A pre-release listening party will be held on Monday, October 26th at the Rialto Room at Hotel Indigo in downtown Athens to celebrate the release of R.E.M. LIVE AT THE OLYMPIA. The listening party will benefit Community Connection of Northeast Georgia & Family Connection/Communities In Schools of Athens. Advance tickets and event details are available at athensmusic.net or therialtoroom.com (tickets are $12 advance and $15 day of show). Doors for the event are at 6:30 p.m., and the event will begin promptly at 7 p.m.
Highlights of the Listening Party include a preview of R.E.M. LIVE AT THE OLYMPIA album and a screening of THIS IS NOT A SHOW, a 59-minute film directed by Vincent Moon and Jeremiah who previously worked with the band on the video for Supernatural Superserious, Ninetynights.com, and Six Days.
As in past instances, there will also be a LIVE AUCTION featuring items signed by the band:
*R.E.M.-signed Rickenbacker electric guitar (360 Jet-Glo model like the one Peter Buck plays) & case
*R.E.M.-signed album artwork proof for Murmur and Reckoning vinyl reissue
*R.E.M.-signed limited edition poster from R.E.M. LIVE AT THE OLYMPIA, plus…
*A night in the Hotel Indigo’s premiere 3,000 sq. ft. Rialto Suite with pool table, baby grand piano & other amenities
*A raffle and exclusive pre-release party t-shirts & tote bags for sale designed by Grammy-nominated artist Chris Bilheimer
HOTEL INDIGO DETAILS:
The adjacent Hotel Indigo will also offer special room rates of $89 for Sunday, October 25 and/or $113 (includes 2 tickets to the listening party) for Monday, October 26. $10 of each night’s rate will be donated to Community Connection of NE GA & Family Connection / Communities in Schools of Athens. For these special rates, contact Hotel Indigo at 706-546-0430 and ask for the R.E.M. Pre-Release Party Package.
For more information about the release party, contact Jeff Montgomery at 706-380-8269 or email@example.com.
**Please note that the band will neither perform nor be in attendance at the event.