Already in Cleveland this sunny saturday. What an experience this swing state tour has been so far. I cannot begin to describe how wonderful last nightâs Philadelphia show wasâ from Bruce and Michaelâs opening explanatory âwhy are we here and what else is happening across the state with the other
Le Monde features our man Michael Stipe in their online edition today. Get your translators ready or brush off those dusty dictionaries, unless of course you can read the following:
Michael Stipe, un rocker en campagne
Finally over jet lag from europe and commuting each day from nyc to philly,
today we rehearse with springsteen which is very exciting. Tonight is the
first debate on tv and were all praying and hoping for the best. I will be
wearing my dorky vote tie which may be lucky,
The band rehearsed for tonight’s Vote for Change Philly show at the Wachovia Center earlier this afternoon. Here ere are some photos we’ve just received from the warm-up session. Look for more this weekend as well as reports and setlists from the swing states as we get them.
The one hour TV special of the Oxfam / MAKE TRADE FAIR LIVE concert will be broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK this Friday night (1st Oct) at 12.05am.
The show includes live performances by Razorlight, Jamelia, Minnie Driver, The Thrills, Ricky Gervais and R.E.M., and interviews with performers and
As Bertis mentioned in his recent Postcard from the Sky, George Butler’s documentary film, Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry opens nationwide on Friday October 1st after premiering at the Toronto Film Festival a few days ago. He also alluded to the fact that the band
R.E.M garnered the Best Music DVD Award at this year’s Online Music Awards for Perfect Square. Mike and Michael were on hand to accept the award during their just-concluded promotional trip through Europe. The band also was presented with awards from last year’s event. In 2003 REMHQ.com
Athens Weekly News has an excellent interview with Peter and Mike about the upcoming Vote For Change Tour. To read the interview, conducted by Tony Eubanks, please click here..
Generally when we do charity stuff it’s just a matter of writing a check, and that’s easy to do.
Michael’s photography is currently featured in WERK, a fashion/photography/design magazine published by WORK in Singapore. Photographers, illustrators, designers and artists whose work appears in this colette collaborative issue, WERK No.X (10): Meetings, include Brian Frank, Clang, Dominic Fernandez, Ed Tsuwaki, Eisuke Fukumochi, Eva Herzigova, Johnny Khoo, KAKUTO, Kirby Koh, Koji
R.E.M, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, Travis, Paul McCartney, Sting, Peter Gabriel, U2 and others have contributed tracks to a benefit album for the world’s only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Aung San Suu Kyi, who is currently under house arrest in Burma. FOR THE LADY will be released on October
The newest issue of Rolling Stone, set to hit news stands in hours, features Mike Mills and a host of other artists who will be playing on the Vote For Change Tour. Michael was on the cover of the previous issue, a special devoted to the 50 Greatest
A brief update from Milan–too many emails to get to for any more than this.
After a packed week of radio/TV/live/print madness in London (all fun, all productive) we came down to Milan Friday night for a few days of the same here. Italy is always a highlight and
A preview listening party to celebrate the release of R.E.M.’s new album, Around the Sun, will take place on Monday, October 4 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Little Kings Club on the corner of Hull Street and West Hancock Street in downtown Athens.
Guests will be able to hear the
Well, after last night, Iâm glad to report that it indeed feels like a
tour. The band played a spirited hour plus set last night for a gracious,
enthusiastic audience of fan club members and radio competition winners.
Highlights were many:
* The public premiere of several songs off the new record,
Our intrepid man in London, Bertis E Downs, IV, checked in from London, UK, with the following report from last nite’s big benefit show:
The band played a âsurprizeâ but heavily rumoured show whilst in London. The charity Oxfam was doing a Make Trade Fair live event at