1996/97/98 Concert Chronology

1996

12 January 1996 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: First Recording Session for 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi' with Scott Litt.

18 January 1996 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Recording Sessions for 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi'.

20 January 1996 - Egyptian Theatre, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT
notes: Michael Stipe attends the premiere of 'Color Of A Brisk And Leaping Day'.

29-31 January 1996 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Recording Sessions for 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi'.

1-3 February 1996 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Recording Sessions for 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi'

5 February 1996 - AOL Online Music Awards, House Of Blues, West Hollywood, CA
notes: Mike Mills presents The Patrick Lippert Award to Hootie & The Blowfish.

5-10 February 1996 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Recording Sessions for 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi'.

12-17 February 1996 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Recording Sessions for 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi'.

19 February 1996 - 6th Annual Tibet House Benefit Concert, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
set:
Philip Glass: Welcome
Robert Thurman: Welcome
Lama Pema: Invocation
Natalie Merchant: Wonder / The Soul Never Dies (w/ Emmylou Harris & Daryl Johnson)
Michael Stipe (w/ Tony Shanahan): Low Desert / Undertow (w/ Laurie Anderson)
Patti Smith: Beneath The Southern Cross (w/ Lenny Kaye & David Mansfield) / Wild Leaves (w/ Kaye, Mansfield, Anderson & Merchant) / Poem For The Dali Lama (w/ Glass)
Philip Glass: Etude From Himmel
Allen Ginsberg: On The Cremation Of Chogyam Trungpa, Vidyadhara (w /Glass) / Song (w/ Glass) / The Ballad Of The Skeletons (w/ Mansfield & Kaye)
Dadon Dawadolma (w/ David Yee & Miranda Arena): Unknown / Homeland / New Year Song
Ashley MacIssac: Unknown / Beast (w/ Anderson)
Laurie Anderson World Without End
Philip Glass: Credits
Emmylou Harris: Rock Of Ages (w/ MacIssac) / Waterfall (w/ Johnson & Daniel Lanois) / The Maker (w/ Johnson & Lanois)
Richie Havens: The Times They Are A-Changin' / Freedom (w/ Lanois on guitar & All on chorus)
notes: 6th Annual Tibet House Benefit Concert. Michael Stipe debuts 'Low Desert' with Tony Shanahan on guitar & Laurie Anderson (on 'Undertow') on violin.

19-24 February 1996 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Recording Session for 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi'.

26-29 February 1996 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Recording Sessions for 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi'.

1-2 March 1996 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Recording Sessions for 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi'.

6 March - 19 April 1996 - Bad Animals, Seattle, WA
tracks recorded included:
6 April - Dancing Barefoot / We're An American Band
19 April - New Test Leper (Acoustic)
other tracks recorded included: Hail Grant (How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us) / The Wake-Up Bomb / New Test Leper / Undertow / E-Bow The Letter / Leave / Leave (Alternate Version) / Departure / Bittersweet Me / Be Mine / Binky The Doormat / Zither / So Fast, So Numb / Low Desert / Candle Man / Away / Louis / Monkeyshines / Open Up / Infected / Can Opener / I Will Survive / Daysleeper (Instrumental)
notes: Recording Sessions for 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi', with Scott Litt.

21 March 1996 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
support: IMA
set included: Mindtrain
notes: Yoko Ono show. Backed by IMA, featuring Sean Lennon, as part of her 'Rising' Tour. Mike Mills & Scott McCaughey join on keyboards on 'Mindtrain'.

29 March 1996 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
other acts performing: Flipp, Young Fresh Fellows
notes: The Picketts show. Mike Mills joins the band on one song.

28 April 1996 - 'VH1 Honors', Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA
set:
Rod Stewart: Every Picture Tells A Story (w/ Bryan Adams) / (I Know) I'm Losing You
Don Henley: The End Of The Innocence / Everybody Knows (w/ Adams)
Michael Stipe: Red Rain (w/ Natalie Merchant & Peter Gabriel)
Natalie Merchant: Wonder
Bryan Adams: Cuts Like A Knife (w/ Rod Stewart & Don Henley)
Gloria Estefan: Coming Out Of The Dark - Reach
Tony Rich: Nobody Knows
Joan Osborne: Beast Of Burden (w/ Tony Rich) / Let's Stay Together (w/ Rich) / Right Hand Man
Peter Gabriel: Signal To Noise (w/ Nasrat Fateh Ali Khan)
Pete Townshend: Won't Get Fooled Again / Let My Love Open The Door
Michael Stipe: The Last Day Of Our Acquaintance (w/ Tony Shanahan)
Peter Gabriel: In Your Eyes (w/ Merchant/Osbourne/Estefan/Rich & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan)
notes: 'VH1 Honors' honouring Witness, a human-rights monitoring organization founded by Peter Gabriel and the Lawyers Committee For Human Rights, with financial backing from Reebok. Michael Stipe performs 'Red Rain' with Peter Gabriel & Natalie Merchant, & 'The Last Day Of Our Acquaintance' with Tony Shanahan. Hosted by Tim Robbins, this show was a live telecast, with live performances as well as narrators including Susan Sarandon, Oliver Stone & Sean Penn.

29 April - 3 May 1996 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Final Recording Session for 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi'.

11 July 1996 - Arena Festa dell'Unita, Correggio, Italy
set: Redondo Beach / Wicked Messenger / Smoke On The Water / Ghost Dance / Undertow / Tom Verlaine Solo / Beneath The Southern Cross / Walking Blind / Dancing Barefoot / Summer Cannibals / When Doves Cry / Ain't It Strange / Wing / About A Boy / Free Money / Wild Leaves / People Have The Power (Spoken) - Gone Again / Because The Night
encore 1: Because The Night / Land - Rock N Roll Nigger
encore 2: Farewell Reel
notes: Patti Smith show. Michael Stipe performs 'Undertow' with Tony Shanahan.

12 July 1996 - Villa Arconati, Baranzate Di Bollate, Milan, Italy
set: Redondo Beach / Wicked Messenger / Smoke On The Water / Free Money / Ghost Dance / Beneath The Southern Cross / Wing / Dancing Barefoot / Summer Cannibals / Hands Of Faith / When Doves Cry - Ain't It Strange - When Doves Cry / About A Boy / Wild Leaves / People Have The Power (Spoken) - Gone Again
encore 1: Because The Night / Horses - Gloria
encore 2: Farewell Reel
notes: Patti Smith show. Michael Stipe joins Patti on the encore, on 'Because The Night' & 'Horses - Gloria'.

14 July 1996 - Espot Stage, Doctor Music Festival, Festival Grounds, Escalarre, Italy
other acts performing: Neneh Cherry
set: Wing / Redondo Beach / Because The Night / Wicked Messenger / Ghost Dance / Beneath The Southern Cross / Dancing Barefoot / Summer Cannibals
notes: Patti Smith show. Michael Stipe joins Patti on 'Summer Cannibals'.

15 July 1996 - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
set: Redondo Beach / Wicked Messenger / Smoke On The Water / Love Me / Undertow / Ghost Dance / Dancing Barefoot / Free Money / Beneath The Southern Cross / Summer Cannibals / Hands Of Faith / When Doves Cry / About A Boy / Wild Leaves / People Have The Power (Spoken) - Gone Again
encore 1: Because The Night / Land - Gloria
encore 2: Farewell Reel
notes: Patti Smith show. Michael Stipe performs 'Undertow' with Tony Shanahan.

23-24 July 1996 - Shortino's Rehearsal Studio & Recording, North Hollywood, CA
notes: Filming 'E-Bow The Letter' video, directed by Jem Cohen.

26 July 1996 - The Chaplin/A&M Sound Stage, A&M Records, Hollywood, CA
set: Bittersweet Me (Take 1) / Winchester Cathedral (Instrumental) / Bittersweet Me (Take 2) / Kingdom Of Love (Instrumental) / Bittersweet Me (Take 3) / Catapult (Instrumental) / Bittersweet Me (Take 4) / I Got You
notes: Filming 'Bittersweet Me' video, directed by Dominic DeJoseph. Between takes of the band miming to a backing track, the band played instrumental versions, and also Peter Buck played Split Enz's 'I Got You' to which the whole band joined in.

27 July 1996 - Chapman Park Studio, Los Angeles, CA
notes: Filming 'Bittersweet Me' video, directed by Dominic DeJoseph. The 60's film scenes including Richard Edson (former Sonic Youth drummer) are filmed here.

27 July 1996 - Outside Chapman Park Studio, Los Angeles, CA
notes: While the 'Bittersweet Me' filming is taking place inside the Chapman Park Studio building, Peter Buck & Mike Mills hold separate interview sessions with the media in trailers on the street outside the venue. This includes sessions with Chris Heath from Rolling Stone, Bobbie Ann Mason from The New York Times, & Jim DeRogatis for Request. Michael Stipe didn't participate in interviews but gave some quotes.

9 August 1996 - Pain In The Grass, Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
supporting: The Posies
support: Lucky Me
set: Bullfight / Empty Room / Cross Every Line / Emperor Of The Bathroom / Hate Me More / Story / No More Glory / All The Time / Find A Finger
notes: The Minus 5 (Jon Auer, Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & John Ramberg), performs for KISW 'Pain In The Grass' concert.

16 August 1996 - Drambuie Edinburgh Film Festival, ABC Cinema, Edinburgh, Scotland
event: 'Road Movie' World premiere - as part of the Drambuie Edinburgh Film Festival. Michael Stipe was advertised to introduce the movie, but could not attend.

19 August 1996
event: 'E-Bow The Letter' Cassingle & CD Single is released in the UK

19 August 1996
event: 'E-Bow The Letter' 7", 12", Cassingle & CD Single is released in the US

4 September 1996 - Hotel Atlantic, Hamburg, Germany
notes: 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi' Release Party. Attended by Mike Mills.

