State Radio plan 5th Annual Calling All Crows benefit

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Along with plans for a new album release, State Radio have revealed plans for a big homecoming show as part of their 5th Annual Calling All Crows benefit weekend. The Massachusetts rockers will perform at the House of Blues on Saturday, December 15. Tickets for the benefit show, which range in price from $25 to $100, are now on sale through Live Nation.

Prior to the band’s performance at the House of Blues, frontman Chadwick Stokes will host a show with friends at the Sinclair in Harvard Square. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at noon through Ticketmaster for $25.

All proceeds from both shows will benefit the band’s charitable organization Calling All Crows and its ongoing mission of “mobilizing musicians and fans to create change through hands-on service and activism”.

State Radio’s fifth full-length release, Rabbit Inn Rebellion, will hit stores on October 23. The band’s follow-up to 2009’s Let It Go is being described as a more straight up rock album than its more reggae and ska-tinged predecessor. According to a press release, the 11-track album is a concept album “depicting a dystopia world ravaged by endless war, wanton executions, heartless oligarchs and the unlikely love between freight train runaways”. Fans can get a taste of Rabbit Inn Rebellion with the selection of tracks streaming below.

Along with the benefit weekend in Boston, Calling All Crows will host its 4th Annual Halloween Weekend in Northampton on October 26 and 27. The weekend includes a 5K walk/run, where State Radio fans and Calling All Crows supporters take to the streets of downtown, in costume, for a fun walk/run to support the organization’s new marriage equality campaign, “Human Rights. Civil Rights. RIGHT NOW!”. Stokes will deliver a solo performance at the Iron Horse Music Hall on October 26, while State Radio will rock the Calvin Theatre the following night.

Calling All Crows was founded by Stokes (also a member of Dispatch) and tour manager Sybil Gallagher. Since December 2008, Calling All Crows has raised over $250,000 to empower women in Sudan and Afghanistan and has invested more than 17,000 hours of service in local communities across North America and Europe.

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