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.
Electron Blue is set to be released as the third single from Around the Sun. We’ve gotten reports that the song has been receiving a lot of airplay in the UK in the last couple of weeks. The band has also made a video for Electron Blue, coincidentally enough with Blue Leach, video mastermind from the UK himself. The video is made from screen shots of live performances from the band’s current tour–looks very cool. Be sure to look for it in your area.
We’re excited to announce that we now have many of the items from the tour merchandise line available in our Thriftstore at REMHQ.com. If you click the highlighted links, you can check out the line which includes several new shirts, a gorgeous tour program designed by Michael and Chris Bilheimer, a badges/sticker pack, and more.
Be sure to visit the Tour Photos section; it’s up to date with the latest photos from the road, thanks to our intrepid photography team. To view, click on the Tour Photos’ banner on the main news page.