Charity auction update

Yesterday, BRMC posted this update on Facebook regarding the guitar auction for charity-

While we believe this would already be known, we just wanted to be clear why the guitars up for auction each have a listed value of $5,000.

That’s a purely arbitrary number, but the site conducting the auction requires that some amount be posted there. So please feel free to ignore it when determining what you want to bid.

Thank you to everyone who has participated in this auction. It’s already gone beyond our own expectations, and we’re grateful to everyone for helping to aid Sweet Relief Foundation.

P.S. Also it’s recently come to our attention that there was an error in the listing. Peter’s black Mitchell acoustic guitar that is currently up for auction was in fact not the same guitar he played on our David Letterman TV appearance. That one was actually a rental guitar we had for a short while, which seems to have caused a lot of confusion, as they looked nearly identical (both being black acoustic guitars and all).

Thankfully all the other information listed on the Mitchell guitar auction page is correct (just not the ‘David Letterman’ performance part).

Thanks,

BRMC

UPDATE: A message from Robert about the auctions posted on September 12:

Hey, we just want to say thank you to everyone who took part in the ‘Howl Anniversary Guitar Auction’, which we were just told managed to raise nearly $15,000 for ‘Sweet Relief Foundation’, so that a musician who finds him or herself in a situation similar to that of Leah’s can be helped in the future. We’re really grateful to you guys.
And we’re actually glad to know that both guitars will be going off into very loving arms (please take good care of them and keep them out of the sunlight, and no matter what you do… never feed them after midnight).

From
Robert / BRMC

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Robert in Sofia, Bulgaria on July 18th

An “unofficial” acoustic set by Robert for any fans in or near Bulgaria was recently posted about on BRMC’s Facebook page, if you go please take some photos and/or video!

Hey guys it’s Robert
– so the BRMC European Tour is now officially over, but before heading home I’m actually going to be passing through Sofia, Bulgaria on July 18th on my own – and I was just wondering if anyone knows of a good bar or park bench in town that might allow me to get away with playing a dozen acoustic songs (without getting arrested). If so, then please post a comment here, and I’ll try to make it.

I guess you could call it an unofficial-acoustic show of sorts.

Unfortunately Pete and Leah both have to fly back home to LA straight away, so I’ll be on my own this time, but… since I’m passing through Bulgaria anyway, I figured ‘What the hell’ I’ll bring my guitar and say hi.

PS: I won’t play at your birthday party.

From
Robert Levon Been

UPDATE: A location has been announced!

Re: Sofia

Thank you all for your help, I think the monument at ‘Boris Gardens’ in Sofia on Saturday, July 18th @ 4pm…

Posted by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Official Page) on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

LIVE IN PARIS IS AVAILABLE NOW!

After some slight snags, the Live in Paris CD/DVD is now officially released! Some places have gotten it on the release date (June 9th), though this notice was posted on BRMC’s Facebook page:

It hasn’t gone unnoticed by us that several people have expressed their frustration at not having yet received their CD/DVD order of Live in Paris. We hear you and have checked with the various web stores & labels around the world and can confirm that all CD/DVD orders have been shipped at the beginning of this week, with the exception of those in the US who ordered both the CD/DVD & vinyl, who have been contacted directly.

Please let us know if you HAVE received your order or if you’re still waiting as we are doing everything we can to hold the labels and stores accountable for delivering on their end.

We will stay all over this until everyone receives their order.

Sincerely,

BRMC Management

VH1 and The 405 have posted the video for “Spread Your Love” from the DVD, if you haven’t watched it on Palladia.

Here is the official email announcement from BRMC’s mailing list on the release, along with some excellent photos by Wallendorff Photography:

LIVE IN PARIS IS AVAILABLE NOW!
 

“Like giving birth to a raging baby rhinoceros, this “Live in Paris” DVD is finally out. It’s been an obscene labor of love from day one with everything from artwork, to audio mixing, mastering, to Peter having a demon skull CGI’ed onto his face. But it’s finally out of our filthy hands and hopefully into yours very soon.

