R.E.M. READY FOR LANGERADO AND SXSW


After a solid week of rehearsals in Athens, R.E.M. kicks off a month filled with live appearances and performances tomorrow night at the Langerado Festival in Big Cypress, Florida. R.E.M.’s headlining slot on March 8th marks a return to the stage for the band whose last live appearance was

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SPIN REVIEWS ACCELERATE


Spin.com has posted a review of ACCELERATE which you can read by clicking HERE.

illustration from spin.com by RICCARDO VECCHIO

LEAP DAY ROUNDUP


Today we have a special treat in store for fans at ninetynights.com in recognition of February 29th’s anomalous place in the calendar this year; click here to watch Mike Mills introduce our Leap Year feature presentation as we take a brief time out from our ninety nights

ROYAL ALBERT HALL SHOW BROADCAST ANNOUNCED


NME.com reports that BBC Radio 2 will carry a live broadcast of the band’s Royal Albert Hall concert on March 24th.

R.E.M. and Friends, a benefit concert for the Institute of Contemporary Arts, will feature performances by R.E.M., Robyn Hitchcock, Foals, and Duke Spirit.

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R.E.M. TO HEADLINE SASQUATCH! FESTIVAL


R.E.M. will be one of the headliners at this year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre in central Washington state. The festival takes place over Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26. Tickets go on sale March 8.

Stay tuned to remhq.com for the

R.E.M. ADDS UK DATES TO ’08 TOUR


The band has now added four dates in the U.K. to their upcoming tour of Europe this summer. The dates are as follows:

Sunday, Aug. 24: Manchester, L.C.C.C.

Monday, Aug. 25: Cardiff, Millennium Stadium

Wednesday, Aug. 27: Southampton, Rosebowl

Saturday, Aug. 30: London, Twickenham Stadium

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NPR TO WEBCAST/BROADCAST R.E.M.’S SXSW SHOW (updated)


National Public Radio will webcast and broadcast (and possibly podcast!) R.E.M.’s performance at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q on Wednesday, March 12. The web/broadcast, set for 8pm (CT), is one of two SXSW 2008 Showcase Concerts, and will also include performances by supporting bands, Dead Confederate, Johnathan Rice, Papercranes, and Summerbirds

ACCELERATE MINI SITE LAUNCHED AND OTHER NEWS…


We have just launched a mini site for ACCELERATE today which you can access by clicking on the banner on the left-hand side of the main page at remhq.com. The site features artwork, track list details, information on pre-ordering, Supernatural Superserious audio and video, tour information, and more. We

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ACCELERATE PRE-RELEASE PARTY IN ATHENS ON MARCH 31


ACCELERATE Pre-Release Party Benefitting Community Connection of Northeast Georgia & Family Connection/Communities in Schools

TICKETS are $10.00 advance ( $1.50 processing fee via Athensmusic.net) – $15.00 at the door

Event begins promptly at 8:15 p.m.

Featuring:

Preview of full ACCELERATE album

Live auction featuring R.E.M.-signed Gretsch guitar & other items

Silent auction

Special videos screening

Giveaways

SUPERNATURAL SUPERSERIOUS IS BBC RADIO 2’S RECORD OF THE WEEK


BBC Radio 2 has selected “Supernatural Superserious” as their current “Record of the Week.” Radio 2 has also posted a video interview Michael did with Simon Mayo a few weeks back in which the two discuss R.E.M. Live, the Dublin Working Rehearsals and the new R.E.M. record.

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SUPERNATURAL SUPERSERIOUS VIDEO EDITS


Videos from the “Supernatural Superserious” Mashup project are rolling in at the You Tube page set up for submissions. Click on the play button below to watch the videos submitted thus far. If you are currently working on one, be sure to post it to the group so

TICKETS FOR ’08 EUROPEAN TOUR GO ON SALE FRIDAY


Tickets for the European leg of R.E.M.’s 2008 tour in support of ACCELERATE go on sale to the public tomorrow at 9AM UK time (10AM European time). The following shows will be included in tomorrow’s on sale:

MARCH

24th: UK: London, Royal Albert Hall

JULY

2nd: Holland: Amsterdam, Westerpark

9th: France:

R.E.M. TO APPEAR ON AUSTIN CITY LIMITS


R.E.M. will appear on the acclaimed PBS live music television series Austin City Limits next month. The concert, which takes place on March 13 during this year’s annual SxSW Music Conference, also marks the first taping of the 34th season of the show. The televised broadcast will air on

R.E.M. ADDS EUROPEAN FESTIVAL DATES TO ’08 TOUR


R.E.M. has added seven European festival dates to their 2008 tour in support of ACCELERATE, set for release on April 1st.

The festival dates are as follows:

JULY

3rd: Belgium–Werchter Festival

5th: Spain–Bilbao Live ’08 Festival

6th: Spain–Doctor Loft 05.00 Festival, Castello d’Empuries,

(North Barcelona)

8th: France–Le Nuits de Fourvieres (Theatre Romain), Lyon

12th: Ireland–Oxegen, Dublin

13th: