A TOUR HEADED FOR COP26
Centre for Contemporary Arts 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD
The activist singers from New York bring their joyful, radical music for the Earth to the UK. After performances across the country, the exuberant troupe will reach COP 26 International Conference for Climate Change with two shows in Glasgow. Whether COP26 will be so pleased to see them remains to be seen!
The Earth Riot Tour is like a cloudburst of melody and rhythm mixed with open conversation about the uprising of our physical world. At a turning point in our lives, as shock extinction accelerates, how do we live and how do we love? The show is breath taking, joyful, and heart breaking. Earthalujah!
‘It’s an act. It’s an art. It’s almost a religion!’ New York Times
The Church of Stop Shopping have been entertaining doomsayers at the forefront of climate change activism and anti-consumerist direct action for 20 years. They have toured the world (including a crossing the USA opening for Neil Young) with their cloudbursts of rhythm, melody and message. Their shows are a triumph in performance. The associated activism and interventions are a benchmark for civil disobedience and direct action. www.revbilly.com
Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir joined forces with “BP or not BP?” to recreate the BP Deepwater Horizon spill inside the British Museum. The unsanctioned performance filled the Great Court with singing, dancing, a giant pelican drowning in oil and an impassioned sermon calling on the Museum to dump BP, whose sponsorship contract is due to expire soon. Savitri D, Director of Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir, worked with London’s “BP or Not BP” to create the umbrella oil stain.
BP plans to drill four new wells in the Great Australian Bight, an internationally-recognized sanctuary for southern right whales and their calves, blue and humpback whales and Australian sea lions.
Reverend Billy Talen is the Earthalujah! preacher, an author, radio show host, artist and father. He has been jailed more than 50 times for his dramatic advocacy for the Earth, justice and democracy. Savitri D is the Director of Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir. Nehemiah Luckett is our Musical Director. Their work has been featured in the New Yorker, Guardian, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, Al Jazeera America, MSNBC, Fox, and many other international media outlets.
Reverend Billy Talen is a preacher, an author, artist and father. He has been jailed more than 50 times for his dramatic advocacy for the Earth, justice and democracy.