The tour has its roots in 2008 when Chad Stokes and tour manager Sybil Gallagher launched “Calling All Crows,” an organization focused on enabling musicians and fans to empower women throughout the globe and resulted in two sold-out benefit concerts in Boston. Two years later Calling All Crows has mobilized fans to contribute more than 8,000 service hours and more than $175,000 in support of Sudanese women.

Joining Stokes will be Matt Embree of Rx Bandits, Lauren Coleman of Pebaluna, The White Buffalo and Bonnie Paine of Elephant Revival.

The tour, referred to as “Chad & Friends,” begins in Chicago at Lincoln Hall Dec. 1. Other stops include Toronto’s Rivoli Dec. 3; Buffalo, N.Y., at the Ninth Ward Dec. 4; Burlington, Vt., at Higher Ground Dec. 5; Vienna, Va., at Jammin’ Java Dec. 7 and Philadelphia at World Café Live Dec. 8.

Last night of the tour is Boston’s House Of Blues Dec. 10. However, this isn’t going to be your typical HOB show. Instead, the event serves as the core of Calling All Crows’ 3rd Annual Benefit Weekend in Boston.

For one night only the House Of Blues will transform into a more conventional concert hall setting with 685 chairs placed in the usual standing-room-only venue. While last year’s $35 ticket price is still in effect, the $75 V.I.P. reception ticket includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, meet-and-greet, an exclusive acoustic performance in HOB’s Foundation Room and a premium seat for the main event.

Tickets for all dates go up Oct. 22. For more information, click here for the Calling All Crows website.