List of R.E.M. concert tours


The following is a listing of R.E.M. tours.

Contents

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1981


Rapid.Eye.Movement.Tour.1981

Rapid.Eye.Movement.Tour.1981
Tour by R.E.M.
LocationNorth America
Start dateMarch 26, 1981
End dateApril 11, 1981
Legs1
No. of shows10

R.E.M. traveled extensively, mostly around the Deep South, during their first few years of being a unit. Their first real, albeit relatively local, tour took place in 1981. Mistakenly nicknamed "Rapid.Eye.Movement.Tour.1981" by the band's manager at the time, Jefferson Holt, the tour was arranged by Bill Berry, and its main aim was to help raise the necessary funds to keep the band operating. The tour was in support of their "Radio Free Europe" single, which was to be released on David Hibbert's Hib-Tone label in July 1981.

The tour began on March 26, 1981 at K. O. Jam's in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.[1][2]

Setlist

The typical setlist for the tour consisted of:[3]

  1. "Rave On!" (Sonny West cover)
  2. "Burning Down"
  3. "A Girl Like You" (The Young Rascals cover)
  4. "Get on Their Way"
  5. "There She Goes Again" (The Velvet Underground cover)
  6. "Pretty Persuasion"
  7. "Body Count"
  8. "Narrator"
  9. "Hey Hey Nadine"
  10. "Shaking Through"
  11. "Just a Touch"
  12. "(Don't Go Back to) Rockville"
  13. "Dangerous Times"
  14. "Sitting Still"
  15. "All the Right Friends"
  16. "Radio Free Europe"
  17. "Little Girl"
  18. "Permanent Vacation"
  19. "Mystery to Me"
  20. "Gardening at Night"
  21. "Windout"
  22. "I Can't Control Myself" (The Troggs cover)
  23. "Wait"
  24. "Baby I"
  25. "Scheherazade" (Nikolai Rimsky-Koraskov cover)
  26. "Lisa Says" (The Velvet Underground cover)
  27. "9-9"
  28. "White Tornado"
Date City Country Venue
March 26, 1981 Murfreesboro United States K.O. Jam's
March 27, 1981 Nashville Cantrell's
March 28, 1981 Charlotte The Milestone
March 31, 1981 Greensboro Friday's
April 2, 1981 Augusta New York
April 3, 1981 Nashville Vanderbilt University
April 4, 1981 Carrboro The Station
April 6, 1981 Raleigh The Pier
April 10, 1981 Athens Tyrone's O.C
April 11, 1981

1982


Chronic Town Tour

Chronic Town Tour
Tour by R.E.M.
LocationNorth America
Associated albumChronic Town
Start dateAugust 14, 1982
End dateDecember 11, 1982
Legs1
No. of shows73 (75 scheduled)

In August, the band's first true national tour, in support of Chronic Town, began in San Diego, California. It finished in Florida four months later.[1]

Setlist

The typical setlist for the tour consisted of:[4]

  1. "Gardening at Night"
  2. "Pilgrimage"
  3. "9-9"
  4. "Wolves, Lower"
  5. "Romance"
  6. "Moral Kiosk"
  7. "Sitting Still"
  8. "1,000,000"
  9. "Pretty Persuasion"
  10. "Catapult"
  11. "Radio Free Europe"
  12. "Ages of You"
  13. "West of the Fields"
  14. "White Tornado"
  15. "Carnival of Sorts (Boxcars)"
Date City Country Venue
August 14, 1982 San Diego United States Spirit Nightclub
August 19, 1982 Los Angeles Music Machine
August 23, 1982 San Francisco The I-Beam
August 24, 1982 The Old Waldorf
August 25, 1982 Berkeley Berkeley Square
August 26, 1982 Sacramento Galactica 2000
August 30, 1982 Fullerton Ichabod's
August 31, 1982 Los Angeles Club Lingerie
September 2, 1982 Music Machine
September 3, 1982 Santa Monica Madame Wong's West
September 4, 1982 Los Angeles Rissmiller's
September 5, 1982 San Francisco Kabuki Nightclub
September 9, 1982 Pasadena Perkins Palace
September 10, 1982 Los Angeles Reseda Country Club
September 11, 1982 San Diego Adams Avenue Theater
September 12, 1982 Phoenix The Cellar
September 13, 1982 Tucson Wild Cat House
September 14, 1982 Student Union Cellar
September 16, 1982 Albuquerque University Arena
September 17, 1982 Amarillo Amarillo Roller Rink
September 19, 1982 Tulsa Cain's Ballroom
September 20, 1982 Kansas City Parody Hall
September 21, 1982 Lincoln The Drumstick
September 22, 1982 Minneapolis First Avenue
September 23, 1982 Carbondale Roman Room
September 24, 1982 Champaign George Huff Gymnasium
September 25, 1982 Chicago Stages Music Hall
September 26, 1982 Cabaret Metro
September 28, 1982 Cincinnati Bogart's
September 29, 1982 Cleveland Agora Ballroom
September 30, 1982 Pittsburgh Heaven
October 1, 1982 Richmond Empire Theater
October 2, 1982 Trenton City Gardens
October 4, 1982 Providence The Living Room
October 5, 1982 Boston The Metro
October 6, 1982 New Haven Toad's Place
October 8, 1982 New York City Peppermint Lounge
October 9, 1982 Baltimore Marble Bar
October 10, 1982 Raleigh The Pier
October 11, 1982 Charlotte The Milestone
October 13, 1982 Richmond Scoundrels
October 14, 1982 Columbia Striders Concert Hall
October 15, 1982 Atlanta Agora Ballroom
October 21, 1982 Athens i & i Club
October 22, 1982
October 29, 1982 Atlanta Fred B. Wenn Ballroom
November 5, 1982 Baton Rouge The Bayou
November 6, 1982 New Orleans Tupelo's Tavern
November 8, 1982 Birmingham Old Town Music Hall
November 9, 1982 Knoxville The Place
November 10, 1982 Hobo's
November 11, 1982 Nashville Sarratt Cinema
November 12, 1982 Memphis The Antenna Club
November 13, 1982 Carbondale Roman Room
November 14, 1982 Bloomington Second Story Nightclub
November 15, 1982 Columbia The Blue Note
November 16, 1982 Lawrence Lawrence Opera House
November 18, 1982 Louisville The Beat
November 20, 1982 Detroit Saint Andrew's Hall
November 21, 1982 Ann Arbor Joe's Star Lounge
November 23, 1982 Albany The Chateau Lounge
November 24, 1982 Hempstead Nassau Coliseum
November 25, 1982 New York City Peppermint Lounge
November 26, 1982 Philadelphia East Side Club
November 27, 1982 Hoboken Maxwell's
November 28, 1982 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
November 29, 1982 Blacksburg After Sundown
December 2, 1982 Greenville UPS Club
December 3, 1982 Athens i & i Club
December 6, 1982 Orlando Park Avenue
December 8, 1982 Hallandale Beach Agora Ballroom
December 9, 1982 Pensacola McGuigan's Speakeasy
December 10, 1982 Mobile Badger's Den
December 11, 1982 Saenger Theatre

1983


Murmur Tour

Murmur Tour
Tour by R.E.M.
LocationNorth America, Europe
Associated albumMurmur
Start dateMarch 26, 1983
End dateNovember 25, 1983
Legs3
No. of shows98 in North America
5 in Europe
103 in total

A tour in support of Murmur got underway in March. The band made their first live television appearance during the tour, on Late Night with David Letterman on October 6. The tour concluded in Europe in late November.[1]

Setlist

This set list is representative of the performance in Rouen, France. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.