5 September 1996 - The Max, Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
notes: 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi' Release Party. Attended by Mike Mills.

6 & 7 September 1996 - CineRock: Loud Films, Rare Music, Walter Reade Theater, Film Society Of Lincoln Center, New York, NY
event: 'Road Movie' US premiere - as part of the 'CineRock: Loud Films, Rare Music' festival. Road Movie was screened at midnight on both nights.

7 September 1996 - Aaron Rent, Atlanta, GA
notes: 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi' Atlanta Listening Party. From 8pm to midnight, excerpts from 'Road Movie' & the 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi' Electronic Press Kit were projected onto a 3 storey screen on the side of the building, as well as playback of parts of the new album, along with promotional giveaways.

7 September 1996 - Allright Parking Lot, Chicago, IL
notes: 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi' Chicago Listening Party. From 8pm to midnight, excerpts from 'Road Movie' & the 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi' Electronic Press Kit were projected onto a 3 storey screen erected in the parking lot, as well as playback of parts of the new album, along with promotional giveaways.

7 September 1996 - Master Parking Corp. Lot, 64 Cooper Square, New York, NY
notes: 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi' New York Listening Party. From 8pm to midnight, excerpts from 'Road Movie' & the 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi' Electronic Press Kit were projected onto a 3 storey screen erected in the parking lot, as well as playback of parts of the new album, along with promotional giveaways.

7 September 1996 - John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston, MA
notes: 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi' Boston Listening Party. From 8pm to midnight, excerpts from 'Road Movie' & the 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi' Electronic Press Kit were projected onto a 3 storey screen on the side of the building, as well as playback of parts of the new album, along with promotional giveaways.

7 September 1996 - Tower Records Overflow Parking Lot, Los Angeles, CA
notes: 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi' Los Angeles Listening Party. From 8pm to midnight, excerpts from 'Road Movie' & the 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi' Electronic Press Kit were projected onto a 3 storey screen erected in the parking lot, as well as playback of parts of the new album, along with promotional giveaways.

9 September 1996
event: 'New Adventures in Hi-Fi' is released in Europe and Australasia

9 September 1996 - Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
6:30-9:30pm: Well fed by Weaver D's, As well as playback of the new album & screening of Road Movie, included a live auction of rare memorabilia & other goodies by Gwen O'Looney & Michael Stipe and raffle & door prizes.
10:00-11:00pm: As well as playback of the new album, and screening of Road Movie, raffle, door prizes & T-shirts for sale.
notes: 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi' Pre-Release Listening Party. Proceeds benefited Community Connection of Northeast Georgia.

10 September 1996
event: 'New Adventures in Hi-Fi' is released in North America

14 September 1996 - The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
supporting: Neil Young
set: Beneath The Southern Cross / Radio Ethiopia - People Have The Power / Gone Again / Wing / Wicked Messenger / About A Boy / Not Fade Away
notes: Patti Smith show, opening for Neil Young. Peter Buck joins on guitar on 'Not Fade Away'.

16 September 1996 - 'Mark Radcliffe', BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1 Studios, Yalding House, London, England
set: Interview / So Fast, So Numb / Interview / Rocket From The Crypt - On A Rope
notes: Radio interview with Mike Mills by Mark Radcliffe, promoting 'New Adventures In Hi-FI', & at the end chose a song from Rocket From The Crypt.

17 September 1996 - 'The Dave Fanning Show', 2fm, RTÉ Studios, Dublin, Ireland
notes: Radio interview with Mike Mills by Dave Fanning.

21 September 1996 - Grand Opening Celebrity Gala, Georgia Music Hall Of Fame, Macon, GA
notes: Mike Mills & Bill Berry attend the Celebrity Gala on behalf of R.E.M. in celebrating the opening of the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame. Hosted by Martha Quinn & Tom Parks, In Attendance was Little Richard, Travis Tritt (who performed), Billy Joe Royal, The B-52's, The Pips & The Atlanta Rhythm Section, amongst others. R.E.M. had a permanent exhibit.

23 September 1996 - Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, GA
set: The Star-Spangled Banner
notes: Mike Mills sings the American National Anthem 'The Star-Spangled Banner' before the Atlanta Braves vs Montreal Expos baseball game.

25 September 1996
event: 'New Adventures in Hi-Fi' is released in Japan

7 October 1996 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
supporting: John Doe
set: Wouldn't Want To Care / Hate Me More / Vulture / Still Somebody To Me / Moonshine Girl / Wishing / Dear Employer (The Reason I Quit) / Back Room Of The Bar / Find A Finger / All The Time
notes: The Minus 5 featuring Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Barrett Martin and joined by Christy McWilson.

8 October 1996
event: 'Road Movie' is released on VHS & Laser Disc in the US

10 October 1996
event: 'Road Movie' is released on VHS & Laser Disc in Japan

15 October 1996 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
support: Guitar Monks
set included: Smoke Rings / Serengeti
notes: Tuatara (Peter Buck, Justin Harwood, Mike Stone, Barrett Martin & Skerik). This was the first live Tuatara show. Peter Buck played a variety of instruments including guitar, dulcimer & xylophone.

17 October 1996 - Mayfair Ballroom, Benson Hotel, NXNW, Portland, OR
notes: Tuatara (Peter Buck, Justin Harwood, Mike Stone, Barrett Martin & Skerik).

20 October 1996
event: 'Road Movie' is released on VHS in the UK

22 October 1996
event: 'Bittersweet Me' Cassingle & CD Single is released in the UK

29 October 1996
event: 'Bittersweet Me' 7", 12", Cassingle & CD Single is released in the US

1-2, 4 November 1996 - The Ambassador Hotel & Various Locations, Los Angeles, CA
notes: Filming 'Electrolite' video, directed by Peter Care. Other locations included sidewalk scenes, the corner of West 8th St & Mariposa Ave, and in the desert outside of Los Angeles.

3 November 1996 - 'The R.E.M. Radio Hour', Ralph Guild Radio Studio, The Museum Of Television & Radio, Beverly Hills, CA
set: Introduction / Interview & Phone-In / Bittersweet Me / Interview & Phone-In / Break: / Interview & Phone-In / Electrolite / Interview / New Test Leper (Acoustic) / Interview & Phone-In / Only In America / Interview & Phone-In / Outro
notes: Radio interview with all 4 members with Bob Coburn & Phone-in from callers along with playback of studio tracks, including the Fan Club Single track 'Only In America' & the released acoustic version of 'New Test Leper' recorded at Bad Animals, Seattle, WA.

18 November 1996
event: 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi' is certified Gold & Platinum (sales of 1,000,000) in the US

26 November 1996 - 'The NOVA Convention Revisited: William S. Burroughs & The Arts', Lied Center, The University Of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
other acts performing: John Giorno, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Ed Sanders, Deborah Harry & Chris Stein, William S. Burroughs
Michael Stipe, Oliver Ray & Lenny Kaye: Long Road
set: Wing / Dancing Barefoot / Walking Blind / Beneath The Southern Cross / Excerpts from introduction to 'Queer' by William S. Burroughs / Gone Again
notes: Patti Smith, with Lenny Kaye & Oliver Ray. Michael Stipe joins on quoting from 'Queer' & using improvised lyrics. Michael, alongside Lenny Kaye & Oliver Ray, started off the set with 'Long Road'.

30 November 1996 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
notes: Tuatara (Peter Buck, Justin Harwood, Barrett Martin & Skerik).

1 December 1996 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
set: Breaking The Ethers / Dreamscape / Serengeti / The Desert Sky / Goodnight La Habana / Saturday Night Church / Smoke Rings / Burning The Keys / Eastern Star / Dark State Of Mind / Afterburner / I Spy / The Getaway
notes: Tuatara (Peter Buck, Justin Harwood, Barrett Martin & Skerik).

2 December 1996
event: 'Electrolite' Cassingle & CD Single is released in the UK

3 December 1996
event: 'Electrolite' 7", 12", Cassingle & CD Single is released in the US

10-17 December 1996 - Ironwood Studios, Seattle, WA
tracks recorded: If You Have To Ask / Free Of Harm / Helium / Stunned & Frozen / Then It Really Happens / In Your Life / Lower Eastside Tourist / Three Inches Of Wall / Move Myself Ahead / Old Photographs / Fresh Screwdriver / Live Or Die
notes: Recording Sessions for Mark Eitzel's 'West', with Peter Buck, Barrett Martin, Scott McCaughey, Skerik, Mike McCready & Steve Berlin, Co-produced with Peter Buck.

11 December 1996 - 1996 Reebok Human Rights Awards, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston, MA
notes: Michael Stipe attends and presents an award to Jesus Tecu Osotio, from Guatemala.

17 December 1996 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
supporting: Mark Eitzel
set: Met A Girl (Scott solo) / Boeing Spaceairium (Scott solo) / St. Catherine's Statue / Shake You Love / Things Happen / All The Time / Find A Finger
notes: Annual Croc Xmas Party. The Minus 5 featuring Peter, Scott McCaughey, Barrett Martin, Skerik and joined by Mark Eitzel for last four songs. Peter also played during Mark Eitzel's headlining perfomance.

1997

24 January 1997 - Claim Jumper, Park City, UT
notes: Michael Stipe plays piano at this bar, but is requested to stop playing!.

February 1997 - R.E.M.'s West Clayton Street Studio, Athens, GA
notes: Rehearsals for new album begin.

14 February 1997 - High Hat Music Club, Athens, GA
support: Jason Hughes
supporting: Drive-By Truckers
set included: Blue Eyes / Mrs. Robinson / Apartment 9 / Love Is All Around / Little Martha
notes: High Hat Silver Sausage White Trash Love Fest: Bands, Beer & Broken Promises. Mike Mills, William Tonks & Matt Lane perform.

