We are very pleased to announce that the band has added ten new Fall dates in South America to their ongoing world tour. In addition to previously announced dates in Dallas, New Orleans, and Mexico City, R.E.M. will now take their tour in support of Accelerate to Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Peru, and Venezuela in October and November. This will mark the band’s second trip to South America. In 2001, R.E.M. played for an estimated 175,000 fans at Rock in Rio (their largest crowd to date) as well as Buenos Aires.

The fall schedule, with new South American dates, is as follows:

October 24th: Dallas, Nokia Theatre (with Old 97s)

October 26th: New Orleans Voodoo Festival

October 29th: Bogota, Colombia, Parque Simon Bolivar

November 1st: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Club Ciudad BA

November 3rd: Santiago, Chile, Movistar Arena

November 4th: Santiago, Chile, Movistar Arena

November 6th: Porto Alegre, Brazil, Zequinha Stadium

November 8th: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Arena

November 10th: Sao Paulo, Brazil, Via Funchai

November 11th: Sao Paulo, Brazil, Via Funchai

November 14th: Lima, Peru, Jockey Club Del Peru

November 16th: Caracas, Venezuela, Caracas Festival

November 18th: Mexico City, Auditorio National

Tickets for select shows–Bogota and Santiago–go on sale next week. Fan Club members and Online Fan Community members eligible for the sale will be notified of ticket details Monday. The remainder of the shows will be on sale very soon so please stay tuned to remhq.com for breaking news.