SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

January 29, 2008 12:50 ET

R.E.M. to Tour North America in Support of "Accelerate"

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - January 29, 2008) - R.E.M. -- Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, and Mike Mills -- will tour North America this May and June in support of "Accelerate," due for release on Warner Bros. Records on April 1st. The band will be joined by support acts Modest Mouse and The National. R.E.M. will headline the Langerado Music Festival on March 8th at the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation in South Florida, and perform at Stubb's Bar-B-Que on March 12th during the annual South-by-Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX.

"Accelerate," R.E.M.'s 14th studio album, was recorded in Vancouver, Canada, Dublin, Ireland and Athens, Georgia last spring with Grammy Award-winning producer Jacknife Lee, who is noted for his work with U2 ("How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb"), as well as Snow Patrol, Bloc Party and Kasabian. In October 2007, the band released a live CD/DVD -- the first ever of their 27-year career, entitled "R.E.M. Live."

One of rock's best-selling and most critically acclaimed bands, the multiple Grammy-winning trio, along with original drummer Bill Berry, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2007.

R.E.M. tour dates with Modest Mouse & The National:

May
23        Vancouver       Deer Lake Park
29        Los Angeles     Hollywood Bowl
31        Berkeley        The Greek Theatre
June
03        Denver          Red Rocks Amphitheatre
06        Chicago         United Center
08        Toronto         Molson Amphitheatre
10        Raleigh         Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
11        Washington, DC  Merriweather Post Pavilion
13        Boston          Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
14        Long Island     Jones Beach Theater
18        Philadelphia    Mann Center for the Performing Arts
19        New York City   TBA
21        Atlanta         Lakewood Amphitheatre

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