Okkervil River goes green for tour

Okkervil River

Do you know how hard it was to avoid making a CCR pun in that headline? Almost as difficult as drinking, driving and smoking simultaneously. But not nearly as difficult as it's going to be when we hit peak oil and our fossil fuels slowly dwindle into lifeless trickles!

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.