What do Stephen King, Amy Tan, Mitch Albom, and Matt Groening have in common? Apart from selling millions of books worldwide, they also make up part of The Rock Bottom Remainders, the all author rock band founded in 1992. To mark their 20th anniversary, they will be at the El Rey Theatre on Friday, June 22 as part of their final two city The Past Our Bedtime Tour. Other members include James McBride, Greg Iles, Ridley Pearson, Roy Blount Jr., and Sam Barry. Roger McGuinn of The Byrds will also make a special guest appearance. *Founding member Kathi Goldmark died on May 24, 2012 in San Francisco after a courageous battle with breast cancer. The band dedicates these two final concerts to her.
The concert is at 9pm, but there will be a meet and greet reception beginning at 6:30pm. Proceeds from the show will benefit The Midnight Mission, the Los Angeles Downtown Women’s Center, and the launch of an Emerging Author Series at Live Talks Los Angeles. Tickets are now available here. Check out our calendar for more details. Here’s a video of the band performing at The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.