Originally announced by Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes, these concerts celebrated at two separate venues will be the only shows acknowledging this anniversary. The second of the two concerts was broadcast worldwide and was performed at the Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta., Georgia in celebration of the 40th anniversary REM’s EP “Chronic Town”
On both nights, Robinson was featured in the house band, which also includes the Black Crowes bassist Sven Pipien and drummer Barrett Martin, and comedian David Cross hosted. The all-star line-up also includes Darius Rucker, John Cameron Mitchell, Fred Armisen, Kevn Kinney, Lenny Kaye, Mitch Easter, Steve Wynn, David Ryan Harris, Elf Power, Pylon Reenactment Society, and more. The December 14 show also includes the Indigo Girls and John Driskell Hopkins of Zac Brown Band.
Speaking of the events, Robinson said (via “Rolling Stone”), “Growing up in Atlanta in the 1980s, R.E.M. was the preeminent band of that era. Their music was a huge influence not only on the Atlanta music scene but also on my brother and me. I’m so happy to be able to put together this celebration for a band that meant so much to us and music, and Chronic Town is what started it all.”
Total Duration: 2 Hours 40 Minutes
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