Merchant, Osborne head lineup for anti-fracking concert at Egg

Monday, April 23, 2012
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— A star-studded lineup of New York state musicians and actors are throwing their weight behind a rally and concert titled New Yorkers Against Fracking: An Urgent Call to Action, which will take place Tuesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. at The Egg.

Medeski, Martin & Wood; Natalie Merchant; Citizen Cope; The Felice Brothers; Joan Osborne; Tracy Bonham; Toshi Reagon; Dan Zanes; Ida; The Horse Flies; and The Ahkwesasne Women Singers will all perform at the show. Academy Award-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo, set to appear in next month’s “Avengers” film, and Academy Award winner Melissa Leo will host the event.

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney will be filming the entire event. In addition to musical performances and films, ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber will speak on the dangers of shale gas hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”

Tickets are $150, $40, or $20 for students and seniors, and are available now at the Egg box office or online at Visit for more information on the concert and New Yorkers Against Fracking.

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April 23, 2012
3:33 p.m.
Woodrow says...

No need to actually learn about the process of extractiing natural gas by hydro-fracturing. Like the Occupy movement, this anti-"fracking" movement is based in ignorance and timeworn hysteria frothed up by the environmentalist movement.

April 23, 2012
5:15 p.m.
irishlad1234 says...

Well said Woodrow!! Its pure ignorance, that's what happens when you only watch State run Media. Wake up America!

April 24, 2012
11:08 a.m.
pppppp6 says...

Yes, let's pump more proprietary chemicals into the ground to enrich those few in the oil and gas business. Woodrow and Irishlad1234 apparently know what no one else on earth does...where the chemicals end up. Which vein they chase, which well they seep into now or 20 years from now. In my years in the well business, there is only one true fact: what goes down, comes up. Here's my suggestion: print out the above comments you made and post them on the wall of your kids and grandkids homes. Then sit back and watch their memories of you fade away as the years go by and they realize just how bright and insightful you really were. You don’t make it too far being an expert on something you can’t know.

April 24, 2012
11:46 a.m.
Woodrow says...

pppppp6 - With an open mind, educate yourself about the process, and you'll find it's not harmful to the environment. Of course, if your mind is set, you likely won't bother.

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