REM, Hot Chip, Teenage Fanclub members confirmed for Big Star show

REM, Hot Chip, Teenage Fanclub members confirmed for Big Star show

REM's Mike Mills, Hop Chip's Alexis Taylor and Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake are among the artists confirmed to appear at Big Star Third - A concert performance of Big Star's legendary third album, Sister Lovers.

The show will take place at London's Barbican Centre on Monday, May 28.

The line-up features REM producer Mitch Easter, only surviving original Big Star member Jody Stephens, Chris Stamey, Ken Stringfellow and special guests including Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), J on Auer (The Posies), Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs), Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub), John Bramwell (I Am Kloot), Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo), Sondre Lerche , Sharon Van Etten , Robyn Hitchcock, Django Haskins (The Old Ceremony), Brett Harris and Skylar Gudasz.

The show will feature a fully-orchestrated performance of Sister Lovers in its entirety followed by a second set of Big Star and Alex Chilton songs.

Sister Lovers (initially titled Third) was recorded in 1974 and released several years later. Peter Buck from REM described it as "a Rosetta Stone for a whole generation."

Tickets are available from the Barbican Box Office: 0845 120 7550


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