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3/20/2006

 
Peace Concert w/Michael Stipe, Rufus Wainwright, Bright Eyes, Fischerspooner, Peaches, Devendra Banhart, Steve Earle & Cindy Sheehan & Chuck D

"Bring 'Em Home Now!" Peace Concert w/Michael Stipe, Rufus Wainwright, Bright Eyes, Fischerspooner, Peaches, Devendra Banhart, Steve Earle & Cindy Sheehan & Chuck D

(PRWEB) March 20, 2006 -- "Bring 'Em Home Now!" Peace Concert with, Michael Stipe, Rufus Wainright, Bright Eyes, Fischerspooner, Peaches, Devendra Banhart, Steve Earle & special guests "Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan & Chuck D.

At the Hammerstein Ballroom to commemorate the Third
Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq.
Proceeds will be donated to Veterans for Peace and
Iraq Veterans Against the War.

A Limited block of advanced tickets are available
at 10% discout at Ticketmaster.com or by calling
(212) 307-7171. Use code "PEACENOW".
W: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00003C55AA685F00

Tickets are priced at $28, $35 and $150 VIP (including
Meet & Greet with Cindy Sheehan and Peaches, open
vodka bar and reserved balcony seating).
Doors open at 7pm, show at 8pm.

Musicians, activists join forces for benefit concert
R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, Bright Eyes, Public Enemy frontman Chuck D and Rufus Wainwright will join peace activist Cindy Sheehan for the Bring 'Em Home concert. The event, which will benefit the Iraq Veterans Against the War and Veterans for Peace, will take place at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on March 20th, the third anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The evening's guest hosts will include such outspoken celebrities as Jane Fonda, Alec Baldwin, Margaret Cho and Janeane Garofalo; while Steve Earle, Fischerspooner, Peaches and Devendra Banhart will be among the other performers.

Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in Iraq in 2004, attracted the national spotlight last August when she held a month-long demonstration outside President George W. Bush's Texas ranch. "I thought that one person couldn't make a difference," Sheehan told Rolling Stone last year. "Then, after Casey was killed, my daughter Carly read me a poem she wrote. It moved me to action. I thought, 'If one person can't make a difference, at least I'm gonna go to my grave trying.'"

The concert will kick off the national Bring 'Em Home speaking tour, which will bring Sheehan and noted authors to fifteen cities across the U.S. in April.

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Press contact:
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212-307-7171




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