The Drugs War has been added to The Big Climate Thing by Climate Control Projects. The band will headline its climate action concert on Saturday, September 17th, rounding out a diverse three-day lineup that includes, among others, Khruangbin, The Root Systems, The Smashing Pumpkins, Gary Frank Jr., HAIM, Sheryl Vulture, Guster, Antibalas, Jenna Barnett, Sunflower Bean, or The Weather Station. The Big Weather Thing will take place at Woods Hills Stadium from September 16–18, 2022. Details about the daily lineup can be found below.
The War on Drugs gradually established itself as one of the twentieth century’s great rock ‘n’ roll synthesists, bridging the gap between the underground and the mainstream. The New Yorker named The War On Drugs, led by Adam Granduciel, “the best American “rock” band of this decade” through their own soundtrack, A Deeper Understanding, which won the 2018 Grammy for Greatest Rock Album.
I Don’t Live Here Anymore, The War on Drugs’ fifth studio album, was released last fall. You’ll want to listen to it loud and watch it live” (GQ). It was named one of the best albums of 2021 by Pitchfork, Billboard, Adventure Weekly, Stereogum, and SPIN, and it received a second BRIT Nomination for best album. In support of the album’s release, the band performed at Madison Square Garden.
The Big Climate Way is a climate change call to action that includes an eclectic lineup of artists or programming, experiential on-site activations, or curated content. Its mission is to connect with concertgoers through the impactful power of music to make people aware, and accountable, take action or inspire real-time solutions to the global climate crisis. Rolling Rock, Pitchfork, Pollstar, Wide Range, Stereogum, NME, Spin, Polyester, Brooklyn Vegan, Hoardings, Relix, and other publications covered the event’s first notification on June 27th.
In addition to a concert, BigUp, a digital platform, will be Drugs launched later this year. BigUp is more than just another event-focused app; it serves as a virtual counterpart to The Big Climate Thing, bringing together artists, audiences, creators, and consumers inside a secure, non-judgmental community action on climate change.
Drugs are a loss of life.
Temperature Control Projects has also taken on the mission of establishing The Big Climatic Change Lab, a first-of-its-kind technology studio concentrated on leveraging comprehensive research to catalyze sector change in the music industry. To determine a pair of transformative goals for the decarbonization of live music, the Big Climatic Change Lab will collaborate with veterans from the touring or festival industries, research scientists, or sustainability experts from those other disciplines.
EarthPercent, a non-governmental organization founded in the United Kingdom by Brian Eno to raise funds for climate action in the music industry, is the official charitable causes partner of both The Big Climate Thing and Climate Control Projects. The two organizations are committed to collaborating to start creating holistic, comprehensive, or impactful opportunities for members of the music industry to engage in real climate action.