The band kicked off its rehearsals in Dublin in electrifying form to a packed, spirited sellout crowd tonight at the Olympia Theatre. The set tipped heavily in the direction of brand new songs, ten in all, but also featured a selection of classics including “Second Guessing,” “Letter Never
UPDATE: Owing to technical problems in post production, Dave Fanningâs interview with R.E.M. scheduled for broadcast tonight on RTE Radio 1(Ireland) and www.rte.ie/radio1/drivetime has had to be deferred. In its place tonight at 1900hrs (Irish Time GMT +1) archive of previous interviews will be broadcast.
The full interview as recorded
Just a reminder that the BBC’s excellent feature on American Alternative Rock, “Left of the Dial (program 6 of “The Seven Ages of Rock” special), will be re-broadcast on BBC 1, Friday, June 29th at 12.05am.
For more information on “Left of the Dial” please click here.
We are pleased to announce that a limited number of tickets for R.E.M.’s five-night stand at the Olympia Theatre will be released to fans each show day at 4pm. The tickets are priced at 50 euros each and will be available at the Olympia box office. There is a limit
A few random Dublin memories from over the years, on my first day here this time:
Our first time here was 1984, the band’s second tour of Europe, back in the Reckoning days when that meant a few club shows where they could be arranged. SFX was the hall,
R.E.M HQ’s David Bell caught up with producer Jacknife Lee on the eve of the Dublin Olympia shows to discuss the Vancouver recording sessions, and many other things, including the Irish, Grouse Lodge, R.E.M.’s Working Rehearsal, the producer’s role, and Jacknife’s iPod:
1. How’s your summer been going up
R.E.M is one of the seminal bands showcased on the BBC’s ongoing series, “The Seven Ages of Rock” this weekend. The latest episode (Program 6), titled “Left of the Dial: American Alternative Rock,” airs on BBC 2 Saturday June 23rd at 9:30pm. The show will include âRadio Free Europeâ, âThe
Featuring an amazing group of songs performed by an amazing lineup including R.E.M, U2, Snow Patrol, Green Day, The Flaming Lips, and Regina Spektor, Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur CD is available in stores and online for purchase today. Sales from the two-disc CD, consisting of
As we continue to gear up for R.E.M in Dublin, Ireland this summer, we’ve been keeping our eyes open for signs of activity from some of our favorite bands, one of which is Conor Oberst’s Bright Eyes. Bright Eyes just wrapped up touring the United States with
With a whole host of things going on in the R.E.M. world between the Vancouver and Dublin recording sessions, here’s your summer installment of the HQ Update (R.E.M.-related happenings and miscellany):
PETER BUCK HITS THE ROAD IN EUROPE
Peter is out on the road with Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 for
Beyond his well-documented contributions to the musical canon, in life and death, John Lennon remains a symbol of peace. It is apt then that a selection of some of his greatest songs are the basis for Instant Karma: The Campaign to Save Darfur, a compilation being released June 12 to
If you happen to be in the Macon, Georgia, area tonight, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame is hosting a First Friday tribute concert and exhibition in honor of R.E.M. this evening beginning at 6pm. First Friday Around The Sun will feature a performance by Athens’ band Modern Skirts
Congratulations to the founders of CINÃ, the wonderful new art-house in Athens, which officially opens tonight and gives our little town a real big city movie appearance. Some great local coverage so far…
…and another reason to celebrate life in Athens!
Flagpole.com has posted a good article on athensmusic.net’s CD release of the September 12th Finest Worksongs show at the 40 Watt. Please click here to read.