It was the biggest tour in the United States this Summer. In fact, it was one of the longest and most successful tours in Rock the Earth’s history. Our work with Foo Fighters started in August and ran right through early October. Since our last newsletter, our road team followed the band up and down the West Coast, and across the Southwest stopping at cities we’ve rarely had the opportunity to visit, like Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, and Wichita. We finished up in the Southeast, activating enthusiastic fans in Atlanta, Nashville and Memphis. Musically, the Los Angeles shows were “off the chain,” featuring guest performers Stevie Nicks, Perry Ferrell and Jack Black, and our work in San Diego, Oklahoma City, Nashville and Memphis were HUGE nights of activation.
Overall Rock the Earth had a presence at 22 Foo Fighters shows, where we gained hundreds of signatures to protect Colorado’s Roan Plateau, over 215 fans joined RtE as members, and nearly 450 signed up to receive our monthly e-mail newsletter. In addition, RtE raised over $8,500, all of which is being directly re-invested into our program activities. We thank Foo Fighters, their management and their fans for this special opportunity, and hope that we can partner with the band again in the future.
Thanks to all of you, our membership is now the largest it has been since 2009!
All 215 of our new members were entered into a drawing to win a 2015 Rock the Earth summer tour poster signed by Foo Fighters. The lucky winner of the contest is Maryann Scinto, of Chicago, Illinois! Congrats to Maryann!
After parting company with the Foo Fighters, our touring team of Bear, Alyssa and Angela reunited with our 2014 Rock the Earth Summer Tour partners Beats Antique for a series of club and theater shows. Starting outside of Cincinnati, with amazingly receptive crowds in Indianapolis and Grand Rapids, the tour ventured through the upper Midwest before our team took a break to work two nights with long-time Rock the Earth supporters The String Cheese Incident, at their tour-starting shows in Minneapolis. We then rejoined Beats Antique in our home state of Colorado, where our 2015 Summer Tour came to an end.
Meanwhile, our Colorado and New York teams kept busy with their regional efforts to educate and activate audiences. In Colorado, our outdoor season came to a close at Big Gigantic’s annual two-night Rowdytown concert event at Red Rocks, where we educated fans of about our campaign to protect Colorado’s Continental Divide.
Then, last week, we worked Colorado shows with national touring partners Beats Antique and Xavier Rudd. In New York, the diversity of bands and fans that we activate with continues to grow. In the last few weeks, our NYC team worked shows by Ben Rector, Ride, Josh Turner, Airborne Toxic Event, Owl City, and Collective Soul.
Although summer is over, Rock the Earth continues in our mission to educate and activate music fans across the country. We are only able to reach so many folks through the efforts of our hardworking volunteers! To volunteer at concerts and festivals with Rock the Earth, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.