Brief Update from Ipswich – 2005

A different kind of opening tonight in Ipswich, as Michael made a statement of commemoration and expressed the hope that the music tonight could, as it often does, be a form of healing, of remembrance, of a celebration of life

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A different kind of opening tonight in Ipswich, as Michael made a statement of commemoration and expressed the hope that the music tonight could, as it often does, be a form of healing, of remembrance, of a celebration of life Read more here

Postcard Overlooking Hyde Park, July 1, 2005

We have had quite a week…

Horsens, Denmark was quite a revelation. A 2-hour train ride from Copenhagen, near Aarhus in Jutland, it seems Horsens has been using concerts as a tourist/destination attraction. From what I am told, since the main prison of the country is there, some enlightened city leaders decided to change people’s perceptions of their town by aggressively pursuing concerts.

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We have had quite a week… Horsens, Denmark was quite a revelation. A 2-hour train ride from Copenhagen, near Aarhus in Jutland, it seems Horsens has been using concerts as a tourist/destination attraction. From what I am told, since the main prison of the country is there, some enlightened city leaders decided to change people’s … Continue reading Postcard Overlooking Hyde Park, July 1, 2005

Postcard from the Homestretch – Oslo 2005

We are enjoying the Scandinavian swing of the tour. On Tuesday, we dodged a bullet with the thunderstorms prior to the show at the beautiful Botanical Gardens where the band played. Then in Oslo and Stavanger…beautiful sunny evenings and packed, enthusiastic football stadiums greeted the band, and full-throttled, rock shows ensued.

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We are enjoying the Scandinavian swing of the tour. On Tuesday, we dodged a bullet with the thunderstorms prior to the show at the beautiful Botanical Gardens where the band played. Then in Oslo and Stavanger…beautiful sunny evenings and packed, enthusiastic football stadiums greeted the band, and full-throttled, rock shows ensued. For the rest, please … Continue reading Postcard from the Homestretch – Oslo 2005

Postcard from Dublin: FILE UNDER SCENIC – 2005

In some ways, this entire tour, comprising 99 shows so far (since last October), has seemed like a succession of highlights €”some tremendous shows, wonderful places to visit, friends new and old. To me, this feels like the best R.E.M. tour ever in so many ways…

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In some ways, this entire tour, comprising 99 shows so far (since last October), has seemed like a succession of highlights €”some tremendous shows, wonderful places to visit, friends new and old. To me, this feels like the best R.E.M. tour ever in so many ways... For the rest, please go here.

Postcard From Sheffield – 2005

When we had to cancel the shows due to Mike Mills’ illness back in February, we were lucky to have a break planned for this week so that we could slot in the Glasgow makeup and the Sheffield makeup; the only problem in Glasgow was the unavailability of the S.E.C.C. Arena (due to last night’s Motley Crue show), so we were able to move to a tent on Glasgow Green in the center of town.

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When we had to cancel the shows due to Mike Mills’ illness back in February, we were lucky to have a break planned for this week so that we could slot in the Glasgow makeup and the Sheffield makeup; the only problem in Glasgow was the unavailability of the S.E.C.C. Arena (due to last night's … Continue reading Postcard From Sheffield – 2005