17 February 1997 - 7th Annual Tibet House Benefit Concert, Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
set:
Philip Glass: Welcome
Robert Thurman: Remarks
Drepung Loseling Monastery: Chant
Ben Harper: Redemption Song / Oppression - Get Up, Stand Up
Allen Ginsberg: Don't Smoke (w/ Lenny Kaye, Peter Yanowitz, John Cale) / Sunflower Sutra (w/ Glass)
Philip Glass: Mad Rush / Planctus (w/ Natalie Merchant)
Billy Corgan: Blissed And Gone / Death Don't Have No Mercy
Natalie Merchant: Come All Ye Fair Tender Ladies (w/ Corgan, Cale & Nawang Khechog)
John Cale: Ship Of Fools (w/ Merchant, Corgan, Yanowitz & Kaye) / Chinese Envoy
Patti Smith: Spell (w/ Cale, Ray & Kaye) / Beneath The Southern Cross (w/ Cale) / Poem For The Dalai Lama
Yunchen Llamo: Song To The Dalai Lama / Tibetan Prayer
Allen Ginsberg: Ballad Of The Skeletons (w/ Glass, Corgan & Cale)
Nawang Khechog: Celebration (w/ Yoshi Shimada)
Michael Stipe: E-Bow The Letter (w/ Corgan, Smith & Tony Shanahan) / Long Road (w/ Corgan, Merchant & Shanahan)
All: People Have The Power
notes: 7th Annual Tibet House Benefit Concert, with the debut performance of 'E-Bow The Letter' by Michael Stipe with Patti Smith, Billy Corgan & Tony Shanahan.

21 February 1997 - IRMA Awards, The Burlington Hotel, Dublin, Ireland
notes: R.E.M. win the 'Best International Group Album' award.

April 1997 - Peter Buck's House, Honolulu, Hawaii
tracks recorded included: Live For Today / Hawaii #4 (Daysleeper) (Instrumental)
notes: Demo Recording Sessions begin for 'Up'.

30 April 1997 - Equinox Gallery, Seattle, WA
notes: Mark Eitzel, with Peter Buck on guitar.

1 May 1997 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
set included:
Tuatara: Serengeti / Goodnight La Habana / Dark State Of Mind / I Spy / Smoke Rings
Mark Eitzel: Helium / Hold Me / Free Of Harm
The Minus 5: The Rest Of The World / All The Time
Tuatara: Saturday Night Church / Burning The Keys / The Getaway
Mark Eitzel: Fresh Screwdriver / Three Inches Of Wall
Scott McCaughey: Find A Finger
All: Afterburner
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States (Peter Buck, Mark Eitzel, Justin Harwood, Barrett Martin, Scott McCaughey, Skerik & Mike Stone). The Minus 5 consisted of Buck, Martin, Harwood, McCaughey & Ken Stringfellow.

2 May 1997 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States (Tuatara, Mark Eitzel, The Minus 5).

3 May 1997 - La Luna, Portland, OR
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States (Tuatara, Mark Eitzel, The Minus 5).

5 May 1997 - KFOG 104.5 FM, KFOG Studios, San Francisco, CA
set: Free Of Harm / Helium / Three Inches Of Wall / Mission Rock Resort / Fresh Screwdriver / In Your Life / Old Photographs
notes: Mark Eitzel, with Peter Buck. Live in-studio performance.

6 May 1997 - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
set:
Tuatara: Serengeti / Dark State Of Mind / Dreamscape / Goodnight La Habana / Smoke Rings
Mark Eitzel: Western Sky / The Thorn In My Side Has Gone / I've Been A Mess / Old Photographs / Stunned & Frozen / Live Or Die / Helium / Three Inches Of Wall
The Minus 5: The Rest Of The World / Moonshine Girl / Wasted Bandage / Vulture
Tuatara: Saturday Night Church / L'Espionnage Pomme De Terre / Desert Sky / The Getaway
Mark Eitzel: Free Of Harm / Lower Eastside Tourist / Fresh Screwdriver / Wild Sea / In Your Life
encore:
The Minus 5: St. Catherine's Statue
Mark Eitzel: Mission Rock Resort
Tuatara: Wormwood
The Minus 5: Find A Finger
All: Afterburner
Mark Eitzel: Move Myself Ahead
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States (Tuatara, Mark Eitzel, The Minus 5).

7 May 1997 - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States (Tuatara, Mark Eitzel, The Minus 5).

8 May 1997 - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States (Tuatara, Mark Eitzel, The Minus 5).

9 May 1997 - El Dorado, Sacramento, CA
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States (Tuatara, Mark Eitzel, The Minus 5).

12 May 1997 - 'Morning Becomes Eclectic', Performance Studio 1, KCRW 89.9FM, Santa Monica, CA
set:
Tuatara: Negotiation
Mark Eitzel: Helium / Fresh Screwdriver / In Your Life
The Minus 5: Moonshine Girl
Tuatara: Dark State Of Mind
notes: Tuatara, Mark Eitzel & The Minus 5, interview & live in-studio performance.

13 May 1997 - Gallery Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
set included:
Tuatara: Serengeti / Dark State Of Mind / Dreamscape / Goodnight La Habana
Mark Eitzel: Western Sky / The Thorn In My Side Has Gone / Lower Eastside Tourist / Hold Me / Stunned & Frozen
The Minus 5: Moonshine Girl
Tuatara: Desert Sky / The Getaway
Mark Eitzel: In Your Life
All: Afterburner
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States (Tuatara, Mark Eitzel, The Minus 5), Tuatara were joined by Steve Berin on flute & saxophone.

14 May 1997 - Gallery Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States (Tuatara, Mark Eitzel, The Minus 5).

15 May 1997 - Gallery Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States (Tuatara, Mark Eitzel, The Minus 5).

16 May 1997 - Ash Grove, Santa Monica, CA
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States (Tuatara, Mark Eitzel, The Minus 5).

17 May 1997 - Ash Grove, Santa Monica, CA
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States (Tuatara, Mark Eitzel, The Minus 5).

18 May 1997 - 'Idiot's Delight', WNEW-FM 102.7, WNEW-FM Studios, New York, NY
set: Old Photographs / Free Of Harm / The Rest Of The World / Wouldn't Want To Care / Helium / Hold Me / Boeing Spacearium / Lower Eastside Tourist
notes: Radio interview with Peter Buck, Mark Eitzel, Scott McCaughey and Barrett Martin by Vin Scelsa & live in-studio performanc.e

19 May 1997 - Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
set:
Tuatara: Serengeti / Goodnight La Habana / Dark State Of Mind / The Desert Sky / I Spy / Smoke Rings
Mark Eitzel: Lower Eastside Tourist / Helium / Cleopatra Jones / Apology For An Accident / Hold Me / Free Of Harm / Three Inches Of Wall
The Minus 5: The Rest Of The World / Moonshine Girl / Wasted Bandage / Tell It To The Raven / Cross Every Line
Tuatara: Saturday Night Church / Wormwood / Burning The Keys / The Getaway
Mark Eitzel: Live Or Die / The Thorn In My Side Has Gone / Stunned & Frozen / In Your Life / Steve I Always Knew
encore:
Mark Eitzel: Western Sky / Firefly
The Minus 5: Find A Finger
Mark Eitzel: Move Myself Ahead
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States (Tuatara, Mark Eitzel, The Minus 5), with Mike McCready, Steve Berlin & John Wesley Harding.

20 May 1997 - 'Late Night With Conan O'Brien', NBC, Studio 6A, NBC Studios, GE Building, New York, NY
other guests appearing: Gary Marshall, Christa Miller
set: In My Life
notes: Television performance by Mark Eitzel & Peter Buck on 'Late Night With Conan O'Brien' on NBC, with performance of 'In My Life'.

20 May 1997 - Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States (Tuatara, Mark Eitzel, The Minus 5).

21 May 1997 - Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States (Tuatara, Mark Eitzel, The Minus 5).

22 May 1997 - Theater Of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
set included:
Tuatara: Serengeti / Goodnight La Habana / Smoke Rings / The Desert Sky / L'Espionnage Pomme De Terre
Mark Eitzel: Fresh Screwdriver / Free Of Harm / Three Inches Of Wall
The Minus 5: Empty Room / Find A Finger
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States (Tuatara, Mark Eitzel, The Minus 5). Mike Mills guests on electric guitar on 'Find A Finger'.

23 May 1997 - Tramp's, New York, NY
set:
Tuatara: Intro - Serengeti / Goodnight La Habana / Smoke Rings / The Desert Sky / Dark State Of Mind / I Spy
Mark Eitzel: Fresh Screwdriver / Then It Really Happens / Apology For An Accident / Mission Rock Resort / Hold Me / Free Of Harm / Three Inches Of Wall
The Minus 5: The Rest Of The World / Empty Room / Moonshine Girl / Wasted Bandage / Find A Finger / Cruel To Be Kind - All The Time
Tuatara: Saturday Night Church / Dreamscape / Burning Keys / The Getaway
Mark Eitzel: Helium / Live Or Die / Stunned & Frozen / In Your Life
encore:
Mark Eitzel: Western Sky / Firefly
The Minus 5: Shake Your Love
Tuatara: Afterburner
Mark Eitzel: Move Myself Ahead
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States (Tuatara, Mark Eitzel, The Minus 5). Mike Mills guests on 'Find A Finger', & Dennis Diken on drums on 'Wasted Bandage'.

26 May 1997 - WBCN-FM, WBCN-FM Studios, Boston, MA
notes: Radio interview with Mark Eitzel & Peter Buck.

26 May 1997 - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA
set included:
Tuatara: A Love Supreme
Mark Eitzel: Old Photographs / Free Of Harm / Hold Me / Three Inches Of Wall
The Minus 5: Moonshine Girl
Mark Eitzel: In Your Life
Tuatara: Afterburner
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States (Tuatara, Mark Eitzel, The Minus 5).

