1983 Concert Chronology

6-7 January 1983 - Studio A, Reflection Sound Studios, Charlotte, NC
track recorded: Pilgrimage
notes: Second trial Recording Session for 'Murmur' with Mitch Easter and Don Dixon. 'Pilgrimage' was recorded, mixed and completed over one day on the 6th, and is the version that made it onto 'Murmur'.

11 January 1983 - i & i, Athens, GA
support: Art In The Dark
set: Pilgrimage / Moral Kiosk / Laughing / Shaking Through / Announcements & Happy Birthday To Carol Levy / 7 Chinese Bros. / Wolves, Lower / Romance / Ages Of You / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / 1,000,000 / West Of The Fields / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
encore 1: White Tornado / We Walk / Sitting Still / Radio Free Europe
encore 2: Hootenanny / (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 / Windout / 9-9
notes: Michael Stipe reads the announcements and leads the audience in singing Happy Birthday to Carol Levy during an amp equipment failure after 'Shaking Through'. The band play '9-9' twice, which could be due to the band working out arrangements for the song as they were recording 'Murmur' at the time.

12 January 1983 - i & i, Athens, GA
support: Matching Fibers
set: 1,000,000 / Shaking Through / 7 Chinese Bros. / Pilgrimage / Moral Kiosk / Wolves, Lower / Romance / Sitting Still / Pretty Persuasion / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / After Hours / Catapult / West Of The Fields / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
encore 1: Happy Birthday To Michaels Dad / I Can't Control Myself / Ages Of You / We Walk / So You Want To Be A Rock'n'Roll Star / Radio Free Europe
encore 2: Tighten Up / Ska

20-21 January 1983 - Studio A, Reflection Sound Studios, Charlotte, NC
tracks recorded: Talk About The Passion (Alternate Take) / West Of The Fields (Alternate Take/Mix) / Moral Kiosk (Alternate Take) / Sitting Still (Alternate Take) / Ages Of You (Alternate Take/Mix) / Perfect Circle (Alternate Take/Mix) / We Walk (Alternate Take/Mix) / 9-9 (Alternate Take/Mix) / Shaking Through (Alternate Take) / Ages Of You / Romance / Laughing (Alternate Take/Mix)
notes: Recording Sessions for 'Murmur' with Mitch Easter and Don Dixon. The backing track to the Hib-Tone Records version of 'Sitting Still' is remixed and adjusted, and a new vocal track is added. Alternate Takes or Mixes of the above 'Murmur' tracks as well as 'Ages Of You' (Alternate Take/Mix) & 'Romance' recorded during the 'Murmur' sessions surfaced in 2011. Another Take/Mix of 'Ages Of You' can be found on the various artists compilation 'Live! For Life', & 'Wendell Gee' single. The rest of the tracks can be found on 'Murmur'.

24,27 January 1983 - Studio A, Reflection Sound Studios, Charlotte, NC
notes: Recording Sessions for 'Murmur', with Mitch Easter & Don Dixon.

1-3 February 1983 - Studio A, Reflection Sound Studios, Charlotte, NC
notes: Recording Sessions for 'Murmur', with Mitch Easter & Don Dixon.

3 February 1983 - Georgia Coliseum, The University Of Georgia, Athens, GA
set: The Old Laughing Lady / Motor City / Revolution Blues / Don't Let It Bring You Down / Soul Of A Woman / Are There Any More Real Cowboys? / Old Man / My Boy / Helpless / Dance, Dance, Dance / Heart Of Gold / Don't Be Denied / Pocahontas / Sail Away / Powderfinger / Ohio / Human Highway / After The Gold Rush / Transformer Man / My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue) / Mr. Soul
encore 1: Comes A Time / I Am A Child
encore 2: Computer Age
notes: Neil Young show, as part of his Solo Trans Tour. All members of the band attend this show, as well as Jefferson Holt & Bertis Downs.

5 February 1983 - 900 Room, Grey Student Union, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
set included: Gardening At Night / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars), and presumably much of the 'Murmur' material
notes: Michael's microphone stand broke, and the band did a couple of instrumentals while duct tape was hunted down.

7-10 February 1983 - Studio A, Reflection Sound Studios, Charlotte, NC
notes: Recording Sessions for 'Murmur', with Mitch Easter & Don Dixon.

12 February 1983 - i & i, Athens, GA
notes: This show was 'Teen Nite', no alcohol and no one over 19 allowed.

13-16 February 1983 - Studio A, Reflection Sound Studios, Charlotte, NC
tracks recorded: Pilgrimage / Catapult / Perfect Circle / 9-9 / West Of The Fields
notes: Recording Sessions for 'Murmur', with Mitch Easter & Don Dixon. Recordings of work-in-progress mixes from 16 February of the 5 songs above surfaced in 2011.

17 February 1983 - Studio A, Reflection Sound Studios, Charlotte, NC
tracks recorded live to 2-track: That Beat / Pretty Persuasion / All The Right Friends / Tighten Up / There She Goes Again / There She Goes Again (part) / Moon River
notes: Recording Sessions for 'Murmur', with Mitch Easter & Don Dixon. The ending to 'There She Goes Again' is repeated & repaired by Mitch Easter for the released version. They can all be found on the CD bootleg 'Stab It And Steer It'. 'There She Goes Again' can also be found on Dead Letter Office (along with 'All The Right Friends' on the IRS reissue). The IRS Years version of Reckoning also includes 'Tighten Up', 'Moon River' and 'Pretty Persuasion'. Recordings from this session - 'That Beat', 'All The Right Friends' & original uncorrected take of 'There She Goes Again' surfaced in 2011.

18 February 1983 - i & i, Athens, GA
support: Cliche, Male Model
supporting: Love Tractor
notes: The Country Gentlemen show, consisting of Jason Ringenberg & Peter Buck (& others).

19 February 1983 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
supporting: The Roys
notes: The Country Gentlemen show, consisting of Jason Ringenberg & Peter Buck (& others), Peter Holsapple joins them at this show.

18-23 February 1983 - Studio A, Reflection Sound Studios, Charlotte, NC
notes: Recording Sessions for 'Murmur', with Mitch Easter & Don Dixon.