  1. "Gardening at Night"
  2. "9-9"
  3. "Catapult"
  4. "Letter Never Sent"
  5. "Pilgrimage"
  6. "7 Chinese Bros."
  7. "Talk About the Passion"
  8. "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)"
  9. "Sitting Still"
  10. "Harborcoat"
  11. "Moral Kiosk"
  12. "Little America"
  13. "Second Guessing"
  14. "Radio Free Europe"
  15. "Pale Blue Eyes"
  16. "Camera"
  17. "1,000,000"
  18. "Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars)"
  19. "Wolves, Lower"

The typical setlist for the tour consisted of:[5]

  1. "Moral Kiosk"
  2. "Pilgrimage"
  3. "Laughing"
  4. "Catapult"
  5. "Talk About the Passion"
  6. "7 Chinese Bros."
  7. "Sitting Still"
  8. "Wolves, Lower"
  9. "Gardening at Night"
  10. "Harborcoat"
  11. "9-9"
  12. "Pretty Persuasion"
  13. "Windout"
  14. "Just a Touch"
  15. "West of the Fields"
  16. "Radio Free Europe"
  17. "1,000,000"
  18. "We Walk"
  19. "Carnival of Sorts (Boxcars)"

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue Opening act(s)
North America (Supporting The English Beat from March 26 – April 24)
March 26, 1983 Durham United States Page Auditorium N/A
March 27, 1983 Chapel Hill Memorial Hall N/A
March 28, 1983 Columbia Russell House Ballroom N/A
March 30, 1983 Daytona Beach Club 600 North N/A
March 31, 1983 Coral Gables The Patio N/A
April 2, 1983 Sewanee Sewanee Academy Dining Hall N/A
April 5, 1983 Nashville Memorial Gymnasium N/A
April 7, 1983 Cincinnati Bogart's N/A
April 8, 1983 Lexington Grand Ballroom N/A
April 9, 1983 Oberlin Finney Chapel N/A
April 10, 1983 Detroit Grand Circus Theatre N/A
April 12, 1983 London Canada Alumni Hall N/A
April 13, 1983 Rochester United States Alexander Palestra N/A
April 14, 1983 Buffalo Buffalo State College Sphere N/A
April 16, 1983 Poughkeepsie Kenyon Hall N/A
April 17, 1983 Montreal Canada Le Spectrum de Montréal N/A
April 19, 1983 Kirkland United States Alumni Gym N/A
April 20, 1983 New Haven Woolsey Hall N/A
April 22, 1983 Boston Walter Brown Arena N/A
April 23, 1983 Hartford Agora Ballroom N/A
April 24, 1983 Aberdeen Fountain Casino N/A
April 26, 1983 Farmingdale Spize Club N/A
April 28, 1983 Hoboken Maxwell's The Bongos
April 29, 1983 Providence The Living Rooms Arms Akimbo
Prisoners of Beat
April 30, 1983 New York City The Ritz The Individuals
May 2, 1983 Blacksburg After Dark Not Shakespeare
May 3, 1983 Raleigh The Pier Rick Rock
May 4, 1983 Blowing Rock P.B. Scott's Music Hall N/A
May 6, 1983 Davidson Love Auditorium 86
May 7, 1983 Atlanta Agora Ballroom N/A
May 8, 1983 Fox Theatre N/A
May 9, 1983 Athens 40 Watt Club N/A
May 18, 1983 New York City The Ritz The Individuals
May 21, 1983 Saint Paul Navy Island The Suburbs (HL)

Let's Active
The Phones
The Replacements

May 22, 1983 Milwaukee The Palms Let's Active
May 23, 1983 Madison Headliners
May 25, 1983 Chicago Park West Let's Active
The dB's
May 26, 1983 Bloomington Jake's Let's Active
May 28, 1983 Lincoln Drumstick
May 29, 1983 Kansas City VFW Hall The Embarrassment
Let's Active
May 30, 1983 Uptown Theater Let's Active
June 1, 1983 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre Bow Wow Wow (HL)

The English Beat

June 3, 1983 Wichita Falls Airmen's Club Let's Active
June 4, 1983 Dallas Charlie's
June 5, 1983 Austin Nite Life Let's Active
Vital Signs
June 7, 1983 Lubbock The Roxy Let's Active
June 10, 1983 San Diego The Spirit
June 11, 1983 Los Angeles The Palace
June 13, 1983 Sacramento Crest Theatre The Features
Let's Active
June 14, 1983 San Francisco Old Waldorf Let's Active
June 16, 1983 Valencia Showcase Amphitheater
June 17, 1983 Costa Mesa Concert Factory N/A
June 18, 1983 Los Angeles Music Machine Let's Active
June 19, 1983 Santa Cruz The Catalyst N/A
June 20, 1983 Berkeley Keystone Berkeley Lloyds
Bad Attitude
June 21, 1983 Palo Alto Keystone Palo Alto Lloyds
Agent
June 22, 1983 San Francisco The Stone Lloyds
Victims of Technology
June 28, 1983 Denver Rainbow Music Hall Young Weasels
Computer Class
June 29, 1983 Omaha The 20's Nightclub Digital Sex
June 30, 1983 Columbia The Blue Note The Bel-Airs
July 1, 1983 Eureka Old Glory Amphitheater N/A
July 2, 1983 Indianapolis The Chase N/A
July 3, 1983 Milwaukee Summerfest N/A
July 5, 1983 Cleveland Pirate's Cove Hungry Young Men
The Replacements
July 6, 1983 Cincinnati Bogart's The Replacements
July 8, 1983 Detroit Saint Andrew's Hall N/A
July 9, 1983 Toronto Canada Larry's Hideaway Personal Effects
July 13, 1983 Boston United States Paradise Rock Club The Replacements
July 14, 1983 Providence The Living Room Parallel 5th
July 15, 1983 Aberdeen Fountain Casino The Replacements
July 17, 1983 New Haven Toad's Place
July 20, 1983 Philadelphia Ripley's Music Hall
July 21, 1983 Richmond Much More Club
July 23, 1983 Winston-Salem Backstreet Music Venue Let's Active
North America (Supporting The Police from August 12–22)
August 12, 1983 Hartford United States Hartford Veterans Memorial Coliseum N/A
August 13, 1983 N/A
August 15, 1983 Norfolk Norfolk Scope N/A
August 18, 1983 New York City Shea Stadium N/A
August 20, 1983 Philadelphia John F. Kennedy Stadium N/A
August 21, 1983 Landover Capital Centre N/A
August 22, 1983 N/A
August 26, 1983 Austell Southern Star Amphitheater The Killer Whales
September 30, 1983 Athens Stitchcraft, Inc N/A
October 3, 1983 Legion Field Land Sharks
Oh-OK
October 4, 1983 Columbia Russell House Ballroom Let's Active
October 7, 1983 Washington, D.C. Ontario Theatre The Fleshtones
Let's Active
October 8, 1983 Philadelphia Irvine Auditorium Pretty Poison
Let's Active
October 9, 1983 Piscataway Hardee's Let's Active
October 11, 1983 Poughkeepsie The Chance
October 12, 1983 Glenville Skyway Club
October 13, 1983 Providence The Living Room
October 14, 1983 Orono Alumni Memorial Gymnasium Let's Active
B. Willie Smith
October 15, 1983 Waterville Wadsworth Gymnasium Let's Active
October 16, 1983 SOlon Solon Hotel N/A
October 17, 1983 Syracuse Drumlins Country Club Let's Active
October 20, 1983 Boston The Metro
October 21, 1983 New York City Student Union Ballroom The Neats
October 22, 1983 New London Conn Cave Let's Active
October 31, 1983 New York City Peppermint Lounge The Fuzztones
The Cramps (HL)
November 10, 1983 San Francisco Kabuki Nightclub The Neats
Let's Active
November 11, 1983 Beverly Hills Warner Beverly Hills Theater
November 12, 1983 San Diego Montezuma Hall Let's Active
Europe
November 19, 1983 London England Dingwalls Recognition
November 22, 1983 Marquee Club Jerry Floyd
November 23, 1983 Amsterdam Netherlands Paradiso N/A
November 24, 1983 Paris France Les Bains Douches Feedback
November 25, 1983 Rouen Exo 7 N/A

1984


Little America Tour

Little America Tour
Tour by R.E.M.
LocationEurope, North America, Asia
Associated albumReckoning
Start dateApril 8, 1984
End dateDecember 6, 1984
Legs5
No. of shows32 in Europe
71 in North America
4 in Asia
107 in total (111 scheduled)

R.E.M. returned to Europe in April 1984, this time in support of their second studio album, Reckoning, with a tour titled the "Little America tour" ("Little America" being a track on the album).[1] They tour their homeland between June and November, before visiting Asia for the first time in mid-November. This was followed with a few more shows in the UK and Norway during late November and early January 1985.[1]

Setlist

This set list is representative of the performance in Rouen, France. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.