27 May 1997 - Middle East, Boston, MA
set included:
Mark Eitzel: Lower Eastside Tourist / Fresh Screwdriver / Old Photographs / If I Had a Gun / Hold Me / Free Of Harm / Three Inches Of Wall
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States (Tuatara, Mark Eitzel, The Minus 5).

28 May 1997 - Other Music, New York, NY
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States (Tuatara, Mark Eitzel, The Minus 5), live in-store performance.

29 May 1997 - Nightclub 9:30, Washington, D.C.
set included:
Mark Eitzel: In Your Life
Tuatara: Negotation
The Minus 5: Moonshine Girl
Mark Eitzel: Free Of Harm / Old Photographs / Stunned & Frozen
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States (Tuatara, Mark Eitzel, The Minus 5).

30 May 1997 - Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, NC
set:
Tuatara: Serengeti / Goodnight La Habana / Smoke Rings / The Desert Sky / I Spy / Dark State Of Mind
Mark Eitzel: Lower Eastside Tourist / Fresh Screwdriver / Old Photographs / Hold Me / Free Of Harm / Three Inches Of Wall
The Minus 5: The Rest Of The World / Moonshine Girl / Hate Me More / Wasted Bandage / All The Time
Tuatara: Saturday Night Church / Dreamscape / Burning Keys / The Getaway
Mark Eitzel: Live Or Die / Helium / Stunned & Frozen / In Your Life
encore:
The Minus 5: My Mummy's Dead / Find A Finger
Mark Eitzel: Move Myself Ahead
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States (Tuatara, Mark Eitzel, The Minus 5).

31 May 1997 - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
set:
Tuatara: Intro - Serengeti / Goodnight La Habana / Smoke Rings / I Spy / Dark State Of Mind
Mark Eitzel: Old Photographs / Then It Really Happens / Fresh Screwdriver / Hold Me / Free Of Harm / Three Inches Of Wall
The Minus 5: The Rest Of The World / Moonshine Girl / Hate Me More / Wasted Bandage / All The Time (w/ Mike Mills)
Tuatara: Saturday Night Church / Dreamscape / Burning The Keys / The Getaway
Mark Eitzel: Helium / Live Or Die / Stunned & Frozen / In Your Life
encore:
Buck, Mills, Stipe: New Test Leper / Ghost Rider / Wicked Game / The Passenger
notes: The Magnificent Seven vs. The United States, with Tuatara, Mark Eitzel & The Minus Five. During the final encore Peter, Mike and Michael perform a surprise set with members of The Minus 5 & Tuatara.

8 June 1997 - Tibetan Freedom Concert, Downing Stadium, Randall's Island, New York, NY
other acts performing: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Pavement, Dadon, De La Soul, Lee Perry, Taj Mahal, Blur, Chakasampa, Alanis Morrisette, Bjork, Rancid, Beastie Boys
set: Undertow / New Test Leper / Electrolite / Be Mine / Long Road / Ghost Rider / The Passenger
notes: Tibetan Freedom Concert. Mike Mills & Michael Stipe. Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready from Pearl Jam guest on 'Long Road'. Mike McCready guests on 'Ghost Rider', and Mike D from Beastie Boys plays drums on 'The Passenger', & Tony Shanahan guests on 'Be Mine', 'Long Road', 'Ghost Rider' & 'The Passenger'.

10-12 June 1997 - Hanzek Audio, Seattle, WA
tracks recorded included: Jewels For Sophia / Elizabeth Jade / Viva! Sea-Tac
notes: Recording Session for Robyn Hitchcock's 'Jewels Of Sophia', Peter Buck records guitar for 'Jewels For Sophia', 'Elizabeth Jade' & 'Viva! Sea-Tac'.

13 June 1997 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
support: Young Fresh Fellows
set: Gene Hackman / I'm Only You / Clean Steve / Madonna Of The Wasps / Superkeen / Queen Elvis / Boeing Spacearium / Jewels For Sophia / Chinese Bones / Beautiful Queen / Tell Me Mama / Queen Of Eyes / Ring Them Bones / Viva! Sea-Tac / Birdshead
encore: Give It To The Soft Boys / What Goes On
notes: Peter Buck, Robyn Hitchcock and Scott McCaughey perform as 'Popscyle Shoppe Incident: Viva Sea Tac II'., with Tim Keegan & Kurt Bloch.

18 June 1997 - GLR 94.9FM, GLR Studios, London, England
set: Interview / Free Of Harm / Interview / Old Photographs
notes: Radio interview & live in-studio performance by Mark Eitzel & Peter Buck.

18 June 1997 - Virgin Megastore, London, England
set: Helium / Free Of Harm / Old Photographs / Stunned & Frozen
notes: The Mark Eitzel Ordeal show (Mark Eitzel, Peter Buck, Barrett Martin & Danny Pearson). Live In-store performance.

18 June 1997 - Union Chapel, London, England
set: What Holds The World Together / Firefly / If I Had A Gun / Mission Rock Resort / Apology For An Accident / Johnny Mathis' Feet / Sacred Heart / Western Sky / Old Photographs / Then It Really Happens / Helium / Hold Me / Stunned & Frozen / Free Of Harm / Last Harbor / Wild Sea / Cleopatra Jones / In Your Life
encore: I've Been A Mess
notes: The Mark Eitzel Ordeal show (Mark Eitzel, Peter Buck, Barrett Martin & Danny Pearson).

19 June 1997 - John Peel Session, Studio 1G, Broadcasting House, London, England
set: Fresh Screwdriver / Old Photographs / Hold Me / Helium / Free Of Harm
notes: Radio performance by Mark Eitzel & Peter Buck for the BBC's 'John Peel'.

5 July 1997 - SummerStage, Central Park, New York, NY
set: Burning The Ethers / Serengeti / Goodnight La Habana / Dark State Of Mind / I Spy / Smoke Rings / Saturday Night Church / Dreamscape / Burning The Keys / The Desert Sky / The Getaway / Afterburner / Land Of Apples
notes: Tuatara (Barrett Martin, Peter Buck, Justin Harwood, Scott McCaughey, Craig Foley, Skerik & Mike Stone). Michael Stipe was in attendence.

6 July 1997 - 'Idiot's Delight', WNEW-FM 102.7, WNEW-FM Studios, New York, NY
notes: Radio interview with Tuatara including Peter Buck, with a live in-studio performance.

August 1997 - R.E.M.'s West Clayton Street Studio, Athens, GA
tracks recorded included: Live For Today
notes: Rehearsal & Demo Recording session for 'Up'. 'Live For Today' is recorded with Kai Reidl on vibraphone & maracas.

22 August 1997 - Raleigh Civic Center, Raleigh, NC
set included: Superman / Walk On The Wild Side / Love The One You're With / Strokin' / 3
notes: Hootie & The Blowfish show. Mike Mills joins the band for the above songs.

30 August 1997 - Bumbershoot, United Airlines Opera House, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
other acts appearing: Robyn Hitchcock, The Blind Boys Of Alabama
Robyn Hitchcock: Gene Hackman / Lysander / Serpent At The Gates Of Wisdom / Clean Steve / My Wife And My Dead Wife / I'm Only You / I Am Not Me / 1974 / You And Oblivion / Chinese Bones / Queen Of Eyes / Viva! Sea-Tac
Tuatara: Burning The Ethers / Serengeti / Goodnight La Habana / Dark State Of Mind / I Spy / Smoke Rings / The Desert Sky / Saturday Night Church / Dreamscape / Afterburner
notes: Tuatara, featuring Peter Buck. Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Kurt Bloch joined Robyn Hitchcock from 'Chinese Bones' onwards.

3 September 1997 - Upper Lake Stage, Liss Ard 97, Liss Ard Estate, Skibberdeen, Ireland
set included: Last Call / Don't Say Nothing / People Have The Power
notes: Patti Smith, with Oilver Ray & Lenny Kaye. Acoustic performance, joined by Michael Stipe.

21 September 1997 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
set: Cold Light Of Day / What Good Is Love / Go Away / Xmas Lights Spin / White Rosary / Wild Sea / What Holds The World Together / If I Had A Gun / Sacred Heart / Cleopatra Jones / Blue And Grey Shirt / Steve I Always Knew / Old Photographs / Stunned & Frozen / Fresh Screwdriver / Hold Me / I've Been A Mess / Leave My Sister Alone / Then it Really Happens
notes: Mark Eitzel show, with Peter Buck.

9 October 1997 - R.E.M.'s West Clayton Street Studio, Athens, GA
notes: Rehearsal Session for 'Up' - Bill Berry announces intention to leave R.E.M.

18 October 1997 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
set: Settled Down By Rain / Poor Little Fish / Take Me With You (When You Go) / It's Up To You / Trouble / Nothing Left To Borrow / Dying On The Vine / Bottomless Cup / Big Star / Lost My Driving Wheel / Two Hearts / I'd Run Away / The Man Who Loved Life / Think About It / Waiting For The Sun
encore: Ode To Billy Joe / Hayfire / You Don't Miss Your Water / Blue
notes: The Jayhawks show. Mike Mills guests on 'Blue'.

19 October - 2 November 1997 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Recording Session for 'Up' with Pat McCarthy. Even though Bill has announced he is leaving the band, these sessions continue without him.

22 October 1997 - High Hat Music Club, Athens, GA
support: Marlee MacLeod
notes: Dashboard Saviors show. Peter Buck & Scott McCaughey (along with Marlee MacLeod) join on guitars on some songs during their set.

30 October 1997
event: Bill Berry announces he is leaving R.E.M.

31 October 1997 - R.E.M. Athens Offices, Athens, GA
notes: Berry, Buck, Mills & Stipe appear on AOL Online and answer questions from fans.

14 November 1997 - 'Late Night With Conan O'Brien', Studio 6A, NBC Studios, GE Building, New York, NY
other guests appearing: Bill Murray, Ally Walker
set: Don't Say Nothing
notes: Television performance by Patti Smith & Patti Smith Group on 'Late Night With Conan O'Brien' on CBS. 'Don't Say Nothing' was performed with Michael Stipe on keyboards.