12 March 1983 - Nightclub 9:30, Washington, D.C.
support: Let's Active
set: Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Catapult / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Laughing / Wolves, Lower / Romance / Sitting Still / Pretty Persuasion / 1,000,000 / Moral Kiosk / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe
encore: Last Date / Ages Of You / We Walk / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
notes: Mike introduces 'Last Date' as 'this is a slow dance song as I can tell you have plenty of room'. This show can be found on the CD bootleg "The Sound And The Fury" as well as "Unauthorised Live Volume 2".

17 March 1983 - i & i, Athens, GA
support: Chain Of Command

18 March 1983 - i & i, Athens, GA
support: Bang

19 March 1983 - i & i, Athens, GA
notes: This show was 'Teen Nite', no alcohol and no one over 19 allowed

26 March 1983 - Page Auditorium, Duke University, Durham, NC
supporting: The English Beat

27 March 1983 - Memorial Hall, University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
supporting: The English Beat
set: Catapult / Pilgrimage / Talk About The Passion / Wolves, Lower / Harborcoat / Sitting Still / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / 1,000,000 / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe / 7 Chinese Bros. / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

28 March 1983 - Russell House Ballroom, University Of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
supporting: The English Beat
set included: Wolves, Lower / Harborcoat / Sitting Still / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / 1,000,000 / Radio Free Europe / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

30 March 1983 - Pool Deck, Plaza Hotel, Daytona Beach, FL
supporting: The English Beat
set included: 1,000,000 / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe

31 March 1983 - Patio, Student Union, University Of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
supporting: The English Beat
set included: Gardening At Night / Stumble / Wolves, Lower

2 April 1983 - Dining Hall, Sewanee Academy, The University Of The South, Sewanee, TN
support: Jason And The Scorchers
set included: White Tornado / Pilgrimage / Gardening At Night

5 April 1983 - Holiday Inn, Nashville, TN
notes: Interview with Bill Berry, Mike Mills & Peter Buck by Marianne Meyer for Progressive Media magazine.

5 April 1983 - Memorial Gymnasium, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
supporting: The English Beat
notes: Members of The Nashville Scorchers join the band onstage during their support set.

7 April 1983 - Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH
supporting: The English Beat

8 April 1983 - Grand Ballroom, Student Center, University Of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
supporting: The English Beat

9 April 1983 - Finney Chapel, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
supporting: The English Beat

10 April 1983 - Grand Circus Theatre, Detroit, MI
supporting: The English Beat

12 April 1983 - Alumni Hall, University Of Western Ontario, London, Canada
supporting: The English Beat

12 April 1983
event: 'Murmur' is released in the US

12 April 1983
event: 'Radio Free Europe' 7" Single is released in the US

13 April 1983 - WRUR 88.5FM, Todd Union, University Of Rochester, Rochester, NY
notes: Radio interview with Michael Stipe.

13 April 1983 - Alexander Palestra, University Of Rochester, Rochester, NY
supporting: The English Beat
set: Moral Kiosk / Catapult / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Wolves, Lower / Talk About The Passion / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe
notes: This show can be found on the vinyl bootleg "L.I.V.E.", the first R.E.M. bootleg ever to be released. The date has been noted as either 13th or the 18th, but is now confirmed as the 13th.

14 April 1983 - Buffalo State College Gymnasium, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY
supporting: The English Beat

16 April 1983 - Kenyon Hall, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
supporting: The English Beat
set included: Wolves, Lower / 1,000,000 / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars) / Radio Free Europe

17 April 1983 - Le Spectrum, Montreal, Canada
supporting: The English Beat

19 April 1983 - Alumni Gym, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
supporting: The English Beat
set included: Catapult / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars) / Gardening At Night / Radio Free Europe

20 April 1983 - Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT
supporting: The English Beat
set included: Moral Kiosk / Sitting Still / Pilgrimage / Wolves, Lower / Talk About The Passion / Radio Free Europe

22 April 1983 - Walter Brown Arena, Case Athletic Center, Boston University, Boston, MA
supporting: The English Beat
set: Moral Kiosk / Catapult / Sitting Still / Pilgrimage / Talk About The Passion / Romance / Wolves, Lower / 7 Chinese Bros. / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe

23 April 1983 - Agora Ballroom, West Hartford, CT
supporting: The English Beat

24 April 1983 - Fountain Casino, Aberdeen, NJ
supporting: The English Beat

26 April 1983 - Spize, Farmingdale, NY
set: Moral Kiosk / Catapult / Sitting Still / Pilgrimage / Talk About The Passion / Shaking Through / Romance / Wolves, Lower / Harborcoat / Pretty Persuasion / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / 1,000,000 - Fascists Eat Donuts - 1,000,000 / West Of The Fields / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
encore 1: White Tornado / Ages Of You / 7 Chinese Bros. / Radio Free Europe
encore 2: Pills

28 April 1983 - Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ
notes: Interview with Michael Stipe for Bang Zoom cassette, before soundcheck.

28 April 1983 - Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ
support: The Bongos
set: Moral Kiosk / Catapult / Sitting Still / Pilgrimage / Talk About The Passion / Shaking Through / Harborcoat / Wolves, Lower / Romance / Pretty Persuasion / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / 1,000,000 - Fascists Eat Donuts - 1,000,000 / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe
encore: White Tornado / Last Date / Secret Agent Man / There She Goes Again / So You Want To Be A Rock'n'Roll Star / I Can't Control Myself / We Walk / 7 Chinese Bros.

29 April 1983 - The Living Room, Providence, RI
support: Arms Akimbo, Prisoners Of Beat

30 April 1983 - Ritz, New York, NY
support: The Individuals
set: Moral Kiosk / Catapult / Sitting Still / Pilgrimage / Talk About The Passion / Laughing / Wolves, Lower / 7 Chinese Bros. / Romance / Just A Touch / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / 1,000,000 / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe
encore 1: Perfect Circle / Ages Of You / There She Goes Again / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
encore 2: Does Your Mother Know / Ska
notes: Glenn Morrow from The Individuals joins on 'There She Goes Again'.