  1. "Radio Free Europe"
  2. "Harborcoat"
  3. "Pilgrimage"
  4. "Driver 8"
  5. "Talk About the Passion"
  6. "Hyena"
  7. "7 Chinese Bros."
  8. "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)"
  9. "Letter Never Sent"
  10. "Auctioneer (Another Engine)"
  11. "Gardening at Night"
  12. "9-9"
  13. "Windout"
  14. "Old Man Kensey"
  15. "Pretty Persuasion"
  16. "Little America"
  17. "Femme Fatale"
  18. "Riders in the Sky"
  19. "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville"
  20. "Wolves, Lower"
  21. "Moon River"
  22. "Wendell Gee"
  23. "See No Evil"
  24. "Just a Touch"

The typical setlist for the tour consisted of:[6]

  1. "Second Guessing"
  2. "Harborcoat"
  3. "Pilgrimage"
  4. "Hyena"
  5. "7 Chinese Bros."
  6. "Letter Never Sent"
  7. "So. Central Rain"
  8. "Talk About the Passion"
  9. "Driver 8"
  10. "Sitting Still"
  11. "Gardening at Night"
  12. "Radio Free Europe"
  13. "9-9"
  14. "Windout"
  15. "Old Man Kensey"
  16. "Pretty Persuasion"
  17. "Just a Touch"
  18. "Little America"
  19. "Pale Blue Eyes" (The Velvet Underground cover)
  20. "Femme Fatale" (The Velvet Underground cover)
  21. "(Don't Go Back to) Rockville"
  22. "1,000,000"
  23. "Moon River" (Henry Mancini cover)
  24. "We Walk"
  25. "Carnival of Sorts (Boxcars)"

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue Opening act(s)
Europe
April 8, 1984 Amsterdam Netherlands Paradiso My Bloody Valentine
April 9, 1984 Utrecht Vrije Vloer
April 10, 1984 Eindhoven Effenaar
April 12, 1984 Münster Germany Odeonsplatz
April 13, 1984 Hamburg Knust Hamburg
April 14, 1984
April 15, 1984 Cologne Luxor
April 17, 1984 Rouen France Exo 7 Flooflash
April 18, 1984 Lyon Club West Side
April 19, 1984 Clermont-Ferrand Mansion de Peuples Les Innocents
April 20, 1984 Paris Eldorado Club
April 24, 1984 Birmingham England Tin Can Club 154
April 25, 1984 Manchester The Gallery
April 26, 1984 Leeds The Warehouse
April 27, 1984 Glasgow Scotland Night Moves
April 29, 1984 Worthing England The Carioca American Girls
Bright Young Things
April 30, 1984 London Marquee Club The American Girls
May 1, 1984 The Escape Club
North America
June 16, 1984 Fresno United States Warnors Theatre The Dream Syndicate
June 17, 1984 Santa Cruz The Catalyst
June 18, 1984 Santa Barbara Mission Theater
June 19, 1984 Los Angeles Hollywood Palace N/A
June 20, 1984 Del Mar Del Mar Racetrack Army of Love
June 22, 1984 Los Angeles Hollywood Palladium The Dream Syndicate
June 23, 1984 Angels Camp Calaveras County Fairgrounds N/A
June 24, 1984 San Francisco The Warfield The Dream Syndicate
June 26, 1984 Portland Starry Night
June 27, 1984 Seattle McCaw Hall
June 28, 1984 Vancouver Canada Commodore Ballroom
June 30, 1984 Boise United States Mardi Gras Ballroom
July 1, 1984 Salt Lake City Fairpark Coliseum
July 2, 1984 Glenwood Springs Bamboo Bar
July 3, 1984 Denver Rainbow Music Hall
July 5, 1984 Minneapolis Orpheum Theatre
July 6, 1984 Milwaukee Summerfest N/A
July 7, 1984 Chicago Aragon Ballroom The Dream Syndicate
July 8, 1984 Detroit Royal Oak Music Theatre
July 10, 1984 Cleveland The Variety Theatre
July 11, 1984 Rochester Minett Hall
July 12, 1984 Montreal Canada Le Spectrum de Montréal
July 13, 1984 Toronto Toronto Concert Hall
July 15, 1984 Buffalo United States Salty Dog Skyroom
July 16, 1984 Lower Playpen
July 17, 1984 Brookhaven Goodskates Roller Ballroom
July 19, 1984 Boston Orpheum Theatre
July 20, 1984 Hartford Agora Ballroom
July 21, 1984 New York City Beacon Theatre
July 22, 1984
July 24, 1984 Washington, D.C. Warner Theatre
July 25, 1984 Virginia Beach Pavilion Towers Ballroom
July 27, 1984 Greensboro War Memorial Auditorium
July 28, 1984 Atlanta Fox Theatre
August 2, 1984 Mexico City Mexico Margos Touch N/A
August 3, 1984 N/A
August 4, 1984 N/A
North America- Leg II
September 5, 1984 Pomona United States Pomona Valley Auditorium The Blasters
September 6, 1984 Los Angeles Greek Theatre Swimming Pool Q's
September 7, 1984 San Diego Fox Theatre The dB's
September 8, 1984 Phoenix Palace West
September 9, 1984 Tucson Centennial Hall
September 10, 1984 Albuquerque Grand Ballroom
September 11, 1984 Boulder Macky Auditorium
September 13, 1984 Omaha Omaha Music Hall
September 14, 1984 Lawrence Hoch Auditorium
September 15, 1984 Oklahoma City The Bowery
September 16, 1984 Dallas Bronco Bowl
September 18, 1984 Austin Austin Opera House
September 19, 1984 Houston Numbers 2
September 21, 1984 Nashville War Memorial Auditorium
September 22, 1984 Tuscaloosa Foster Auditorium
September 23, 1984 Charlotte Park Center
September 25, 1984 Durham Page Auditorium
September 26, 1984
September 28, 1984 Tampa USF Soccer Stadium
September 29, 1984 Boca Raton University Center Auditorium
September 30, 1984 Gainesville The Bandshell
October 2, 1984 New Orleans McAllister Auditorium
October 3, 1984 Oxford Fulton Chapel
October 5, 1984 Carbondale Shryock Auditorium
October 6, 1984 St. Louis Graham Chapel
October 7, 1984 DeKalb Egyptian Theatre
October 8, 1984 Ann Arbor Michigan Theater
October 10, 1984 Washington D.C Charles E. Smith Center
October 11, 1984 Charlottesville Virginia Memorial Gymnasium
October 12, 1984 Passaic Capitol Theatre
October 13, 1984 Bridgeport Harvey Hubbell Gymnasium
October 15, 1984 Amherst Fine Arts Concert Hall
October 16, 1984 Providence Veterans Memorial Auditorium
October 17, 1984 Upper Darby Tower Theater
October 31, 1984 Honolulu Pier 10 Ballroom Hat Makes the Man
Japan
November 5, 1984 Tokyo Japan Room 10 Bakufu-Slump
November 8, 1984 Aoyama Gakuin University
November 10, 1984 Yokohama Concert Garden
November 11, 1984 Tokyo Senshu Gymnasium
Europe
November 15, 1984 Newcastle England Tiffany's Ballroom The Lucy Show
November 16, 1984 Edinburgh Scotland The Front
November 17, 1984 Manchester England Manchester Polytechnic Union
November 18, 1984 Liverpool Royal Court Theatre
November 21, 1984 Nottingham Rock City
November 23, 1984 Norwich The LCR
November 24, 1984 Colchester Essex Dance Hall
November 26, 1984 Birmingham Debating Hall
November 27, 1984 Leicester University of Leicester
November 28, 1984 Cardiff Wales New Ocean Club
November 29, 1984 Dunstable England Queensway Hall
December 1, 1984 Brighton Cockcroft Hall
December 2, 1984 London Lyceum Theatre The Lucy Show

Lyres

December 4, 1984 Dublin Ireland SFX Hall The Lucy Show
December 6, 1984 Oslo Norway Oslo Circus The Act

Cancellations and rescheduled shows

June 14, 1983 Los Angeles Music Machine Cancelled. Band refused to play.
December 1, 1984 Brighton, England Brighton Polytechnic Cancelled due to Stipe straining his neck.