17 December 1997 - Tourette Syndrome Association Of Georgia Benefit, Morton Theatre, Athens, GA
set included: Walk Softly / Can't Say No
notes: Bill Berry performs with Rick Fowler, Buren Fowler and Randall Bramblett, & others on drums, and sells drum-kit at auction.

20 December 1997 - Southern Tracks Recording, Atlanta, GA
set: Ghost Dance / Summer Cannibals / Spell / Don't Say Nothing / So Lonesome I Could Cry / Last Call
notes: Patti Smith. Live Radio Session for 99x. Michael Stipe guests on 'Last Call'.

20 December 1997 - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
support: Smoke
set: Wicked Messenger / Spell / Don't Say Nothing / Redondo Beach / Whirl Away / Piss Factory (aborted) / Dead City / Beneath The Southern Cross / Last Call / Dancing Barefoot / Summer Cannibals
encore 1: Blue Christmas (Shanahan) / Death Singing / About A Boy / Wing / Who Do You Love? / Because The Night / Land - Gloria
encore 2: Rock N Roll Nigger
notes: Patti Smith show. Michael Stipe guests on 'Last Call' & 'Dancing Barefoot'. Support band Smoke join Patti on 'Rock'n'Roll Nigger'.

1998

31 January 1998 - 'Monkeywrench Radio', The Hideout, Seattle, WA
set: Pearl Jam - The Color Red / Eddie Vedder - Intro 'MW' / Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot / Ramones - Rock & Roll Radio / Stereolab - Noise Of Carpet
Pearl Jam (live in-studio): Do The Evolution / Given To Fly / Pilate / Wishlist
Pailhead - Don't Stand In Line / Presidents Of The USA - Bath Of Fire / Ani De Franco - Fuel
Zeke (live in-studio): Dogfight / Twisted / Highway Star / Wanna Fuck / Chiva Knievel / West Seattle Acid Party / Easy Rider / Unknown
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out / Gloria Steinham interview / Corin Tucker interview / Sleater-Kinney - Big Big Lights / Wellwater Conspiracy - Sandy
Mudhoney (live in-studio): Editions Of You / Oblivion Into Infinity / Real Low Vibe / Have To Laugh
Matt Lukin answering machine message / Steve Turner interview / The Sonics - He's Waiting / Kent 3 - DJ New
Pearl Jam (live in-studio): Brain Of J. / In Hiding / Spin The Black Circle
Soundgarden - HIV Baby / Krist Novoselic interview / Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice / Krist Novoselic interview / R.E.M. - Live For Today
Tuatara (live in-studio): Saturday Night Church / L'Espionnage Pomme De Terre / Serengeti / Streets Of New Delhi
Chris Cornell - Sunshower / Mike Watt interview / Mike Watt - Pedro Bound
Brad (live in-studio): I Don't Know / Not Too Late / Buttercup
Hifi Killers - Unknown / Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing / Timbaland & Magoo - Luv 2 Luv You / Missy Elliot - Beep Me 911 / YaYa's - Long Ways
Pearl Jam (live in-studio): Nothingman
Bill Clinton's State of the Union address excerpt / Hovercraft - Unknown / Legion of Doom / Phone-call / Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
notes: Tuatara (Peter Buck, Barrett Martin, Scott McCaughey, Justin Harwood & Skerik ) live in-studio performance at Pearl Jam's rehearsal space, as part of Monkeywrench Radio broadcast, with live in-studio performances alongside interviews with Eddie Vedder & song playbacks throughout.

2 February - 7 April 1998 - Studio A, Toast, San Francisco, CA
tracks recorded included:
6 February - The Line You Crossed / Song Of The Sitar / Parakeet
7 February - Hawaii #4 (Daysleeper)
other tracks recorded included: Sad Professor / Lotus (Demo) / Lotus (Weird Mix) / Falls To Climb (Demo) / Why Not Smile (Demo) / Why Not Smile (Oxford American Version) / Suspicion / Airportman / At My Most Beautiful / A Cool Dry Place
notes: Recording Sessions for 'Up' with Pat McCarthy.

12 April 1998 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
set included: Wormwood / L'Espionnage Pomme De Terre / The Bender / Serengeti / Dark State Of Mind / Saturday Night Church
notes: Tuatara (Peter Buck, Barrett Martin, Scott McCaughey, Justin Harwood, Skerik & Doug Stone), with Steve Berlin & Elizabeth Pupo-Walker play 2 sets in celebration at the Crocodiles 7th Anniversary party.

13 April 1998 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
notes: Tuatara show, featuring Peter Buck.

16 April 1998 - Microsoft Studios, Redmond, WA
set: Interview with Matt Pinfield / The Streets Of New Delhi / Smuggleros Cove / L'Espionnage Pomme De Terre / Smoke Rings / Night In The Emerald City / Serengeti / Goodnight La Habana / Dark State Of Mind / The Bender
notes: Tuatara show (Barrett Martin, Justin Harwood, Mike Stone, Craig Flory, Skerik, Chris Littlefield, Scott McCaughey, Elizabeth Pupo-Walker & Peter Buck), on the Live At Microsoft WWW Audio/Video broadcast.

5 May 1998 - Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
notes: Michael Stipe's 'Two Times Intro: On The Road With Patti Smith' Exhibition Opening, the exhibition continued to 30 May 1998.

7 May 1998 - 'Charlie Rose', PBS, Bloomberg Television Studios, Bloomberg Building, New York, NY
notes: Television appearance by Michael Stipe on 'Charlie Rose' on PBS. Interview with Michael by Charlie Rose promoting 'Two Times Intro: On The Road With Patti Smith' book.

7 May 1998 - 'Live With Regis & Kathie Lee', ABC Studios, New York, NY
other guests appearing: Joan Rivers
notes: Television appearance by Michael Stipe on 'Live With Regis & Kathie Lee' on ABC. Interview with Michael Stipe by Regis Philbin & Kathie Lee, promoting 'Two Times Intro: On The Road With Patti Smith' book.

9 May 1998 - 'Late Night With Conan O'Brien', NBC, Studio 6A, NBC Studios, GE Building, New York, NY
other guests appearing: Spike Lee, Nicholas Turturro
notes: Television appearance by Michael Stipe on 'Late Night With Conan O'Brien' on NBC. Interview with Michael Stipe by Conan O'Brien promoting 'Two Times Intro: On The Road With Patti Smith' book.

10 May 1998 - The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA
notes: Michael Stipe meets His Holiness the Dalai Lama in a private half hour meeting which included musicians (Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Sheryl Crow & Joan Osborne) & local radio personalities who donated their time for the 99X Free Tibet Concert the evening prior. The Dalai Lama spoke with the group about the plight of his people, deforestation, & the environmental dangers facing rivers in his homeland. He shook the hand of everyone attaneding, giving each guest a white silk scarf. This was the 1st day in a 4 day visit to Atlanta.

10 May 1998 - A Flash Of Lightning: A Concert For The Dalai Lama, Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
other acts performing: Philip Glass, Sheryl Crow, Joan Osborne, Patti Smith, Drepung Loseling Monks
set included:
Drepung Loseling Monastery: Chant
Patti Smith: 1959 / A Small Entreaty (Poem For The Dalai Lama)
All: People Have The Power
notes: Michael Stipe introduces Patti Smith & the Patti Smith Group (Lenny Kaye, Jay Dee Dougherty, Tony Shanahan & Oliver Ray) on stage, & joined all the performers on 'People Have The Power'. This was a concert & dinner to raise funds for the Drepung Loseling Institute.

11 May 1998 - Chapel, The University Of Georgia, Athens, GA
notes: Mike Mills recieves an award on the bands behalf from the UGA's Student Historic Preservation Society outside the Chapel from Julie Morgan.

10-16 May 1998 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Recording Session for 'Up'.

18-22 May 1998 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Recording Session for 'Up'.

24-30 May 1998 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Recording Session for 'Up'.

1-6 June 1998 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Recording Session for 'Up'.

8-10 June 1998 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Recording Session for 'Up'.

11 June 1998 - R.E.M.'s West Clayton Street Studio, Athens, GA
set rehearsed included: Airportman / Sad Professor / Suspicion
notes: Rehearsal for Tibetan Freedom Concert.

12 June 1998 - Unknown Rehearsal Studio, Washington, D.C.
set included: Parakeet / Be Mine
notes: Rehearsal for Tibetan Freedom Concert, Thom Yorke from Radiohead rehearses 'Be Mine' with the band.

13 June 1998 - Tibetan Freedom Concert, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C. (Cancelled)
acts who performed before cancellation: Money Mark, Mutabaruka, KRS-One, Dave Matthews Band, Live, Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters
acts who were to perform: Tracey Chapman, Radiohead, Sonic Youth, R.E.M., Beck, Patti Smith, Red Hot Chili Peppers
notes: Tibetan Freedom Concert, benefit concert raising money for The Milarepa Fund. During Herbie Hancock's set, there is a lightning strike on the stadium, injuring 11 people. The remainder of the concert is cancelled.

13 June 1998 - Nightclub 9:30, Washington, D.C.
Michael Stipe: Everything I Own / Landslide
Pulp: She's Dead / Help The Aged / I'm A Man
Radiohead: Airbag / Talk Show Host / Karma Police / The Bends / Climbing Up The Walls / Fake Plastic Trees / How To Disappear Completely / Just / No Surprises
encore: Lucky / Paranoid Android / Creep / Street Spirit (Fade Out)
notes: Semi secret performances due to cancellation of the Tibetan Freedom Concert. Michael Stipe guests on lead vocals on Radiohead's 'Lucky'.

