The Independent UK has a feature on Michael in which he answers fans’ questions about haircuts, Live 8, mistaken identity, British bands, and the role of artists in politics. Please click here to read more.
Click on the images below to read reports from the band’s stellar concert at Ardgillan Castle in Dublin Sunday night…
Thanks to our photographers David Belisle and Bob Weber for providing us with many spectacular shots from the band’s big weekend in Manchester, Loch Lomond, and Dublin. We’ve posted a few here and have many more in the Live area which you can visit by clicking here.
In some ways, this entire tour, comprising 99 shows so far (since last October), has seemed like a succession of highlightsâsome tremendous shows, wonderful places to visit, friends new and old. To me, this feels like the best R.E.M. tour ever in so many ways; But when we look
Click below to read a review of the Manchester show just posted by the Manchester Evening News:
The summer tour continues to gain momentum this weekend moving through Manchester tonight (see setlist below), Loch Lomond Saturday, and Dublin on Sunday. Earlier this week, the band returned to Sheffield and Glasgow for makeup gigs at Hallam Arena and Glasgow Green, underneath the biggest outdoor big-top tent on
When we had to cancel the shows due to Mike Mills’ illness back in February, we were lucky to have a break planned for this week so that we could slot in the Glasgow makeup and the Sheffield makeup; the only problem in Glasgow was the unavailability of the S.E.C.C.
The band will dedicate a song at its June 19th concert in Dublin, Ireland, to the world’s only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Aung San Suu Kyi. The song will be broadcast via satellite television inside the Southeast Asian country of Burma, where Suu Kyi is held under arrest.
We have had quite a week. Here are some highlights, by the numbers:
Shows in torrential rain: 1 (Rock Am Ring)
Shows at Formula One racetracks: 2 (Nurburgring, Imola)
Shows with Green Day: 3 (Nurburgring, Nurnburg, Imola)
Days off in Rome: 4
R.E.M returned to action this evening in Rome at the Stadio Olimpico. The band will play the Heineken Festival in Imola, Italy, tomorrow night and will then travel to the UK for a headlining slot at the legendary Isle of Wight Festival. Stay tuned for updates…
Rome Set List:
R.E.M’s June 3rd Rock Am Ring Festival performance will be broadcast by WDR in Germany today (listen between midnight Friday and 6:30am Saturday). For more information, please click here.
American Way Magazine’s latest issue features a cover story on Michael’s passion for Paris. Michael gives his thoughts on museums, cuisine, hotels, clothing, and a whole lot more.
The R.E.M frontman has traveled the world over but says he’s most in tune with the enchanting French capital. In 1983,
Wanderlust will be released as the 4th single from Around the Sun in the United Kingdom on July 11th. The single will be available in the following formats with the following special b-sides:
2 Track CD
2. Low (alternate version)
2. The Outsiders (alternate mix)
3. Bad Day (live video
R.E.M rocked Magdeburg, Germany tonight on what Bertis described as “a cool, clear, beautiful night in front of Magdeburgâs Dom Platz (cathedral square)–we are making a habit of those…”
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