More info on the band's forthcoming shows as the release of new album 'Around The Sun' draws closer...

REM have announced the tour supports for their forthcoming jaunt round north America.

Five Eight, Now It’s Overheard, Trent Dabbs, Angela McCluskey, Joseph Arthur and Charllie Mars will share the slots once the tour begins in Los Angeles on October 13.

The full list of the band’s shows and supports now reads as follows:

Los Angeles Greek Theatre (October 13) (Five Eight)

Santa Barbara Bowl (14) (Five Eight)

San Francisco Greek Amphitheatre (15) (Five Eight)

Irvine Verizon Amphitheatre (16) (Five Eight)

Saint Louis Fox Theatre (19) (Now It’s Overheard)

Indianapolis Murat Theatre (20) (Now It’s Overheard)

Nashville Ryman Auditorium (22) (Trent Dabbs)

Atlanta Gwinnett Arena (23) (Now It’s Overheard)

Chicago Theatre (25/26) (Now It’s Overheard/Angela McCluskey)

Akron Thomas Performing Arts Hall (27) (Now It’s Overheard)

Boston Fleet Center (29) (Angela McCluskey)

Atlantic City Borgata (30) (Angela McCluskey)

Washington DC Constitution Hall (November 1) (Angela McCluskey)

New York Madison Square Garden (4) (Angela McCluskey)

Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena (5) (Joseph Arthur)

Pittsburgh Palumbo Center (7) (Joseph Arthur)

Toronto Hummingbird Center (9/10) (Joseph Arthur)

Ottawa Civic Centre (11) (Joseph Arthur)

Montreal Bell Centre (12) (Joseph Arthur)

Thunder Bay Fort Williams Gardens (14) (Charlie Mars)

Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall (15) (Charlie Mars)

Calgary Saddledome (17) (Charlie Mars)

Seattle McCaw Hall (19/20) (Five Eight/Charlie Mars)

Vancouver Orpheum (21) (Charlie Mars)

Salt Lake City E Center (26) (Charlie Mars)

Denver Fillmore (27) (Charlie Mars)

European dates are expected to be announced soon.

As previously revealed on NME.COM, REM release new album ‘Around The Sun’ on October 4. The follow up to 2001’s ‘Reveal’ is preceded by a single, ‘Leaving New York’, on September 27.

The full tracklisting is:

‘Leaving New York’

‘Electron Blue’

‘The Outsiders’

‘Make It All OK’

‘Final Straw’

‘I Wanted To Be Wrong’


‘Boy In The Well’


‘High Speed Train’

‘The Worst Joke Over’

‘The Ascent Of Man’

‘Around The Sun’

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