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The Rock Bottom Remainders
(Illustration credit: David Horsey)

Live Talks Los Angeles


Not to be missed: The Rock Bottom Remainders - Truly famous authors playing their last musical performace

EVENT: The Rock Bottom Remainders
The All-Author Band - Announce Their 20th Anniversary & Final Public Performance During

The Past Our Bedtime Tour

WHO: The Rock Bottom Remainders

By day, they’re authors. Really famous authors. But once a year, they shed their pen-and-pencil clutching personas and become rock stars, complete with roadies, groupies and a wicked cool tour bus. Most of them are both amateur musicians and popular English-language book, magazine, and newspaper authors. Their self-mocking band name was taken from the publishing term “remaindered book,” a work of which the unsold remainder of the publisher's stock of copies is sold at a reduced price.
The Rock Bottom Remainders, the all-author rock band presents Stephen King, Dave Barry, Amy Tan and Matt Groening among its members, who will hold their last public concert, after performing together for 20 years, at the El Rey Theatre on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 8:30pm. The show is part of the band's final two-city The Past Our Bedtime Tour, which also includes an appearance not open to the public at the American Library Association Conference in Anaheim on the same weekend. The entire band is together for the first time since 2007. Roger McGuinn, best known as the lead singer and lead guitarist for The Byrds, will also join as a musical guest. Proceeds will benefit literary causes. For more information on the Rock Bottom Remainders, please see:
WHERE: In Concert at the El Rey Theatre

WHEN: Friday, June 22, 2012

Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets are $40-$200 and go on sale Thursday, May 24, 2012 via and Ticketmaster. $200 VIP ticket includes pre-show reception and “meet & greet” from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. This is an all ages show. The historic El Rey Theatre is located in the preserved art deco Miracle Mile district at 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323-936-6400). Valet, lot and street parking are available. 

WHAT: Live Talks Los Angeles
 - Live Talks Los Angeles, produced by Ted Habte-Gabr, brings great speakers to Los Angeles. Authors, artists, humorists, musicians, scientists, and business thought leaders are presented in the series in some of the city’s most amazing venues. The series has seen powerhouses Robert Reich, Ken Follet, Michael Caine, Hal Holbrook, Dave Barry, Jane Lynch, Steve Martin, Garry Marshall, Tina Fey, John Lithgow, Anne Rice, and many others. Proceeds from ticket sales support various literacy, arts and educational causes that benefit the lives of Angelenos. Live Talks Los Angeles hopes to raise awareness and support for the great work these organizations do in the community. For the 2011-12 season, funds from events support First Book, The Actor’s Gang, American Cinematheque, KCET, and Los Angeles Review of Books. Major sponsors are and City National Bank. Media sponsors are 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio and KCET. .



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