2007 Concert Chronology

2007

Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 - Olé! Tarantula 2007 European Tour

5 January 2007 - Komedia, Brighton, England
support: Viarosa
set included: Adventure Rocket Ship / Olé! Tarantula / Madonna Of The Wasps / N.Y. Doll / Museum Of Sex / Vibrating / The Afterlight / Sally Was A Legend / Jewels For Sophia / (A Man’s Gotta Know His Limitations) Briggs
encore included: Give It To The Soft Boys
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

6 January 2007 - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, England
support: Viarosa
set included: Adventure Rocket Ship / Sally Was A Legend / Olé! Tarantula / Queen Of Eyes / Jewels For Sophia / N.Y. Doll / If You Were A Priest / The Authority Box / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Underground Sun / Madonna Of The Wasps / Television / Kingdom Of Love / Give It To The Soft Boys
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

7 January 2007 - The Zodiac, Oxford, England
support: Viarosa
set: Adventure Rocket Ship / The Afterlight / Sally Was A Legend / Olé! Tarantula / City Of Shame / If You Were A Priest / N.Y. Doll / Somewhere Apart / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Television / Not Dark Yet / The Authority Box / Creeped Out / Drivin' Aloud (Radio Storm) / Madonna Of The Wasps / Jewels For Sophia / Kingdom Of Love
encore 1: Electrolite / Arms Of Love / I'm Gonna DJ / Listening To The Higsons
encore 2: Give It To The Soft Boys / Eight Miles High
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 show. Buck, Mills & Stipe perform on 'Electrolite', 'Arms Of Love', 'I'm Gonna DJ' & 'Listening To The Higsons'. 'Electrolite' features Stipe and Mills on Peter's Rickenbacker. 'I'm Gonna DJ' featured Mills on bass and Scott on guitar. 'Give It To The Soft Boys' & 'Eight Mile High' featured Mills on guitar, without Stipe.

8 January 2007 - The Waterfront, Norwich, England
support: Viarosa
set included: Adventure Rocket Ship / Sally Was A Legend / N.Y. Doll / Driving Aloud (Radio Storm) / Television / Somewhere Apart / Creeped Out / Olé! Tarantula / (A Man’s Gotta Know His Limitations) Briggs / The Authority Box / City Of Shame / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Chinese Bones / Jewels For Sophia / Madonna Of The Wasps
encore included: Give It To The Soft Boys
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

9 January 2007 - Carling Academy 2, Birmingham, England
support: Viarosa
set included: Adventure Rocket Ship / Sally Was A Legend / N.Y. Doll / Olé! Tarantula / Television / Somewhere Apart / Creeped Out / The Authority Box / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Madonna Of The Wasps
encore included: Give It To The Soft Boys
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

11 January 2007 - 'Mark Lemarr', BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 2 Studios, Western House, London, England
set: Interview / Adventure Rocket Ship / Interview / City Of Shame / Interview / Olé! Tarantula / Interview / N.Y. Doll / The Underneath / Sally Was A Legend / Interview
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin). Radio interview with Mark Lemarr & live in-studio performance.

11 January 2007 - Carling Academy Islington, London, England
support: Viarosa
set: Adventure Rocket Ship / City Of Shame / Olé! Tarantula / If You Were A Priest / Sally Was A Legend / N.Y. Doll / Arms Of Love / The Authority Box / The Underneath / Museum Of Sex / Television / Creeped Out / Driving Aloud (Radio Storm) / Jewels For Sophia / (A Man’s Gotta Know His Limitations) Briggs
encore 1: Kingdom Of Love / See Emily Play
encore 2: Give It To The Soft Boys / Listening To The Higsons
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

12 January 2007 - The Fleece, Bristol, England
support: Viarosa
set: Adventure Rocket Ship / City Of Shame / Olé! Tarantula / Sally Was A Legend / N.Y. Doll / The Afterlight / Somewhere Apart / The Underneath / Television / Vibrating / Flesh Number One / Creeped Out / The Authority Box / Drivin' Aloud (Radio Storm) / Madonna Of The Wasps / Jewels For Sophia
encore: Queen Elvis / See Emily Play / Kingdom Of Love / Queen Of Eyes / Listening To The Higsons
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin), with Morris Windsor who guests on the 5 encore songs.

