Tonightâs show, just completed, Â was one of the best of the tour. I donât know why…something in the air–(the moist air due to the daylong rain that greeted our arrival and stayed with us pretty relentlessly through the show); great support sets from Bright Eyes and The
Click below to read a review of R.E.M.’s show in Hong Kong a the HK Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. The band played HK on Sunday, March 20th.
Photos are coming in from the New Zealand swing of the tour. The band played Christchurch on March 24th and will play New Plymouth the 26th. Please stay tuned for updates as we get them…
(photo by David Belisle)
From the Sydney Morning Herald: Michael Stipe may be in Nagoya, Japan, but he’s not there for a quick whisky commercial; None of that on-the-quiet big advertising money favoured by the great and good of Western popular culture for the 45-year-old rake-thin, bald and often blue-eye-shadowed singer of REM…
XL Videoâs live music division kicked off what promises to be another very busy year supplying full video production to R.E.M.âs European tour â the first time that R.E.M. has ever carried touring video. The video concept and the very specific look that R.E.M. wanted was originally developed by lighting
The band had a GREAT time in Japan, and David Belisle & Bob Weber sent us a few photos. Enjoy!
R.E.M is honored to be nominated for a 2005 Croatian Porin Award. This award is the highest honor in Croatian music awards, similar to the Grammy Awards in the United States.
In the category of Best Foreign Video Program, R.E.M. has been nominated for Perfect Square, the live
It has been a very interesting ten days here in South Africa; with extended visits to both Cape Town and Johannesburg, cities about as different as San Francisco is from Chicago. And the Trafalgar Square show in 2001 for Nelson Mandela was one of those times you always remember,
We have all enjoyed our several days here. Two tremendous shows in front of some of the most enthusiastic, raucous crowds R.E.M. has ever seen (and heard); On Saturday night, the staccato clapping part during the bridge, where the audience mimics the sounds on stage, literally was louder than the
R.E.M resumed their tour in Cape Town, South Africa, this evening with a rousing set at Bellville Velodrome. Word just in from Bertis via mobile phone that it was one of the most intense and captivating shows of the tour thus far with a fired-up South African audience of
You can check out the video for R.E.M.’s latest single, Electron Blue, by clicking on the banner at the top of the main news page.
Electron Blue was released as the third single from Around the Sun on Monday, February 28th. The video was made with Blue Leach from screen
We are in the Departure Lounge of Dublinâs airport, getting ready for a lot of flying (to Cape Town), then a few days before our first-ever show in South Africa (Friday night in Cape Town).
What a great weekendâit was Ireland after all. Belfast was the realization of a long-time
Although R.E.M has played the Republic of Ireland many times in previous years–the first being in 1984 at SFX and the last being at Marlay Park in 2003–the guys have never journeyed up North until now. So, it is with great anticipation and a sense of “we finally made
London was tremendous in every way–show, aftershow, friends, families, city, press–all fun, all greatâ¦even some sunshine and a day (yesterday) to rest up for the stretch run here in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Ireland. The show at the Apollo was our second in 6 months
R.E.M is in London today for a show at the Apollo Theatre. Support will be from Athens’ band Now it’s Overhead. Tonight’s show will mark the first in a string of five UK concerts. R.E.M. will play Sheffield, Glasgow, Birmingham, and Belfast, Northern Ireland.