14 June 1998 - WHFS 99.1FM, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington D.C.
notes: Michael Stipe is interviewed by WHFS 99.1FM, Washington.

14 June 1998 - Tibetan Freedom Concert, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington D.C.
other acts performing: Sean Lennon, Buffalo Daughter, Pulp, Jungle Brothers, Wyclef Jean, The Wallflowers, Blues Traveller, Radiohead, Luscious Jackson, Sonic Youth, A Tribe Called Quest, R.E.M., Beastie Boys, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Radiohead: Airbag / Talk Show Host / Karma Police / Fake Plastic Trees / Lucky / Paranoid Android / Creep / Street Spirit (Fade Out)

R.E.M.: Airportman / Losing My Religion / Suspicion / Sad Professor / Be Mine / Parakeet / E-Bow The Letter / Man On The Moon
notes: Tibetan Freedom Concert, benefit concert raising money for The Milarepa Fund. First R.E.M. concert without Bill Berry on drums. Scott McCaughey, Barrett Martin & Joey Waronker complete the band. Michael Stipe sings lead vocals with Radiohead on 'Lucky', & Thom Yorke guests on 'Be Mine' and 'E-Bow The Letter'.

14 June 1998 - Nightclub 9:30, Washington, D.C. (Cancelled)
support: Mark Lanegan & Mike Johnson
notes: Tuatara show, featuring Peter Buck.

15 June 1998 - National Day Of Action For Tibet Rally, West Lawn, United States Capitol, Washington, D.C.
other acts performing: Perry Farrell, David Crosby & Sean Lennon, Thom Yorke
set:
Perry Farrell: Momashei / King Z
R.E.M.: Fall On Me / Losing My Religion
David Crosby & Sean Lennon: Long Time Gone
Thom Yorke: Street Spirit (Fade Out)
notes: National Day Of Action For Tibet Rally. The stage was situated on the steps overlooking the United States Capitol's West Lawn. The rally featured speeches by people involved in Tibetan causes, along with celebrities speaking - including Nancy Pelosi, Adam Yauch, Sean Lennon & Sogyl Rinpoche. There were live acoustic performances in amongst the speeches, with Peter, Michael & Mike performing 'Fall On Me' & 'Losing My Religion'.

16 June 1998 - Nightclub 9:30, Washington, D.C.
support: Mark Lanegan & Mike Johnson
notes: Tuatara show, featuring Peter Buck (rescheduled from 14 June 1998).

16-17 June 1998 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Recording Session for 'Up'.

16 June 1998 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY (Cancelled)
support: Mark Lanegan & Mike Johnson
notes: Tuatara show, featuring Peter Buck.

17 June 1998 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY (Cancelled)
support: Mark Lanegan & Mike Johnson
notes: Tuatara show, featuring Peter Buck.

18-20 June 1998 - Studio A, Tree Sound Studios, Norcross, GA
tracks recorded: string parts for Lotus / Suspicion / You're In The Air
notes: Strings Recording Session for 'Up'.

19 June 1998 - Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA (Cancelled)
support: Mark Lanegan & Mike Johnson
notes: Tuatara show, featuring Peter Buck.

20 June 1998 - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA (Cancelled)
support: Mark Lanegan & Mike Johnson, Cornershop
notes: Tuatara show, featuring Peter Buck.

21-27 June 1998 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Recording Session for 'Up'.

29 June 1998 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
tracks recorded: Joey Waronker records drums for Suspicion
notes: Recording Session for 'Up'.

30 June 1998 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
tracks recorded: Joey Waronker records drums for Suspicion / Daysleeper
notes: Recording Session for 'Up'.

12 July 1998 - American Music Festival, Winter Park, CO (Cancelled)
support: Mark Lanegan & Mike Johnson
notes: Tuatara show, featuring Peter Buck.

13-15 July 1998 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Recording Session for 'Up'.

16 July 1998 - Studio A, Tree Sound Studios, Norcross, GA
tracks recorded: string parts for Diminished
notes: Strings Recording Session for 'Up'.

17-18 July 1998 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Recording Session for 'Up'.

21-22 July 1998 - Studio A, Tree Sound Studios, Norcross, GA
tracks recorded: string parts for At My Most Beautiful
notes: Strings Recording Session for 'Up'.

22 July 1998 - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA (Cancelled)
support: Mark Lanegan & Mike Johnson
notes: Tuatara show, featuring Peter Buck.

23-24 July 1998 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Vocal Overdubbing Session for 'Up'.

26 July 1998 - Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
support: Mark Lanegan & Mike Johnson, John Wesley Harding
notes: Tuatara show, featuring Peter Buck.

27 July 1998 - House Of Blues, West Hollywood, CA
support: Mark Lanegan & Mike Johnson, John Wesley Harding
notes: Tuatara show, featuring Peter Buck.

27 July 1998 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
tracks recorded: Editing done of Bombay (You're In The Air)
notes: Recording Session for 'Up'.

July 1998 - Baby Monster Studios, New York, NY
tracks recorded: Falls To Climb
notes: Mixing Session for 'Up'.

30 July 1998 - La Luna, Portland, OR
support: Mark Lanegan & Mike Johnson
set: Serengeti / The Bender / Dark State Of Mind / Goodnight La Habana / Fela The Conqueror / Smuggleros Cove / Negotiation / The Getaway / Afterburner
notes: Tuatara show, featuring Peter Buck.

31 July 1998 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
support: Mark Lanegan & Mike Johnson
notes: Tuatara show, featuring Peter Buck.

August 1998 - RPM Studios, New York, NY
tracks recorded: Lotus / Lotus (Weird Mix) / Hope / The Apologist / Walk Unafraid / Daysleeper / Parakeet / Fall To Climb
notes: Mixing Session for 'Up'.

2 August 1998 - Mainstage, WOMAD, Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA
other acts appearing: Joan Osbourne, Ravi Shankar
Tuatara: Goodnight La Habana / Dark State Of Mind / Fela The Conqueror / Smoke Rings / L'Espionnage Pomme De Terre / Smuggleros Cove / The Streets Of New Delhi / Saturday Night Church / Afterburner
All: Superstition (with Tuatara, Lo'Jo, Joan Osborne for the Grande Jam)
notes: Tuatara (Barrett Martin, Justin Harwood, Mike Stone, Craig Flory, Skerik, Chris Littlefield, Scott McCaughey, Elizabeth Pupo-Walker & Peter Buck).

3-8 August 1998 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
Running Mixes as of 6 August 1998:
Lotus - Remix 2 / Boomerang - Mix 3 (Hope) / Airportman - JK Mix 4 / Daysleeper - Mix 5 / Sad Professor - JK Mix 2 / Elephant Man - Frydmon Mix 3 (Miracle) / Why Not Smile - JK Mix 5 / Suspicion - Mix 6 / The Apologist - Mix 2 / Walk Unafraid - Final Edit / I'm Not Over You - Rough / Parakeet - Mix 7 / At My Most Beautiful - Drums Up / Adagio - JH Mix 2 / Bombay - RPM (You're In The Air) / Pounce Pony - Mix 2 (Falls To Climb) / Boomerang (Hope) (Extended Version) / Daysleeper - Mix 2 / Groover / Lotus (Hooligan Mix) / Sad Discoverer (Diminished - Mix 2) / Sad Professor - Mix 2 / Suspicion (String Mix) / Walk Unafraid (Slow Version)
notes: Mixing Session for 'Up' with Pat McCarthy.

10-12 August 1998 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
tracks recorded included: Tabla Demo - (Aug 98 #1) (The Lifting) (Instrumental) / Aug 98 #2 / Aug 98 #4 / One Chord Song - (Aug 98 #5) (Animal) (Instrumental)
notes: Mixing Session for 'Up' with Pat McCarthy.

August - 1 September 1998 - Hit Factory, New York, NY
Running Mixes as of 14 August 1998: Lotus / Elephant Man (Frydman Strings) (Miracle)
other tracks recorded: Suspicion / You're In The Air / Diminished / Daysleeper / Parakeet / Falls To Climb
notes: Mixing Session for 'Up'.

31 August 1998 - Suite 914, Hôtel Plaza Athénée, New York, NY
notes: The band hold various interview sessions.

2 September 1998 - Broadway Studios, New York, NY
notes: Filming 'Daysleeper' video, directed by the Snorri Brothers.

4 September 1998 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
support: Peter Parker, Western State Hurricanes
supporting: Death Cab For Cutie
notes: The Minus 5, featuring Peter Buck. This was a CD Release party for Death Cab For Cutie's 'Something About Airplanes'.

7 September 1998 - Mainstage, Bumbershoot, Memorial Stadium, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
other acts appearing: Buck Owens, Joan Baez, Bonnie Riatt
set: Halo Of Ashes / Dyin' Days / Caught Between / Nearly Lost You / Dollar Bill / Butterfly / Look At You / Change Has Come / All I Know / Witness / Dime Western / Gospel Plow / Shadow Of The Season / Where The Twain Shall Meet / Ash Gray Sunday / Julie Paradise
notes: Screaming Trees show, with Peter Buck joining on guitar on 'Dollar Bill', 'Butterfly', 'Look At You' and 'Ash Gray Sunday'.

11 September 1998 - Photographic Resource Center, Boston University, Boston, MA
notes: Michael Stipe's 'Two Times Intro: On The Road With Patti Smith' Exhibition opens for the 2nd time, the exhibition continued to 23 October 1998.

17 September 1998 - Photographic Resource Center, Boston University, Boston, MA
notes: Michael Stipe attends a press conference at his exhibition.

