Okkervil River goes green for tour

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Thank goodness the smart fellows (and lady) in Okkervil River have an eye on the ticking time bomb—the current U.S. Okkervil tour, in support of spankin'-new album The Stand Ins, has officially been declared "green." The band is partnering with bicycle groups and a number of nonprofits in an attempt to make it easy for conscientious fans to join them in offsetting the dinosaur-sized carbon footprints created by touring bands and the crowds that travel to see them.