Thom Yorke sings 'E-Bow The Letter', while Michael Stipe tackles 'Karma Police'...

RADIOHEAD singer THOM YORKE joined his old pals REM onstage on the first night of their North American tour – with MICHAEL STIPE repaying the compliment the following night at the same venue.

Yorke joined REM for encore performances of ‘E-Bow The Letter’ and ‘It’s The End Of The World…’ at Vancouver Thunderbird Stadium on Friday (August 29), while Stipe came onstage during Radiohead‘s second encore at the same venue on Saturday (30) for a run through ‘Karma Police’.

The bands also dedicated songs to each other during their performances – REM‘s ‘Orange Crush’ went out to Radiohead, whose ‘Lucky” was “humbly dedicated” to their pals the following night.

The band have been firm friends since touring together in 1995, and in 1998 at the Tibetan Freedom Concert Yorke joined REM onstage to sing ‘E-Bow The Letter’. Stipe went for a different song this time, because back then he joined Radiohead to sing ‘Lucky’.

REM’s set was:

‘Begin The Begin’

‘What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?’



‘Fall On Me’

‘World Leader Pretend’

‘Bad Day’

‘The One I Love’


‘Orange Crush’

‘Losing My Religion’


‘She Just Wants To Be’

‘Walk Unafraid’

‘Man On The Moon’

‘Everybody Hurts’

‘Country Feedback’

‘Imitation Of Life’

‘E-Bow The Letter’

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