Sunday, January 27, 2008

 
posted by Sarah Krasley @ 6:54 PM
As part of Kelley Stoltz's recent tour to Australia and New Zealand, Mistletone Records and Touring is putting on a climate cool event in Melbourne. From the Mistletone website:

As well as his headline show at the Corner Hotel on Saturday February 9 (with The Lucksmiths + Ross McLennan - grab your tickets now!), Kelley Stoltz and a host of special musical guests are playing a carbon neutral show at Castlemaine’s Theatre Royal, Sunday February 10.

The Theatre Royal show, coined Tonnes Of Fun, is co presented by the Mount Alexander Sustainability Group, a non-government organization comprised of householders and local schools, businesses, and community organisations, all taking action as a community to combat climate change.

MASG will coordinate a competition Tonnes Of Fun at the show, where attendees can have their annual carbon emissions calculated by completing a short survey/questionnaire, with a Kelley Stoltz pack for the winner. The show itself is also carbon neutral.

It’s a fitting marriage. Kelley’s third album Below the Branches was the first record in music industry history to be packaged with the Green-e logo, promoting the use of renewable energy. Kelley tracked his electricity use and with the help of the Green-e program, offset all the electricity used to record his record with green tags from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. In Kelley’s words:

“Using renewable energy to offset the electricity I needed to power my guitar amps and my recording machines was a simple and effective way for me to do something about my impact on the environment. Green-e certifies that I am buying 100 percent renewable energy. Hopefully, people will see their logo; check into what they do, and make renewable energy a part of their lives, too.”

Tickets are $20 + BF and on sale now for Kelley Stoltz at Theatre Royal, or ph 03 5472 1196). Support comes from locals Roostar and Archer, together with Melbourneites Sime Nugent, the sublime Lisa Miller, plus R&B garage party chaos from The Breadmakers. Doors at 2.30pm, Kelley Stoltz on stage at 8pm.

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