We are rested and ready to go again after the unfortunate cancellation of the St Petersburg show–that was a drastic move, but one we felt we had to make since, if the trucks and gear are there (at the border), you cannot do the show…we felt horrible about it
The band is in Riga, Latvia, tonight for a concert at Kipsala International Exhibition Hall with support from Brainstorm. Earlier today, Bertis phoned in with an update from Riga, which he described as “a beautiful park-strewn City laden with a foot of snow; we received an enthusiastic response at the
We are in Prague, where in 1995 we finally got to play in August after cancelling in March for Billâs brain surgery and in July for Mikeâs abdominal surgery. This time, as of just before showtime, all are healthy and fit as fiddles, and the way the shows have
R.E.M cranked out 25 year-old classic and rarely played fan favorite “Radio Free Europe” during the encore of their show in Belgrade tonight at Hala 1 Belgrade Fair Arena. Michael donned a B-92 Radio Station t-shirt during the song in honor of the underground station that, despite the war
Well every day is different on tour, but some are more interesting than others; today was one of the particularly memorable ones: we all arrived in Belgrade after a rocking, enthused show last night in the beautiful old city of Zagreb–the band were invited to meet the Serbian President, Boris
Belgrade Art Gallery O-ZONE is currently hosting an exhibition of R.E.M. “artefacts” in Belgrade, Serbia. The exhibition, which opened on January 17th, is a celebration of the artwork of R.E.M. and culminates with the band’s concert in Belgrade today:
Through the selected worksâmusic videos, interviews, live performances and visual material,
Well, we havenât gotten to Germany yet, but it sure feels like it with recent shows in Basel, Bolzano and tonight Ljubljana. All have had a distinctly Germanic feel, and all were the first time for us to visit. This afternoon we walked to the venue
R.E.M is in Basle tonight for a sold-out show at Saint Jakobshalle after playing a rousing set to a sold-out crowd in Geneva at the Arena last night. The band will be joined by Joseph Arthur this evening as well as their next show-Milan on the 15th of January–after
Bertis reported earlier in his postcard prior to the Marseille show tonight that Electron Blue will most likely be the third single from Around the Sun. Stay tuned for more details on this development as we get them.
Well, we couldnât have asked for a better start to the European leg of the tour–as in earlier trips, Portugal and Spain meant very enthusiastic and appreciative fans and all three shows over the weekend (Lisbon, Madrid and Barcelona) were just terrific. The band played great, enjoying throwing in
R.E.M is in France today preparing for tomorrow night’s show in Marseille at the Marseille Dome. The band is off today after playing three consecutive nights in Lisbon, Madrid, and Barcelona. Here are some photos from the Madrid show taken by Bob Weber.
Stay tuned for more as we
Photos from R.E.M’s show in Lisbon, Portugal, by David Belisle.
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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
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!).
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