13 January 2007 - Academy 3, Manchester, England
support: Viarosa
set: Adventure Rocket Ship / City Of Shame / Olé! Tarantula / Sally Was A Legend / N.Y. Doll / Arms Of Love / The Authority Box / Creeped Out / The Underneath / Television / Chinese Bones / Underground Sun / Driving Aloud (Radio Storm) / Ballad Of A Thin Man / Madonna Of The Wasps / Jewels For Sophia / Kingdom Of Love
encore included: Aw Shit Man / Cigarettes Coffee And Booze / Not Dark Yet / I Wanna Destroy You
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin), Peter sang on 'Aw Shit Man'.

14 January 2007 - The Boardwalk, Sheffield, England
support: Viarosa
set included: Adventure Rocket Ship / City Of Shame / Olé! Tarantula / Sally Was A Legend / N.Y. Doll / Television / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Creeped Out / The Authority Box / Driving Aloud (Radio Storm) / Madonna Of The Wasps / Jewels For Sophia
encore included: Kingdom Of Love / Ballad Of John And Yoko / Listening To The Higsons / Give It To The Soft Boys
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin), with Peter Buck on drums & Bill Rieflin on bass on 'Listening To The Higsons'.

16 January 2007 - 'Pet Sounds', Today FM, Today FM Studios, Upper Abbey Street, Dublin, Ireland
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin). Radio interview with Robyn & the band by Tom Dunne.

16 January 2007 - 'Finest Worksongs', Phantom 105.2FM, Phantom 105.2FM Studios, Marconi House, Dublin, Ireland
set included: Interview / Vibrating
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin). Radio interview & live in-studio performance.

16 January 2007 - Whelans, Dublin, Ireland
support: Viarosa
set included: Adventure Rocket Ship / City Of Shame / Sally Was A Legend / Jewels For Sophia / N.Y. Doll / Olé! Tarantula
encore included: See Emily Play / Eight Miles High
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

17 January 2007 - The Empire, Belfast, Ireland
support: Viarosa
set included: Adventure Rocket Ship / (A Man’s Gotta Know His Limitations) Briggs / Vibrating / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Madonna Of The Wasps
encore included: Not Dark Yet / Give It To The Soft Boys
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

18 January 2007 - Celtic Connections, The Classic Grand, Glasgow, Scotland
support: Viarosa
set included: Adventure Rocket Ship / Sally Was A Legend / Television / Vibrating / Queen Of Eyes / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / N.Y. Doll / Driving Aloud (Radio Storm) / The Authority Box / The Underneath / Somewhere Apart / Madonna Of The Wasps / Jewels For Sophia / Arms Of Love / Kingdom Of Love
encore: She Said She Said / See Emily Play / Give It To The Soft Boys
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

29 January - 2 February 2007 - Chase Park Transduction, Athens, GA
notes: Demo Recording Sessions for 'Accelerate'.

25 February 2007 - Michael Stipe's Apartment, New York, NY
set: Chorus And The Ring / Chorus And The Ring / New Test Leper
notes: Rehearsal Session for Tibet House Benefit with Tony Shanahan. A recording on cassette of one take of 'Chorus And The Ring' with Tony Shanahan is made available on remhq.com.

26 February 2007 - 17th Annual Tibet House Benefit Concert, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
other acts appearing: Philip Glass, Drepung Gomang Monks, Laurie Anderson, Sigur Rós, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, Ray Davies, Ben Harper, Scorchio String Quartet
Philip Glass: Welcome
Robert Thurman: Comments
Drepung Gomang Monks: Invocation
Laurie Anderson: Transitory Life
Sigur Rós: Ágætis Byrjun / Heysátan
Lou Reed & Scorchio String Quartet: Who Am I (w/ Glass) / Ecstasy
Philip Glass & Patti Smith: Wichita Vortex
Debbie Harry: The Dream Is Lost On Me / Heart Of Glass (w/ Paul Carbonara)
Ray Davies: Lola (w/ Harry & Bill Shanley) / Sunny Afternoon (w/ Shanley) / Dedicated Follower Of Fashion / Days
Ben Harper: Amen Omen (w/ Glass & Scorchio String Quartet) / Lifeline
Michael Stipe (w/ Tony Shanahan): New Test Leper / Chorus And The Ring
Michael Stipe & Patti Smith: Everybody Hurts
Patti Smith (w/ Patti Smith Band): Within You Without You / 1959
All: People Have The Power
notes: 17th Annual Tibet House Benefit Concert. Michael performs 'Chorus And The Ring' live in full for the first time.

