State Radio - Chadwick Stokes


We came to you on May 23, 2013 with what felt like a pretty crazy idea. Chad was writing a new album and wanted to workshop the songs in front of some live audiences. Instead of booking a traditional venue tour, we asked fans in 13 US cities to take a journey with us and let Chad and 30-50 fans into their homes for an evening of music. The response from hosts and attendees was so overwhelming that the living room tour eventually expanded to 9 more North American cities and 8 in Europe. Regardless of the place or the language, the result was always the same, a collection of strangers came together to create a community around music.

Filmmakers Ryan Mastro and Maggie Riley were along for the ride and filmed this documentary about the first leg of the tour:


Now we fast forward to the day we've all been waiting for, the day that we get to share the first songs from this new album. Not just any album, your album.

The Horse Comanche will feature 10 songs and be released on February 3rd in North America, February 20th in Germany and February 23rd in the UK and the rest of Europe. It's an album that is yours in a way that a Chadwick, Dispatch or State Radio album has never been. It's an album that couldn't have been created without your influence or support, so much so that 2,151 fans are named in the "thank you" section of the liner notes. The first song that we'd like to share with you is called "Our Lives Our Time."

There was never any doubt in our minds that "Our Lives" (as we call it at Chadwick Stokes HQ) would be the first song to see the light of day. It was a 657-word epic that living room audiences connected with every night. Maybe it was the humility of Chad needing his lyric book in front of him or the verbal tightrope walking in the bridge. Whatever it was, attendees began posting videos of the song on YouTube which reminded us of the days when Dispatch fans would tape shows and post new songs on Napster long before they'd appear on a studio album.

The 2nd song is one that you might have heard in crowd funding video that we posted on Facebook. It's called "Prison Blue Eyes" and it was another crowd favorite on the living room tour:

We're looking forward to sharing more songs from The Horse Comanche between now and release day. Album patrons, regardless of where they live, will receive their copy on February 3rd. They can also visit the patron page right now to download MP3s of both tracks.

Fans who didn't attend a living room concert or purchase a patron pre-order can reserve a digital, CD or vinyl copy of The Horse Comanche today on Chad's web store. People who pre-order on the web store will get MP3s for the two new songs as well.

We'll also be taking CD and vinyl pre-orders on the fall tour that starts November 1st in Northampton, MA.

Chad's friend Patricia told us about a great project from a German organization called Rucksackspende. They're developing a medical backpack that sterilizes surgical instruments using the power of the sun! It's an awesome project that will greatly help people in developing countries so we had to say "yes" when they asked to use "Prison Blue Eyes" (from the new album!) in their video. Check out the video and then learn more about their crowd funding campaign here. from Benjamin Pfitzner on Vimeo.


The 7th Annual Calling All Crows Benefit concert will take place on Saturday December 20th at the House of Blues. The awesome ladies and gentlemen of Lucius will be opening the show and CAC will be holding a silent auction throughout the night. There will be a special VIP reception before the show featuring a special acoustic performance from Chad along with free food and drinks.

VIP and regular tickets go on sale Friday October 10th at 10AM EST, but you can get tickets on Tuesday October 7th at 12PM EST with pre-sale code: chadwick


7th Annual Calling All Crows Benefit Weekend
Saturday December 20, 2014
Boston, MA @ House of Blues
w/ Lucius
$30 (GA) / $75 (VIP) - All Ages - 6PM
Tickets | Presale | Info | Service Project


This year's pre-concert service project will be taking place from 1-4PM at the International Medical Equipment Collaborative in North Andover, MA. IMEC’s mission is to transform impoverished communities around the world by providing equipment for health care, agriculture, and education projects in developing countries. The project will involve preparing, organizing, and packing equipment and supplies to be sent to areas of need. Sign up for the service project here.

Monday September 22nd

Tour Dates Added in NYC, Philly & DC

Chadwick Stokes has added three additional dates to his fall 2014 tour in New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday September 26th at 10AM EDT, but we'll be having a special fan presale tomorrow at 10AM EDT. Click the presale links below and use the code: chadwick (not case sensitive)

12/02 - Washington, DC @ The Hamilton (AA) - Tix | Presale | Info
12/03 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle (21+) - Tix | Presale | Info
12/05 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (16+) - Tix | Presale | Info

Thursday September 18th

Chad Emceeing The CAC Farm Jam Open Mic

Chad will be emceeing the Calling All Crows open mic night at their first ever Farm Jam, a community event with music, hay rides, yard games, food and fun for all ages. Farm Jam is happening in Ayer, MA this Saturday from 4-8PM. Get your tickets here.

