Collective Soul Launches New Eco-Friendly Merchandise Line

Courtesy: ABC-PR/One Golden Thread

Collective Soul has partnered with eco-friendly company One Golden Thread to release a new line of shirts.

The shirts are available online and at all of the band’s tour stops. According to information provided in a news release, the collaboration happened by chance. It states that Collective Soul front man Ed Roland had been wearing the company’s clothing for some time, and that when the company’s founder, Jeff Scult, learned of Roland’s love of the apparel, the two eventually got together at Roland’s home in Georgia and created the new “tree shirt.”

The term “tree shirt” is used because the cloth from which the shirt is made comes from regenerative beech trees, manufactured in love shops, and shipped in eco-friendly packaging.

On a related note, Roland and Scult have each lost a loved one to Alzheimer’s. In an effort to help fans who have also lost loved ones due to Alzheimer’s a new beech tree will be planted in honor of those fans’ loved ones when they purchase one of the new shirts. Additionally, a portion of proceeds from the shirts’ sales will go to benefit Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

In other news, Collective Soul will continue its tour in support of its latest album, Blood, Thursday alongside Goo Goo Dolls, Tonic, and Better Than Ezra. The tour’s schedule is noted below.

Check out COLLECTIVE SOUL at any of the following stops, including the shows with Better Than Ezra and Tonic:

DATE               CITY                             VENUE

Thu 9/9             Bethlehem, PA              Levitt Pavilion Steelstacks *

Fri 9/10             Roanoke, VA                Elmwood Park Amphitheatre *

Sat 9/11            Huber Heights, OH        Rose Music Center *

Sat 9/18            Laughlin, NV                 The Laughlin Event Center +

Thu 9/23           Huntsville, AL                Von Braun Center

Fri 9/24             Mobile, AL                    Mobile Civic Center

Sat 9/25            Lake Charles, LA           Golden Nugget

Fri 10/1             Salina, KS                     Stiefel Theatre

Sat 10/2            Catoosa, OK                 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Thu 10/7           Columbia, SC                Township Auditorium *

Fri 10/8             Charlotte, NC                Circle K Speedstreet *

Sat 10/9            Bristol, VA                    The Cameo Theater

Fri 10/29           Morristown, NJ              Mayo Performing Arts Center *

Sat 10/30          Atlantic City, NJ             Ocean Resorts & Casino *

Sat 11/6            Mashantucket, CT          Foxwoods Resort Casino *

Sun 11/7           Washington, DC            The Anthem *

Thu 11/11         Macon, GA                    Macon City Auditorium

Fri 11/12           Albany, GA                   Albany Municipal Auditorium

Sat 11/13          Jacksonville, FL            Naval Mayport Station

* with Better Than Ezra & Tonic

+ with Goo Goo Dolls

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