R.E.M. finished up their world tour in Hyde Park, London, 6 days ago. This final show was postponed a week because of the terrorist attacks in London. I’ve been following the tour, reading reviews as they went along, and by all accounts they were in fine form all the way through. They certainly were when I saw them in Ljubljana in January.
Here are a few bits and bobs I came across:
- Michael Stipe’s end of tour rant.
- Their manager Bertis Down’s ode to London where he explains why they stuck it out despite the circumstances.
- Uncut magazine’s alternative best of.
They deserve a rest, that is for sure, but here’s to looking forward to a new album and tour sometime soon!