2 May 1983 - After Sundown, Blacksburg, VA
support: Not Shakespeare
set: Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Pilgrimage / Talk About The Passion / Laughing / Wolves, Lower / 7 Chinese Bros. / Romance / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / Moral Kiosk / Pretty Persuasion / Catapult / Just A Touch / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe
encore 1: White Tornado / Ages Of You / We Walk / 1,000,000
encore 2: Perfect Circle / Pills / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
notes: The make-up show for the cancelled 29 November 1982 show. Oh-OK was also advertised as support but they did not play. The show was booked by WUVT, Virginia Tech's radio station. Living up to their promise, entry to the show was $2.
Flyer

3 May 1983 - The Pier, Raleigh, NC
support: Rick Rock
set: Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / Pilgrimage / Laughing / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / Wolves, Lower / Romance / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / Catapult / Moral Kiosk / Just A Touch / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe
encore 1: White Tornado / Walk, Don't Run / Ages Of You / We Walk / 1,000,000
encore 2: Perfect Circle / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

4 May 1983 - P.B. Scott's Music Hall, Blowing Rock, NC
set included: Gardening At Night / Radio Free Europe

5 May 1983 - Record And Tape Depot, Blowing Rock, NC
notes: In-store record signing session with the band.

6 May 1983 - Love Auditorium, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
support: 86
audience: 1,200

7 May 1983 - Agora Ballroom, Atlanta, GA

May 1983 - Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA

May 1983 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA

13-14 May 1983 - Paradise Gardens, Summerville, GA
notes: Filming 'Radio Free Europe' video, with Howard Finster, directed by Arthur Pierson.

18 May 1983 - 'Music View', WNYU 89.1FM Studios, WNYU 89.1FM, New York University, New York, NY
notes: Radio interview with Michael Stipe

18 May 1983 - Ritz, New York, NY
support: The Individuals
set included: Moral Kiosk / Catapult / Sitting Still / Pilgrimage / Talk About The Passion / Wolves, Lower / 7 Chinese Bros. / Romance / Harborcoat / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe
encore included: Ages Of You / 1,000,000
notes: Peter Holsapple joins on guitar on '1,000,000'

21 May 1983 - Navy Island, St. Paul, MN
support: Let's Active, The Phones, The Replacements
supporting: The Suburbs
set: Moral Kiosk / Catapult / Sitting Still / Pilgrimage / Talk About The Passion / Wolves, Lower / 7 Chinese Bros. / Romance / Harborcoat / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Just A Touch / 1,000,000 / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe
encore: White Tornado / Ages Of You / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

21 May 1983 - St. Paul, MN
notes: After their Navy Island show, R.E.M. played in a bar in St. Paul, using another band's equipment.

22 May 1983 - The Palms, Milwaukee, WI
audience: 300
support: Let's Active
set included: Aquarius / Sitting Still / Perfect Circle / We Walk

23 May 1983 - Headliners, Madison, WI
support: Let's Active
set included: So You Want To Be A Rock'n'Roll Star / Moon River / There She Goes Again / In The Year 2525 / We Walk

25 May 1983 - Park West, Chicago, IL
support: Let's Active, The dB's
set: Moral Kiosk / Catapult / Sitting Still / Shaking Through / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / Laughing / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Just A Touch / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe
encore 1: White Tornado / Ages Of You / We Walk / 1,000,000
encore 2: In The Year 2525
notes: most likely the show finished with 'Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)' and possibly 'Ska', however this can't be confirmed as no more of the show was recorded.

26 May 1983 - Jake's, Bloomington, IN
support: Let's Active
set included: Moral Kiosk / Catapult / Pilgrimage / Talk About The Passion / Radio Free Europe / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

28 May 1983 - Drumstick, Lincoln, NE
support: Let's Active
set included: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

29 May 1983 - VFW Hall, Kansas City, MO
support: The Embarrassment, Let's Active
Poster

30 May 1983 - Uptown Theatre, Kansas City, MO
support: Let's Active

1 June 1983 - Red Rocks Amphitheater, Red Rocks Park, Morrison, CO
supporting: Bow Wow Wow, The English Beat
set: Radio Free Europe / Catapult / Pilgrimage / Talk About The Passion / Wolves, Lower / Sitting Still / Gardening At Night / 1,000,000 / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

3 June 1983 - Airmen's Club, Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, TX
support: Let's Active
set included: Radio Free Europe / (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 / Secret Agent Man / (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone / Pills
notes: The band didn't go down well at the military base, with shouts of 'you're gonna die, faggots!' coming from the audience. Stipe and Buck then played this up by 'kissing and rubbing butts'. At this point, tired of not being able to dodge incoming missiles, Bill left the stage, and Sara Romweber from Let's Active took over. Peter claims 'At the end, they booed so loud we came back and did an encore!'.

4 June 1983 - Charlies, Dallas, TX
support: Let's Active
notes: “This was a pool hall and had NO advertising, NO flyers, NO tickets. Only word of mouth and I didn't even hear about it until a few days before the gig. Only about 25 or so there.” George Gimarc, author of Post Punk Diary.

5 June 1983 - Nite Life, Austin, TX
support: Let's Active, Vital Signs
notes: The flyer for this show claimed it was to be recorded for the 'King Biscuit Flower Hour', however as yet no recording has surfaced on the trading circuit.

7 June 1983 - Roxy, Lubbock, TX
support: Let's Active
set included: (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
notes: From an eyewitness who was at this show: "I saw Michael and Peter before the show talking to a punker with a shaved head.
Let's Active opened to about 30 souls and people kept asking Mitch the name of the band between songs. Seems no one could understand it!
So when R.E.M. started playing they played very fast and VERY loud and Michael danced like a dervish and it was marvellous. So this punker guy starts slam dancing and people who weren't into it sort of moved away but he bumped into this cowboy's girlfriend and the guy started to lay into our punk friend. Well Peter saw this from the stage, put down his guitar mid-song, and jumped off the stage into the crowd to break the fight and presumably prevent the diminutive punk from getting his ass kicked. He told the astonished cowboy "This is a friend of mine. If you want to fight, wait till after the show and I will fight you outside." The cowboy cooled off and Peter got back up on stage and finished the set.
I partied with them after the show and told Peter I thought that was a cool thing to do. He just said it was no big deal." - C. Holbert

9 June 1983 - 'The Cutting Edge', Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA
notes: This was the first recorded television interview, but not broadcast until 30 October 1983. The band talk to kids in a playground.

