R.E.M. BY MTV will be available for the first time ever on Blu-Ray and as a stand-alone DVD on June 2. Both the Blu-Ray and DVD of R.E.M. BY MTV include the feature-length documentary as well as rarely-seen live performances, all of which were previously available only in last fall’s REMTV 6-DVD boxed set. The Blu-Ray and DVD will be available at retail outlets for a suggested price of $19.99 and $14.99, respectively.

Pre-orders are available at Amazon

“Alexander Young’s documentary is a fine way to tell the story of R.E.M. through its various twists and turns, as captured in real time by MTV’s cameras– it has some great funny bits too!” said longtime R.E.M. manager Bertis Downs.

In advance of the Blu-Ray and DVD release, Fathom Events will bring R.E.M. BY MTV to approximately 300 U.S. movie theaters for a one night only event on Tuesday, May 19 as a part of their “Classic Music Series.” Tickets for these special screenings are available now at participating theater box offices and online at FathomEvents.com.

R.E.M. BY MTV Bonus Live Performances:

“Find The River” —€œ Live In Cologne, May 12, 2001

“Imitation Of Life” —€œ Rock AM Ring, June 3, 2005

“Bad Day” —€œ Live At Rolling Stone, Milan, March 18, 2008

“Man-Sized Wreath” —€œ Live At Oxygen Festival, July 12, 2008

“(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” —€œ R. E.M. Live In Athens, Greece, October 5, 2008