State Radio Announce 2009 Tour Dates

posted December 5, 2008

State Radio Announce 2009 Tour Dates

Punk rock reggae trio State Radio have announced an early 2009 US tour that kicks off on January 14 in Tucson, AZ and wraps on February 21 in Providence, RI. The socio-politically conscious band has been on the road since early 2008 supporting their sophomore studio album Year Of The Crow (Ruff Shod/February 08), which Metro NY described as "a biting collection of 13 tracks taking aim at, among other things, U.S. detention facilities in Guantanamo Bay and policies in South America, not to mention Halliburton and the current state of affairs in Darfur."

State Radio will play their last show of the year on December 26 at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, and are calling it an early "welcome to the neighborhood" party for President Elect Barack Obama. Additionally, frontman Chad Stoke Urmston will play two rare, solo acoustic shows in his hometown of Boston on December 6 and 7 as part of a weeklong celebration leading up to the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10.

The band just wrapped their 24-city "Take Back The Country" tour with a sold out show at New York's Terminal 5 over Thanksgiving weekend; the tour's purpose was to spread the message of respect, fairness, justice and equality, leading up to the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The band has been documenting the tour and sharing live video with their fans along the way, from backstage footage to stage performances.

Prior to these dates, State Radio played with Rage Against The Machine at an anti-war rally at Denver's Democratic National Convention, joined Tom Morello for a handful of dates on the "Justice Tour" and the Dave Matthews Band for a few shows, and appeared at most of the major US festivals this summer including: Bonnaroo, Summerfest, Wakarusa, Rothbury Festival and Mile High Festival.

Currently, State Radio are in the studio working on their next album, set for release later next year. More information will follow shortly.

Tour Dates:

  • Sat, Dec 6 Cambridge, MA @ Brattle Theatre (Chad Stokes Urmston solo)
  • Sun, Dec 7 Cambridge, MA @ Brattle Theatre (Chad Stokes Urmston solo)
  • Fri, Dec 26 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club


  • Wed, Jan 14 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
  • Thur, Jan 15 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
  • Fri, Jan 16 Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre
  • Sat, Jan 17 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
  • Sun, Jan 18 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
  • Wed, Jan 21 Reno, NV @ The Underground
  • Thur, Jan 22 Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
  • Fri, Jan 23 San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
  • Sat, Jan 24 Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
  • Mon, Jan 26 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
  • Tue, Jan 27 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
  • Thur, Jan 29 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Avalon
  • Fri, Jan 30 Boulder, CO @ The Fox Theatre
  • Sat, Jan 31 Boulder, CO @ The Fox Theatre


  • Wed, Feb 4 Tulsa, OK @ Cain's
  • Thur, Feb 5 Dallas, TX @ The Pontiac Garage/House of Blues
  • Fri, Feb 6 Austin, TX @ Antone's
  • Sat, Feb 7 Houston, TX @ Numbers
  • Sun, Feb 8 New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
  • Tue, Feb 10 Birmingham, AL @ Work Play
  • Wed, Feb 11 Ashville, NC @ The Orange Peel
  • Fri, Feb 13 Atlanta, GA @ The Variety Playhouse
  • Sat, Feb 14 Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
  • Sun, Feb 15 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
  • Tue, Feb 17 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
  • Wed, Feb 18 Rochester, NY @ Water Street
  • Thur, Feb 19 Killington, VT @ The Pickle Barrel
  • Fri, Feb 20 Huntingdon, PA @ Juanita College
  • Sat, Feb 21 Providence, RI @ Lupo's