Thank you to everyone again for being so understanding with the audio fixes we had to make at the last minute, hopefully it’s worth the wait though. And for all of you overseas I guess we’ll be seeing you for another round of bruises and bites real soon. We do wish we could play more shows in more countries this summer but we still need to take it somewhat slow right now. Leah has been killing it though this week, training like she’s in a goddamn Rocky montage, someone really needs to give her an Ativan or something, the girls officially off her rocker.”

-Robert Levon Been / BRMC

 

 

 

 

The Live In Paris CD/DVD is available now on iTunes HERE.

The new release features a triple-disc including the 33.3% documentary, live performance from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and live music from the performance.

“The Call: A Tribute To Michael Been” on Palladia this SATURDAY at 9/8c

Robert Been tributes his late father in “The Call: A Tribute To Michael Been” (in HD) this SATURDAY 2/7 at 9/8c on Palladia Channel! To check if you have the channel in your location, check Palladia’s website.

“We’re premiering “The Call: A Tribute To Michael Been” this SATURDAY at 9/8c!

Don’t miss Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Official Page)‘s Robert Been paying tribute his late father’s music!”

THE CALL featuring Robert Levon Been DVD – Available Now

UPDATE: All DVDs are currently sold out, but the live DVD will be officially released on September 2nd via Label Records/Lightyear/Caroline/UMG.

On April 19th 2013, the members of 80’s rock group The Call re-formed for the first time in nearly two decades to pay tribute to the late Michael Been with guest vocalist Robert Levon Been from BRMC. We are happy to finally be able to share this incredible film with you all.

DVD/CD/Digital Download/T-Shirt bundles available from the BRMC shop.

Watch the official trailer below for a special message from Robert as well as clips from the DVD.

screenshot-thecall-live

SPECIAL FEATURES

1. The Big Idea Short
2. Bonus Concert LIVE FROM SLIMS in San Francisco (4 songs)
3. Slims Fan Interviews
4. Campaign Videos
5. Vintage Call Videos

Live Concert Track listing:

1. Everywhere I Go
2. I Still Believe
3. I Don’t Wanna
4. Floating Back
5. Into The Woods
6. Turn A Blind Eye
7. Oklahoma
8. You Were There
9. Red Moon
10. Swim In The Ocean
11. What’s Happened To You
12. The Morning
13. Same Old Story
14. You Run
15. Uncovered

Bonus Song Track listing:

1. Let The Day Begin
2. Think It Over
3. Modern Romans
4. The Walls Came Down

Harvard & Stone NYE 2014 Bash with Robert Levon Been of BRMC & H&S Burlesque

If you don’t have any plans for New Year’s Eve yet and are in or near LA, Harvard & Stone’s third annual New Year’s Eve party is coming up and Robert will be one of the DJ’s!

“This year our friends at Pernod Ricard are helping us ring in the new year with special performances by the H&S dancers, Lil’ Jenny & Charlotte Chau-Peche, accompanied by the legendary H&S band & Kiwi genius deejays, Phoebe Falconer & Dan DJ Ladypils Mancini & Penny Dreadful as well as very special guest, Robert Levon Been of BRMC leading the band for the midnight set, counting us down and crooning a welcome to the New Year while you all drink a champagne toast on us & Pernod Ricard USA. Deejays spin from 8pm until closing time, band and burlesque dancers will play a show every hour starting at 10:30. Entry will be $25 in advance and $30 night of subject to availability & includes a sparkling toast at midnight.

Entry will be $25 in advance and $30 night of subject to availability & includes a sparkling toast at midnight.

ticket link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvard-stone-nye-bash-tickets-5036708932 or reservations@harvardandstone.com for tables.”

Here’s a link to the Facebook event page to RSVP (and check if your friends are going).

Interview by Montreux Jazz TV

Published on Jul 6, 2013

Interview by Montreux Jazz TV
04.07.2013

They talk about covering Leonard Cohen’s Chelsea Hotel, yes please!