9 June 1983 - Music Machine, Los Angeles, CA
set: Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Laughing / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / Wolves, Lower / Harborcoat / Sitting Still / Catapult / Moral Kiosk / Just A Touch / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe
encore: White Tornado / I Can't Control Myself / I Can Only Give You Everything / (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 / California Dreamin'
notes: Joined by Peter Zaremba and Keith Streng of The Fleshtones, on vocals and harmonica for 'I Can't Control Myself', 'I Can Only Give You Everything' and '(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66'.

10 June 1983 - Spirit, San Diego, CA
support: Let's Active

11 June 1983 - The Palace, Hollywood, CA
support: Let's Active
set included: Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Sitting Still / Moral Kiosk / Catapult / Laughing / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / Wolves, Lower / Harborcoat / Pretty Persuasion / Just A Touch / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe
encore 1 included: The Lion Sleeps Tonight / We Walk / 1,000,000
encore 2 included: There She Goes Again / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
notes: Mitch Easter joins on guitar on 'There She Goes Again'.

13 June 1983 - Crest Theatre, Sacramento, CA
support: The Features, Let's Active

14 June 1983 - Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA
support: Renegades, Let's Active
soundcheck: I Walk The Line (snippet) / West Of The Fields / 7 Chinese Bros.
Let's Active set included: Every Word Means No
R.E.M.: Sitting Still / Moral Kiosk / Catapult / Laughing / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / Romance / Wolves, Lower / Harborcoat / Pretty Persuasion / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Just A Touch / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe
encore 1: White Tornado / Riders In The Sky / Ages Of You / We Walk / 1,000,000
encore 2: There She Goes Again / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
notes: Peter Buck joins on guitar on Let's Active's opening set on 'Every Word Means No'.

16 June 1983 - Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, CA
support: Let's Active
set: Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / Harborcoat / Wolves, Lower / Romance / Sitting Still / Moral Kiosk / Catapult / 1,000,000 / West Of The Fields / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

17 June 1983 - Concert Factory, Costa Mesa, CA

20 June 1983 - Keystone Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
support: Lloyds, Bad Attitude
set: Moral Kiosk / Catapult / Laughing / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / Wolves, Lower / Romance / Sitting Still / Pretty Persuasion / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Just A Touch / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe
encore 1: Shaking Through / 1,000,000
encore 2: Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
notes: Let's Active were advertised as a support band but did not play, but was in attendance. Bad Attitude was fronted by Chuck Prophet, later of Green And Red, & Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express.

21 June 1983 - Keystone Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
support: Lloyds, Agent

22 June 1983 - The Stone, San Francisco, CA
support: Lloyds, Victims Of Technology

28 June 1983 - Rainbow Music Hall, Denver, CO
support: Young Weasels, Computer Class
notes: During this show Michael mentioned that The B-52's were playing at Red Rocks Amphitheater, and urged the audience to join the band and go to the Red Rocks show.

29 June 1983 - The 20's Nightclub, Omaha, NE
support: Digital Sex

30 June 1983 - The Blue Note, Columbia, MO
support: The Bel-airs
set: Wolves, Lower / Moral Kiosk / Laughing / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / Romance / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / Catapult / Pretty Persuasion / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Just A Touch / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe
encore 1: Last Date / There She Goes Again / We Walk / Pills / 1,000,000
encore 2: Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

1 July 1983 - Six Flags Over Mid America, St. Louis, MO
set included: Wolves, Lower / Sweet Jane / 7 Chinese Bros. / Sitting Still / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / West Of The Fields / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

2 July 1983 - The Chase, Indianapolis, IN
set included: Wolves, Lower / Moral Kiosk / Laughing / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / Sitting Still / Shaking Through

3 July 1983 - Mainstream/WLPX Rock Stage, Summerfest, Henry W. Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, WI
support: Bennett Brothers, Network, George Faber & Stronghold, Pat McCurdy & The Men About Town
set included: 9-9

5 July 1983 - Pirate's Cove, Cleveland, OH
support: Hungry Young Men, The Replacements
set included: Wolves, Lower / Moral Kiosk / Catapult

6 July 1983 - Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH
support: The Replacements
set included: Wolves, Lower / Moral Kiosk / Laughing / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / Catapult / Pretty Persuasion / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / Just A Touch / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe
encore 1 included: We Walk / 1,000,000 - Fascists Eat Donuts - 1,000,000
encore 2 included: California Dreamin' / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars) / Ska

8 July 1983 - Saint Andrew's Hall, Detroit, MI
set: Wolves, Lower / Moral Kiosk / Laughing / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / Sitting Still / Moon River / Harborcoat / Catapult / Pretty Persuasion / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / Just A Touch / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe
encore 1: Last Date / The Lion Sleeps Tonight / Whadat-n-Chew - We Walk / 1,000,000 - Fascists Eat Donuts - 1,000,000
encore 2: In The Year 2525 / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars) / Ska

9 July 1983 - Larry's Hideaway, Toronto, Canada
support: Personal Effects
set: Wolves, Lower / Moral Kiosk / Laughing / Pilgrimage / Moon River / There She Goes Again / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / Catapult / Pretty Persuasion / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Just A Touch / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe
encore: We Walk / 1,000,000 / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
notes: A very vocal crowd at this show makes this show memorable.
audience member: "Play something for Joe Santos!"
Stipe: "for Joe who?"
audience member: "Santos!"
Stipe: "ok, this song is for Joe Santos"

Laughing is played
Later the crowd shouts out for 'There She Goes Again' until they finally give in and play the song (prefacing it with a great 'Moon River'). By the time the encore starts Stipe gets totally fed up with people shouting out for songs:
audience: "shaking through!"
Stipe: "no no no no no no no!"
audience: "shaking through!!"
Stipe: "no no!"
audience: "shaking through!!!"
Stipe: *makes gagging sound*

'We Walk' is played
This show is available in full on the CD Bootleg "Rising", and incomplete on the bootleg "Mada Mada", & on the 25th Anniversary re-release of 'Murmur' in 2008.

