R.E.M. READY FOR LIVE 8 (Updated)

After two exciting gigs in Germany, the band will enjoy back-to-back days off as they prepare for a whirlwind day of music and travel on July 2nd, including both a 4:05pm scheduled performance at Live 8 in London’s Hyde Park and a headlining slot later that night (10:30pm) in Switzerland at Open Air St. Gallen.

The build-up and anticipation to Live 8 is now at a fever pitch as concert-goers prepare to arrive at their respective destinations throughout Europe, Japan, North America, and South Africa where 10 concerts will be staged from July 2nd through July 6th prior to the G8 Summit in Gleneagles, Perthshire Scotland (July 6-8).

We’re keeping our eyes open for interesting articles and features on Live 8 and plan to add them to this news’ post as they come to our attention. Check back frequently–we’ll do our best to keep it updated and stimulating.

After clicking on the links to various articles about Live 8 just below, be sure to scroll down a bit further on this page for TV, Radio, and Webcast information.

Posted on remhq.com June 30th:

For official Live 8 news, please visit live8live.com
For the lowdown on Live 8, please visit the scotsman.com and the bbc.co.uk
For the latest on Hyde Park, July 2nd, visit bloomberg-uk.com
The Greatest Concert Ever?…click here
For update on Canada lineup visit nytimes.com


The LIVE 8 concerts taking place around the world will be watched and listened to by more than 2 billion people.

In the UK, the BBC is the host broadcaster for LIVE 8 London with coverage across BBC ONE, TWO and THREE, with radio broadcasts on Radio’s 1 and 2, the BBC World Service and across the BBC’s regional stations.

Commercial Radio will also be broadcasting live from backstage at Hyde Park and The Museum of Art in Philadelphia, with reporters at every live 8 gig across the world, to an estimated audience of over 28million listeners across 200+ stations.

Partner broadcasters in Europe and America will also be working to bring this huge international event to the world. VH1 will be airing the concert in the United States. Please visit their site for more information.

For Satellite Radio information click here

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You can find exclusive live coverage–including behind-the-scenes tidbits, special blogs, and all the performances–during and after the concerts on July 2nd. And log onto aolmusic.com now for breaking concert news leading up to the event.