R.E.M's Accelerate - Read The First Preview Here!

R.E.M's Accelerate - Read The First Preview Here!

As previously reported, R.E.M's fourteenth studio album, produced by U2 and Bloc Party producer Jacknife Lee is due for release on March 31.

The album contains eleven tracks, including forthcoming single “Supernatural Superserious” and sees a return to the rockier sound REM abandoned on 2004’s critically panned “Around The Sun” album.

The anticipation around this record is high, with much murmurings about whether 'Accelerate' will see a 'return-to-form' for the trio -- to find out what Uncut Deputy Editor John Mulvey thinks - check out his first preview of R.E.M's 'Accelerate' by clicking here for the Wild Mercury Sound blog.

R.E.M's North American tour dates recently announced, supported by Modest Mouse and The National are:

Vancouver Deer Lake Park (May 23)
Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl (29)
Berkeley Greek Theatre (31)
Denver Red Rocks Ampitheatre (June 3)
Chicago United Center (6)
Toronto Molson Ampitheatre (8)
Raleigh Walnut Creek Amptheatre (10)
Washington Merriweather Post Pavilion (11)
Boston Tweeter Center (13)
Long Island Jones Beach Theater (14)
Philadelphia Mann Center (18)
New York City venue TBC (19)
Atlanta Lakewood Ampitheatre (21)


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