12 March 2007 - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, Grand Ballroom, Waldorf=Astoria Hotel, New York, NY
soundcheck: Gardening At Night / Begin The Begin / Man On The Moon (w/ Eddie Vedder)
set:
Introduction by Jann Wenner / Ahmet Ertegun Tribute / Stephen Stills Introduces Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin: Don't Play That Song / I Never Loved A Man
Keith Richards Inducts The Ronettes / Acceptance Speech by Ronnie Spector, Estelle Bennett & Nedra Tailey
The Ronettes: Baby I Love You / Walking In The Rain / Be My Baby
Zach De La Rocha Inducts Patti Smith / Acceptance Speech by Patti Smith
Patti Smith: Gimme Shelter / Because The Night / Rock'n'Roll Nigger
Velvet Revolver Induct Van Halen / Acceptance Speech by Michael Anthony & Sammy Hagar
Velvet Revolver: Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love / Best Of Both Worlds / Why Can't This Be Love (Anthony, Hagar & Paul Shaffer & CBS Orchestra)
Jay-Z Inducts Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five / Acceptance Speech by Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five: Superrappin' / Freedom / White Lines / The Message
Eddie Vedder Inducts R.E.M. / Acceptance Speech by Michael Stipe
R.E.M. (Berry, Buck, Mills, Stipe): Begin The Begin / Gardening At Night (w/ Scott McCaughey) / Man On The Moon (w/ Eddie Vedder & McCaughey) / I Wanna Be Your Dog (w/ McCaughey, Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye)
All: People Have The Power
notes: Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, with The Ronettes, Patti Smith, Van Halen, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five & R.E.M. being inducted. Eddie Vedder inducts R.E.M., & joins on 'Man On The Moon'. Peter Buck throws an amp off the stage at the end of 'People Have The Power'.

Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 - Olé! Tarantula 2007 US Tour

15 March 2007 - Rhapsody Rocks Austin, SXSW, The Mohawk, Austin, TX
other acts appearing: The Broken West, Loney Dear, Oxford Collapse, Oakley Hall, Peter, Bjorn & John
set included: Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis)
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & Peter Buck.

15 March 2007 - Four Seasons Hotel, Austin, TX
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & Peter Buck. Live performance broadcast on KGSR 107.1FM as part of SXSW.

15 March 2007 - 5th Annual Roky Erickson Psychedelic Ice Cream Social, Threadgill's, SXSW, Austin, TX
other acts appearing: J.T Van Zandt & Summer Erickson of The Texcentrics, Powell St. John, Black Lips, Tommy X Hancock, Stuart Braithwaite, Michelle Shocked, Spoon, Roky Erickson & The Explosives
set included: Ole! Tarantula / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Adventure Rocket Ship / Queen Of Eyes
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & Peter Buck

16 March 2007 - Yep Rock Day Party, SXSW, Habana Calle 6 Annex, Austin, TX
other acts appearing: Apples In Stereo, John Doe, Los Straitjackets
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & Peter Buck, with Sean Nelson.

16 March 2007 - Studio 1A, KUT 90.5FM, 3rd Floor, Jesse H. Jones Communication Center - Building B, The University Of Texas At Austin, Austin, TX
set: Ole! Tarantula / Interview / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Interview / The Afterlight / Interview / Queen Of Eyes
notes: Robyn Hitchcock, Peter Buck (guitar) & Sean Nelson (vocals). Radio interview with Jeff McCord & live in-studio performance.

16 March 2007 - Dirty Dog, SXSW, Austin, TX
other acts appearing: Cities, You Am I, Sloan, Apples In Stereo
set included: Olé! Tarantula / I Wanna Destroy You / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Underground Sun / (A Man's Gotta Know His Limitations) Briggs
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & Peter Buck, with Sean Nelson.

18 March 2007 - Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN
set: Belltown Ramble (Solo) / Adventure Rocket Ship / Olé! Tarantula / Balloon Man / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Tiny Montgomery / Lo And Behold - Life During Wartime / Elvis Presley Blues / Queen Elvis / Brenda's Iron Sledge / Flanagan's Song / Copper Kettle / Creeped Out / (A Man's Gotta Know His Limitations) Briggs / I Wanna Destroy You
encore: Look At Miss Ohio / Candyman / Television / Acid Bird / Queen Jane Approximately
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Crawdads (Peter Buck, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Sean Nelson & John Paul Jones on Mandolin).