29 September 1998 - 99x, 99x Studios, Atlanta, GA
notes: Radio interview with Michael Stipe.

2 October 1998 - Jewel Heart Concert, Hill Auditorium, University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
set:
Philip Glass: Song (w/ Patti Smith)
Michael Stipe: I'm Not Over You / New Test Leper (w/ Tony Shanahan) / The Last Day Of Our Acquaintance (w/ Shanahan) / At My Most Beautiful (w/ Glass)
Patti Smith & Patti Smith Group: Ghost Dance / Beneath The Southern Cross / I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry / Dead City / Allen Ginsburg Award Joke / Wing / 1959 / Rockin' In The Free World / Spell / The People Have The Power (w/ Stipe)
notes: A tribute show to Allen Ginsburg, with Michael Stipe, Patti Smith and Phillip Glass. Stipe plays guitar on 'I'm Not Over You' and 'New Test Leper' and Phillip Glass plays piano for 'At My Most Beautiful'.

7 October 1998 - Turner Field, Atlanta, GA
set: The Star-Spangled Banner
notes: Mike Mills sings the American National Anthem 'The Star-Spangled Banner' before the Atlanta Braves vs San Diego Padres baseball game.

12 October 1998
event: 'Daysleeper' 7", Cassingle & CD Single is released in the UK

13 October 1998
event: 'Daysleeper' 7", 12", Cassingle & CD Single is released in the US

15 October 1998 - Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View, Mountain View, CA
set included: Ambulance Blues (w/ Neil Young) / Country Feedback (w/ Neil Young)
notes: Rehearsal session for 12th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert.

16 October 1998 - Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View, Mountain View, CA
set included: Ambulance Blues (w/ Neil Young) / Country Feedback (w/ Neil Young)
notes: Rehearsal session for 12th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert.

17 October 1998 - 12th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert, Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View, Mountain View, CA
other acts appearing: Jonathan Richman, The Wallflowers, Barenaked Ladies, Sarah McLauchlan, Phish, Neil Young

Neil Young (2nd set): Throw Your Hatred Down / Heart Of Gold / Distant Camera / Horseshoe Man / After The Gold Rush / Old Man / Ambulance Blues

R.E.M.: Electrolite / New Test Leper / Suspicion / Daysleeper / Losing My Religion / At My Most Beautiful / Country Feedback / Man On The Moon
notes: 12th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert. R.E.M.(without Stipe) also played with Neil Young on his song 'Ambulance Blues' during his 2nd set, and Neil joined them for 'Country Feedback'.

18 October 1998 - 12th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert, Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View, Mountain View, CA
other acts appearing: Eels (w/ Pete Droge & Mike McCready), Jonathan Richman, The Wallflowers, Barenaked Ladies, Sarah McLauchlan, Phish, Neil Young

Neil Young (2nd set): From Hank To Hendrix / Distant Camera / Horseshoe Man / After The Goldrush / Expecting To Fly / Powderfinger / Ambulance Blues

R.E.M.: Losing My Religion / New Test Leper / Country Feedback / Daysleeper / At My Most Beautiful / Electrolite / Everybody Hurts / Man On The Moon
notes: 12th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert. R.E.M. (without Stipe) also played with Neil Young on his song 'Ambulance Blues' during his 2nd set, and Neil joined them on guitar for 'Country Feedback'.

21 October 1998 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
set: Losing My Religion / New Test Leper / How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us / Lotus / Parakeet / Electrolite / I'm Not Over You / Suspicion / Daysleeper / Country Feedback / At My Most Beautiful / E-Bow The Letter / The Apologist / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Fall On Me / Walk Unafraid / Lotus / Radio Free Europe
notes: Television performance for 'MTV Presents: R.E.M. Uplink'. Patti Smith guests on 'E-Bow The Letter'. This was broadcast on MTV on 28 October 1998.

22 October 1998 - 'Late Show With David Letterman', CBS, Ed Sullivan Theater, New York, NY
other acts appearing Danny Glover, Cal Ripken Jr., David Wells, Naomi Campbell
set: Daysleeper / Lotus
notes: Television performance on 'Late Show With David Letterman' on CBS. 'Lotus' was taped the same night as they played 'Daysleeper', but broadcast the next day as a separate show (Letterman tapes Thursday and Friday shows on the same night).

23 October 1998 - 'VH1 Storytellers', VH1, The Grand Ballroom, Manhattan Center, New York, NY
set: Electrolite / Suspicion / New Test Leper / Losing My Religion / Parakeet / Daysleeper / Break: Questions from Audience / At My Most Beautiful / Fall On Me / Walk Unafraid / Sad Professor / I'm Not Over You / The Apologist / Man On The Moon
encore: Electrolite / At My Most Beautiful
break: Nightswimming / Perfect Circle / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Man On The Moon
notes: Television performance on 'VH1 Storytellers' on VH1. Michael performs 'I'm Not Over You' on acoustic guitar, backed by the band.

23 October 1998 - VH1 Fashion Awards, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
notes: Michael Stipe presents the Best Avante Garde Award, won by Alexander McQueen.

23 October 1998
event: 'Up' is released in some parts of Europe

25 October 1998 - 'The Mark Radcliffe Show', BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House, London, England
set: Interview / Pilgrimage / Interview / Hope / Interview / Green Grow The Rushes / Interview / You're In The Air / Interview / Falls To Climb / Interview / Crush With Eyeliner / Interview / Pretty Persuasion / Interview / What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
notes: Radio interview with the band by Mark Radcliffe, and the above album tracks are played, chosen by the band.

25 October 1998 - 'John Peel Session', BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House, London, England
set: Walk Unafraid / Daysleeper / Lotus / At My Most Beautiful
notes: Radio performance for BBC's John Peel, with BJ Cole playing slide guitar on 'Daysleeper'

25 October 1998 - BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House, London, England
set: Losing My Religion / New Test Leper / Lotus / Parakeet / Electrolite / Perfect Circle / The Apologist / Daysleeper / Country Feedback / At My Most Beautiful / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
notes: Live Radio performance broadcast on BBC Radio 1. BJ Cole plays slide guitar on 'Daysleeper', 'Country Feedback' & 'Man On The Moon'.

26 October 1998
event: 'Up' is released everywhere else outside of North America

26 October 1998 - Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
notes: 'Up' Pre-Release Listening Party. Well fed by Weaver D's, As well as playback of the new album, included a live auction of rare memorabilia & other goodies and raffle & door prizes. R.E.M. were not present. Proceeds benefited Community Connection Of Northeast Georgia.

27 October 1998
event: 'Up' is released in North America

27 October 1998 - 'Later..... With Jools Holland Presents R.E.M.', BBC2, Studio TC1, BBC Television Centre, London, England
set: Losing My Religion / Lotus / New Test Leper / Daysleeper / Electrolite / At My Most Beautiful / The Apologist / Country Feedback / Parakeet / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Parakeet / Perfect Circle / The Passenger
notes: Television performance on 'Later..... With Jools Holland Presents R.E.M.' on BBC2. BJ Cole plays slide guitar on 'Daysleeper', 'Country Feedback' & 'Man On The Moon'. 'Parakeet' is played twice due to technical issues. Jools Holland plays piano on 'The Passenger'. This was broadcast on BBC2 on 6 November 1998.

29 October 1998 - 'Uptake', Sound Stage 2, Ealing Studios, London, England
set: Daysleeper / Lotus / Sad Professor / At My Most Beautiful / Suspicion / Parakeet
notes: Television performance filmed in a warehouse with no audience. BJ Cole plays slide guitar on 'Daysleeper'. This was used to promote the official single of 'Suspicion'.

29 October 1998 - 'Top Of The Pops', BBC1, Studio C, BBC Elstree Centre, London, England
set: Lotus / Daysleeper / At My Most Beautiful / Man On The Moon
notes: Television performance on 'Top Of The Pops' on BBC1. Individual songs from this performance were shown on later broadcasts - 'Daysleeper' on 7 November 1998, 'Lotus' on 18 December 1998 & 'At My Most Beautiful' on 19 March 1999.

30 October 1998 - 'T.F.I Friday', Channel 4, Studio 1, Riverside Studios, London, England
other guests appearing: Hootie & The Blowfish, Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach, Larry Hagman, George Wendt, Meatloaf, Melinda Messenger
set: Daysleeper / Lotus / Driver 8
notes: Television performance on 'T.F.I Friday' on Channel 4. BJ Cole plays slide guitar on 'Daysleeper'. 'Driver 8' was performed with Hootie & The Blowfish who also performed on the show (and have recorded their own version of 'Driver 8').

30 October 1998 - Q Awards, Intercontinental Hotel, London, England
notes: R.E.M. are presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

2-3 November 1998 - Hotel Atlantic, Hamburg, Germany
notes: The band hold various interview sessions.

2 November 1998 - Grünspan, Hamburg, Germany
set: Losing My Religion / Electrolite / Lotus / Parakeet / New Test Leper / Daysleeper / Sad Professor / Country Feedback / The Apologist / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / I'm Not Over You (Stipe solo) / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: At My Most Beautiful / Spooky / Perfect Circle
notes: Performance recorded for German TV show 'Rockpalast', and also broadcast on German and Netherlands radio. 'I'm Not Over You' was Michael solo on acoustic guitar.

4 November 1998 - 'Septimo De Caballeria', TVE1, Estudio 1, Estudios Alamo, El Alamo, Madrid, Spain
set: Losing My Religion / Electrolite / Lotus / Daysleeper / Parakeet / New Test Leper / Fall On Me / The Apologist / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Country Feedback / Perfect Circle / At My Most Beautiful / Walk Unafraid
encore: I'm Not Over You (Stipe solo) / Man On The Moon / Everybody Hurts / The Passenger
after concert: Interview with Miguel Bose
notes: Television performance on 'Septimo De Caballeria' on TVE1. During the encore break, Mike stayed at the piano and played a nice motif on the piano.

