After another long day of flying, the band had a great late night arrival into Lima (see video below). Tonight, R.E.M. plays the Lima Hot Festival in Peru with special guests Travis, Cementerio Club, and Turbopotamos. This marks the band’s first concert in Lima, and it should be a really exciting night with a great crowd based on the reception the band has been receiving in Peru’s capital. The guys, once again, are looking forward to sharing the stage with Travis (check out their new record “Ode to J. Smith”) who played the Frequency Festival in Salzburg with R.E.M. back in August.
R.E.M.’S ARRIVAL IN LIMA:
For a preview of the Lima concert, please check out these photos and articles:
Be sure to stay tuned to the
tour site for photos, tweets, and video posted by fans!
Other R.E.M. News:
LISTEN TO MICHAEL ON XM TONIGHT
Michael spoke to Jane Pratt earlier today from Lima about her new program on XM radio. If you have XM, you can tune into Jane’s program at 7:17ET and 9:17ET to catch the interview. Click here for more information.
ATHENS BANDS TO PLAY MURMUR ON NOVEMBER 25TH AT THE 40 WATT CLUB
On November 25th, seven bands from Athens will play songs from Murmur at a CD release party commemorating the 25th anniversary release of R.E.M.’s groundbreaking record. The event coincides with the release of the Deluxe Edition of Murmur on Universal and benefits Community Connection of Northeast Georgia (who, coincidentally, is celebrating its 25th anniversary!) & Family Connection/Communities in Schools:
Perfect Circle: Athens Bands Play Murmur
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Doors at 8:00 p.m.
40 Watt Club
285 W. Washington Street
Athens, GA 30601
Tickets: $10 advance
Advance tickets available at Athens Music.net
Don Chambers + GOAT
Packway Handle Band
Be sure to come out for what promises to be a great night with some outstanding acts playing songs for a great cause.
p.s. Also, check out the incomparable Neil Young’s post at Huffington Post concerning one of his non-musical passions: the current crisis in the auto industry and some possible solutions…
p.p.s: As we mentioned in an earlier post, Jim Martin is in a run-off for one of the two U.S. Senate seats in Georgia. Jim is the clear choice for the Senate and has our full support. Read more about Jim Martin in the following posts and visit his website, martinforsenate.com, if you would like to learn more and/or offer your support: