Today was a travel day for the band as they journeyed from Toronto, the scene of last night’s big show, to Raleigh, North Carolina, where they’ll play another big one Tuesday night at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre. (Read this review for a good summary of the Toronto show).
If you haven’t paid a visit to the Tour Site this tour, there is a lot of activity, including tons of great photos, ample video, blogs, and fan messages from each of the 9 shows the guys have played so far. Remember, if you’re going to a show, you too can add your own.
And speaking of interesting activity…here’s some news tangential to the tour definitely worth your time:
ACCELERATE VINYL IN THE NEWS:
Evidently copies of Accelerate vinyl showed up in numerous Fred Meyer’s department stores due to a clerical error, but the fact that people ended up buying a decent amount of the copies spawned a vinyl revival (of sorts) and prompted the store to order more records by different bands. Who knew? Vinyl in the age of downloads and file sharing? WOW. For more insight read these two articles:
R.E.M.: HELLO BOOK SIGNING IN NYC
David Belisle, photographer of R.E.M: HELLO (Chronicle) and Michael Stipe will hold a book signing of copies of R.E.M.: HELLO on Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 6:00 pm at McNally Robinson bookstore on Prince St.
Over the past six years, David has traveled with the band and captured them on- and off-stage; the book features 175 color and black and white photographs, with handwritten captions by the band and an introduction by Michael.
Please note: this event is a signing only, not a reading. Only copies of the book purchased at McNally Robinson will be signed.
Call (212) 274-1160 or e-mail email@example.com to pre-order your copy of R.E.M.: HELLO from McNally Robinson.
VINCENT MOON TAKE-AWAY SHOWS
Vincent, who worked with the band on the video for Supernatural Superserious and the ninetynights.com campaign among other things, will see his guerilla-style vids, The Take Away Shows, get a bit more exposure–definitely a good thing–thanks to Sony’s video website, Crackle.com. Read this article for more information…