Sponsors such as the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, Yamaha, and Roland
have launched Land in the Band, a new competition for musicians worldwide to
join the Commodores on a one-week, three-city tour.

Contestants will choose from one of five Commodore songs and submit a new recording that replaces one of the instruments from the original mix with their own parts. On Sept. 15, 12 semi-finalists will perform their chosen track at the Parker Playhouse in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., as well as a brief solo piece demonstrating their skills.

The Commodores will join in the final judging and perform that evening with the grand prize winner. Simultaneously, there will be a Master Remix competition offering an opportunity for DJs and remixers to reincarnate one of the same five Commodores songs. The winner will be selected by the Commodores from five semi-finalists.