(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Relief aid group Oxfam America will be sponsoring The Enation Tour, which is a benefit for Oxfam’s Tsunami Response and Global Emergencies work. Included on the tour are alternative rockers Enation, singer/songwriter Kristy Thirsk (formerly of Delirium), John Stephens (of Neve) and self-described acoustic new-waver Cary Judd. This is the first official tour by alternative rockers Enation.
“When I heard about the tsunami on TV,” said Jonathan Jackson, front man for Enation. “I just felt I had to contribute something to help. When it comes to something that devastating, feels like little things don’t matter, but hopefully we can help a few lives here and there with this tour.”
Enation got together with its tour manager. After hearing that Chris Martin from Coldplay is a big Oxfam supporter, and that fellow tour rep client Kristy Thirsk had done a big Tsunami benefit show with Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies and Simple Plan in Vancouver, they contacted them about this idea. Oxfam were more than happy to be part of The Enation Tour.
A portion of the ticket price for each concert will go directly to Oxfam America’s tsunami relief efforts. Oxfam continues to send supplies and staff in response to the Asia Tsunami. They are working to reach over 600,000 people across Asia providing clean water, sanitation, food and shelter, and working to rebuild livelihoods and fight poverty.
The Enation Tour itinerary:
April 27 Vancouver, BC Richards on Richards
April 28 Seattle, WA Fenix Underground
April 29 Eugene, OR Wow Hall
April 30 Portland, OR Meow Meow
May 1 Eureka, CA Mazzotti's
May 2 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
May 5 Boise, ID Nuxeurol
May 6 Boise, ID Boise State University *
May 7 Provo, UT Muse Music
May 9 Hollywood, CA The Troubadour
* with Reel Big Fish
–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen