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REM announce UK stadium tour (2008)


Story by Jack Foley

REMN have announced a UK stadium tour for August, concluding with a concert at Twickenham’s Rugby Football Stadium.

The shows come in addition to the gig they’re playing at London’s Royal Albert Hall on March 24, when they will be supported by Robyn Hitchcock, Duke Spirit and Foals to mark the 60th anniversary of the ICA.

Other stadium venues include Manchester, Cardiff and Southampton, while Michael Stipe and company will also be playing Oxegen and T in The Park in July.

The band, who released their new single Supernatural Superserious today (Monday, February 25, 2008), will also be releasing their new album Accelerate on March 31.

The August UK dates are (all 2008):

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

Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 29 at 9am.