R.E.M. Play Live Rarities At Intimate London Show

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R.E.M. played several rarely performed live tracks at a special in-store gig at London’s Regent’s Street last night (March 26).

The band who were in town for the launch of the ICA venue’s 60th anniversary concert on Monday (March 24), showcased eight tracks from their forthcoming new album ‘Accelerate’ in the intimate setting of the Apple Store’s theatre.

R.E.M. also treated the 450-strong audience of competition winners and fan club members to several rare 80’s classics, including Fables of the Reconstruction’s “Auctioneer (Another Engine)” and Life’s Rich Pageant’s “Fall On Me”. They also played “West of the Fields” from their 1983 debut Murmur.

R.E.M. will now return to the UK for some Summer stadium dates at the following places:

Manchester Lancashire County Cricket Club (August 24)
Cardiff Millennium Stadium (25)
Southampton Rose Bowl (27)
London Twickenham Stadium (30)

The full R.E.M. iTunes Live Session set was:

‘Bad Day’
‘Auctioneer (Another Engine)’
‘Supernatural Superserious’
‘Fall On Me’
‘Man Sized Wreath’
‘Hollow Man’
‘West Of The Fields’
‘Living Well Is The Best Revenge’
‘Man On The Moon’
‘I’m Gonna DJ’
‘Walk Unafraid’
‘Horse To Water’

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