19 March 2007 - The Nick, Birmingham, AL
support: Johanna Kunin
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

20 March 2007 - Smith's Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA
support: Johanna Kunin
set: Surgery (Solo) / Queen Elvis / Flanagan's Song / Brenda's Iron Sledge / N.Y. Doll / Sixteen Years / Olé! Tarantula / Sally Was A Legend / Chinese Bones / Madonna Of The Wasps / Vibrating / Creeped Out / Balloon Man / Not Dark Yet / The Afterlight
encore: Aw Shit Man / Cigarettes Coffee And Booze / Eight Miles High / Give It To The Soft Boys
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

21 March 2007 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
support: Johanna Kunin
set included: Surgery (Solo) / Queen Elvis / Olé! Tarantula / Sally Was A Legend / Balloon Man / N.Y. Doll / Museum Of Sex / Madonna Of The Wasps / (A Man's Gotta Know His Limitations) Briggs
encore included: I Often Dream Of Trains (Solo) / Give It To The Soft Boys
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

22 March 2007 - The Handlebar, Greenville, SC
support: Johanna Kunin
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

23 March 2007 - Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, NC
support: Johanna Kunin
set: Surgery (Solo) / Queen Elvis / Flanagan's Song / The Afterlight / Olé! Tarantula / Sally Was A Legend / Balloon Man / N.Y. Doll / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Vibrating / Television / Brenda's Iron Sledge / Museum Of Sex / The Authority Box / Madonna Of The Wasps / (A Man's Gotta Know His Limitations) Briggs
encore: Aw Shit Man / Propellor Time / Eight Miles High / Kingdom Of Love
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin), as per other concerts, Robyn started solo, with Bill, Peter & finally Scott coming on stage one at a time after each song after 'Surgery'. Scott sings lead on 'Aw Shit Man'.

25 March 2007 - Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD
support: Johanna Kunin
set: Full Moon In My Soul (Solo) / Queen Elvis / Flanagan's Song / The Afterlight / Olé! Tarantula / Sally Was A Legend / N.Y. Doll / Balloon Man / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Vibrating / Jewels Of Sophia / The Underneath / Brenda's Iron Sledge / Madonna Of The Wasps / (A Man's Gotta Know His Limitations) Briggs
encore: Aw Shit Man / Underground Sun / Listening To The Higsons
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin), Robyn started solo, with Bill, Peter & finally Scott coming on stage one at a time after each song after 'Full Moon In My Soul'. Scott sings lead on 'Aw Shit Man'. Peter plays drums on 'Listening To The Higsons' & Bill plays bass.

26 March 2007 - World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
support: Johanna Kunin
set included: Uncorrected Personality Traits (Solo) / Queen Elvis / Red Locust Frenzy / Sixteen Years / Sally Was A Legend / Olé! Tarantula / The Afterlight / Balloon Man / Chinese Bones / Jewels For Sophia / The Underneath / The Authority Box / Brenda's Iron Sledge / City Of Shame / Madonna Of The Wasps / (A Man’s Gotta Know His Limitations) Briggs
encore: I Often Dream Of Trains (Solo) / Kingdom Of Love / Not Dark Yet / Give It To The Soft Boys
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

27 March 2007 - Knitting Factory, New York, NY
support: Johanna Kunin
set included: Olé! Tarantula / Belltown Ramble / Balloon Man / Kingdom Of Love / See Emily Play / The Underneath / N.Y. Doll / Eight Miles High
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

28 March 2007 - Knitting Factory, New York, NY
support: Johanna Kunin
set: I Got The Hots / 1974 / Pink Moon / The Afterlight / Olé! Tarantula / She Belongs To Me / Sally Was A Legend / Balloon Man / Chinese Bones / Vibrating / Television / Beautiful Queen / Creeped Out / The Authority Box / Madonna Of The Wasps / Driving Aloud (Radio Storm)
encore: I Often Dream Of Trains (Solo) / Arms Of Love / Adventure Rocket Ship / City Of Shame / Queen Of Eyes
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

29 March 2007 - 'Riverlution Sound Cafe', 93.9 The River, Northampton Box Office, Northampton, MA
set included: Olé! Tarantula / N.Y. Doll
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin). Radio in-studio live acoustic performance.

29 March 2007 - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA
support: Johanna Kunin
set included: Gigolo Aunt / Queen Elvis / Balloon Man / Underground Sun / Not Dark Yet
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

30 March 2007 - T.T. The Bear's Place, Boston, MA
support: Johanna Kunin
set: The Ghost Ship (Solo) / Queen Elvis / Flanagan's Song / The Afterlight / Olé! Tarantula / Sally Was A Legend / Balloon Man / N.Y. Doll / Chinese Bones / Vibrating / Television / Creeped Out / The Authority Box / Madonna Of The Wasps / (A Man's Gotta Know His Limitations) Briggs
encore: Kingdom Of Love / Brenda's Iron Sledge / Ballad Of A Thin Man / She Said She Said / See Emily Play / Queen Of Eyes
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin). Robyn started solo, with Bill, Peter & Scott joining indiviually on successive songs for the next 3 songs.