6 November 1998 - Orpheum, Vienna, Austria
set: Losing My Religion / Lotus / New Test Leper / Fall On Me / Parakeet / Electrolite / At My Most Beautiful / The Apologist / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Country Feedback / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore 1: I'm Not Over You (Stipe solo) / Perfect Circle / Daysleeper
encore 2: Pretty Persuasion / Strange / The Passenger
notes: Performance recorded for Austrian TV, & also broadcast on radio. 'Pretty Persuasion' and 'Strange' are played live for the first time since the Green tour.
Review

9 November 1998 - Vinterträdgården, Grand Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden
soundcheck included: Losing My Religion
set: Losing My Religion / Lotus / New Test Leper / Daysleeper / Electrolite / At My Most Beautiful / The Apologist / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Runaway (snippet) / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore 1: I'm Not Over You (Stipe solo) / Fall On Me / Parakeet / Perfect Circle / Country Feedback
encore 2: Pretty Persuasion / Strange
encore 3: Radio Free Europe / The Passenger
notes: Performance recorded for Swedish TV.

11 November 1998 - 'Night Express', Italia 1, Propaganda, Milan, Italy
set: Losing My Religion / Lotus / New Test Leper / Daysleeper / Sad Professor / Parakeet / The Apologist / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon / Interview / At My Most Beautiful / Country Feedback / Perfect Circle / I'm Not Over You (Stipe solo) / Fall On Me / Radio Free Europe / Ghost Rider
notes: Television performance on 'Night Express' on Italia 1. Peter Buck played drums on 'Ghost Rider'.
show review

12 November 1998 - MTV Europe Music Awards 1998, Filaforum, Milan, Italy
other acts performing: Faithless, Madonna, All Saints, Manic Street Preachers, Aqua, Pras & Destiny's Child, Five, Busta Rhymes, Rammstein, Robbie Williams
Faithless: God Is A DJ
Madonna: The Power Of Goodbye
All Saints: Lady Marmalade
R.E.M.: Daysleeper
Manic Street Preachers: If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
Aqua: Turn Back Time - Lollipop (Candyman) - Barbie Girl - Doctor Jones - My Oh My
Pras (w/ Destiny's Child): Blue Angels - Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)
Five: Everybody Get Up
Busta Rhymes: Turn It Up - Gimme Some More
Rammstein: Du Hast
Robbie Williams: Millenium - Let Me Entertain You
notes: MTV Europe Music Awards, presented by Jenny McCarthy. R.E.M. perform 'Daysleeper', & also present the Free Your Mind award to Serbian radio station B92.

15 November 1998 - 'Modern Rock Live', Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY
set: Interview / Daysleeper / Interview / Lotus / Interview / Electrolite (Live) / At My Most Beautiful / Interview / Parakeet (Live) / Interview / Perfect Circle - New Test Leper (Live)
notes: Radio interview & live-in studio performance. Mike Mills messed up 'Perfect Circle' going into the second verse, upon which they went into 'New Test Leper'.

16 November 1998 - 'Sesame Street', PBS, KAS Music & Sound, Kaufman Astoria Studios, New York, NY
set: Furry Happy Monsters / Sing
notes: 'Furry Happy Monsters' & 'Sing' are prerecorded over backing track before filming, for the band to mime to. Stephanie D'Abruzzo sings Kate Piersons part, and Peter Buck plays banjo over the backing track for the pre-recording.

16 November 1998 - 'Sesame Street', PBS, Stage G, Kaufman Astoria Studios, New York, NY
set: Furry Happy Monsters / Sing
notes: Television performance on 'Sesame Street'. Band mime to pre-recorded backing track recorded earlier at in house music studios.

17 November 1998 - 'Late Night With Conan O'Brien', NBC, Studio 6A, NBC Studios, GE Building, New York, NY
other guests appearing: Alyssa Milano
set: Daysleeper / Lotus
notes: Television performance on 'Late Night With Conan O'Brien' on NBC. R.E.M. perform 'Daysleeper' & 'Lotus', which the band is still playing as the show finishes, but 90% of the song is played at least.

18 November 1998 - Film Forum, New York, NY
set included: Chinese Bones / You Ain't Going Nowhere / Wild Mountain Thyme / Viva! Sea-Tac / Queen Of Eyes
notes: Storefront Hitchcock premiere held at Film Forum. After the premiere, Robyn Hitchcock & Peter Buck busked outside the theatre playing the above songs.

18 November 1998 - Bar Cichetti, New York, NY
set: Electrolite / Dinner interlude / Listening To The Higsons / The Bells Of Rhymney / Shakin' All Over / Electrolite
notes: After finishing busking outside the Film Forum, Robyn Hitchcock, Peter Buck & Michael Stipe went across the road to Bar Cichetti with their guitars and played 'Electrolite' in front of patrons, then sat down for dinner. After finishing dinner, they all stood on top of an antique bureau and played a 4 song set, with Hitchcock sharing vocals with Stipe on 'Electrolite'.

20 November 1998 - 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show', ABC, Studio 6G, NBC Studios, GE Building, New York, NY
other guests appearing: Will Smith
set: Daysleeper
notes: Television performance on 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show' on ABC. R.E.M. perform 'Daysleeper'.

20 November 1998 - Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
set: The Cheese Alarm / Fleshhead / NASA Clapping / Nietzche's Way / Arms Of Love / De Chirico Street / Sinister But She Was Happy / Let's Go Thundering / No, I Don't Remember Guildford / Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 / America / Adoration Of The City / Listening To The Higsons
encore 1: San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers in Your Hair) / Electrolite
encore 2: Gene Hackman / The Yip Song
notes: Robyn Hitchcock show. Deni Bonet joins on violin from 'Arms Of Love' to Let's Go Thundering' & on 'Listening To The Higsons', & Terry Edwards joined on saxophone from 'Rainy Day Women' to 'Listening To The Higsons'. In the encore, Mike Mills on 12 string guitar joined Robyn on 'Electrolite', with Robyn singing & Michael helping out by holding up lyrics for Robyn to sing.

21 November 1998 - St. Anne & The Holy Trinity, Brooklyn, NY
set 1:
Meg Griffin: Introduction
Katell Keinig: Come All Ye
Vicky Peterson: Listen, Listen
Sloan Wainwright: Next Time Around
Deni Bonet: One-Way Donkey Ride
Michael Steele: The Banks Of The Nile
Darius Rucker: Blackwaterslide
Susan McKeown: Tam Lin
Mike Mills: It Suits Me Well
Dana Kietter: Autopsy
Don Dixon: Gold Dust
Susan Cowsill: At The End Of The Day
Meg Griffin: Outro
set 2:
Meg Griffin: Introduction
Michael Steele: The North Star Grassman And The Ravens
John Crook: John The Gun
Amanda Thorpe: A Sailor's Life
Marti Jones: Take Me Away
Dana Kietter: Stranger To Himself
Susan McKeown: Solo
Susan Cowsill: I'm A Dreamer
Robyn Hitchcock: Matty Groves
Katell Keinig: Who Knows Where The Time Goes?
Marti Jones & Don Dixon: Peace In The End
encore:
All: Meet On The Ledge
Amanda Thorpe: Farewell, Farewell (w/ Holsapple)
notes: 'Listen, Listen: The Music Of Sandy Denny' tribute. Mike Mills sings on 'It Suits Me Well', all performers were backed by Peter Holsapple & the Continental Drifters (w/ Deni Bonet & Michelle Kinney).

7 December 1998 - 'Rockline', Rockline Studios, Hollywood, CA
set: Daysleeper / Lotus / Parakeet (Part) (Live) / Orange Crush / Walk Unafraid / Sweet Home Alabama (part) (Live) / Losing My Religion (Live) / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Man On The Moon
notes: Radio interview with Bob Coburn & live in-studio performance. 'Sweet Home Alabama' is played on a challenge from the interviewer (obviously he'd seen them perform it in 1985 or heard the tapes!).

7 December 1998
event: 'Lotus' Cassingle & CD Single is released in the UK

8 December 1998
event: 'Lotus' Cassingle & CD Single is released in the US

10 December 1998 - 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno', NBC, Studio 3, NBC Studios, Burbank, CA
other guests appearing: Roberto Benigni, Gwyneth Paltrow
set: Daysleeper / Interview with Jay Leno
notes: Television performance & interview on 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' on NBC. Live performance of 'Daysleeper' with Scott McCaughey, Joey Waronker & Ken Stringfellow. After the performance, Mike, Peter & Michael are interviewed by Jay Leno where they discuss their time on 'Sesame Street'.

17 December 1998 - High Hat Music Club, Athens, GA
set included: Superman / Near Wild Heaven
notes: Mike Mills 40th birthday party. Mitch Easter, Microwave, Bob Weber & Jim Courier join Mike on stage, with members of Love Tractor.

31 December 1998 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
support:
1st set: Spell / Wicked Messenger / Kimberly (w/ Kimberly Smith) / Looking For You (I Was) / Don't Say Nothing / Dancing Barefoot / Beneath The Southern Cross / Wing / Ghost Dance / Priviledge (Set Me Free) / Dream Of Life / Dead City / People Have The Power / Auld Lang Syne / Rock N Roll Nigger
2nd set: Rockin' In The Free World (w/ Tom Verlaine) / E-Bow The Letter (w/ Stipe & Verlaine) / Wild Leaves / I Don't Need / Thurston Moore & Kim Gordon - I Wanna Be Your Dog / Lenny Kaye - No Jestering / Jackson Smith - Cheesy Jam In A Major / Tony Shanahan - Throw Your Arms Around Me / Wade Raley/Nicholas/Justin - The Sky Is Open / Jake Miller - All I Want Is Sleep / Jay Dee Dougherty - Mama Tried / Oliver Ray - This Wheel's On Fire / Patti Smith - Seven Ways Of Going / Land - Gloria
notes: Patti Smith Group New Years Show. Michael Stipe sings on 'People Have The Power', 'Auld Lang Syne' & 'Rock N Roll Nigger' in the 1st set, & sang on 'E-Bow The Letter' in the 2nd set, with Smith & Tom Verlaine on guitar.

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