Scott Weiland, Wyclef Jean and Grant Lee Buffalo are among the acts scheduled for a Save Tibet Concert on May 9 in Atlanta. Promoters of the event have also said that Joan Osborne will perform, but spokespeople for the singer deny that she has signed on for the bill.
The show, sponsored by local radio station WNNX, will benefit the International Campaign for Tibet and grew out of an appearance that the Dalai Lama will make at Emory University the same day. The Dalai Lama has been invited to speak at the commemoration of the school's new Tibetan studies center -- believed to be the first of its kind in America.
Concert organizers hope to add one or two more acts to the line-up, and R.E.M. is said to top their current wish list. The band might be motivated to join the show by the prospect of an audience with the Dalai Lama, as the spiritual leader of Tibet has agreed to meet privately with the event's performers.
Tickets for the Save Tibet Concert go on sale