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POSTCARD FROM LJUBLJANA


Well, we haven’t gotten to Germany yet, but it sure feels like it with recent shows in Basel, Bolzano and tonight Ljubljana. All have had a distinctly Germanic feel, and all were the first time for us to visit. This afternoon we walked to the venue

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R.E.M. FINISHES SWING THROUGH SWITZERLAND TONIGHT


R.E.M is in Basle tonight for a sold-out show at Saint Jakobshalle after playing a rousing set to a sold-out crowd in Geneva at the Arena last night. The band will be joined by Joseph Arthur this evening as well as their next show-Milan on the 15th of January–after

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ELECTRON BLUE NEXT SINGLE


Bertis reported earlier in his postcard prior to the Marseille show tonight that Electron Blue will most likely be the third single from Around the Sun. Stay tuned for more details on this development as we get them.

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POSTCARD FROM BEFORE THE MARSEILLE SHOW


Well, we couldn’t have asked for a better start to the European leg of the tour–as in earlier trips, Portugal and Spain meant very enthusiastic and appreciative fans and all three shows over the weekend (Lisbon, Madrid and Barcelona) were just terrific. The band played great, enjoying throwing in

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TOUR UPDATE


R.E.M is in France today preparing for tomorrow night’s show in Marseille at the Marseille Dome. The band is off today after playing three consecutive nights in Lisbon, Madrid, and Barcelona. Here are some photos from the Madrid show taken by Bob Weber.

Stay tuned for more as we

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TOUR PHOTOS!


Photos from R.E.M’s show in Lisbon, Portugal, by David Belisle.

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PORTUGESE PAPER INTERVIEWS MIKE


bootlegged from murmurs.com

American Band plays today in the Atlantic Pavillion

REM “still much in love” after 25 years of “marriage”

REM, playing today at 21h45 in the Atlantic Pavillion, is formed by three north-american democrats that believe in the value of activism in this century. Bassist Mike

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POSTCARD FROM THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF EUROPE


A healthy sense of anticipation underlies the mood here in Lisbon as we prepare to embark on an ambitious schedule that will take us as far north as St. Petersburg and wind up with 2 nights in Dublin 37 shows from now (all by the end of next month!).

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R.E.M. KICKS OFF WORLD TOUR IN LISBON


R.E.M begins their European tour in support of Around the Sun tonight in Lisbon, Portugal, with opening act Joseph Arthur. Tonight’s show will be the first of 37 scheduled for January and February. The European portion of the tour culminates with two nights in Dublin, Ireland, at The

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FEEDER GETS SUPPORT SLOT FOR SELECT UK DATES


UK band, Feeder, will open for R.E.M on two dates during the ’05 Tour including the highly-anticipated Hyde Park London date on July 9th.

R.E.M. with support from Feeder:

June 17th–LCCC, Manchester
July 9th–Hyde Park, London

A spokesperson for Feeder confirmed that they are thrilled to support REM this summer at

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R.E.M. ON iTUNES ORIGINALS


R.E.M is now part of the iTunes Originals series. Launching today, the iTunes store offers music and interviews with the band. This installment, recorded in Athens, GA contains 6 exclusive live recordings. 14 short interview segments, as well as some album tracks spanning the band’s history.

To listen or purchase

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MICHAEL ON LAST CALL TONIGHT


Stay up late and catch Michael on Last Call with Carson Daly tonight. The show airs at 1:35AM ET. Please check local listings.

For more information, please click here.

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WINTER UK/IRELAND TOUR SUPPORT ANNOUNCED


Athens band Now It’s Overhead will support R.E.M in the United Kingdom and Ireland during the Winter leg of the band’s 2005 Tour at the following shows:

02.19.05–Apollo, London
02.21.05–Hallam FM Arena, Sheffield
02.22.05–SECC, Glasgow
02.23.05–NEC, Birmingham
02.25.05–Odyssey, Belfast
02.26.05–Point, Dublin
02.27.05–Point, Dublin

Check out Now It’s Overhead’s website by clicking here.

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AFTERMATH SINGLE RELEASE


Aftermath, the second single from Around the Sun, has been released this week. As previously reported back in October, B-sides for the single were recorded in the Athens Rehearsal Studio during the summer and include “High Speed Train,” “So Fast, So Numb,” and “All the Right Friends.” Brett