13 July 1983 - WBCN-FM Studios, WBCN-FM, Boston, MA
notes: Radio interview with Peter Buck by Carter Alan

13 July 1983 - The Paradise, Boston, MA
support: The Replacements
set: Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Happy Birthday To Bertis Downs / Moral Kiosk / Laughing / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / Wolves, Lower / Harborcoat / Sitting Still / Pretty Persuasion / Catapult / Just A Touch / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe
encore 1: White Tornado / Ages Of You / We Walk / 1,000,000 - Fascists Eat Donuts - 1,000,000
encore 2: California Dreamin' / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
notes: The band sing Happy Birthday to Bertis between '9-9' and 'Moral Kiosk'. This show can be found on the vinyl bootleg "Return of the Rickenbackers".

14 July 1983 - The Living Room, Providence, RI
support: Parallel 5th
notes: The Brown University radio station (WBRU) announced during the day that there was some new band coming to town, and if you said "Rumpelstiltskin" at the door, you'd get in for $5.

15 July 1983 - Fountain Casino, Aberdeen, NJ
support: The Replacements
set: Wolves, Lower / Moral Kiosk / Laughing / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / Catapult / That Beat / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / Just A Touch / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe / Moon River / There She Goes Again
encore 1: White Tornado / California Dreamin' / Ages Of You
encore 2: We Walk / The Lion Sleeps Tonight / 1,000,000 / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

17 July 1983 - Toad's Place, New Haven, CT
support: The Replacements
set: Wolves, Lower / Moral Kiosk / Laughing / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / Romance / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / Catapult / Pretty Persuasion / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Just A Touch / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe
encore 1: White Tornado / Ages Of You / Time After Time (Annelise) / We Walk / 1,000,000
encore 2: Eight Miles High / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars) - Ska
notes: 'Time After Time (Annelise)' is played live for the very first time, the starting notes of this version sound exactly like 'Find The River'!

20 July 1983 - Ripley's Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA
support: The Replacements
set: Wolves, Lower / Moral Kiosk / Laughing / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / Catapult / Pretty Persuasion / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / Just A Touch / West Of The Fields / Radio Free Europe
encore 1: White Tornado / Time After Time (Annelise) / We Walk / Eight Miles High / Roadrunner / 1,000,000 - Fascists Eat Donuts - 1,000,000
encore 2: Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars) / Ska
notes: Another great show, the band in great form and sounding excited the tour is close to ending. Before they play their first song Stipe says "hi, we're Stevie Ray Vaughan and this is our set" and then after the song finishes says "we're not really Stevie Ray Vaughan, that was a bad joke".
Later after 'We Walk' is played...
Stipe: "wait a minute, we're gonna have a vote, we have two choices here, you can either hear Roadrunner or Eight Miles High...ok...wait..."
audience shouts out their preferences, with Bill joining in shouting out Roadrunner...
Stipe: "we'll do both of 'em"
'Eight Miles High' and 'Roadrunner' from this show are available on the CD bootleg "Covering Them" or "Covering 'Em".

21 July 1983 - Much More Club, Richmond, VA
support: Personal Effects, The Replacements

23 July 1983 - Baity's Backstreet Music Garden, Winston-Salem, NC
support: Let's Active

July 1983 - Outside 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
notes: Michael Stipe with 2 friends are "faking their way through Nino Rota-style Italian cafe music".

1-4 August 1983 - Blackberry Way, Minneapolis, MN
tracks recorded included: I Will Dare
notes: Recording Sessions for The Replacements 'Let It Be', with Peter Buck recording guitar tracks for 'I Will Dare'. Peter also attended Prince's live show on the 3rd at First Avenue, Minneapolis which was recorded for the movie 'Purple Rain'.

12 August 1983 - Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
audience: 16,000
supporting: The Police
set included: Talk About The Passion / Radio Free Europe

13 August 1983 - Koala Inn, Hartford, CT
notes: Interview with Mike Mills & Michael Stipe for WWUH 91.3FM & WRTC 89.3FM radio stations.

13 August 1983 - Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
audience: 16,000
supporting: The Police

15 August 1983 - Scope Auditorium, Norfolk, VA
supporting: The Police
set included: 1,000,000 / Radio Free Europe

15 August 1983
event: 'Radio Free Europe' 7" Single is released in the UK

17 August 1983 - 'Live At Five', Studio 6B, NBC Studios, RCA Building, New York, NY
notes: First ever broadcasted television interview. Interview with Mike Mills & Peter Buck by Nina Blackwood.

18 August 1983 - Shea Stadium, Flushing, NY
audience: 67,000
supporting: Joan Jett, The Police
set: 1,000,000 / Catapult / Pilgrimage / Radio Free Europe / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

20 August 1983 - John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia, PA
supporting: Madness, Joan Jett, The Police
set: Wolves Lower / Catapult / Pilgrimage / Harborcoat / 1,000,000 / Radio Free Europe / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

21 August 1983 - Capital Centre, Landover, MD
audience: 18,000
supporting: The Police
set: Wolves, Lower / Moral Kiosk / Pilgrimage / Talk About The Passion / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / Catapult / Gardening At Night / Radio Free Europe / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

22 August 1983 - Capital Centre, Landover, MD
audience: 18,000
supporting: The Police

26 August 1983 - Six Flags Over Georgia, Atlanta, GA
support: The Killer Whales
set: 1,000,000 / Catapult / We Walk / Laughing / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / There She Goes Again / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / That Beat / West Of The Fields / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
encore 1: White Tornado / Pretty Persuasion / Moral Kiosk
encore 2: Wolves, Lower / Just A Touch / Radio Free Europe

29 August 1983
event: 'Murmur' is released in the UK

16 September 1983
event: 'Strange Invaders' movie is released, the first movie to feature an R.E.M. song - '1,000,000'

September - October 1983 - Stitchcraft, Inc, Legion Field, & Various Locations, Athens, GA
tracks recorded included:
30 September - Pale Blue Eyes / I Got You Babe
notes: Filming 'Just Like A Movie' directed by Laura Levine. Featured Linda Hopper (Simon), Michael Stipe (Jiminy), Laura Levine (Atmosphere), Lynda Stipe (Cricket), Matthew Sweet (Mary Ann), Bill Berry (Folinda), Chris Slay (Simple), Jerry Ayers (Puddlefoot) & many others. It featured songs by R.E.M. filmed at rehearsals at Stitchcraft, Inc on 30 September 1983, with 'Pale Blue Eyes' recorded on a walkman, with Michael on vocals & Matthew Sweet on guitar. Footage of Michael performing 'Pale Blue Eyes' on the railroad tracks east of the Murmur kudzu (overdubbed with the walkman recording) was made available by Laura Levine in 2013. Footage of Oh-Ok was shot at their concert with R.E.M. at Legion Field on 3 October 1983.

