Chad Stokes (State Radio) & Friends On Tour & Announce 3rd Annual Benefit Concert on December 10

In December 2008, Chad Stokes (State Radio, Dispatch) & Sybil Gallagher launched Calling All Crows, a service organization dedicated to mobilizing musicians and their fans to empower women around the world. Nearly two years later, Calling All Crows has far exceeded Sybil and Chad's expectations, boasting over 8,000 hours of service by fans and close to $175,000 raised in support of Sudanese women.

After several sold out acoustic benefit shows, Chad Stokes & Friends are taking to the road, starting December 1st in Chicago, IL at Lincoln Hall and concluding with a benefit concert at the House of Blues on December 10th that will serve as the centerpiece of Calling All Crows' 3rd Annual Benefit Weekend.

Stokes has assembled an incredible lineup, sharing the stage with his “Chad Stokes & Friends” are tourmates Matt Embree of Rx Bandits, Lauren Coleman of Pebaluna, The White Buffalo, and Bonnie Paine of Elephant Revival – plus some additional special guests along the way.

Fans are encouraged to start collecting pocket change and bring it along to the shows in support of Bringing Change to Women, a campaign aimed at closing the gap on their 2010 goal of raising $100,000 for Oxfam America to provide job training for Sudanese women.

“After two years of Calling All Crows acoustic benefit shows in Boston, we decided it was time to take the show on the road,” says Stokes. “Matt, Lauren, Bonnie, Buff… it’ll be great to play together each night, but also serve alongside one another during the days to lift up and celebrate women in the different cities we visit.”

Pre-show service projects focused on women’s empowerment, organized by Calling All Crows, will be announced for each city on the Chad Stokes & Friends Tour in the coming weeks.

To celebrate the tour’s finale, a benefit show at the House of Blues on December 10th will serve as the centerpiece of Calling All Crows' 3rd Annual Benefit Weekend in Boston, MA. Chairs will be brought in to transform the usually standing room-only House of Blues into a more intimate, 685-reserved seat concert hall. Despite the venue upgrade, ticket prices remain the same as last year – $35. A special V.I.P. Reception ticket (includes open bar, hors d’oeuvres, artist meet’n greet, and exclusive acoustic performance in the House of Blues’ Foundation Room, as well as a premium reserved seat for the show) is also available for a $75 donation.

 

**State Radio**
28-Oct Northampton, MA Iron Horse
29-Oct Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre
26-Nov New York, NY Terminal 5
27-Nov Portland, ME State Theatre

**Chad & Friends**
1-Dec Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
3-Dec Toronto, ON The Rivoli
4-Dec Buffalo, NY Ninth Ward
5-Dec Burlington, VT Higher Ground
7-Dec Vienna, VA Jammin' Java
8-Dec Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
10-Dec Boston, MA House Of Blues
 

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Danielle Romeo | romeo@nettwerk.com