1985


Reconstruction Tour

Reconstruction Tour
Tour by R.E.M.
LocationEurope, North America
Associated albumFables of the Reconstruction
Start dateApril 22, 1985
End dateDecember 13, 1985
Legs4
No. of shows114 (118 scheduled)

A "Pre-Construction" tour in April and May took the band around several eastern states. After the release of Fables of the Reconstruction in June, the band traveled to Europe. The following month, they returned to North America for a two-month tour. The "Reconstruction I" tour began in Oregon in July and ended in New Jersey in August.[1]

October's "Reconstruction II" tour took the band back to Europe, beginning in the Netherlands and ending in Scotland.[1]

In November, "Reconstruction III" commenced in Colorado.[1]

Setlist

The typical setlist for the tour consisted of:[7]

  1. "Feeling Gravity's Pull"
  2. "Green Grow the Rushes"
  3. "Maps and Legends"
  4. "Harborcoat"
  5. "Hyena"
  6. "Driver 8"
  7. "Fall on Me"
  8. "Good Advices"
  9. "Sitting Still"
  10. "So. Central Rain"
  11. "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)
  12. "Can't Get There From Here"
  13. "7 Chinese Bros."
  14. "Auctioneer"
  15. "Old Man Kensey"
  16. "Pretty Persuasion"
  17. "Life and How to Live It"
  18. "Little America"
  19. "Talk About the Passion"
  20. "Second Guessing"
  21. "Gardening at Night"
  22. "(Don't Go Back to) Rockville"
  23. "Toys In the Attic" (Aerosmith cover)
  24. "Tired of Singing Trouble"
  25. "Theme From Two Steps Onward"
  26. "See No Evil" (Television cover)
Date City Country Venue Opening act(s)
North America ("Pre-Construction" Tour)
April 22, 1985 Athens United States Legion Field The Fleshtones

Alex Chilton

April 25, 1985 Lewisburg Davis Gym The Neats
April 26, 1985 Vestal West Gym
April 27, 1985 Providence Pembroke Field Pablo Moses

The Neats

April 28, 1985 Piscataway Busch Campus Center Lillo Thomas

The Neats

April 30, 1985 Madison Baldwin Gymnasium The Neats
May 2, 1985 Princeton L.Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium Axel Ericson

The Neats

May 3, 1985 Cambridge New Athletic Center The Neats
May 4, 1985 Williamstown Lansing Chapman Rink
May 5, 1985 Buffalo Alumni Arena Billy Bragg

The Neats

May 7, 1985 Springfield Wittenburg Fieldhouse The Neats
May 8, 1985 Evanston McGaw Memorial Hall
May 9, 1985 Iowa City Hancher Auditorium
May 10, 1985 Madison Stock Pavilion
May 27, 1985 Raleigh Meredith College Amphitheater
Europe ("Pre-Construction" Tour)
June 22, 1985 Milton Keynes England Milton Keynes National Bowl Friends of Gavin supported
June 24, 1985 Manchester International Club Friends of Gavin supported
June 25, 1985 Edinburgh Scotland Coasters
June 26, 1985 Newcastle England Tiffany's Ballroom
June 27, 1985 Coventry The Workroom Green on Red (HL)

The Jazz Butcher

Jonathan Richman

June 29, 1985 Dublin Ireland Croke Park
July 3, 1985 Berlin Germany Parliament Terrain
July 6, 1985 Torhout Belgium Achiel Eeckloo Rock Meadow
July 7, 1985 Rotselaar Festival Park Werchter
North America- Leg 2
July 11, 1985 Portland United States Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall True West
July 12, 1985 Seattle Paramount Theatre
July 13, 1985 Vancouver Canada Commodore Ballroom
July 15, 1985 Edmonton S.U.B. Theater
July 16, 1985 Calgary MacEwan Hall
July 19, 1985 Fresno United States Warnors Theatre True West

The Three O'Clock

July 20, 1985 Berkeley Greek Theatre
July 21, 1985 Reno Pioneer Performing Arts Center
July 22, 1985 Santa Rosa Sonoma County Fairgrounds
July 23, 1985 Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
July 24, 1985 Santa Barbara Arlington Theater
July 26, 1985 San Diego SDSU Open Air Theatre
July 27, 1985 Los Angeles Greek Theatre
July 28, 1985 Irvine Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
July 29, 1985 Phoenix Palace West True West
July 31, 1985 San Antonio Majestic Theatre
August 1, 1985 Austin Austin City Coliseum
August 2, 1985 Houston Cullen Performance Hall
August 3, 1985 Dallas Bronco Bowl
August 5, 1985 Saint Paul Roy Wilkins Auditorium The Three O'Clock
August 6, 1985 Milwaukee MECCA Arena
August 7, 1985 Chicago UIC Pavilion
August 9, 1985 Kalamazoo State Theatre
August 10, 1985 Detroit Fox Theatre The Three O'Clock

The Replacements

August 12, 1985 Cleveland Cleveland Public Auditorium The Three O'Clock
August 13, 1985 Pittsburgh Syria Mosque
August 15, 1985 Rochester Auditorium Theatre
August 16, 1985 Toronto Canada Masonic Concert Hall
August 17, 1985 Ottawa Barrymore's Music Hall
August 18, 1985 Montreal The Great Tent
August 20, 1985 Portland United States George I. Lewis Auditorium
August 21, 1985 Boston Walter Brown Arena
August 23, 1985 Pawtucket Leroy Theatre
August 24, 1985 Hartford Agora Ballroom
August 25, 1985 Albany J.B. Scott's Theater
August 26, 1985 Baltimore Lyric Opera House
August 28, 1985 Upper Darby Tower Theater
August 29, 1985 Washington, D.C. DAR Constitutional Hall
August 30, 1985 Passaic Capitol Theatre
August 31, 1985 New York City Radio City Music Hall
Europe- Leg 2
October 1, 1985 Amsterdam Netherlands Paradiso
October 2, 1985 Bochum Germany Colliery
October 3, 1985 Rotterdam Netherlands Rotterdam Arena
October 5, 1985 Ghent Belgium Forward Concert Hall
October 6, 1985 Frankfurt Germany Batschkapp
October 7, 1985 Munich Alabama-Halle
October 9, 1985 Berlin Metropol
October 10, 1985 Hamburg Markthalle Hamburg
October 11, 1985 Cologne Luxor Theater
October 13, 1985 Saarbrücken University Auditorium
October 14, 1985 Paris France L'Eldorado
October 15, 1985 Lyon Molière Room
October 16, 1985 Geneva Switzerland The Cantine du Faubourg
October 18, 1985 Mannheim Germany Old Fire Station Silent Agency
October 20, 1985 Manchester England The Ritz The Jazz Butcher

Misdemeanor

The Faith Brothers

October 21, 1985 Nottingham Rock City Pleasure Device

The Faith Brothers

October 22, 1985 Sheffield Lower Refectory The Faith Brothers
October 23, 1985 Glasgow Scotland Barrowland Ballroom
October 26, 1985 Liverpool England Royal Court Theatre Grown Up Strange

The Faith Brothers

October 27, 1985 Birmingham The Powerhouse The Faith Brothers
October 28, 1985 London Hammersmith Palais Misdemeanor

The Faith Brothers

October 29, 1985 The Jazz Butcher

The Faith Brothers

North America- Leg 3
November 2, 1985 Boulder United States CU Events Center 10,000 Maniacs
November 3, 1985 Laramie Arts & Science Auditorium
November 5, 1985 Omaha Omaha Music Hall
November 6, 1985 Kansas City Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
November 7, 1985 Champaign Champaign Assembly Hall
November 8, 1985 Bloomington Indiana University Auditorium
November 11, 1985 Lexington Lexington Memorial Coliseum
November 12, 1985 Nashville Vanderbilt Memorial Gymnasium
November 13, 1985 Memphis Orpheum Theatre
November 15, 1985 Ames C.Y. Stephens Auditorium
November 16, 1985 Urbana Foellinger Auditorium
November 17, 1985 St. Louis Kiel Opera House
November 19, 1985 New Orleans Saenger Performing Arts Theatre
November 21, 1985 Tuscaloosa Foster Auditorium
November 22, 1985 Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center The Minutemen
November 23, 1985 Jacksonville Swisher Gym
November 24, 1985 Miami James L. Knight Center
November 26, 1985 St. Petersburg Bayfront Theater
November 27, 1985 Savannah Johnny Mercer Theater
November 29, 1985 Atlanta Fox Theatre Jason & The Scorchers

