REM ANNOUNCE MASSIVE UK TOUR

The US rockers will play indoor shows and then return for a summer stadium extravaganza - and NME.COM will be selling tickets..

REM have announced details of a massive UK tour – and NME.COM will be selling tickets for all the shows.

The group will come to the UK twice in 2005, in February for indoor arena dates, and then again in the summer for stadium shows.

The tour will be preceded by a small London date at the Hammersmith Apollo (February 19), the same venue the group played at last night’s Oxfam Make Trade Fair charity show where they were joined by Chris Martin.

The tour visits: London Hammersmith Apollo (February 19)

Sheffield Hallam FM Arena (21)

Glasgow SECC (22)

Birmingham NEC (23)

Lancashire County Cricket Ground (June 17)

Loch Lomond Balloch Country Park (18)

Hull The KC Stadium (July 5)

Nottingham Forest Football Club (6)

London Hyde Park (9)

Cardiff Millennium Stadium (10)

All tickets go on sale Saturday September 18 at 9am. For availability from that time, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.