Particle keyboardist Steve Molitz will tour as part of the rotating Playing for Change ensemble this fall. The Playing for Change band is made up of a diverse group of musicians from around the globe who have come together to “inspire peace through music.” As of press time, the group’s lineup includes Molitz, Clarence Bekker (lead vocals), Grandpa Elliott (lead vocals, harmonica) Tal Ben Ari “Tula” (lead vocals), Mermans Kenkosenki (lead vocals, congas), Louis Mhlanga (electric guitar), Jason Tamba (backup vocals, acoustic guitar), Reggie McBride (backup vocals, bass), Peter Bunetta (drum kit) and Mohammed Alidu (talking drum, djembe).

Molitz first performed with the collective this past July as Los Angeles’ 25th Annual Twilight Dance Series on the Santa Monica Pier. Though Play for Change has played a handful of U.S. concerts in the past, but this marks the band’s first extended North American tour.

Below are Playing For Change’s upcoming shows:
October 20 Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
October 22 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater
October 23 Northampton, MA – Calvin Theater
October 24 Albany, NY – Empire Center at the Egg
October 25 New York, NY – Town Hall
October 27 Glenside, PA – The Keswick
October 29 Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head on Stage
October 30 Cleveland, OH – Masonic Auditorium
October 31 Toronto, Canada – Phoenix Music Hall
November 2 Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
November 3 Chicago, IL – The Park West
November 4 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
November 6 St. Paul, MN – O’Shaughnessy
November 7 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
November 9 Santa Fe, NM – Lensic Performing Arts Center
November 12 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center
November 13 Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
November 15 San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts
November 17 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theatre
November 18 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
November 19 Vancouver, Canada – Commodore Ballroom