The Minutemen

November 30, 1985
December 2, 1985 Raleigh Raleigh Civic Center The Minutemen
December 3, 1985 Columbia Township Auditorium
December 4, 1985 Norfolk Chrysler Hall
December 5, 1985 Richmond Richmond Mosque
December 6, 1985 Lexington Doremus Memorial Gymnasium
December 8, 1985 Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium
December 9, 1985 Radford Dedmon Center
December 10, 1985 Columbus Veterans Memorial Auditorium
December 11, 1985 Indianapolis Clowes Memorial Hall
December 13, 1985 Charlotte Park Center

1986


Pageantry Tour

Pageantry Tour
Tour by R.E.M.
LocationNorth America
Associated albumLifes Rich Pageant
Start dateSeptember 5, 1986
End dateNovember 26, 1986
Legs1
No. of shows63 (64 scheduled)

"Pageantry Tour", in support of Lifes Rich Pageant.

Setlist

The typical setlist for the tour consisted of:[8]

  1. "These Days"
  2. "Harborcoat"
  3. "Hyena"
  4. "Sitting Still"
  5. "The One I Love"
  6. "Shaking Through"
  7. "Feeling Gravity's Pull"
  8. "The Flowers of Guatemala"
  9. "Maps and Legends"
  10. "Driver 8"
  11. "I Believe"
  12. "Swan Swan H"
  13. "7 Chinese Bros."
  14. "Superman" (The Clique cover)
  15. "Can't Get There From Here"
  16. "Old Man Kensey"
  17. "Pretty Persuasion"
  18. "Auctioneer"
  19. "Cuyahoga"
  20. "Fall on Me"
  21. "Little America"
  22. "Just a Touch"
  23. "Strange" (Wire cover)
  24. "Begin the Begin"
  25. "Oddfellows Local 151"
  26. "Funtime" (Iggy Pop cover)
  27. "So. Central Rain"
Originals
Cover songs
Date City Country Venue Opening act(s)
September 5, 1986 Pelham United States Oak Mountain Amphitheatre Fetchin' Bones
September 6, 1986 Bloomington Indiana University Auditorium
September 7, 1986 Cincinnati Taft Theatre
September 8, 1986 Louisville Louisville Memorial Auditorium
September 10, 1986 Nashville Grand Ole Opry House
September 11, 1986 Jackson Jackson Municipal Auditorium
September 12, 1986 New Orleans Saenger Performing Arts Theatre
September 13, 1986 Memphis Mud Island Amphitheater
September 15, 1986 Little Rock J.T. Robinson Memorial Auditorium
September 17, 1986 Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Music Hall
September 18, 1986 Austin Austin City Coliseum
September 19, 1986 Houston Southern Star Amphitheatre
September 20, 1986 Dallas Dallas Fair Park Bandshell
September 22, 1986 Las Cruces Pan American Center Guadalcanal Diary
September 23, 1986 Mesa Mesa Amphitheatre
September 24, 1986 Costa Mesa Pacific Amphitheatre
September 26, 1986 Berkeley Greek Theatre
September 27, 1986 Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County Bowl
September 28, 1986 San Diego UCSD Gymnasium
September 30, 1986 Universal City Universal Amphitheatre
October 1, 1986 Oakland Oakland-Alameda County Arena
October 2, 1986 Eugene EMU Ballroom
October 3, 1986 Portland Portland Civic Auditorium
October 4, 1986 Seattle Paramount Theatre
October 5, 1986 Vancouver Canada UBC War Memorial Gym
October 7, 1986 Salt Lake City United States Utah State Fairgrounds Coliseum
October 9, 1986 Boulder CU Events Center Camper Van Beethoven
October 10, 1986 Lincoln Pershing Auditorium
October 11, 1986 Kansas City Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
October 12, 1986 St. Louis Kiel Opera House
October 14, 1986 Saint Paul Roy Wilkins Auditorium
October 15, 1986 Iowa City Hancher Auditorium
October 17, 1986 Milwaukee Oriental Theatre
October 18, 1986 Grand Rapids George W. Welsh Auditorium
October 19, 1986 Chicago UIC Pavilion
October 21, 1986 DeKalb Chick Evans Fieldhouse
October 22, 1986 Detroit Fox Theatre
October 23, 1986 Cleveland Cleveland Public Hall
October 24, 1986 Pittsburgh Syria Mosque
October 26, 1986 Buffalo Shea's Performing Arts Center Throwing Muses
October 27, 1986 Toronto Canada Massey Hall The Feelies
October 29, 1986 Montreal Maurice-Richard Arena
October 30, 1986 Durham United States Lundholm Gymnasium
October 31, 1986 Burlington Roy L. Patrick Gymnasium
November 1, 1986 Boston Wang Theatre
November 2, 1986
November 4, 1986 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center
November 6, 1986 New York City Felt Forum
November 7, 1986
November 8, 1986 New Haven New Haven Coliseum
November 9, 1986 Philadelphia Spectrum Showcase
November 11, 1986 Charlottesville University Hall Let's Active
November 12, 1986 Washington, D.C. Charles E. Smith Center
November 14, 1986 Williamsburg William and Mary Hall
November 15, 1986 Durham Cameron Indoor Stadium
November 16, 1986 Wilmington Trask Coliseum
November 17, 1986 Columbia Township Auditorium
November 19, 1986 Statesboro W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse
November 20, 1986 Jacksonville Jacksonville Civic Auditorium
November 21, 1986 St. Petersburg Bayfront Center
November 22, 1986 Miami James L. Knight Center
November 24, 1986 Atlanta Fox Theatre
November 25, 1986
November 26, 1986

1987


Work Tour

Work Tour
Tour by R.E.M.
LocationNorth America, Europe
Associated albumDocument
Start dateSeptember 12, 1987
End dateNovember 28, 1987
Legs2
No. of shows49

"Work Tour", in support of the album Document.[1] R.E.M. did not perform any shows throughout the following year, and signed to Warner Bros. for the release of their sixth studio album, Green. R.E.M. remained with Warner Bros. until their breakup in 2011.

Setlist

The typical setlist for the tour consisted of:[9]