Chad and his band will be hitting the road this November for the first full band tour in support of his forthcoming solo album. The tour kicks off on Saturday November 1st in Northampton, MA with the Calling All Crows 5K (which you can register for right here) and wraps up on Saturday November 22nd in San Diego, CA.

11/01 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street Nightclub w/ Ark Life - Tix | Info
11/03 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small's w/ Ark Life - TixInfo
11/05 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig (18+) w/ Ark Life - TixInfo
11/06 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba's (21+) w/ Ark Life - Tix | Info
11/07 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba's (21+) w/ Ark Life - Tix | Info
11/08 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center w/ Ark Life - Tix | Info
11/10 - Ames, IA @ The M-Shop w/ Ark Life - Tix | Info
11/11 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck w/ Ark Life - Tix | Info
11/13 - Boulder, CO @ The Fox Theatre w/ Ark Life - Tix | Info
11/14 - Denver, CO @ The Bluebird (16+) w/ Ark Life - Tix | Info
11/17 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile w/ Tristen - Tix | Info
11/18 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios w/ Tristen - Tix | Info
11/20 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel w/ Tristen - Tix | Info
11/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater (21+) w/ Tristen - Tix | Info
11/22 - San Diego, CA @ The Loft at UCSD w/ Tristen - Tix | Info

Tickets go on sale Friday September 12th at 12PM local time (some cities are 10AM - click the "info" link for the show near you), but you can also get tickets early via the Calling All Crows Crow Club. Sign up to donate as little as $5 a month and get your ticket to the show of your choice. If you are already a member, increase your monthly giving by $5 or more for your ticket. Sign up or increase your donation here.

Speaking of Calling All Crows, there will be service projects or community engagement events before almost every date on the tour. We'll be posting info about those very soon.

Lace up your running shoes and get your costumes ready because the Calling All Crows 5K is coming back to Northampton, MA for a 6th year on Saturday November 1st. It'll be a full day featuring a fun run / walk 5K, a post-race BBQ and a Chadwick Stokes full-band concert at Pearl Street Nightclub.

Last year's 5K weekend raised $26,000 and that money has helped Calling All Crows run service projects across America that have engaged over 1,400 music fans in service. We know we can go even bigger this year, but we can't do it without your help.

If you've never run a 5K, this is the event for you. The Calling All Crows 5K is no ordinary 5K, it's a costumed fun run / walk through the streets of Northampton. We do some calisthenics over near the EJ Gare Parking Garage, line up at the starting line on Gothic Street and then shut down downtown Northampton with a procession of costumed runners and walkers. The entry fee for the 5K is $25 and includes a post-race BBQ (back by popular demand): REGISTER HERE

We've got some extra perks for participants who want to raise more than $25:

$50 - 1 Ticket to Pearl Street Chadwick Stokes show (including a skip the line pass) + previous incentives (150 available)
$100 - 2 Passes to a Post-Show Meet and Greet with Chadwick Stokes + previous incentives (25 available)
$200 - Pre-5K Pumpkin Carving Party with Chadwick Stokes (the jack-o-lanterns will decorate the stage for the Saturday night show) + previous incentives (20 available)
$500 - Backstage Access Pass + previous incentives (5 available)

It wouldn't be a Calling All Crows Northampton 5K without a concert and that's why Chad and his new band of Pintos will be playing their first show together at Pearl Street Nightclub. This is gonna be one for the history books. The past two years at the Iron Hose have been great, but we wanted to crank up the volume and energy for 2014. This concert is open to everyone, not just 5K participants. Tickets go on sale Friday, but we've got a special presale that begins tomorrow morning (Wednesday August 27th) at 10AM EDT. The presale password is: CHADWICK

Saturday November 1st
Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street Nightclub (Upstairs)
w/ TBA
All Ages - $20 (advance) / $25 (day of show) - 8PM
Tickets (on sale Friday August 29th @ 10AM EDT) | Presale Tickets | Facebook RSVP


We've got a special opportunity for the bands and singer songwriters out there. One lucky band (or solo musician) will get to open for Chad on November 1st in the big 700-person room at Pearl Street Nightclub. The Berkshires and Luke Orion both pulled out all the stops and raised over $13,000 last year for Calling All Crows and got to open for Chad at The Iron Horse. All you have to do is register for the 5K under the name of your band or solo project and start fund raising. The band / musician that raises the most by 11:59PM on Saturday October 25th will get to open the show with a 15 minute set.

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