It's their first jaunt in four years...
REM have announced details of their first North American tour in four years.
The band who tour European festivals in the summer, kicking off at Glastonbury on June 27, will kick off the 26-date second leg of their jaunt in Seattle on September 1, at the Bumbershoot festival, according to their official website [url=]remhq.com.
Support acts announced so far are Wilco (September 3-13), [a][/a] (September 14-20) Sparklehorse (September 23-30/October 4). Supports for all other dates will be announced later.
The band are currently recording a new album, the follow-up to 2001’s ‘Reveal’. It is expected be released in 2004. A greatest hits compilation spanning the group’s 15 years at Warner Bros. is due for release later this year, and is expected to include at least two new tracks.
The North American tour dates are:
Seattle Bumbershoot Festival (September 1)
Portland New Amphitheater (3)
San Francisco Shoreline Amphitheater (6)
San Diego Street Scene (7)
Los Angeles The Hollywood Bowl (10)
Las Vegas Thomas and Mack Center (11)
Denver Red Rocks Amphitheater (13/14)
Minneapolis Xcel Energy Center (16)
Kansas City Starlight Theater (17)
Dallas NextStage at Grand Prarie (19)
Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion (20)
Austin City Limits Music Festival (21)
New Orleans Lakefront Arena (23)
Birmingham Oak Mountain Amphitheater (24)
Chicago United Center (26)
Cleveland Blossom Music Centers (27)
Detroit Palace of Auburn Hills (28)
Toronto Air Canada Center (30)
Philadelphia Mann Center for the Performing Arts (October 1)
New York Liberty Park (3/4)
Boston Tweeter Center (5)
Washington MCI Center (8)
Chapel Hill Dean E. Smith Center (9)
Atlanta Philips Arena (11)