30 September 1983 - Stitchcraft, Inc, Athens, GA
set 1: I Got You Babe / Second Guessing / Happy Birthday / Harborcoat / Pretty Persuasion / Pills - Frankenstein / 1,000,000 - Fascists Eat Donuts - 1,000,000
set 2: Camera / Talk About The Passion / Little America / All The Right Friends / Barney Miller Theme / Letter Never Sent / Just A Touch / Secret Agent Man / Hootenanny / (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 / Windout / 9-9 (false start) / 9-9
Community Trolls set: Six Stock Answers / My Roof Your Roof / Pale Blue Eyes / Tainted Obligation
set 3: Folsom Prison Blues / Rave On / 20th Century Boy / 7 Chinese Bros. / Crazy / White Tornado / That Beat / Wild Thing / Gloria / Sweet Jane
encore: (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
notes: A very unusual show, it sounds like they had a few too many pre show cocktails before going out, in particular 'I Got You Babe', with Mills and Stipe butchering the song is hilarious, and 'Six Stock Answers' sounds (in my humble opinion) absolutely awful, which makes this show a must have! The correct name for the venue is Stitchcraft, Inc - the sign for this venue is housed in a bar in Athens. Community Trolls was comprised of Michael Stipe and Matthew Sweet.
This show can be found on the CD bootlegs "20th Century Boys' Volume 1" and "20th Century Boys' Volume 2", minus 'Barney Miller Theme', 'White Tornado', 'Wild Thing' & 'Gloria'.

3 October 1983 - Legion Field, The University Of Georgia, Athens, GA
support: Land Sharks, Oh-Ok
set: Moral Kiosk / Letter Never Sent / Camera / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / Catapult / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / West Of The Fields / Second Guessing / Radio Free Europe
encore 1: Wolves, Lower / Crazy / All The Right Friends / Little America / 1,000,000
encore 2: Shaking Through / Perfect Circle / Pretty Persuasion / 20th Century Boy / Pale Blue Eyes / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
notes: Joined on stage by Matthew Sweet for 'Pale Blue Eyes', Vanessa Briscoe for 'Crazy' and Paul 'Crumpy' Edwards on bass for 'Perfect Circle'. 'So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)' is played live for the very first time.

4 October 1983 - Russell House Ballroom, University Of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
audience: 1,000
support: Let's Active
set: Moral Kiosk / Catapult / Letter Never Sent / Camera / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / Just A Touch / West Of The Fields / Second Guessing / Radio Free Europe
encore 1: Wolves, Lower / 20th Century Boy / 1,000,000
encore 2: Unknown (on setlist as 'centric') / We Walk / Pretty Persuasion / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

6 October 1983 - 'Late Night With David Letterman', Studio 6A, NBC Studios, RCA Building, New York, NY
other guests appearing: Sophia Loren, Julia Childs, John David George
soundcheck: Radio Free Europe / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)
set: Radio Free Europe / David Letterman interviews Peter Buck & Mike Mills / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)
notes: First ever television performance, on 'Late Night With David Letterman' on NBC. Live performance of 'Radio Free Europe', then interview with Peter & Mike, then performance of 'So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)'. Mike introduces 'So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)' as "a song too new to be named". It was agreed before the performance that Letterman would talk to the band, but only to one person, & was agreed that Peter would do so, that is why Michael doesn't readily talk to Letterman.

7 October 1983 - Ontario Theatre, Washington, D.C.
support: The Fleshtones, Let's Active
set: Moral Kiosk / Catapult / Letter Never Sent / Camera / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / Pretty Persuasion / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / West Of The Fields / Second Guessing / Radio Free Europe
encore 1: Pale Blue Eyes / Wolves, Lower / Crazy / 1,000,000
encore 2: I Can't Control Myself / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

8 October 1983 - Irvine Auditorium, University Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
support: Pretty Poison, Let's Active
set: Moral Kiosk / Catapult / 20th Century Boy / Letter Never Sent / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / Just A Touch / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / West Of The Fields / Second Guessing / Radio Free Europe
encore 1: Wolves, Lower / Camera / We Walk / There She Goes Again / 1,000,000
encore 2: Crazy / Little America / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

9 October 1983 - Busch Student Center, Rutgers The State University Of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ
support: Let's Active
set: Moral Kiosk / Catapult / Letter Never Sent / Shaking Through / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Harborcoat / Sitting Still / Just A Touch / Pretty Persuasion / West Of The Fields / Second Guessing / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / Pale Blue Eyes / Radio Free Europe
encore 1: Camera / We Walk / Little America / 1,000,000
encore 2: Wolves, Lower / 20th Century Boy / Pills / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

11 October 1983 - The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY
support: Let's Active

12 October 1983 - The Skyway, Scotia, NY
support: Let's Active
set included: Moral Kiosk / Catapult / Letter Never Sent / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / 1,000,000 / West Of The Fields / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / Radio Free Europe
encore included: Barney Miller Theme / Camera / 1,000,000 / (Don't Fear) The Reaper / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

12 October 1983 - 'Real Georgia's Back Room', The Skyway, Scotia, NY
notes: Television interview with Peter Buck & Michael Stipe by Diane Pine backstage after their show.

13 October 1983 - The Living Room, Providence, RI
support: Let's Active
set included: Moral Kiosk / Catapult / Letter Never Sent / Pilgrimage / 7 Chines Bros. / Talk About The Passion / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / Pretty Persuasion / West Of The Fields / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / Radio Free Europe
encore included: 1,000,000 / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
notes: Mitch Easter joins on guitar on 'Sitting Still'.

