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Micky Dolenz will be hosting a rare in-store event at Wuxtry Records in Athens, Georgia on Friday, November 3, for his new EP, DOLENZ SINGS R.E.M. – which is officially released the same day.
Athens-Mayor Kelly Girtz, a former DJ himself, will be at the event, and present Dolenz with the key to the city.
Mayor Girtz said: “Micky Dolenz is part of the great circle of creativity that includes our beloved town of Athens, GA. R.E.M. would regularly cover ‘(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone’ in their early years, and it is wonderful to have him return the favor with recordings of four of their classics. As a lover of pop music who fondly remembers watching ‘Head’ on VHS in the 1980’s, I’m thrilled to welcome Micky to Athens.”
Added Dolenz, “I’m thrilled to be bringing a bit of old-school networking by appearing at Wuxtry Records, which was where the members of R.E.M. first met and decided to form a band.”
About the EP, Dolenz says: “Once again, this EP reaffirms my long-held conviction that a solid recording always begins with solid material. You don’t get much more solid than R.E.M. What a joy to sing these classics and honor a team of outstanding writers.”
R.E.M. have been supporters of The Monkees and Dolenz for years and R.E.M. Michael Stipe said: “This is the pinnacle of wow for me. I love The Monkees and I love Micky Dolenz.”
Wuxtry Records is located at 197 E. Clayton St. Athens GA 30601-2702 – 706.369.9428. The instore event will take place from 5PM ET - 7PM ET. Please contact Wuxtry for admission.
Info from the shop: Everyone who preorders "Micky Dolenz Sings REM" on Vinyl or CD format from Wuxtry will get their copy personally autographed and be able to get a quick photo with Micky.
More Micky Dolenz and Monkees merchandise will be on hand to purchase during the event and a portion of proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Vinyl copies are 30 dollars, CD’s are 25. Call 706-369-9428 to pay by credit card over the phone.