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R.E.M.



Michael Stipe in Copenhagenbg Photo: D. Belisle
Michael Stipe in Copenhagen
bg Photo: D. Belisle
R.E.M.
UNITED STATES
NEW YORK  •  Madison Square Garden  •  Ongoing
 
Although slipping lately in the US, this smart and politically savvy rock band remains on the highest commercial level just about everywhere else.

R.E.M. is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1980 by Michael Stipe , Peter Buck , Mike Mills, and Bill Berry. R.E.M. was one of the first popular alternative rock bands, and gained early attention due to Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style and Stipe's unclear vocals. R.E.M. released its first single, "Radio Free Europe", in 1981 on the independent record label Hib-Tone. The single was followed by the Chronic Town EP in 1982, the band's first release on I.R.S. Records. In 1983, the band released its critically acclaimed debut album Murmur, and built its reputation over the next few years through subsequent releases, constant touring, and the support of college radio. Following years of underground success, R.E.M. entered the mainstream in 1987 with the hit song "The One I Love". The group signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1988, and began to espouse political and environmental concerns while playing large arenas worldwide.


Madison Square Garden Web Site


Click here for a Culturekiosque Portrait and interview with R.E.M.


Detailed schedule information:
7:00 pm

Contact: Madison Square Garden
Pennsylvania Plaza
Seventh to Eighth Avenues and 31st to 33rd Streets
New York, New York
Tel: (1) 212 239 62 00

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