September 5, 2003

Guster To Tour Ambitiously In The Fall

After a quiet four years, Guster is making up for lost time. The band released their long-awaited album, Keep It Together and, to the delight of fans, hit the road running. Although it was four years between albums, Guster has kept a steady stage presence. They had a surprise spring tour this year, ahead of the new disc, and have just launched an autumn tour.
Already in progress, Guster’s newest outing finds the Boston trio tackling theatres and universities all over North America through November 9. One show is scheduled for the beginning of December in Detroit.
Support is lined up as well, in the form of a couple of Canadians. Sam Roberts opens September 9-28 and Kathleen Edwards handles September 30 through October 26. Their respective bands will be joining them. Guster also has a slot on the “Austin City Limits” show September 6.

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Woody Harrelson To Hold Giant Yoga Party

Academy award-winning actor Woody Harrelson will channel his karmic energy into what he hopes will turn out to be the largest outdoor yoga class in the world — and all are welcome to participate, rain or shine.
Harrelson, in Toronto to promote the film “Go Further” by director-producer Ron Mann, will join fellow cast members for a 90-minute outdoor yoga session on the University of Toronto campus on Sunday morning.
Organizers are expecting between 500 to 1,000 people to attend.
The former self proclaimed enthusiast of drugs and alcohol tuned into the organic lifestyle for the film as he cycled from Seattle to Los Angeles on a spiritual journey, extolling the virtues of an ecologically sound life.
The film chronicles the eco-friendly antics of Harrelson and friends as they traverse the U.S. west coast. “It’s kind of a free for all,” said Catherine Fawcett of Harrelson’s publicity group, FLIP Publicity & Promotions Inc.
Participants are urged to bike, walk or take transit to the university as “the air will be nicer to breathe,” the press release said.
“In the film, which follows Woody down the Pacific Coast highway, he stopped at campuses to speak about sustainable organic living and more often than not, impromptu yoga classes happened at these campuses,” said Debbie Rix of Flip.
Harrelson, whose acting credits include playing a daft bartender in the television series “Cheers” and the movie “Natural Born Killers” is also a fierce activist of legalizing marijuana.

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