In the battle of Green Musicians vs Green Actors, my money is going on the musicians for now.
Not only has John Mayer teamed up with Reverb for his tour this summer, but The Fray has also signed on. They are on their summer tour with Gomez (who already went green last year) and Eisley. “We have an opportunity to let over 10,000 people each night know about a really important issue that everybody should be aware of,” said Fray guitarist David Welsh.
The Fray will be integrating multiple green efforts into their tour. They are recycling backstage and are reducing waste by using reusable aluminum water bottles (I’m thinking Sigg) and biodegradable & reusable catering products. The concerts, are of course, offset by Native Energy, plus The Fray tees now come in organic.
What’s incredible, however, is not just that a couple of bands are doing this, or even that a non-profit exists to help them out. It’s that tons of bands are doing this, and that there are multiple organizations who exist with the sole purpose to green the music industry.
All of this greening is music to my ears. Pun definitely intended.