Something about last nights with support bands we love… tonight in Hamburg marks the end of The Thrills opening run with us, which started a couple of weeks ago in Stockholm. So as a great send-off, Peter did his usual mandolin turn on “The Curse of Comfort,” then a
Click the Tour Photo banner on the main news page for the latest spectacular photos from Leipzig, Berlin, and tonight’s show in Copenhagen.
All you need to know about the Stuttgart show is it started with I Took Your Name and finished with Iggy Popâs classic I Wanna be your Dog (marking the first time on the tour they have played on beyond Man on the Moon) and in between there
Things are a little hectic in Vienna, at least in my world, so I will be brief in my Friday update….maybe the two day break got me out of practice. It was nice having the short respite in an otherwise-intense pace; people either spent the days off in Paris
Blender.com has an interview they’ve just posted with Michael in which R.E.M’s singer fields questions from fans about the coolest thing he owns, the TV show he would most like to appear on, a bad hair day that lasted an entire year, and much more. Please click here
We have more new photos posted in the Live section. Check out the latest collection of shots from Hannover and Oberhausen as submitted by our intrepid, nonpareil photographers, Weber and Belisle…
Just click on the new photo link on the main news page to go straight there.
We are in Oberhausen Arena, where we last played the night after the 1999 Glastonbury appearance (leading to the No Shows the Night After Glastonbury Rule in effect ever since…); the Cologne area is a favorite of all of ours, with the amazing 2001 cathedral plaza free show still fresh,
Japanese 3-piece rock outfit, doa, will support R.E.M during the band’s swing through Japan, March 16th-18th. doa, who made their major label debut in 2004, have a new record, Open D, coming out this month according to their website: d-o-a.jp. Of particular interest is the
Electron Blue will be released as a single on February 28th. Here are full details for the CD Maxi Single (International):
1. Electron Blue 3:53
Produced by Pat McCarthy & R.E.M.
Mixed by Pat McCarthy
Engineered by Jamie Candiloro
2. Sweetness Follows (Live) 4:07
Recorded by Brett Eliason in Cincinnati on October 27,
We are rested and ready to go again after the unfortunate cancellation of the St Petersburg show–that was a drastic move, but one we felt we had to make since, if the trucks and gear are there (at the border), you cannot do the show…we felt horrible about it
The band is in Riga, Latvia, tonight for a concert at Kipsala International Exhibition Hall with support from Brainstorm. Earlier today, Bertis phoned in with an update from Riga, which he described as “a beautiful park-strewn City laden with a foot of snow; we received an enthusiastic response at the
We are in Prague, where in 1995 we finally got to play in August after cancelling in March for Billâs brain surgery and in July for Mikeâs abdominal surgery. This time, as of just before showtime, all are healthy and fit as fiddles, and the way the shows have
R.E.M cranked out 25 year-old classic and rarely played fan favorite “Radio Free Europe” during the encore of their show in Belgrade tonight at Hala 1 Belgrade Fair Arena. Michael donned a B-92 Radio Station t-shirt during the song in honor of the underground station that, despite the war
Well every day is different on tour, but some are more interesting than others; today was one of the particularly memorable ones: we all arrived in Belgrade after a rocking, enthused show last night in the beautiful old city of Zagreb–the band were invited to meet the Serbian President, Boris
Belgrade Art Gallery O-ZONE is currently hosting an exhibition of R.E.M. “artefacts” in Belgrade, Serbia. The exhibition, which opened on January 17th, is a celebration of the artwork of R.E.M. and culminates with the band’s concert in Belgrade today:
Through the selected worksâmusic videos, interviews, live performances and visual material,