Rusted Root Revisits Its Fall Tour
After fourteen years together, Rusted Root will release its first live document this summer. The as-of-yet untitled disc will feature tracks drawn from each of the band’s studio releases, in addition to its frequent cover of Neil Young’s ‘Powder Finger.’ Last fall, the popular Pittsburgh-bred band recorded each of its performances, compiling highlights as its first live offering. Produced by Rusted Root frontman Michael Glabicki, the two-disc set will be released on the group’s own label.
This weekend, Glabicki also kicked off an extensive solo acoustic tour, which will snake through clubs, colleges and festival for the remainder of the summer. Glabicki plans to record his entire tour in preparation for a live album and will also begin work on a studio solo offering this fall.
Particle, BT and Dan the Automator are among the acts confirmed for the United Beats of Peace National US Tour. Set to run from August 20 through September 17, this global conscious tour will hit major markets throughout the country, including San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Atlanta, among others. The multi-band tour will culminate in Los Angeles on September 17, the day before The Global Dance and Music Festival for Peace, which will take place in 120 cities throughout 50 countries. The multi-city celebration will also feature ‘Drums of Peace,’ a simultaneous global drumming circle that will follow the ‘prayer for peace’ global link-up at this year’s festivities.
In other news, Particle will play a free New York show on August 22 as part of the city’s River to River Festival. Located on the edge of the Hudson River, Particle’s free-gig will take place on Pier 54, kicking off a four-night east coast run from the California-based band.