  1. "Finest Worksong"
  2. "These Days"
  3. "Welcome to the Occupation"
  4. "Exhuming McCarthy"
  5. "Orange Crush"
  6. "Feeling Gravity's Pull"
  7. "Disturbance at the Heron House"
  8. "King of Birds"
  9. "I Believe"
  10. "Cuyahoga"
  11. "Driver 8"
  12. "Sitting Still"
  13. "Superman" (The Clique cover)
  14. "Oddfellows Local 151"
  15. "Pretty Persuasion"
  16. "It's the End of the World as We Know It"
  17. "Auctioneer"
  18. "Begin the Begin"
  19. "The Flowers of Guatemala"
  20. "Fall on Me"
  21. "Just a Touch"
  22. "Strange" (Wire cover)
  23. "The One I Love"
  24. "Pop Song '89"
  25. "See No Evil" (Television cover)
  26. "Harpers" (Hugo Largo cover)
  27. "Crazy" (Pylon cover)
Originals
Cover songs
Date City Country Venue Opening act(s)
Europe
September 12, 1987 London England Hammersmith Odeon 10,000 Maniacs
September 14, 1987 Utrecht Netherlands Vredenburg Music Center The Railway Children
September 16, 1987 Paris France La Cigale
September 18, 1987 Düsseldorf Germany Tor 3
North America
October 1, 1987 Knoxville United States William B. Stokley Athletic Center 10,000 Maniacs
October 2, 1987 Clemson Littlejohn Coliseum
October 3, 1987 Durham Cameron Indoor Stadium
October 4, 1987
October 6, 1987 New York City Radio City Music Hall
October 7, 1987
October 9, 1987 Williamsburg William & Mary Hall
October 10, 1987 Fairfax Patriot Center
October 11, 1987 State College PSU Recreation Hall
October 12, 1987 Charlottesville University Hall
October 14, 1987 Charleston Charleston Municipal Auditorium
October 16, 1987 Philadelphia The Spectrum
October 17, 1987 New Haven New Haven Coliseum
October 18, 1987 Worcester The Centrum
October 19, 1987 Providence Providence Performing Arts Center
October 21, 1987 Rochester War Memorial Auditorium
October 22, 1987 Piscataway Louis Brown Athletic Center
October 23, 1987 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Civic Arena
October 24, 1987 Columbus Veterans Memorial Auditorium
October 26, 1987 Lansing MSU Auditorium
October 27, 1987 Lafayette Edward C. Elliott Hall of Music
October 29, 1987 Ann Arbor Crisler Arena The dB's
October 30, 1987 Oxford John D. Millett Hall
October 31, 1987 Davenport Alumni Auditorium
November 2, 1987 Saint Paul Roy Wilkins Auditorium
November 3, 1987 Madison Dane County Coliseum
November 4, 1987 Chicago UIC Pavilion
November 5, 1987
November 7, 1987 Champaign Champaign Assembly Hall
November 8, 1987 Kansas City Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
November 9, 1987 Lincoln Pershing Center
November 10, 1987 St. Louis The Fabulous Fox Theatre
November 13, 1987 Oakland Oakland-Alameda County Arena
November 14, 1987 Irvine Bren Events Center
November 15, 1987 Universal City Universal Amphitheatre
November 16, 1987 Tempe Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium
November 18, 1987 Dallas Moody Coliseum
November 19, 1987 College Station G. Rollie White Coliseum
November 20, 1987 Houston Sam Houston Coliseum
November 22, 1987 Oxford C.M. Tad Smith Coliseum
November 23, 1987 Auburn Joel H. Eaves Memorial Coliseum
November 24, 1987 Atlanta Fox Theatre
November 25, 1987
November 27, 1987
November 28, 1987

1989


Green Tour

Green Tour
Tour by R.E.M.
LocationNorth America, Europe, Asia, Oceania
Associated albumGreen
Start dateJanuary 26, 1989
End dateNovember 13, 1989
Legs5
No. of shows131 (135 scheduled)

R.E.M.'s first major tour, as well as their biggest most visually developed tour to date, featured back-projections and art films playing on the stage during the band's shows. The tour featured Peter Holsapple of the dB's as an auxiliary musician on guitar, keys and vocals as needed. Subsequent tours would further feature backing musicians assuming instrumental roles, especially after Bill Berry's departure in 1997.

The final show of the tour, at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, featured the band performing their first full-length album, Murmur in order, from start to finish, followed by Green in order, from start to finish. The night was concluded by an encore set performed by Mike & the Melons with Michael Stipe fronting the road crew. It marked the only live performance of "The Wrong Child", and one of the few live performances of "Hairshirt".

A concert video called Tourfilm is a compilation of footage from various locations on these tours.

R.E.M. would not tour again until 1995, following the release of Monster the previous year.

The typical setlist consisted of:[10]

  1. "Pop Song '89"
  2. "Welcome to the Occupation"
  3. "Exhuming McCarthy"
  4. "The One I Love"
  5. "Turn You Inside Out"
  6. "Disturbance at the Heron House"
  7. "Orange Crush"
  8. "Feeling Gravity's Pull"
  9. "Belong"
  10. "Sitting Still"
  11. "World Leader Pretend"
  12. "These Days"
  13. "Stand"
  14. "Pretty Persuasion"
  15. "I Believe"
  16. "Get Up"
  17. "Begin the Begin"
  18. "Auctioneer"
  19. "It's The End of the World as We Know It"
  20. "Fall on Me"
  21. "King of Birds"
  22. "Crazy" (Pylon cover)
  23. "You Are the Everything"
  24. "Finest Worksong"
  25. "Perfect Circle"
  26. "Dark Globe" (Syd Barrett cover)
  27. "Harpers" (Hugo Largo cover)
  28. "See No Evil" (Television cover)
  29. "After Hours" (The Velvet Underground cover)
Originals
Cover songs
Date City Country Venue Opening act(s)
Japan
January 26, 1989 Tokyo Japan Sound Colosseum MZA
January 27, 1989
Oceania
February 2, 1989 Christchurch New Zealand Christchurch Town Hall The Bats
February 3, 1989 Wellington Wellington Auditorium Let's Planet
February 4, 1989 Auckland Logan Campbell Center Straitjacket Fits
February 9, 1989 Perth Australia Perth Concert Hall The Go-Betweens
February 11, 1989 Adelaide Thebarton Theatre
February 12, 1989 Melbourne Melbourne Festival Hall
February 15, 1989 Brisbane Brisbane Festival Hall
February 17, 1989 Sydney Hordern Pavilion
United States
March 1, 1989 Louisville United States Louisville Gardens Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
March 2, 1989 Carbondale SIU Arena
March 3, 1989 St. Louis St. Louis Arena
March 4, 1989 Kansas City Kemper Arena
March 6, 1989 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
March 7, 1989 Iowa City Carver–Hawkeye Arena
March 8, 1989 Bloomington Met Center
March 10, 1989 Omaha Omaha Civic Auditorium
March 13, 1989 Sacramento ARCO Arena
March 14, 1989 Oakland Oakland-Alameda County Arena
March 15, 1989 Inglewood Great Western Forum
March 16, 1989 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
March 18, 1989 Tempe ASU Activity Center
March 20, 1989 San Antonio San Antonio Municipal Auditorium
March 21, 1989 Austin Frank C. Erwin Jr. Center
March 22, 1989 Dallas Reunion Arena
March 23, 1989 Houston The Summit
March 25, 1989 Shreveport Hirsch Memorial Coliseum The Indigo Girls
March 27, 1989 New Orleans Senator Nat G. Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena
March 28, 1989 Birmingham Birmingham–Jefferson Civic Center
March 30, 1989 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
March 31, 1989 Murfreesboro Charles M. Murphy Athletic Center
April 1, 1989 Atlanta The Omni
April 2, 1989
April 4, 1989 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum
April 5, 1989 Detroit Cobo Hall
April 6, 1989 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
April 7, 1989 Morgantown WVU Coliseum
April 9, 1989 Worcester The Centrum
April 10, 1989 New York City Madison Square Garden
April 11, 1989 Syracuse Onondaga Memorial Auditorium
April 12, 1989 Toronto Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
April 14, 1989 Montreal Montreal Forum
April 15, 1989 Portland United States George I. Lewis Auditorium Drivin' 'n' Cryin'
April 16, 1989 Boston Boston Garden
April 18, 1989 Landover Capital Center
April 20, 1989 Philadelphia The Spectrum
April 21, 1989 Richmond Richmond Coliseum
April 22, 1989 Chapel Hill Dean E. Smith Student Activities Center
April 23, 1989 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
April 25, 1989 Columbia Carolina Coliseum
April 26, 1989 Savannah Martin Luther King Jr. Arena
April 28, 1989 Tampa USF Sun Dome
April 29, 1989 Miami Miami Arena
April 30, 1989 Orlando Orlando Arena
May 2, 1989 Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center
May 3, 1989 Huntsville Von Braun Civic Center
May 6, 1989 Athens Sanford Stadium
Europe
May 9, 1989 Düsseldorf Germany Philips Hall The Go-Betweens
May 12, 1989 Bielefeld PC 69
May 15, 1989 Landgraaf Netherlands Landgraaf Racecourse & Trotting Main stage
May 17, 1989 Leicester England De Montfort Hall The Blue Aeroplanes
May 18, 1989 Newport Wales Newport Centre
May 19, 1989 Portsmouth England Portsmouth Guildhall
May 21, 1989 Liverpool Royal Court Theatre
May 22, 1989 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
May 23, 1989 Edinburgh Scotland Playhouse Theatre
May 24, 1989 Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom
May 26, 1989 Newcastle England Newcastle City Hall
May 27, 1989 Manchester Manchester Apollo Family Cat

