REM resume European tour in Austria

The band mix classics with new tracks at Frequency Festival

R.E.M kicked off the second leg of their 2008 European tour at the Salzburg Frequency Festival in Austria last night (August 14).

The band, returning after a two-week break, played a 23-song set at the bash, including six songs from their new album ‘Accelerate’, released in March. These included the singles ‘Supernatural Superserious’, ‘Hollow Man’ and ‘Man-Sized Wreath’.

Big hits played included set opener ‘What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?’, ‘Losing My Religion’, ‘The One I Love’ and closer ‘Man On The Moon’.


When introducing a version of ‘West Of The Fields’, from their 1983 debut album ‘Murmur’, frontman Michael Stipe joked to the crowd: “This song came out in 1971.”

R.E.M played:

‘What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?’

‘Living Well Is The Best Revenge’

‘Get Up’



‘Man-Sized Wreath’

‘West Of The Fields’


‘Hollow Man’

‘The One I Love’

‘Seven Chinese Brothers’


‘Losing My Religion’

‘Fall On Me’

‘Let Me In’

‘Horse To Water’

‘Bad Day’

‘I’m Gonna DJ’

‘Orange Crush’

‘Imitation Of Life’

‘Supernatural Superserious’

‘Begin The Begin’

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

‘Man On The Moon’

The rest of the tour calls at:

Budapest Sziget Festival (August 16)

Prague Slavia Stadium (17)

Stuttgart Ehrenhof (19)

Lorelei Festival (20)

Wurzburg Residenzplatz (22)

Manchester Lancashire County Cricket Club (24)

Cardiff International Arena (25)

Southampton Rose Bowl (27)

Paris Rock en Seine Festival (28)

London Twickenham Stadium (30)

Oslo Valhall (September 3)

Bergen Koengen Stadium (4)

Copenhagen Parken Stadium (6)

Stockholm The Globe (7)

Helsinki Finnair Stadium (9)

Tallinn Saku Arena (11)

Riga Arena (12)

Vilnius Siemens Arena (14)

Oberhausen Konig-Pilsener Arena (17)

Hamburg Color Line Arena (18)

Esch-sur-Alzette Rockhal (20)

Geneva Arena (21)

Munich Olympiahalle (23)

Zurich Hallenstadion (24)

Bologna Palamalaguti Arena (26)

Torino Palaolimpico (27)

Murcia Plaza de Toros (30)

Madrid Plaza de Toros de las Ventas (October 1)

Istanbul Turkcell Kurucesme Arena (4)

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