EURO BOYS!

The jaunt includes a headline slot at Glastonbury for the second time in four years...

REM have announced details of a European tour – which includes a headline slot at the 2003 GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL.

The group will play their first full tour in almost four years, and will be followed by their long-awaited ‘Greatest Hits’ compilation in the autumn.

In addition to their Glastonbury show, REM will play at the T In The Park Festival in July and the Manchester Move festival.

In a statement, Michael Stipe said: “We have been locked up in the studio and are anxious to see the outside again. So we will spend some of the next year on tour with other people who love music.”

Peter Buck added: “My kids have been asking me for the past couple of years, ‘When do we get to go back on the tour bus?’ So I am really excited about next summer and fall, especially that we will finally get to play Warsaw and return to Glastonbury.”

Bassist Mike Mills concluded: “I have missed being on the road and can’t wait to hit it again.”

They are set to play: Glastonbury Festival (June 27)

Werchter Festival (29)

Hamburg Volkspark (July 1)

Odense Midtfym Festival (3)

Berlin Waldbuhne (4)

Munich Konigsplatz (5)

Locarno Piazza Grande (7)

Vienna TBA (8)

Warsaw Gwardia Stadium (10)

T In The Park (12)

Manchester Move Festival (13)

Dublin Marlay Park (16)

Wiesbaden Bowling Green (19)

Vieilles Charrues Festival (20)

Padova Stadio Euganeo (22)

Ancona Stadio Del Corero (23)

Naples Neapolis Festival (24)

Vienne Cotes Du Rock (26)