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

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

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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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 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

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:

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

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:

SUPERNATURAL SUPERSERIOUS VIDEO SITE LAUNCHED


During the last week of January, R.E.M. spent several days in New York where they filmed a video for Supernatural Superserious, the first single from ACCELERATE. The video was shot by director Vincent Moon (ninetynights.com) who captured the band spontaneously performing the song in various locations around the city. In

R.E.M. 2008 EUROPEAN TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT


R.E.M. will kick off their 2008 European Tour in support of ACCELERATE in July in Amsterdam. The tour will be preceded by a special engagement at the Royal Albert Hall in London, one week prior to the release of Accelerate, on March 24th.

The band

SUPERNATURAL SUPERSERIOUS ON Q104.3’S OUT OF THE BOX TONIGHT


Word just in that Supernatural Superserious will be played on Jonathan Clarke’s Out of the Box show on Q104.3 NYC at 9pm ET tonight; you can “tune in” online and listen to R.E.M.’s new single (which you can also listen to on remhq.com) here.

MINUS 5


The Seattle rockers are in…