The band perform an afternoon show at the London Bush Hall...

REM played their smallest LONDON gig in years today (October 16) to only a few hundred people at the LONDON BUSH HALL.

The group are in London promoting the release of their forthcoming greatest hits LP, ‘In Time: The Best of R.E.M 1988 – 2003’, which is released on October 27.

The band played a ten-song set at the 250-capacity venue this afternoon, drawing on songs from throughout their career. During the gig singer Michael Stipe joked about the early start, saying he was still in his pyjamas. He also treated the crowd to a quick burst of Nelly‘s ‘Hot In Herre’.

REM played:

‘Bad Day’

‘Life And How To Live It’


‘Get Up’

‘World Leader Pretend’

‘She Just Wants To Be’

‘Imitation Of Life’

‘Man On The Moon’


‘Losing My Religion’

The band have played similar sized venues in the past. Back in 1991 the group played under the name Bingo Hand Job at the tiny London Borderline venue.