The Blue Aeroplanes

May 29, 1989 London Hammersmith Odeon The Blue Aeroplanes
May 30, 1989
May 31, 1989 Birmingham NEC Arena
June 4, 1989 Seinäjoki Finland Provinssirock
June 6, 1989 Stockholm Sweden Gota Lejon
June 7, 1989 Oslo Norway Rockefeller Music Hall
June 8, 1989
June 9, 1989 Copenhagen Denmark Saga Rock Theater
June 11, 1989 Berlin Germany Metropol The Go-Betweens
June 13, 1989 Zurich Switzerland Volkshaus
June 15, 1989 Milan Italy PalaTrussardi
June 16, 1989 Bologna Bologna Indoor Stadium
June 17, 1989 Perugia Perugia Sports Hall
June 20, 1989 Paris France Grand Rex Theater The Go-Betweens
June 22, 1989 London England Wembley Arena Throwing Muses
June 24, 1989 Dublin Ireland RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion The Go-Betweens
June 27, 1989 Hamburg Germany Great Freedom 36
June 28, 1989 Frankfurt Congress Hall
June 29, 1989 Munich Circus Krone
July 1, 1989 Torhout Belgium Torhout Festival Park
July 2, 1989 Rotselaar Werchter Festival Park
North America- Leg 2
September 8, 1989 Indianapolis United States Market Square Arena Throwing Muses
September 9, 1989 Clarkston Pine Knob Music Theater
September 10, 1989 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Civic Arena
September 12, 1989 Buffalo Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
September 13, 1989 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
September 15, 1989 Boston Great Woods Performing Arts Center
September 16, 1989
September 17, 1989 Philadelphia Mann Music Center
September 19, 1989 East Rutherford Brendan Byrne Arena
September 20, 1989 Hempstead Nassau Coliseum
September 22, 1989 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
September 23, 1989
September 26, 1989 Dayton UD Arena NRBQ
September 27, 1989 Champaign Champaign Assembly Hall
September 29, 1989 South Bend Edmund P. Joyce Center
September 30, 1989 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theater
October 1, 1989 Ames Hilton Coliseum
October 3, 1989 Lincoln Pershing Municipal Auditorium
October 5, 1989 Denver McNichols Sports Arena
October 7, 1989 Salt Lake City Salt Palace
October 8, 1989 Boise BSU Pavilion
October 10, 1989 Pullman Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum
October 11, 1989 Seattle Seattle Center Coliseum
October 13, 1989 Portland Portland Memorial Coliseum
October 14, 1989 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
October 16, 1989 Anchorage United States George M. Sullivan Sports Arena
October 18, 1989 Costa Mesa Pacific Amphitheater
October 20, 1989 Concord Concord Pavilion
October 21, 1989 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheater
October 24, 1989 Phoenix Compton Terrace Pylon
October 25, 1989 Tucson Tucson Community Center
October 26, 1989 Las Cruces Pan American Center
October 28, 1989 Oklahoma City Myriad Convention Center
October 29, 1989 College Station G. Rollie White Coliseum
October 30, 1989 Baton Rouge Pete Maravich Assembly Center
November 1, 1989 Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center
November 3, 1989 Chattanooga UTC Arena
November 4, 1989 Knoxville Thompson-Boling Arena
November 5, 1989 Lexington Rupp Arena
November 7, 1989 Roanoke Roanoke Civic Center
November 8, 1989 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
November 10, 1989 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
November 11, 1989 Macon Macon Coliseum
November 13, 1989 Atlanta Fox Theater

1995


Monster Tour ("Aneurysm '95 Tour")

Monster Tour
Tour by R.E.M.
LocationNorth America, Europe, Asia, Oceania
Associated albumMonster
Start dateJanuary 13, 1995
End dateNovember 21, 1995
Legs5
No. of shows135 (165 scheduled)

After refusing to tour in support of their two previous releases, Out of Time and Automatic for the People, the band agreed to tour in support of Monster. The tour was critically and commercially successful, though a handful of shows were either cancelled or postponed due to health problems associated with the band members.[2]

The concert video Road Movie is a compilation of footage taken from the final three nights of the tour, in Atlanta.

New Adventures in Hi-Fi, the band's tenth studio album, was released in 1996 without a supporting tour, though a handful of material was performed during this tour, either during soundcheck or the actual show. Eight-track recorders were brought to capture its shows, and used the recordings as the base elements for that album.

This was the final tour to feature Bill Berry, though he briefly reunited with them during a show in 2003. This was also the first tour to feature involvement from Seattle-based multi-instrumentalist Scott McCaughey, who remained active with the group on recordings of albums from New Adventures in Hi-Fi to Collapse Into Now, as well as subsequent tours.

Originals
Cover songs
Date City Country Venue Opening act(s)
Pacific Rim
January 13, 1995 Perth Australia Perth Entertainment Center Died Pretty

Grant Lee Buffalo

January 14, 1995
January 16, 1995 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Center
January 18, 1995 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Center
January 19, 1995
January 20, 1995
January 22, 1995 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Center
January 23, 1995
January 25, 1995 Melbourne Sidney Myer Music Bowl
January 26, 1995
January 28, 1995 Auckland New Zealand Western Springs Stadium Grant Lee Buffalo

Crowded House

February 1, 1995 Tokyo Japan Nippon Budokan Grant Lee Buffalo
February 2, 1995
February 4, 1995 Taipei Taiwan Plenary Hall Sissey Chau
February 5, 1995 Hong Kong Queen Elizabeth Arena
February 7, 1995 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
Europe
February 15, 1995 San Sebastian Spain Anoeta Velodrome Grant Lee Buffalo
February 16, 1995 Madrid Madrid Community Sports Palace
February 18, 1995 Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi
February 19, 1995 Toulon France Zenith Omega
February 20, 1995 Turin Italy PalaStampa
February 22, 1995 Rome PalaEUR
February 23, 1995
February 24, 1995 Milan Assago Forum
February 25, 1995
February 26, 1995
February 27, 1995 Bologna Bologna Sports Hall
March 1, 1995 Lausanne Switzerland De Malley Ice Rink
March 2, 1995 Zurich Zurich Indoor Stadium
March 3, 1995
March 5, 1995 Toulouse France Toulouse Sports Palace
March 6, 1995 Lyon Tony Garnier Hall
March 9, 1995 Amneville Galaxy
March 13, 1995 Hamburg Germany Hamburg Sport Hall PJ Harvey
March 14, 1995 Frankfurt Festhalle
March 15, 1995
March 17, 1995 Stuttgart Hans Martin Schleyer Hall
March 18, 1995 Nuremberg Franken Hall
March 20, 1995 Munich Olympia Hall
March 21, 1995
March 23, 1995 Dortmund Westfalenhalle
March 24, 1995
March 27, 1995 Berlin Deutschland Hall
March 28, 1995
March 30, 1995 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Ice Hockey Stadium
April 1, 1995 Stockholm Sweden Globe Arena
April 2, 1995 Gothenburg Scandinavium
April 5, 1995 Copenhagen Denmark Copenhagen Forum
April 7, 1995 London England Wembley Arena
April 9, 1995
April 10, 1995
April 11, 1995
April 13, 1995 Birmingham NEC Arena
April 14, 1995
April 16, 1995 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition & Conference Center
April 17, 1995
April 19, 1995 Sheffield England Sheffield Arena
April 20, 1995
North America
May 15, 1995 Mountain View United States Shoreline Amphitheater Sonic Youth
May 16, 1995
May 17, 1995
May 19, 1995 Portland Portland Memorial Coliseum
May 20, 1995 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
May 21, 1995 George United States Gorge Amphitheater
May 23, 1995 Salt Lake City Delta Center
May 24, 1995 Greenwood Village Coors Amphitheater
May 25, 1995
May 27, 1995 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater
May 28, 1995
May 30, 1995 Minneapolis Target Center
May 31, 1995 Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater Luscious Jackson
June 2, 1995 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
June 3, 1995
June 4, 1995
June 6, 1995 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
June 7, 1995
June 9, 1995 Columbus Polaris Amphitheater
June 10, 1995 Pittsburgh Star Lake Amphitheater
June 11, 1995 Cleveland Gund Arena
June 13, 1995 Toronto Canada Molson Amphitheater
June 14, 1995 Montreal Montreal Forum
June 16, 1995 Boston United States Great Woods Performing Arts Center
June 17, 1995
June 18, 1995
June 20, 1995 Albany Knickerbocker Arena
Europe
July 05, 1995 Vienna Austria Ernst-Happel-Stadion The Cranberries
July 27, 1995 Edinburgh Scotland Murrayfield Stadium

1998/1999


After initially stating they would not tour behind this year's Up, the band changed their mind. A small television-and-radio tour around North America and Europe occurred between October and December. A larger, six-month tour around the same continents began in February in Europe the following year. The North American leg began in August.[1]

"Airportman" was performed at a benefit show before the promo tour commenced in 1998, but not during any tours throughout the band's career. "You're In the Air" and "Diminished" (despite the "I'm Not Over You" coda being performed) were never performed live either.