14 October 1983 - Alumni Memorial Gymnasium, The University Of Maine, Orono, ME
support: Let's Active, B. Willie Smith

15 October 1983 - Wadsworth Gym, Harold Alfond Athletic Center, Colby College, Waterville, ME
support: Let's Active
set: Moral Kiosk / Catapult / Letter Never Sent / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / Pretty Persuasion / West Of The Fields / Just A Touch / Gardening At Night / 9-9 - Windout / Second Guessing / Wolves, Lower
encore: White Tornado / 1,000,000 / Camera / Pale Blue Eyes / Radio Free Europe
notes: The following recount of this show by Robert Wiggin throws this setlist up in the air:
"My friends and I got put on the guest list for the show at Colby by the road crew cause they had worked helping them set up at the University Of Maine the night before, and kinda hinted that they'd help out afterward the next night too. ;) The show at Colby began with Michael wearing a huge patch of gauze over his left eye, as he had somehow gotten injured after the previous night's show, i believe at some after show party. I believe he made mention that he had scratched his cornea.
Anyway, the crowd was much smaller than the night before, maybe 300 people at most, and not completely receptive to their music. There was one particular obnoxious drunk kid down front with a bottle of jack daniels, constantly yelling for them to "play some rock and rooooll", generally heckling and being disruptive. Mike Mills gestured for him to approach the stage, i guess asked the guy for his bottle, and took a huge pull from it. There were some conferences around the drum riser, and a song or two later, Michael took a running start from the back of the stage, and launched himself into the sparse crowd gathered down front. You know, being real rock and roll. They of course instantly parted, and Michael slammed into the floor hard, was probably a bit dazed, and i think was helped back up, and then backstage by some of the roadies.
At this point, the band just said screw it, and left the stage. Peter was down back to the left of the stage right afterward, looking for the drunk guy, and i heard him say, 'you just don't do that where we come from'.
I know they didn't do a full set, let alone come back on stage for encores."

17 October 1983 - Drumlins, Syracuse, NY
support: Let's Active
set: Moral Kiosk / Catapult / Letter Never Sent / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / Pretty Persuasion / West Of The Fields / Just A Touch / Gardening At Night / Windout / Second Guessing / Radio Free Europe
encore: White Tornado / Wolves, Lower / Camera / Pale Blue Eyes / 20th Century Boy / 1,000,000 / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
notes: The gig took place, literally, in the basement hall of a country club. There were maybe a hundred people (possibly more, but it was definitely a small crowd) gathered in front of the stage when Let's Active kicked off a great opening set. R.E.M. hit the stage quite late, with Stipe again wearing the eye patch he had on the previous night, explaining and complaining that hospital personnel balked at giving him some medication for his injury because his appearance led them to conclude that he might abuse it. His hair was quite long and he was in camouflage jacket.
The show got under way, and by mid-point, the band was absolutely on fire. The audience gathered in a tight scrum in front of the stage and moved and rocked and swayed and pogoed as one! I remember Stipe leaning into the crowd wailing away on one tune.
After the show, I was standing in line for the rest room behind Peter Buck and remember telling him "That was the finest example of rock and roll as physical pleasure that I have ever experienced."
I still remember the show as absolutely powerful and astounding and beautiful. - Daniel Murray

20 October 1983 - The Metro, Boston, MA
support: Let's Active

21 October 1983 - WQMC, Room LL49, Student Union, Queens College, Flushing, NY
notes: Radio interview with Peter Buck and Mike Mills.

21 October 1983 - Ballroom, Student Union, Queens College, Flushing, NY
support: The Neats
set: Wolves, Lower / Moral Kiosk / Letter Never Sent / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / Catapult / Just A Touch / West Of The Fields / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / Second Guessing / 1,000,000
encore 1: Camera / Pale Blue Eyes / Lies
encore 2: Little America / Radio Free Europe / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
notes: Eric Martin of The Neats guests on 'Lies', which is a Neats song from their "The Monkey's Head in the Corner of the Room" mini album from 1982.
The venue was originally listed as Colden Auditorium, however they actually played on the 4th floor of the Student Union, which is a 150-200 person capacity room used for events and local bands to play.
'Let's Active was originally billed as opening for R.E.M. but something happened and the Neats ended up playing. My pal who worked on the radio station was friends with Lets Active and was hoping to catch a ride with them (& R.E.M.) back into the city that night as they were going to attend another gig. Needless to say with no Lets Active..there was no ride. But he did get a chance to hang out with Mike Mills and Peter Buck beforehand and show them to local shopping strip a few blocks away. Once there, Mike ended up going to a crappy discount store and picked up a pair of new sneakers for $2 or something!' - Jeff Cuyubamba

22 October 1983 - WCNI 90.9FM, WCNI 90.9FM Studios, Crozier-Williams Student Center, Connecticut College, New London, CT
notes: Radio interview with Peter Buck & Bill Berry by Tom Loureiro, Peter Livingstone & John McLoughlin.

22 October 1983 - Conn Cave, Crozier-Williams Student Center, Connecticut College, New London, CT
support: Let's Active
set included: Moral Kiosk / Letter Never Sent / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / Pretty Persuasion / Gardening At Night
encore 1 included: We Walk
encore 2 included: Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

28 October 1983 - Uptown Lounge, Athens, GA
set included: Strange
notes: Is/Ought Gap show. Michael Stipe guests on vocals on 'Strange'.

30 October 1983 - 'The Cutting Edge', MTV, New York, NY
notes: Television appearance on 'The Cutting Edge' & broadcast on MTV. Originally filmed on 9 June 1983 in Los Angeles, broadcast on this date

30 October 1983 - 'Livewire', Nickelodeon, Ed Sullivan Theater, New York, NY
set: So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Interview with Fred Newman & questions from audience / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
notes: Television performance & interview on 'Livewire' on Nickelodeon. R.E.M. perform 'So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)' & 'Carnival Of Sorts (Boxcars)', & interviewed by Fred Newman & answer questions from the teenage audience

31 October 1983 - Peppermint Lounge, New York, NY
support: The Fuzztones
supporting: The Cramps
set: 20th Century Boy / I Can't Control Myself / Crazy / Pale Blue Eyes / So You Want To Be A Rock'n'Roll Star / Femme Fatale / Secret Agent Man / Burning Hell / Pills / D.O.A.
encore: I Can Only Give You Everything
notes: Playing under the name 'It Crawled From The South', R.E.M. play a covers inspired set (except 'Burning Hell'), with the members embracing the Halloween spirit with Mike & Peter wearing ghostly white face make-up, Mike wearing a shirt with bats & Michael wearing an alien hat.

