ST. PAUL ON-SALE SATURDAY:
Tickets for R.E.M.’s show at the Xcel Energy Center Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota, go on sale tomorrow morning at 11AM (CT). The June 5th concert in St. Paul will be the band’s third performance at Xcel, a venue the guys played most recently in 2004 as part of the Vote For Change Tour with Bruce Springsteen and Bright Eyes (not to mention the Neil Young cameo appearance that night). Click here for more information about St Paul tickets and for more information about R.E.M.’s upcoming world tour, please visit the LIVE section.
VOODOO MUSIC EXPERIENCE NEWS
Also, the band announced Monday that they will headline the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans on October 26th.
TICKETS go on sale May 5th.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS BROADCAST THIS MONTH
As announced earlier today, R.E.M.’s performance on Austin City Limits will be broadcast on May 24th on PBS stations. Click HERE for more details on the broadcast. You’ll also find a great exclusive interview with the band and a clip of Supernatural Superserious from the show.
ACCELERATE SPECIAL EDITION AVAILABLE AGAIN
After being placed in momentary retail limbo, aka “on backorder,” the frankly amazing special edition version of ACCELERATE is once again being made available in stores and online. The special edition includes the CD and DVD with a 64-page booklet and two audio only mp3s of B-Sides: Red Head Walking (audio) and Airliner (audio); the DVD incudes a film called Six Nights directed by Vincent Moon (Ninetynights.com, Supernatural Superserious) and some excellent Takeaway Shows, also directed by Vincent. To order a copy, please click HERE.
R.E.M. HELLO….DAVID BELISLE BOOK NEWS
We received our copies of R.E.M. Hello today at the office and the book, quite honestly, is phenomenal and something every R.E.M. fan should consider owning. You can learn more about the book HERE and please note that there will be two book signings coming up in the near future as reported at Spinner.
This story from the current New Yorker may be of particular interest to those of you who follow folklore and folk music field recordings . One of the current cataloguers discussed and featured is our old friend Art Rosenbaum , Professor Emeritus at the UGA Art School. Please click HERE to view the slide show and to listen to an intriguing discussion of Art’s impressive contribution to the catalogue of field recordings.