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Emmylou Harris to Raise Awareness for Refugees on Upcoming Tour

By Annie Reuter

Emmylou Harris is combining her love of music with a good cause this fall. The singer will team up with Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller and the Milk Carton Kids to help bring awareness to the world refugee crisis.

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The tour is titled Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees and will be hosted by Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) to assist their Global Education Initiative. The goal of the organization is to increase the amount of refugees in their educational programs.

“After witnessing firsthand the work of JRS in Ethiopia this past June, I have never been more inspired to champion such a critical cause,” Harris said in a press release. “The better angels of our nature call upon us to act with compassion and not with fear in the face of so much suffering.”

Check out the full run of dates below.

Oct. 6­­ — Boulder, Colo. @ Boulder Theater
Oct. 8 — Kansas City, Mo. @ Helzberg Hall
Oct. 9 — Lincoln, Neb. @ Rococo Theater
Oct. 11 — St. Louis, Mo. @ Sheldon Concert Hall
Oct. 12 — Milwaukee, Wisc. @ Pabst Theater
Oct. 13 — Chicago, Ill. @ Vic Theater
Oct. 14 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Massey Hall
Oct. 16 — Boston, Mass. @ Berklee Performance Center
Oct. 18 — New York City, N.Y. @ Town Hall
Oct. 19 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Merriam Theater
Oct. 21 — Washington, D.C. @ Lisner Auditorium

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