After commissioning a study last year that found the majority of the carbon footprint of a major rock tour is created by showgoers traveling to and from the show (download the report here), Radiohead are asking fans coming out for their summer US tour to consider alternative means of transportation. Here’s the press release:
On the eve of their 2008 tour, which begins this Monday in West Palm Beach FL, Radiohead are appealing to fans to think about how they travel to and from shows.
Last year, the band commissioned carbon footprint analysts Best Foot Forward to calculate the carbon generated on their two previous US tours. The report showed that fans’ travel to and from the shows accounted for the greatest proportion of the CO2 generated during each tour, something now widely accepted across the industry.
Following the report’s recommendations, Radiohead are encouraging fans to consider public transport where available, or increased carpooling for shows outside city centers. Gig goers can compare the CO2 generated by different methods of transport by visiting an online calculator on Radiohead’s website. Some of the venues have also helped by offering incentives to fans coming by public transport or in a full car.
After the tour, the band will invite ticket holders to submit information on their methods of travel so further research can be done on carbon emissions and methods to reduce them.
Radiohead’s production team will also be posting information on how the band are trying to reduce their own carbon emissions on tour without compromising the quality of the shows.
For more info, go here, and for the tour dates, take the JUMPPPPPPPP
May 5th – Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL
May 6th – Ford Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
May 8th – Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA Sold Out
May 9th – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC Sold Out
May 11th – Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, Bristow, VA Sold Out
May 14th – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, St Louis, MO
May 17th – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX Sold Out
May 18th – Superpages.com Center, Dallas, TX Sold Out
August 1st – Lollapalooza Festival, Chicago, IL
August 3rd – Verizon Wireless Music Center, Indianapolis, IN
August 4th – Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH
August 6th – Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec
August 8th – All Points West Festival Liberty State Park, New York
August 9th – All Points West Festival Liberty State Park, New York
August 12th – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden NJ
August 13th – Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA
August 15th – Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ontario Sold Out
August 19th – Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver, BC Sold Out
August 20th – White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA Sold Out
August 22nd – Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco, CA
August 24th – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California Sold Out
August 25th – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California Sold Out
August 27th – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA
August 28th – Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA Sold Out