Photos from R.E.M’s show in Lisbon, Portugal, by David Belisle.
R.E.M begins their European tour in support of Around the Sun tonight in Lisbon, Portugal, with opening act Joseph Arthur. Tonight’s show will be the first of 37 scheduled for January and February. The European portion of the tour culminates with two nights in Dublin, Ireland, at The
A healthy sense of anticipation underlies the mood here in Lisbon as we prepare to embark on an ambitious schedule that will take us as far north as St. Petersburg and wind up with 2 nights in Dublin 37 shows from now (all by the end of next month!).
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American Band plays today in the Atlantic Pavillion
REM “still much in love” after 25 years of “marriage”
REM, playing today at 21h45 in the Atlantic Pavillion, is formed by three north-american democrats that believe in the value of activism in this century. Bassist Mike
UK band, Feeder, will open for R.E.M on two dates during the ’05 Tour including the highly-anticipated Hyde Park London date on July 9th.
R.E.M. with support from Feeder:
June 17th–LCCC, Manchester
July 9th–Hyde Park, London
A spokesperson for Feeder confirmed that they are thrilled to support REM this summer at
R.E.M is now part of the iTunes Originals series. Launching today, the iTunes store offers music and interviews with the band. This installment, recorded in Athens, GA contains 6 exclusive live recordings. 14 short interview segments, as well as some album tracks spanning the band’s history.
To listen or purchase
Stay up late and catch Michael on Last Call with Carson Daly tonight. The show airs at 1:35AM ET. Please check local listings.
For more information, please click here.
Check out a just-posted Question and Answer session between Michael and Spin Magazine at Spin.com.
Athens band Now It’s Overhead will support R.E.M in the United Kingdom and Ireland during the Winter leg of the band’s 2005 Tour at the following shows:
02.21.05–Hallam FM Arena, Sheffield
Check out Now It’s Overhead’s website by clicking here.
Aftermath, the second single from Around the Sun, has been released this week. As previously reported back in October, B-sides for the single were recorded in the Athens Rehearsal Studio during the summer and include “High Speed Train,” “So Fast, So Numb,” and “All the Right Friends.” Brett
The London Observer has a fantastic article on Oxfam’s ongoing effort to Make Trade Fair. The article highlights appearances in a recent ad campaign by Michael, Thom Yorke, Chris Martin, and Colin Firth and includes an interview with Michael. To read the Observer article, please click here.
R.E.M experiences a homecoming of sorts tonight as they return to Seattle to play back-to-back shows over the weekend with support this evening from fellow Athenians, Five-Eight, and Saturday night’s special guest Charlie Mars. Both shows are at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.
Five Eight, who will also be joining the