1. avatar PaulATL
    30 Mar 2007 18:56:45 paul@ATL
    yup, this is for def. Just in to ATL Online but our server is friar tucked.....

    June 30 - July 4th. 5 nights to showcase new shit.


    We are excited to announce that R.E.M will take up residency at the legendary Olympia Theatre in Dublin this summer for a five-night "Working Rehearsal." The shows will occur on June 30th, July 1st, July 3rd, July 4th, and July 5th.

    As previously announced on remhq.com, R.E.M. begins work on their next record later this spring with producer Jacknife Lee who has produced records for U2, Snow Patrol, and Bloc Party.

    The five shows in Dublin will showcase songs from the forthcoming spring recording sessions with Lee, and, as such, will be a rare opportunity for the band to play new material for a live audience before the tracks appear on the band's 14th record. Lee, who met with the band in Athens in February, calls R.E.M.'s new material "some of their most exciting and visceral yet.”

    R.E.M. front man Michael Stipe and bassist Mike Mills checked in with HQ earlier this week and had the following to say about the Dublin dates:

    “Returning to Dublin for our live rehearsal this summer provides the great start we need for our next album’s work,” says Stipe. “I intend to hit the ground running.” Mills says the band chose the Olympia, an historic music hall built in 1879, because of all the great shows they’ve seen there over the years: “From the Waterboys to Lou Reed. I am thrilled to play at this wonderful venue, and in front of some of the best fans in the world,” he says.

    Tickets may also be purchased at the Olympia Theatre Box Office tomorrow morning at 9:00AM.
  2. avatar nonlogic liam
    Well that's pretty amazing.
  3. avatar Speed Demon
    [quote:207dac5321="nonlogic liam"]Well that's pretty amazing.[/quote:207dac5321]Yes, it certainly is. I wish people would pay us to do "live rehearsals".

    "Yeah, sure that was the wrong chord in [i:207dac5321]Never Alone[/i:207dac5321], but we'll do it properly at the real performances."
  4. avatar whipchorus
    Oh balls. I think all tickets have gone.