The end of R.E.M. – a look back at their concert history
“To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening.” R.E.M.
They’re a band who went from being indie heroes in the 80s to global superstars today; and throughout this time they have toured extensively – their gigography on Songkick documents that they’ve played over 1,500 shows! Here’s a look back at some of their live history contributed by the Songkick community:
Pin and ticket stub from the Virginia, US, 1986:
Playing at Oxegen Festival, 2008:
Setlist froma 2003 Ohio show:
Other interesting touring facts:
- The city they’ve played in the most is at Atlanta with over 100 appearances there (New York 49 times, London 38 times)
- They’ve played with Radiohead 35 times
You can check out the rest of their touring history here!