We have a couple of days off before the final two shows of this part of the tourâ in Adelaide Wednesday night and Perth on Friday, then home for a spring break and a chance to rest, revive and get ready for the summer fun in Europe starting in Spain
Following their legendary New Zealand “lakesideâ performance on Saturday night, R.E.M. announced today that its upcoming European shows will be an âall wetâ affair: every show will feature a front row pond (3â-5â deep) so that completely crazed fans, as well as
Ken Stringfellow just sent word from Down Under that he will be supporting the band Even in Australia during April as well as playing some solo shows in New Zealand on the following dates in the following locations.
4/9 The Zoo, Brisbane
4/10 The Annandale Hotel, Sydney
4/12 The Basement @
Michael will be a guest on Enough Rope with Andrew Denton on Monday, April 4th, at 9:30 pm. Enough Rope airs weeknights on ABC channels in Australia.
For more information, please visit Enough Rope’s website. Please be sure to check local listings.
We’ve just received these photos of the band’s arrival in New Plymouth which Bertis chronicled in his Postcard from New Plymouth/Taranaki yesterday: “Our arrival at the airport here today was also something pretty unique as the band received a high honor…a warm, spiritual, musical welcome by some of the Maori
Tonightâs show, just completed, Â was one of the best of the tour. I donât know why…something in the air–(the moist air due to the daylong rain that greeted our arrival and stayed with us pretty relentlessly through the show); great support sets from Bright Eyes and The
Photos are coming in from the New Zealand swing of the tour. The band played Christchurch on March 24th and will play New Plymouth the 26th. Please stay tuned for updates as we get them…
(photo by David Belisle)
Click below to read a review of R.E.M.’s show in Hong Kong a the HK Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. The band played HK on Sunday, March 20th.
From the Sydney Morning Herald: Michael Stipe may be in Nagoya, Japan, but he’s not there for a quick whisky commercial; None of that on-the-quiet big advertising money favoured by the great and good of Western popular culture for the 45-year-old rake-thin, bald and often blue-eye-shadowed singer of REM…
XL Videoâs live music division kicked off what promises to be another very busy year supplying full video production to R.E.M.âs European tour â the first time that R.E.M. has ever carried touring video. The video concept and the very specific look that R.E.M. wanted was originally developed by lighting
The band had a GREAT time in Japan, and David Belisle & Bob Weber sent us a few photos. Enjoy!
R.E.M is honored to be nominated for a 2005 Croatian Porin Award. This award is the highest honor in Croatian music awards, similar to the Grammy Awards in the United States.
In the category of Best Foreign Video Program, R.E.M. has been nominated for Perfect Square, the live
It has been a very interesting ten days here in South Africa; with extended visits to both Cape Town and Johannesburg, cities about as different as San Francisco is from Chicago. And the Trafalgar Square show in 2001 for Nelson Mandela was one of those times you always remember,
We have all enjoyed our several days here. Two tremendous shows in front of some of the most enthusiastic, raucous crowds R.E.M. has ever seen (and heard); On Saturday night, the staccato clapping part during the bridge, where the audience mimics the sounds on stage, literally was louder than the