So it comes as no surprise since we haven’t heard anything about it, anyway, but the official word is R.E.M. is not touring with the new record, “Collapse Into Now,” due out March 8. The ever lovely Bertis Downs, R.E.M. manager, said the simple answer is the band doesn’t tour with every album and this is one of those cases.
Too bad, was hoping to see them again after the great Accelerate tour.