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Another big British rock band confirm they will be supporting on the summer stadium dates...

REM are to be supported by [a][/a] on the outdoor leg of their UK tour.

The Scouse outfit will play with the US rockers on all their stadium dates, which kick off on June 17 in Manchester. [url=]Feeder are already confirmed to support on a few of the dates too.

As NME.COM reported earlier this year, the band, currently on the indoor leg of their European tour, are to preface their UK outdoor shows with a headline slot at the Isle Of Wight Festival on June 12.

The band to release ‘Electron Blue’, the third single from their chart-topping ‘Around The Sun’ album, on February 28.

The full list of remaining 2005 dates and confirmed supports so far are:

Rotterdam Ahoy (3) (The Thrills)

Oberhausen Kopi Arena (4) (The Thrills)

Hannover Preussag Arena (5) (The Thrills)

Antwerp Sportpalais (7) (The Thrills)

Paris Bercy (8) (The Thrills)

Vienna Stadhalle (11) (The Thrills)

Stuttgart Schleyerhalle (12) (The Thrills)

Liepzig Arena (13) (The Thrills)

Berlin Velodrom (15) (The Thrills)

Copenhagen Forum (16) (The Thrills)

Hamburg Color Line Arena (17) (The Thrills)

London Carling Apollo Hammersmith (February 19) (Now It’s Overhead)

Sheffield Hallam FM Arena (21) (Now It’s Overhead)

Glasgow SECC (22) (Now It’s Overhead)

Birmingham NEC (23) (Now It’s Overhead)

Belfast Odyssey (25) (Now It’s Overhead)

Dublin Point Theatre (26/27) (Now It’s Overhead)

Cape Town Bellville Velodrome (March 4/5)

Durban ABSA Stadium (8)

Johannesburg Coca-Cola Dome (10/11)

Tokyo Budokan (15)

Nagoya Geijyutsu Gekijyo (17)

Osaka Grand Cube (18)

Hong Kong (Wanchai) Convention & Exhibition (20)

Christchurch Westpac (24) (Bright Eyes)

New Plymouth Bowl Of Brooklands (26) (Bright Eyes)

Brisbane Entertainment Centre (29) (Bright Eyes)

Sydney Entertainment Centre (31) (Bright Eyes)

Melbourne Rod Laver Arena (April 3) (Bright Eyes)

Adelaide Entertainment Centre (6) (Bright Eyes)

Perth Burswood Dome (8) (Bright Eyes)

Torrevieja Campo De Futbol (May 27)

Zaragoza Recinto Ferial Dela Feria Fe Mestras (28)

Hipodromo De Las Mestas (May 29)

Magdeburg Dom Platz (June 1)

Rock Am Ring Festival (3)

Rock Im Park Festival (4)

Graz Freizeitzentrum (5)

Rome Stadio Olimpico (10)

Bologna Heineken Festival (11)

Isle Of Wight Festival (12)

Lancashire County Cricket Ground (17) (Feeder, The Zutons)

Loch Lomond Balloch Country Park (18) (The Zutons)

Dublin Ardgillan Castle (19)

Gothenburg Tragarn (21)

Oslo Ullevall Stadium (22)

Stavanger Viking Stadion (23)

Horsens Stadium (25)

Bonn Museumplatz (28)

Dresden Elbufer (29)

Werchter Festival (July 3)

Hull The KC Stadium (5) (The Zutons)

Nottingham Forest Football Club (6) (The Zutons)

Ipswich Town Football Club (8) (The Zutons)

London Hyde Park (9) (Feeder, The Zutons)

Cardiff Millennium Stadium (10) (The Zutons)

For ticket availability for the UK shows [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.