Jim James’ ‘The Future Is Voting’ tour set to kick off at Emo’s

My Morning Jacket frontman, Jim James has launched ‘The Future Is Voting’ tour, a run of six dates in swing districts designed to promote voter participation among young people.

Austin, TX – Jim James performed in concert at ACL Live on December 13, 2016. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman

The tour, which will be part concert and part nonpartisan town hall meeting, kicks off with an Oct. 7 show at Emo’s.

James will be joined by raucous blues rocker Benjamin Booker and Made of Oak (Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso) alongside special surprise guests.

Tickets to the show go on sale Sept. 21 at 10 a.m.

After the Emo’s show, the tour will roll into San Marcos for a free show at Texas State University that will be open to students only.

“The importance of getting involved at this moment in time cannot be overstated. This isn’t only a Get Out The Vote concert,” James said in a press release about the event.  “This is a learning moment aimed at college students to motivate them to vote, regardless of where they fall on the political spectrum. Each stop on the tour purposefully takes place in a contested electoral district or state for this important midterm election, where students and young voters have the ability to dramatically affect the outcome of this tremendous moment in history.”