Vote for Change Concert to Be Televised

Live performances from the final Vote for Change concert in Washington, D.C., will be televised Oct. 11 during a television special by legendary filmmakers Albert Maysles and D.A. Pennebaker on cable’s Sundance Channel. The Dixie Chicks, James Taylor and John Mellencamp are among the artists who will be featured in the documentary, National Anthem: Inside the Vote for Change Concert Tour. In addition to the live performances, the TV special will also include footage from the Vote for Change tour, a series of concerts aimed at defeating President Bush in the November election. The tour of presidential election swing states also features Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, the Dave Matthews Band, Jackson Browne, John Fogerty, John Mellencamp, Pearl Jam and R.E.M. The documentary marks the first time the two filmmakers have worked together in four decades. Maysles’ credits include the Rolling Stones documentary, Gimme Shelter. In the ’60s, Pennebaker was responsible for two major music documentaries: Don’t Look Back (focusing on Bob Dylan) and Monterey Pop (from the rock festival featuring Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and others).