Gonzalez Goes Green in 2008

Jose Gonzalez @ The Wiltern (presale on now) Tue 3/25

’joseIn a move that should make Green LA Girl at least partially happy, Mute records has announced Jose Gonzalez’s partnering with Reverb Rock, a “non-profit organization designed to educate and engage music fans and promote environmental sustainability” for a Green Tour of North America in support of his latest album this spring:

…As part of the greening of Gonzalez’s 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.

There will be a 50 cent add on to general ticket purchases that will support Reverb’s greening efforts. Pre-sale ticket purchasers will also have the option to add an additional 50 cents to NativeEnergy’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 from travel to and from the show. Reverb will also have a presence at the merch booth.

Pre-sale green tickets are now on sale at Music Today through the 11th; general sale begins January 15. Gonzalez plays the Wiltern on March 25 locally; full list of green dates below.


29: Miami, FL – Airtime Theater

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

Official site (contains audio from the Sept ’07 release In Our Nature): http://www.jose-gonzalez.com