Not so long ago, in a galaxy we call home, two bands from opposite sides of the world decided to join forces on a mission of music and enlightenment. Reason to Rebel may hail from the sun-drenched scenic landscape that is San Diego, CA, but their message still resonates deeply with the hard working people of the towns they travel to on a regular basis. Very Short Shorts are the newest French import to take the country by storm. When R2R asked VSS to join them on the second installment of their three part US takeover called the "Hemp Wars Tour", the European musicians jumped at the idea. Naming this second episode "The Gulf Strikes Back", the Southern leg of the "Hemp Wars Tour" hopes to reclaim attention to the region that has been most affected by the corporate greed that has come to sadly define our generation. By attempting to end cannabis prohibition, we as a people are taking a stand against those who have profited from destroying our natural resources. How many more disasters will it take before the masses finally stage their revolt? Join Reason to Rebel and Very Short Shorts as they travel through the heartland on a platform of peace, unity, and tolerance. These artists have recognized that it all starts within the hearts and minds of the people. Instead of sitting idly by, they are using all of their resources to reach out the best way they know how, with their music.