Ever since I heard that Clash song Spanish Bombs off London Calling, back in law school days (also early R.E.M. days), I have wondered what Andalucia would be like….as we are starting this last part of the tour in Granada, I am getting to find out. What a great
After a bit of going back and forth, we have finally gotten the much-anticipated show posters up in the THRIFTSTORE! Although this epic project took quite a bit of logistical work, it was well worth it. As you scroll down to the bottom of this article, you will notice as
The transcript from Michael’s interview with Australian TV show host Andrew Denton has been posted on the website for Enough Rope. Please click the link to read this most interesting bit of repartee between Michael and Andrew Denton. We’ve been told a video stream of the
Continuum will release the latest book in its popular 33 1/3 series on May 1st, 2005. R.E.M.’s Murmur is written by J. Nimi and checks in at 128 pages.
Description from Continuum’s website:
R.E.M.âs debut album, released in 1983, was so far removed from the prevailing trends of American popular
For the international portions of the tour, the band commissioned 18 different show posters to be designed. You may recognize the names of some of these artists from past R.E.M. projects:
Michael Lachowski (photographer from Reveal special package)
Bruce Licher (designer of many Fan Club packages)
Matt Houston (included in the Around The
Congrats on 25 great years, R.E.M.!
R.E.M celebrated their 25th anniversary yesterday in Australia during a day off in Adelaide. The celebration included dinner, toasts, and a lot of reminiscences about the night when it all started back on April 5th, 1980, at a birthday party in Athens, Georgia.
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.