Tickets for R.E.M.’s October 4th concert at Turkcell Kurucesme Arena in Instanbul, Turkey go on sale today. For ticket information, please click here.

From the ticket website:

R.E.M. makes Istanbul debut!

Pozitif Music is making a dream come true by making the most anticipated concert of all time, a reality…REM will embrace their Turkish fans in Istanbul on October 4, 2008.

The group came out with their highly acclaimed album “Accelerate”in the beginning of 2008, entered the charts from the top and they were once again in the spotlight.

Generations of Turkish fans have found solace and comfort in the music and lyrics of unforgettable songs like “Losing my Religion”, “Shiny Happy People”, “Everybody Hurts” and “The One I Love”. A legendary rock group well-regarded for their tireless support to charities defending social and political injustices, R.E.M. returned to the spotlight after 10 year break, at the end of 2004 when they joined Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and Bright Eyes on the “Vote for Change” tour. In 2005, R.E.M performed at the Live Aid concert in London before 200.000 people to make them aware of the hunger problem in the world. The concert’s live TV broadcast reached 9 million people in the U.K.only!

So get ready for the moment of truth on October 4 in Istanbul; get ready for REM and for a great show!