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Future Islands Auctioning Off Letterman Cue Cards and Samuel T. Herring’s Shoes to Aid Baltimore

Proceeds from eBay Auction Go to The Baltimore Community Foundation

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Future Islands may not be from Baltimore, but they’ve long made the city their home and been part of its thriving music scene (along with Dan Deacon, Beach House, and others). No doubt they were dismayed by the recent riots in Baltimore and have now launched an eBay auction, with proceeds going to The Baltimore Community Foundation. The auction includes cue cards from the band’s recent return performance on The Late Show with David Letterman, the shoes Samuel T. Herring wore and danced in during that performance, an autographed copy of last year’s acclaimed album Singles, and an art print that Herring’s cat jumped on while he was signing it, among other things. The full list is below.

Future Islands will also provide a matching donation to The Baltimore Community Foundation, up to $5000. There’s nine days to go on the Auction and they’ve already raised over $1600. Head over to eBay to bid and re-watch their Letterman performance of new single “The Chase” below. (Also revisit Under the Radar‘s cover story on the band from last year here.)

Here’s all the info found on the eBay page:

All proceeds of this auction will go towards the Baltimore Community Foundation’s Fund For Rebuilding Baltimore. Future Islands will match the money raised, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000.

This auction includes:

- Sam Herring’s shoes worn on The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. He laced them up and wore them for the first time for that performance. They are leather Converse high tops, size 11. He is currently still wearing these shoes, and when the auction is over, they will be packed up and shipped off.

- The actual cue cards that Mr. Letterman used to introduce the band before this performance.

- An autographed copy of Future Islands’ Singles LP.

- An autographed art print of the On the Water album art, signed by the band + artist Elena Johnston. The print is from an edition of 50. (Full disclosure: Sam’s cat jumped on the poster when he signed it, so there’s a slight crease on the print towards the bottom, but not very noticeable.)

- A copy of our long out-of-print “Post Office Wave Chapel” 12” remix EP from 2010.

- A copy of our split 7” with Ed Schrader’s Music Beat from 2012.

The Baltimore Community Foundation has a long history of working with neighborhood leaders and community organizations to strengthen neighborhoods, and have always relied on the commitment and the ideas of neighborhood residents to guide this work. The Fund for Rebuilding Baltimore will follow these same principles. Find out more about the Fund For Rebuilding Baltimore here.



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