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ZARAGOZA PHOTOS Y SETLIST


R.E.M is in Gijon, Spain, for a show at the Complejo Deportivo De Las Mestas. Tonight’s opening band is Fabula.

Here is the setlist for last night’s show in Zaragoza, Spain:

I TOOK YOUR NAME
KENNETH
ANIMAL
LEAVE
WANDERLUST
ME IN HONEY
OUTSIDERS
EVERYBODY HURTS
ELECTRON BLUE

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R.E.M. GEAR UP FOR SPANISH WEEKEND!


After Wednesday night’s summer tour opener in Granada, in which the band kicked off the concert with jaw-dropper/show stopper “Leave” from “New Adventures in Hi-Fi” for the first time ever, R.E.M stands poised for a big weekend in Spain with shows coming up in Torrevieja, Zaragoza, and Gijon.

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LA FOTO DEL DIA–MESSAGE FROM MICHAEL


Hey hello were back on tour and rested from the time off. I wanted first to say THANK YOU! to all the THANKYOUREM.com people, everyone who worked on it[it’s awesome]and then all the posts and photos that you all sent were really great and it made us all really

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R.E.M “LEAVE” GRANADA FOR NEXT TOUR STOP


The band just completed their first show of the Summer Tour tonight in Granada including the first ever live performance of Leave and the first since 1995 of Me in Honey. By all accounts it was a great show and the guys are excited to be back on stage.

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POSTCARD FROM ANDALUCIA


Ever since I heard that Clash song Spanish Bombs off London Calling, back in law school days (also early R.E.M. days), I have wondered what Andalucia would be like….as we are starting this last part of the tour in Granada, I am getting to find out. What a great

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SPAIN REHEARSAL PHOTOS


We’ve just received the first wave of photos from Spain as the band rehearses in Granada for tomorrow night’s show at Estadio De Los Carmenes. Wednesday night’s show will be the first of 30 shows R.E.M. will play over the next month and a half including stops in Austria,

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SHOW POSTERS ON SALE NOW!


After a bit of going back and forth, we have finally gotten the much-anticipated show posters up in the THRIFTSTORE! Although this epic project took quite a bit of logistical work, it was well worth it. As you scroll down to the bottom of this article, you will notice as

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NEW BOOK ON MURMUR OUT IN MAY


Continuum will release the latest book in its popular 33 1/3 series on May 1st, 2005. R.E.M.’s Murmur is written by J. Nimi and checks in at 128 pages.

Description from Continuum’s website:

R.E.M.’s debut album, released in 1983, was so far removed from the prevailing trends of American popular

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THE SHOWPOSTER PROJECT


For the international portions of the tour, the band commissioned 18 different show posters to be designed. You may recognize the names of some of these artists from past R.E.M. projects:

Michael Lachowski (photographer from Reveal special package)
Bruce Licher (designer of many Fan Club packages)
Matt Houston (included in the Around The

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R.E.M. AT TWENTY FIVE


Congrats on 25 great years, R.E.M.!

R.E.M celebrated their 25th anniversary yesterday in Australia during a day off in Adelaide. The celebration included dinner, toasts, and a lot of reminiscences about the night when it all started back on April 5th, 1980, at a birthday party in Athens, Georgia.

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POSTCARD FROM THE HOME STRETCH


We have a couple of days off before the final two shows of this part of the tour— in Adelaide Wednesday night and Perth on Friday, then home for a spring break and a chance to rest, revive and get ready for the summer fun in Europe starting in Spain

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MICHAEL ON AUSSIE TV MONDAY


Michael will be a guest on Enough Rope with Andrew Denton on Monday, April 4th, at 9:30 pm. Enough Rope airs weeknights on ABC channels in Australia.

For more information, please visit Enough Rope’s website. Please be sure to check local listings.