9 November 1983 - Rhythmic River Studios, San Francisco, CA
tracks recorded: That Beat / Walter's Theme (part) / Walter's Theme (Instrumental) / Walter's Theme (w/ Vocal) / Cushy Tush / Burning Down / All The Right Friends / Windout (aborted) / Windout / Femme Fatale (aborted) / Femme Fatale / Burning Hell / The Lion Sleeps Tonight / Ska / All The Right Friends / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Letter Never Sent / Little America / Camera / Second Guessing (aborted) / Second Guessing / Second Guessing / Harborcoat / 7 Chinese Bros. / Just A Touch / Pretty Persuasion / Pale Blue Eyes / Time After Time (Annelise)
notes: Demo Recording Session recorded live to 2-track, produced by Elliot Mazer.

10 November 1983 - Kabuki Nightclub, San Francisco, CA
support: The Neats, Let's Active
set: Walter's Theme - Moral Kiosk / Catapult / Burning Down / Letter Never Sent / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Harborcoat / Sitting Still / Pretty Persuasion / Just A Touch / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / Second Guessing / Radio Free Europe
encore 1: Wolves, Lower / Sweet Jane
encore 2: Femme Fatale / Camera / Lies / 1,000,000 / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
notes: Andy Gill and Jon King from Gang Of Four joined the band for 'Sweet Jane'. Eric Martin from The Neats sings lead on 'Lies', a Neats song.

11 November 1983 - Warner Beverly Hills Theater, Beverly Hills, CA
support: The Neats, Let's Active
set: Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / Burning Down / Talk About The Passion / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Wolves, Lower / Harborcoat / Sitting Still / Pretty Persuasion / Catapult / Just A Touch / West Of The Fields / Second Guessing / Radio Free Europe
encore 1: Moral Kiosk / Camera / Pale Blue Eyes / We Walk / 1,000,000
encore 2: 20th Century Boy / Crazy / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars) / Ska

12 November 1983 - The Backdoor, Aztec Center, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
support: Let's Active
set: Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / Letter Never Sent / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / Wolves, Lower / Pretty Persuasion / Catapult / Just A Touch / West Of The Fields / Second Guessing / Radio Free Europe
encore 1: Barney Miller Theme / Moral Kiosk / Camera / We Walk / Little America / 1,000,000
encore 2: 20th Century Boy / Femme Fatale / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

14 November 1983
event: 'Talk About The Passion' 12" Single is released in the UK

18 November 1983 - 'The Tube', Channel 4, Studio 5, Tyne Tees Television, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England
other acts performing: ZZ Top, Wham!, Imagination, Dr John
set: Radio Free Europe / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Talk About The Passion
notes: First ever UK Television performance on 'The Tube' on Channel 4. R.E.M. perform 'Radio Free Europe', So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)' & 'Talk About The Passion'.

19 November 1983 - Dingwalls, London, England
support: Recognition
set included: Radio Free Europe / Moral Kiosk / Sitting Still / West Of The Fields / Talk About The Passion / Pilgrimage / Catapult / 9-9 / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars) / Gardening At Night / Harborcoat / 7 Chinese Bros. / Femme Fatale / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Laughing

22 November 1983 - Marquee, London, England
support: Jerry Floyd
set: Moral Kiosk / Catapult / Letter Never Sent / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / Just A Touch / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / Second Guessing / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
encore 1: Wolves, Lower / Camera / 1,000,000
encore 2: Chicken Train / Barney Miller Theme / Femme Fatale / Radio Free Europe
notes: Michael Stipe begins the show by saying "We're R.E.M., actually we're not, they couldn't make it so we're here in their place, playing all the hits of the day".

23 November 1983 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

24 November 1983 - Bains-Douches, Paris, France
support: Feedback
set included: Moral Kiosk / Catapult / Letter Never Sent / Femme Fatale / Pilgrimage / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Harborcoat / Sitting Still / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Radio Free Europe / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
notes: Partial set broadcast on French radio.

25 November 1983 - Exo 7, Rouen, France
set: Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Catapult / Letter Never Sent / Pilgrimage / 7 Chinese Bros. / Talk About The Passion / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Sitting Still / Harborcoat / Moral Kiosk / Little America / Second Guessing / Radio Free Europe
encore: Pale Blue Eyes / Camera / 1,000,000 / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars) / Wolves, Lower

28 November 1983 - St. Petersburg, FL

1 December 1983 - The Mad Hatter, Athens, GA
support: Love Tractor
Love Tractor set included: Seventeen Days / Paint (Your Face And Stand In The Corner) / Spin Your Partner / unknown / Sharp Dressed Man
Pylon: Working Is No Problem / Driving School / No Clocks / Altitude / Gravity / Crazy / K / Cool / Italian Movie Theme / Buzz / Danger / Reptiles / Stop It / Feast On My Heart / Beep
encore 1: M-Train / Volume / Weather Radio / Party Zone
encore 2: Batman Theme
notes: Pylon's last show. This was filmed, for a video release called 'The Athens Shows', & shown at the same venue on 21 February 1984. Mike Mills & Peter Buck join Love Tractor on guitars on 'Sharp Dressed Man' on their opening set.

11 December 1983 - Friday's, Greensboro, NC
support: UV Prom
notes: Final ever show at Friday's before it was turned into a Subway fast food outlet. UV Prom featured Joe Romweber, brother of Dexter Romweber (Flat Duo Jets) and Sarah Romweber (Let's Active)

8-16 December 1983 - Studio A, Reflection Sound Studios, Charlotte, NC
tracks recorded: Harborcoat / 7 Chinese Bros. / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Pretty Persuasion / Time After Time (Annelise) / Second Guessing / Letter Never Sent / Camera / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Little America / Burning Down / Windout / Windout (w/ Jefferson Holt & Bertis Downs) / White Tornado / Mystery To Me / Voice Of Harold / Burning Hell (Instrumental)
notes: Recording Sessions for 'Reckoning', with Mitch Easter and Don Dixon.

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