R.E.M.'s Mike Mills to Release Classical Concerto

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Mike Mills, bassist for seminal alt-rock pioneers R.E.M, is preparing to release a record of his original classical composition titled Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra. The LP will be on sale starting Oct. 14 via the label Orange Mountain Music. On the album, Mills is joined by violin virtuoso Robert McDuffie, as well as the McDuffie Center for Strings Ensemble. In addition, Mills, McDuffie and the Fifth House Ensemble will be on tour during the months of October and November. Find their dates below.

Mike Mills and Robert McDuffie Tour Dates:

October
20 – Miami, Fla. @ Knight Concert Hall
21 – St. Petersburg, Fla. @ Mahaffey Theater
24 – Athens, Ga. @ Hodgson Hall
25 – Newberry, S.C. @ Newberry Opera House
27 – Macon, Ga. @ Macon City Auditorium
28 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Emerson Concert Hall at Emory University
29 – Charleston, S.C. @ Charleston Music Hall
30 – Chapel Hill, N.C. @ Memorial Auditorium

November
1 – Newport News, Va. @ Ferguson Center for the Arts
3 – North Bethesda, Md. @ Music Center at Strathmore
4 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Byham Theater
5 – Carmel, Ind. @ Palladium Center for the Arts
6 – Detroit, Mich. @ Music Hall
7 – Chicago, Ill. @ Harris Theatre