Regular additional tour musicians were Joey Waronker (drums), Ken Stringfellow (keyboards) and Scott McCaughey (guitars).

Originals
Cover songs

2001


Supporting Reveal, R.E.M. undertook a small tour that took in New York City, Toronto, Japan, Australia and California.[1]

Although "Saturn Return" was never performed live, Michael Stipe performed the song entirely himself during a show at Carnegie Hall in March 2011.

Cover songs

2003


A tour in support of the band's Warner Bros. compilation In Time took place in Europe between June and August, then in North America between August and October.[1]

The concert video Perfect Square was taken from footage captured from a show in Wiesbaden, Germany, on this tour.

At a concert in Raleigh, North Carolina, Berry made a surprise appearance, performing backing vocals on "Radio Free Europe". He then sat behind the drum kit for a performance of the early R.E.M. song "Permanent Vacation", marking his first performance with the band since his retirement, though he still refused to rejoin the group regardless.

This was the first tour to feature Bill Rieflin, who later recorded the next three albums released from the band and performed with the group on tours supporting two of those three album releases.

Originals
Cover songs

2004/2005


A promo tour for Around the Sun began in Europe in September.[1] Prior to the release of the album, the band partook in the political "Vote for Change" tour, which included shows in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Florida and Washington, D.C.[1]

A post-album tour commenced in October in North America.[1]

A European tour began in Europe in 2005, then extended to South Africa, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. The final leg of the tour took the band back to Europe.[1]

A concert CD/DVD featuring footage from the final shows of this tour in Dublin titled R.E.M. Live was released in 2007.

Around the Sun was a commercial and critical failure, and band members later expressed disappointment in the album after the tour ended. A majority of material from Around the Sun was largely absent in their subsequent tour.

Originals
Cover songs

Accelerate Tour


Murmur Tour
Tour by R.E.M.
LocationNorth America, Europe, South America
Associated albumAccelerate
Start dateMay 23, 2008
End dateNovember 18, 2008
Legs4
No. of shows19 in North America
48 in Europe
10 in South America
77 in total

R.E.M.'s final tour was the "Accelerate Tour", which took place between March and November 2008.[2]

In 2007, before the release of Accelerate and the supporting tour behind it in 2008, R.E.M. held five night "rehearsals" in front of a live audience at Olympia Theatre, Dublin to test out new material from Accelerate and to revisit and perform old favorites, many of which hadn't been played live in nearly two decades. The resulting live album and DVD, Live at The Olympia, was released in 2009.

Accelerate was met with much critical enthusiasm, especially from fans of their back catalog who praised the "back-to-basics" direction that was undertaken with the album. Given the lukewarm reception of their previous album in comparison, the band ignored everything from Around the Sun during a majority of shows during the tour.

R.E.M. disbanded in September 2011 and did not perform any shows after the conclusion of this tour. Their final Collapse into Now release was never performed live, though Michael Stipe did a solo performance of "Every Day Is Yours to Win" at Carnegie Hall in March 2011.

Set list

This set list is representative of the performance in Mexico City and does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.

Originals
Cover songs

Opening acts

Shows

Date City Country Venue
North America
May 23, 2008 Burnaby Canada Deer Lake Park
May 24, 2008 George United States Sasquatch! Music Festival
May 29, 2008 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl
May 31, 2008 Berkeley Hearst Greek Theatre
June 1, 2008
June 3, 2008 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 5, 2008 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center
June 6, 2008 Chicago United Center
June 8, 2008 Toronto Canada Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
June 10, 2008 Raleigh United States Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
June 11, 2008 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 13, 2008 Mansfield Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
June 14, 2008 Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
June 18, 2008 Philadelphia Mann Center for the Performing Arts
June 19, 2008 New York City Madison Square Garden
June 21, 2008 Atlanta Lakewood Amphitheatre
Europe
July 2, 2008 Amsterdam Netherlands Westerpark
July 3, 2008 Werchter Belgium Rock Werchter
July 5, 2008 Bilbao Spain Bilbao BBK Live
July 6, 2008 Girona Doctor Loft Festival
July 8, 2008 Lyon France Les Nuits de Fourvière
July 9, 2008 Nice Théâtre de verdure de Nice
July 12, 2008 County Kildare Ireland Oxegen
July 13, 2008 Kinross Scotland T in the Park
July 15, 2008 Dresden Germany Filmnächte am Elbufer
July 16, 2008 Berlin Waldbühne
July 18, 2008 Locarno Switzerland Moon and Stars Festival
July 20, 2008 Perugia Italy Umbria Jazz
July 21, 2008 Verona Verona Arena
July 23, 2008 Naples Neapolis Festival
July 24, 2008 Udine Villa Manin
July 26, 2008 Milan Milano Jazzin' Festival
July 27, 2008 Nyon Switzerland Paléo Festival
August 14, 2008 Salzburg Austria FM4 Frequency Festival
August 16, 2008 Budapest Hungary Sziget Festival
August 17, 2008 Prague Czech Republic Eden Arena
August 19, 2008 Ehrenhof Germany Neues Schloss Ehrenhof
August 20, 2008 Sankt Goarshausen Freilichtbühne Loreley
August 22, 2008 Würzburg Residenzplatz Würzburg
August 24, 2008 Manchester England Old Trafford Cricket Ground
August 25, 2008 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
August 27, 2008 Hampshire England The Rose Bowl
August 28, 2008 Paris France Rock en Seine
August 30, 2008 London England Twickenham Stadium
September 3, 2008 Oslo Norway Vallhall Arena
September 4, 2008 Bergen Koengen
September 6, 2008 Copenhagen Denmark Parken Stadium
September 7, 2008 Stockholm Sweden Globe Arena
September 9, 2008 Helsinki Finland Finnair Stadium
September 11, 2008 Tallinn Estonia Saku Suurhall Arena
September 12, 2008 Riga Latvia Arena Riga
September 14, 2008 Vilnius Lithuania Siemens Arena
September 17, 2008 Oberhausen Germany König Pilsener Arena
September 18, 2008 Hamburg Color Line Arena
September 20, 2008 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
September 21, 2008 Geneva Switzerland SEG Geneva Arena
September 23, 2008 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
September 24, 2008 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
September 26, 2008 Bologna Italy Futureshow Station
September 27, 2008 Turin Torino Palasport Olimpico
September 30, 2008 Murcia Spain Plaza de Toros de Murcia
October 1, 2008 Madrid Las Ventas
October 4, 2008 Istanbul Turkey S.O.S. Istanbul Festival
October 5, 2008 Athens Greece Panathenaic Stadium
North America
October 24, 2008 Grand Prairie United States Nokia Live At Grand Prairie
October 26, 2008 New Orleans Voodoo Experience
South America
October 29, 2008 Bogotá Colombia ColombiaFEST
November 1, 2008 Buenos Aires Argentina Personal Fest
November 3, 2008 Santiago Chile SUE Festival
November 4, 2008
November 6, 2008 Porto Alegre Brazil Estádio Passo d'Areia
November 8, 2008 Rio de Janeiro HSBC Arena
November 10, 2008 São Paulo Via Funchal
November 11, 2008
November 14, 2008 Lima Peru Lima HOT Festival
November 16, 2008 Caracas Venezuela Festival Movistar Música
North America
November 18, 2008 Mexico City Mexico Auditorio Nacional

Live releases


Videos and DVDs

CDs and Digital Releases

This list includes only official releases made up exclusively and entirely of live performances. Various other live performances by R.E.M. can be found as B-sides, compilation tracks, bonus tracks, promotional EPs, bootlegs, etc.

References