The band are in for a busy rest of the year as they take new album 'Around The Sun' on the road...

REM have announced the dates for the North American leg of their forthcoming world tour.

The band, who release new album ‘Around The Sun’ on October 4, had already revealed they will be playing five shows with Bright Eyes and [a][/a] as part of the ‘Vote For Change’ events aimed at sparking political change in the US around the time of the US Presidential elections.

The full list of shows now reads as follows:

Philadelphia (October 1) (Vote For Change)

Cleveland (2) (Vote For Change)

Ann Arbor (3) (Vote For Change)

Minneapolis (5) (Vote For Change)

Orlando (8) (Vote For Change)

Los Angeles Greek Theatre (October 13)

Santa Barbara Bowl (14)

San Francisco Greek Amphitheatre (15)

Irvine Verizon Amphitheatre (16)

Saint Louis Fox Theatre (19)

Indianapolis Murat Theatre (20)

Nashville Ryman Auditorium (22)

Atlanta Gwinnett Arena (23)

Chicago Theatre (25/26)

Akron Thomas Performing Arts Hall (27)

Boston Fleet Center (29)

Atlantic City Borgata (30)

Washington DC Constitution Hall (November 1)

New York Madison Square Garden (4)

Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena (5)

Pittsburgh Palumbo Center (7)

Toronto Hummingbird Center (9/10)

Ottawa Civic Centre (11)

Montreal Bell Centre (12)

Thunder Bay Fort Williams Gardens (14)

Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall (15)

Calgary Saddledome (17)

Seattle McCaw Hall (19/20)

Vancouver Orpheum (21)

Salt Lake City E Center (26)

Denver Fillmore (27)

European dates are expected to be announced soon.