Bright Eyes' labelmates will also play a special show of their own...

US rockers NOW IT’S OVERHEAD are to follow their forthcoming support slots on the sold-out REM UK and Irish tour by releasing a new single.

The band are lifting ‘Wait In A Line’ from their acclaimed 2004 LP ‘Falll Back Open’. It’s out on February 28 through Saddle Creek. The B-sides include a cover of [a][/a]’ ‘Book Of Love’.

Now It’s Overhead support REM on the following dates:

London Carling Apollo Hammersmith (February 19)

Sheffield Hallam FM Arena (21)

Glasgow SECC (22)

Birmingham NEC (23)

Belfast Odyssey (25)

Dublin Point Theatre (26/27)

REM have long been fans of the band – frontman Michael Stipe even made a guest appearance on ‘Fall Back Open’.

The group also play a show of their own at London Borderline on February 20.