REM PAY TRIBUTE TO WARREN ZEVON AT HOLLYWOOD BOWL SHOW

The band say farewell to their old pal...

REM paid tribute to their friend WARREN ZEVON at their HOLLYWOOD BOWL show yesterday evening (September 10).

The band, who bar singer Michael Stipe, collaborated with Zevon on his 1987 LP ‘Sentmental Hygiene’ and recorded and released an album as Hindu Love Gods in 1990, dedicated the song ‘Find The River’ to him during their set at the prestigious Los Angeles venue.

Zevon died aged 56 at his LA home on Sunday (September 7). He had been suffering from inoperable lung cancer.

REM were also joined onstage during the evening by a man posing as late comedian Andy Kaufman’s rowdy alter ego Tony Clifton. He appeared during the band’s elegy to Kaufman, ‘Man On The Moon’.

The set in full was:

‘Begin The Begin’

‘So Fast So Numb’

‘Imitation Of Life’

‘Drive’

‘Animal’

‘Fall On Me’

‘Bad Day’

‘The One I Love’

‘(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville’

‘The Great Beyond’

‘Orange Crush’

‘Daysleeper’

‘Electrolite’

‘Losing My Religion’

‘Find the River’

‘She Just Wants to Be’

‘Walk Unafraid’

‘Man On The Moon’

Encore:

‘Everybody Hurts’

‘Finest Worksong’

‘Nightswimming’

‘Final Straw’

‘It’s The End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)’

REM continue their North American tour tonight (September 11) at Las Vegas Mack Center.