with the Sierra Club’s #ReadyFor100 campaign. Also available will be new a Toad The Wet Sprocket merchandise line of shirts and sweatshirts, and VIP packages and upgrades that includes a premium ticket (in package only), meet ‘n’ greet, photograph with the band and one exclusive merchandise item.
“We are happy to be hitting the road for the summer of 2017. We’ll be taking our friends Beta Play out as our opening act, and are also working with Sierra Club to promote their Ready for 100 clean power initiative,” says singer/guitarist Glen Phillips
Just as in years past with Love, Hope, Strength, Clif Bar’s GreenNotes, SuperFoodDrive, and Harmony 4 Hope, Toad The Wet Sprocket will partner with a non-profit organization to inspire fans to get involved in local and solutions-oriented action. This year, the Sierra Club’s #ReadyFor100 campaign, a movement of people working to inspire our leaders to embrace a vision of healthier communities powered by 100% clean energy by the year 2050. The partnership will benefit the Sierra Club through fundraising, raising awareness and reaching new people with our work.
“I’ve been fly-fishing and enjoying the outdoors (especially the eastern Sierra Nevada range) for just over 40 years now – even a little longer than I’ve been playing guitar in Toad The Wet Sprocket, says Todd Nichols. “So this year I’m really excited as we are lucky to be joining up with The Sierra Club at our shows this summer. They are not the opening act, but a great organization that fights for clean water and the environment – and they will be at their booth handing out info and talking with folks, – so please if you are interested, go on by and see what they’re all about.”
“The Sierra Club is thrilled to partner with Toad The Wet Sprocket on their upcoming tour. Toad has a rich history of engaging their fan base on important issues and now, more than ever, is the time to push for local action on climate change. Together, we will get more mayors and cities across the country to commit to 100 percent clean and renewable energy,” said Jodie Van Horn, Director of the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign.
Along with the Sierra Club, Toad The Wet Sprocket will also bring “new merchandise including a remix of a classic Toad shirt from the “Dulcinea” era,” adds Dean Dinning. Pre-sale begins May 5th online, “official” release date of May 20th and merchandise will be available for purchase on tour.
About Sierra Club’s “Ready For 100” campaign:
“Ready For 100” campaign. To inspire fans to get involved in local and solutions-oriented action on climate and track their impact. The partnership will benefit the Sierra Club through fundraising, raising awareness and reaching new people with our work.
The Sierra Club’s #ReadyFor100 campaign is a movement of people working to inspire our leaders to embrace a vision of healthier communities powered by 100% clean energy. We are asking mayors, CEOs, pastors, principals, civic and community leaders, parents and students to commit to solutions that help us achieve 100% clean, renewable energy across the United States by the year 2050.
7/13 Milwaukee. WI @ The Pabst Theater
7/14 Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theater
7/15 Vernon, IL @ New Century Park
7/16 Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe
7/18 Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head on Stage
7/20 Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse
7/21 Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
7/22 Glenside, PA @ KeswickTHeatre
7/23 New York, NY @ City Winery
7/25 Virginia Beach, VA @ 31st Street Park Concert Series
7/26-27 Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere
7/28 Charlotte, NC @ The Neighborhood Theatre
7/29 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
8/2 Sacramento, CA @ Crest Theatre
8/3 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
8/4 Monterey, CA @ Golden State Theatre
8/5 Los Angeles, CA @ Pershing Square
8/6 Ojai, CA @ Libbey Bowl