Ben Sollee: Tour Dates (Van & Bike), “Electrified” Live Video

I’m kinda new to the Ben Sollee project but I’m digging what I heard as a first-listen; this video below was recently sent my way.

He’s gotten a ton of attention over the past few years for encouraging a bit of a “slow-music” movement by going super green and biking to each tour stop along his route. Much like our Hippy Fiasco friends chose to wing their latest few tours to connect more closely with their fans (both in-person and through almost-constant web streaming), Sollee is helping to create a movement that converses wonderfully against the mega-commercial music festival environment we are stuck with today.

Read on for his dates including both van-driven tour dates and stops along the way that Sollee is hitting on his bike. From their PR team…

“We’ll be announcing those bike tour dates soon…”

Ben Sollee 2011 Tour Dates

Sep 09 Warren Wilson College – Bryson Hall Swannanoa, NC
Sep 10 Hopscotch Music Festival Raleigh, NC
Sep 11 The Soapbox Wilmington, NC
Sep 14 The Ark Ann Arbor, MI
Sep 15 Subkirke South Bend, IN
Sep 16 Duncan Hall Lafayette, IN
Sep 17 WYEP Block Party Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 22 Soundland Music Festival Nashville, TN
Sep 26 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, ONT
Sep 28 Ontonagon Theatre of the Performing Arts Ontonagon, MI
Oct 02 Mountain Stage Morgantown, WV
Oct 04 Georgia Theatre (with Brett Dennen) Athens, GA
Oct 05 Track 29 (with Brett Dennen) Chattanooga, TN
Oct 07 Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY
Oct 08 Art West School for the Performing and Visual Arts Eagle, ID
Oct 14 Headliners Louisville, KY
Oct 15 Americana Music Awards Nashville, TN

On the bike…

Oct 28 Preservation Hall New Orleans, LA
Nov 01 Saenger Theatre Mobile AL
Nov 02 The Hangout Gulf Shores AL
Nov 03 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola FL
Nov 05 A&M Theatre Panama City FL
Nov 13 Orlando Calling Music Festival Orlando FL

Back in the van…

Nov 19 Rams Head On Stage (matinee show) Annapolis, MD
Nov 19 The Red Palace Washington, DC

Complete information and ticket links can all be found on