R.E.M. On This Day

On this day 22 June
From the R.E.M. Timleine -

1999 - Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, London, England
Soundcheck included: Instrumental #1 / Instrumental #2
Support: Stereolab
Set: Lotus / Crush With Eyeliner / Suspicion / New Test Leper / The Apologist / Pilgrimage / Daysleeper / The Wake-Up Bomb / Electrolite / Driver 8 / Sweetness Follows / At My Most Beautiful / Losing My Religion / The Great Beyond / Find The River / Pop Song 89 / Life And How To Live It / Walk Unafraid / Finest Worksong / Man On The Moon
Encore: I’m Not Over You (Stipe solo) / What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? / Tongue / Gardening At Night / It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Notes: ‘Gardening At Night’ is played for the first time since 1986.
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Full Show

One this day 23 June
From the R.E.M. Timleine -

1995 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Support: Luscious Jackson
Set: I Took Your Name / What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? / Circus Envy / Turn You Inside-Out / Crush With Eyeliner / Try Not To Breathe / Undertow / Welcome To The Occupation / Bang And Blame / Strange Currencies / Revolution / Tongue / Man On The Moon / Country Feedback / Half A World Away / Losing My Religion / Orange Crush / Finest Worksong / Get Up / Star 69
Encore: Let Me In / Everybody Hurts / So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry) / Departure / It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Full show

From this day in 1995, R.E.M.'s second appearance on Letterman.

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I saw this when it was screened in '95. One of my favorite R.E.M. live performances.

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On this day 25 June 1999
From the R.E.M. Timeline -

Pyramid Stage, Glastonbury Festival Of Contemporary Performing Arts 1999, Worthy Farm, Pilton, England
Other acts performing: Bjorn Again, Ian Dury, Barenaked Ladies, Blondie, Bush, Hole, Beautiful South
Set: Lotus / What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? / So Fast, So Numb / The Apologist / Fall On Me / The Great Beyond / Daysleeper / The Wake-Up Bomb / The One I Love / Sweetness Follows / At My Most Beautiful / Losing My Religion / Everybody Hurts / Walk Unafraid / Star 69 / Finest Worksong / Man On The Moon
Encore: Why Not Smile (Mills & Stipe) / Crush With Eyeliner / Tongue / Cuyahoga / It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Notes: Michael dedicated ‘Sweetness Follows’ to Jean Eavis, wife of the organiser of Glastonbury Michael Eavis, who died of cancer a few weeks before.

On this day 26 June
From the R.E.M. Timeline -

1999 - Arena Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany
Support: Wilco, Suede
Set: Lotus / The Wake-Up Bomb / So Fast, So Numb / Sitting Still / Suspicion / Fall On Me / The Apologist / Driver 8 / Daysleeper / The One I Love / Sweetness Follows / The Great Beyond / Losing My Religion / Find The River / At My Most Beautiful / Walk Unafraid / Pop Song 89 / Finest Worksong / Man On The Moon
Encore: I’m Not Over You (Stipe solo) / Why Not Smile (Mills & Stipe) / What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? / Crush With Eyeliner / Tongue / Cuyahoga / The Passenger / It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
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“The Great Beyond”

On this day in 1991 R.E.M. appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone for the third time.

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On this day 27 June
From the R.E.M. Timeline -

1984 - Music Hall, Seattle, WA
Support: The Dream Syndicate
Set: Moral Kiosk / Driver 8 / Catapult / Hyena / Camera / Pilgrimage / Talk About The Passion / 7 Chinese Bros. / So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry) / Pretty Persuasion / Gardening At Night - 9-9 - Windout / Old Man Kensey / Radio Free Europe / Little America
Encore 1: Burning Down / Pale Blue Eyes / 1,000,000
Encore 2: So You Want To Be A Rock’n’Roll Star / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars) - Skank
Notes: Famously recorded for NBC’s The Source radio show, this show is available on many bootlegs, including “Boston 1984” (sic), “Blue”, “Pleasant Dreams”, “Rock and Roll Stars” and “We’re Blinking Just As Fast As We Can”.

