REM STUN FANS IN SPAIN

The band delve deep into their back catalogue in Spain...

[url=]REM stunned fans on the first night of their summer European tour by kicking off with a track they have never performed live before.

The band kicked off proceedings at Granada Estadio de los Carmenes in Spain last night (May 25) by playing ’Leave’ from the 1996 album ’New Adventures In Hi-Fi’. They also gave a rare outing to ’Me In Honey’ from the 1991 album ’Out Of Time’, with bassist Mike Mills taking on guest vocalist Kate Pierson’s role.

[url=]REM also played a host of songs from current album ’Around The Sun’, including next UK single ’Wanderlust’.

The set was:

’Leave’

’Animal’

’So Fast So Numb’

’Me In Honey’

’The Outsiders’

’World Leader Pretend’

’Daysleeper’

’Wanderlust’

’Bad Day’

’Orange Crush’

’Electron Blue’

’Electrolite’

’Leaving New York’

’I Wanted To Be Wrong’

’Final Straw’

’The One I Love’

’Walk Unafraid’

’Losing My Religion’

Encore:

’Imitation Of Life’

’The Great Beyond’

’I’ve Been High’

’Drive’

’I’m Gonna DJ’

’Man On The Moon’

The rest of the tour calls at:

Torrevieja Campo De Futbol (27)

Zaragoza Recinto Ferial Dela Feria Fe Mestras (28)

Hipodromo De Las Mestas (May 29)

Magdeburg Dom Platz (June 1)

Cologne Rock Am Ring Festival (3)

Nurnberg Rock Im Park Festival (4)

Graz Freizeitzentrum (5)

Rome Stadio Olimpico (10)

Bologna Heineken Festival (11)

Isle Of Wight Festival (12)

Glasgow Green (14)

Sheffield Hallam FM Arena (15)

Lancashire County Cricket Ground (17)

Loch Lomond Balloch Country Park (18)

Dublin Ardgillan Castle (19)

Gothenburg Tragarn (21)

Oslo Ullevall Stadium (22)

Stavanger Viking Stadion (23)

Horsens Stadium (25)

Nijmegen Rock in Park (26)

Bonn Museumplatz (28)

Dresden Elbufer (29)

Werchter Festival (July 3)

Hull The KC Stadium (5)

Nottingham Forest Football Club (6)

Ipswich Town Football Club (8)

London Hyde Park (9)

Cardiff Millennium Stadium (10)

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