Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul offer solidarity to teachers and the #Redfored movement with upcoming tour.
The newly announced tour will be taken to every state where teachers have been striking or are considering going on strike. They are saying thank you to the hard-working teachers across North America with the headlining tour and introducing TeachRock, the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation’s free, multimedia, K-12 interdisciplinary curriculum which meets prevailing standards in English Language Arts, Social Studies/History, the Fine and Performing Arts, and also includes STEAM and advisory material.
The Soulfire Teacher Solidarity Tour 2018 begins on October 18 at The Kirby Center in Wilkes Barre, PA and will end on December 18 in Phoenix, AZ. All tickets are now on sale and can be purchased here. The tour is free for educators of all types (and a guest) – teachers can sign up here.
Each show on the tour will also see Little Steven and his TeachRock staff hosting free professional development workshops designed to engage educators with techniques and content through which they can comfortably use music to inspire students, even if they’ve never touched an instrument. In many locations, the workshop will also count towards continuing education hours and license renewal.
The LittleSteven and the Disciples of Soul Teacher Appreciation Tour Professional Development Experience will offer an introduction to the Teachrock.org curriculum, and include material suitable for K-12 teachers of all disciplines, interdisciplinary best practices, and group activities. In addition, the one-hour workshops will see a personal visit from LittleSteven, with attendees also receiving a teacher-only edition “Teacher Appreciation Tour” t-shirt, a certificate of attendance, and tickets for the educator and a guest to that evening’s LittleSteven and the Disciples of Soul concert.
“This is a little different than the professional development experience you may be used to,” says Little Steven. “This is a rock ‘n’ roll experience.”
“Music will forever be humanity’s most effective and consistent source of inspiration and motivation,” says Little Steven, “and, we have learned, music turns out to be our most solid common ground for establishing communication between teachers and students which is where education begins.”
The Soulfire TeachRock Tour 2018 follows the recent release of SOULFIRE LIVE!, a new live collection recorded last year in North America and Europe during Little Steven’s first world tour in nearly two decades. The 3CD and LP editions feature an exclusive third disc highlighted by superstar guest performances recorded throughout the trek, including Bruce Springsteen, Richie Sambora, Peter Wolf, and Jerry Miller (of Moby Grape).
Oct 18 – Wilkes Barre, PA – Kirby Center
Oct 20 – Rochester, NY – Kodak Center
Oct 23 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Hotel & casino
Oct 24 – Pittsburgh, PA – Homestead Music Hall
Oct 29 – Wabash, IN – Honeywell Center
Oct 31 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
Nov 2 – Burnsville, MN – Ames Center
Nov 3 – Green Bay, WI – Meyer Theatre
Nov 5 – Chicago, IL – Center
Nov 7 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
Nov 9 – Detroit, MI – Detroit Music Hall
Nov 10 – Peoria, IL – Monarch Theater
Nov 12 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
Nov 14 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Nov 16 – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Rocksino
Nov 17 – Morgantown, WV – Metropolitan Theatre
Nov 26 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre
Nov 28 – Omaha, NE – Holland Performing Arts Center
Kirstine moved from the UK to Chicago in 2011, and has fallen in love with the city and its music scene. She enjoys combining her two biggest passions – music and photography. If there is a band with a guitar playing, chances are she’ll be there…camera in hand. Kirstine went to her first live concert at 7 years old, and hasn’t looked back since!