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On this day 28th June

1999, “Suspicion” the fourth and final single released from R.E.M.'s 11th studio album, Up (1998).
(B side - “Perfect Circle” as performed on BBC’s Later with Jools Holland)

“Suspicion”

On this day 29 June
From the R.E.M. Timeline -

1995 - Orange Stage, Roskilde Festival 95, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark
Other acts performing: Les Tambours Du Bronx, Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, Page & Plant
Set: What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? / Crush With Eyeliner / Drive / Turn You Inside-Out / Bang And Blame / Undertow / I Took Your Name / Strange Currencies / I Don’t Sleep, I Dream / Revolution / Tongue / Man On The Moon / Losing My Religion / Departure / Pop Song 89 / Finest Worksong / Get Up / Star 69
Encore: Let Me In / Everybody Hurts / It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

On this day 30 June
From the R.E.M. Timeline -

2007 - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
Support: David Kitt
Set: Living Well Is The Best Revenge / Staring Down The Barrel Of The Middle Distance / Second Guessing / Mr. Richards / Houston / 1,000,000 / On The Fly / Letter Never Sent / Man-Sized Wreath /
Little America / Until The Day Is Done / Maps And Legends / Supernatural Superserious / Accelerate / Horse To Water
Encore: These Days / New Test Leper / Electrolite / I’m Gonna DJ
Notes: Working Rehearsals. First performances of ‘Living Well Is The Best Revenge’, ‘Staring Down The Barrel Of The Middle Distance’, ‘Mr. Richards’, ‘Houston’, ‘On The Fly’, ‘Man-Sized Wreath’, ‘Until The Day Is Done’, ‘Accelerate’, ‘Horse To Water’ and ‘Supernatural Superserious’. First performance of ‘Second Guessing’ since 25 November 1986, ‘1,000,000’ since 27 September 1989 and ‘Letter Never Sent’ since 2 November 1986. ‘Supernatural Superserious’ was known as ‘Disguised’ at the time.

R.E.M. took up a five night residency at The Olympia, many of the songs for their 14th Studio album Accelerate (March 2008) was debuted.
Live At The Olympia was released as a live album in October 2007

“Until The Day Is Done” :two_hearts:

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Someone on YouTube recently tried to tell me these shows at the Olympia were a “tour.” I tried to explain the difference between a tour and residency but they would have no part of it. On a more positive note, these shows are one of my favorite things R.E.M. did in the latter part of their career. In fact, they may be my most favorite thing.

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It was late last night when I posted & too tired to elaborate more. You’re right, it was a residency at the Olympia Theatre, and many of the songs from Accelerate were debuted. I’ll edit my previous post to include that. I remember there were downloads made available at the old Murmurs site from Olympia & if I remember right also during the recording of Accelerate & little snippets of rehearsals, , that was exciting and fun, and we were invited to put them together & create a video for the new songs. I remember seeing a really good one someone did of Supernatural Superserious.

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From this day in 1985. Per the R.EM. Timeline, Stipe sang live to a backing track.

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This day 2 July
From the R.E.M. Timeline -

1983 - The Chase, Indianapolis, IN
Set included: Wolves, Lower / Moral Kiosk / Laughing / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / Sitting Still / Shaking Through.

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30th June - 5th July 2007
Another one from the five night residency at The Olympia.

“Äccelerate”

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On this day 6 July
From the R.E.M. Timeline

1999 - 33rd Montreux Jazz Festival, Stravinski Auditorium, Montreux, Switzerland
Support: Ben Harper
Set: Lotus / What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? / Suspicion / Pilgrimage / So Fast, So Numb / Perfect Circle / Daysleeper / Fall On Me / Electrolite / The Apologist / The One I Love / Sweetness Follows / At My Most Beautiful / The Great Beyond / Losing My Religion / Find The River / Everybody Hurts / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
Encore: Black Boys On Mopeds - I’m Not Over You (Stipe solo) / Why Not Smile (Mills & Stipe) / Crush With Eyeliner / Tongue / Cuyahoga / It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

“Find The River”

On this day 7 July
From the R.E.M. Timeline -

1984 - Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
Support: The Dream Syndicate
Set: Femme Fatale / Radio Free Europe / Gardening At Night / 9-9 - Windout / Letter Never Sent / Sitting Still / Driver 8 / So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry) / 7 Chinese Bros. - Voice Of Harold - 7 Chinese Bros. / Harborcoat / Cushy Tush - Behind Closed Doors - Hyena / Pretty Persuasion / Little America
Encore 1 included: Second Guessing / (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
Encore 2 included: King Of The Road / Walk, Don’t Run / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
Notes: This show was recorded by a local radio station, WXRT 93.1 FM, and broadcast twice: once at a length of 1 1/2 hours, the next time broadcast it was cut to fit a 1 hour timeslot. This show can be found on the CD bootlegs “Disturbances” and “Back To Rockville”, as well as the vinyl bootleg “Live in Chicago”, and officially released on the Reckoning 25th Anniversary reissue.

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This day July 8

In 1981 R.E.M. released their debut single Radio Free Europe on the independent Hib-Tone label. Producer, Mitch Easter
Recorded at Drive-in Studios Winston-Salem North Carolina
The song was re-recorded for their 1983 debut album Murmur.

B-side “Sitting Still”

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I think you mean 1981 :slight_smile:

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