Allman Bothers & WSP Help Recycle Phones on Tour

Rock The Earth, The Allman Brothers & Widespread Panic Partner
To Recycle Mobile Phones Across North American Tour

The Allman Brothers Band
Environmental advocacy organization Rock The Earth has announced a partnership with The Allman Brothers Band and Widespread Panic in calling on all attendees of the groups' co-headlining North American tour to bring old, unwanted mobile phones (and chargers, adapters, etc) to the Rock the Earth booth at upcoming August and September U.S. tour stops.

In partnership with MusicToday, Collective Good and Gibson, all attendees who bring a phone to the Rock the Earth booth for redemption will receive a 20% off a future MusicToday purchase, and be entered into a nightly drawing for a live soundboard recording of the night's performance. Larger tour-wide drawings include prizes of a Gibson guitar and use of the Gibson Tour Bus for a one-night concert excursion.

Allman Brothers Band guitarist Derek Trucks commented, "We're very happy to align with Rock the Earth in this effort to keep mobile phones out of landfill and just like everyone else, we too have been looking for the right place to recycle our old phones. In fact, I plan on bringing my five old phones to the Rock the Earth booth and I encourage everyone else to do the same."

One mobile phone has enough super toxic heavy metals to contaminate 40,000 gallons of drinking water and one billion new mobile phones were issued last year in the U.S. alone, yet less than 1% ever get recycled.

For people looking to recycle an old phone but who are unable to attend any of these shows, it is still possible by going to:

WSP & Allman Brothers Tour Dates / Recycling Booth Tour Dates
08/21/09 Fri Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ
08/22/09 Sat Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center - CMAC Canandaigua, NY
08/24/09 Mon Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion Gilford, NH
08/26/09 Wed Bethel Woods Center For The Arts Bethel, NY
08/27/09 Thu Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY
08/29/09 Sat Comcast Center (Great Woods) Mansfield, MA
08/30/09 Sun Comcast Theatre Hartford, CT
09/01/09 Tue Charter One Pavilion Chicago, IL
09/02/09 Wed Charter One Pavilion Chicago, IL

Rock the Earth and their Recycling Booth will jump off tour following Chicago with plans to join again in October, details on Rock the Earth's October initiative to follow. Widespread Panic and the Allman Brothers will continue their tour from Chicago, complete dates available here.

[Published on: 8/20/09]

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