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NIJMEGEN PHOTOS


R.E.M headlined the Nijmegen Rockin Park Festival last night, and we have some gorgeous photos to prove it. In the meantime, be sure to visit the Live section where you can browse photos from the entire tour dating all the way back to October 2004.

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POSTCARD FROM THE HOMESTRETCH


We are enjoying the Scandinavian swing of the tour. On Tuesday, we dodged a bullet with the thunderstorms prior to the show at the beautiful Botanical Gardens where the band played. Then in Oslo and Stavanger…beautiful sunny evenings and packed, enthusiastic football stadiums greeted the band, and full-throttled,

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THE R.E.M. TAXI RETURNS TO THE UK


The R.E.M taxi has returned to the United Kingdom after a nearly 10 year hiatus, sporting a new look and traveling the mean streets in celebration of the upcoming shows in July. There are 8 of these beauties currently making the rounds in London where the band will be playing

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MICHAEL ANSWERS QUESTIONS FOR INDEPENDENT UK


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.

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DUBLIN PRESS


Click on the images below to read reports from the band’s stellar concert at Ardgillan Castle in Dublin Sunday night…

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PHOTOS FROM THE WEEKEND


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.

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POSTCARD FROM DUBLIN: FILE UNDER SCENIC


In some ways, this entire tour, comprising 99 shows so far (since last October), has seemed like a succession of highlights—some 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

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UPDATE FROM ATHENS AS SUMMER TURNS TO HIGH


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

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POSTCARD FROM SHEFFIELD


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.

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R.E.M. TO DEDICATE SONG TO AUNG SAN SUU KYI IN DUBLIN


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.

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BRIEF POSTCARD FROM ENGLAND


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
Chestnuts unearthed

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ROME SET LIST


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:

I TOOK

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ROCK AM RING PERFORMANCE BROADCAST


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.

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MICHAEL SINGS A SONG OF PARIS


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,