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7 music artists who are taking Oxfam on tour this summer

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As the summer concert season rapidly approaches, our music outreach shifts into high gear. In addition to many festivals (like Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Summer Camp, and Gathering of the Vibes), Oxfam volunteers connect with thousands of fellow music fans at concerts by artists who support our work. This summer, a diverse group of artists have invited our volunteers to join them at select shows.

So make sure you look for Oxfam, and learn more about our efforts to right the wrongs of poverty and injustice, at these summer dates by the following great bands:

1. Fitz & The Tantrums

Known for their incredibly fun live shows, Fitz & The Tantrums plan to spend most of the rest of 2013 on the road, and Oxfam will be at many of their tour dates too.

Fitz & the Tantrums. Photo: Bob Ferguson/Oxfam America
Fitz & the Tantrums. Photo: Bob Ferguson/Oxfam America

2. The National

Touring behind their new album, Trouble Will Find Me (out May 20), The National recently released a video for “Demons” from that album:

3. DJ Shadow

DJ Shadow has been an Oxfam supporter since his trip with Oxfam to Kenya in 2007 (see more about the trip in the video below). His current tour features his “All Basses Covered” DJ set.

4. Devendra Banhart

Longtime Oxfam supporter Devendra Banhart sets out on his first full tour in several years this month, and Oxfam will be at many of these shows to reconnect with fans.

Devendra Banhart. Photo: Ana Kras
Devendra Banhart. Photo: Ana Kras

5. David Wax Museum

Fun fact: David Wax was once an intern at Oxfam’s Boston headquarters. These days he and his partner Suz Slezak travel the country turning music fans on to David Wax Museum’s brand of Mexo-Americana sounds. Here’s the video for their super-catchy “Harder Before It Gets Easier”:

6. The Breeders

Kim and Kelley Deal of the Breeders. Photo: Chris Glass
Kim and Kelley Deal of the Breeders. Photo: Chris Glass

Anchored by Oxfam supporters Kim and Kelley Deal, The Breeders are touring this year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their iconic Last Splash album.

7. Ra Ra Riot

In between dates supporting The Shins and The Postal Service, Oxfam supporters Ra Ra Riot will be headlining plenty of their own dates too this summer. Look for the Oxfam table at Ra Ra Riot shows while you dance to “Beta Love”!


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