31 March 2007 - Blue Note, New York, NY
set included: Blown / Eternity / Rapture
notes: Mudville show. Mike Mills joins on piano on 'Eternity' & 'Rapture'.

6 April 2007 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
support: Johanna Kunin, Sean Nelson & His Mortal Enemies
set: The Ghost Ship (Solo) / Cynthia Mask / Flanagan’s Song / Belltown Ramble / The Afterlight / Olé! Tarantula / Balloon Man / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Red Locust Frenzy / The Underneath / Brenda’s Iron Sledge / Madonna Of The Wasps / Queen Of Eyes / (A Man’s Gotta Know His Limitations) Briggs / Underground Sun
encore: I Often Dream Of Trains (Solo) / City Of Shame / The Authority Box / See Emily Play / Kingdom Of Love
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin), with Chris Ballew & Sean Nelson. Robyn started solo, with Bill, Peter & Scott joining indiviually on successive songs for the next 3 songs.

7 April 2007 - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
support: Sean Nelson & His Mortal Enemies
set: The Ghost Ship (Solo) / Queen Elvis / Flanagan's Song / Sally Was A Legend / Olé! Tarantula / N.Y. Doll / Balloon Man / Creeped Out / Brenda's Iron Sledge / Television / Vibrating / Jewels For Sophia / The Authority Box / Madonna Of The Wasps / (A Man's Gotta Know His Limitations) Briggs
encore: I Often Dream of Trains (Solo) / She Said She Said / See Emily Play / Ballad Of A Thin Man / Kingdom Of Love
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin), with Sean Nelson on backing vocals, which he does for the remainder of his support.

8 April 2007 - Sam Bond's Garage, Eugene, OR
support: Sean Nelson & His Mortal Enemies
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin), with Sean Nelson.

10 April 2007 - Slim's, San Francisco, CA
support: Sean Nelson & His Mortal Enemies
set included: The Ghost Ship (Solo) / Balloon Man / Adventure Rocket Ship
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin), with Sean Nelson.

12 April 2007 - Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA
support: Sean Nelson & His Mortal Enemies
set: The Ghost Ship (Solo) / Queen Elvis / Flanagan’s Song / The Afterlife / Olé! Tarantula / N.Y. Doll / Balloon Man / Chinese Bones / Creeped Out / Brenda’s Iron Sledge / Ballad Of A Thin Man / Somewhere Apart / Television / Jewels For Sophia / Madonna Of The Wasps / Kingdom Of Love / (A Man’s Gotta Know His Limitations) Briggs
encore: I Feel Beautiful / Adventure Rocket Ship / See Emily Play / Underground Sun
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin), with Sean Nelson. Grant Lee Phillips guests on the 4 encore songs.

14 April 2007 - Club Congress, Tuscon, AZ
support: Sean Nelson & His Mortal Enemies
set: The Ghost Ship (Solo) / Queen Elvis / Flanagan's Song / Sally Was A Legend / Olé! Tarantula / Sixteen Years / Balloon Man / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / N.Y. Doll / Element Of Light / Roadhouse Blues / Brenda's Iron Sledge / The Authority Box / Jewels For Sophia / Madonna Of The Wasps / Arms Of Love / (A Man's Gotta Know His Limitations) Briggs
encore: Open The Door, Richard / I've Got A Feeling / Adventure Rocket Ship / See Emily Play / Eight Miles High / Kingdom Of Love
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin), & Sean Nelson on backing vocals.

7-25 May 2007 - Armoury Studios, Vancouver, Canada
tracks recorded included: F-Sharp (Horse To Water) / I'm Gonna DJ / Fast One In B (Living Well Is The Best Revenge) / New Loud Compass Point (Tomorrow) (Hollow Man) / Delay Without Delay (Staring Down The Barrel Of The Middle Distance) / On The Fly / Black Sky (Until The Day Is Done) / Mikes Open E (Mr. Richards) / Disguised (Supernatural Superserious) / f2-8 Edit / Fotoshoot / Peters Open E / Man-Sized Wreath / Houston / Accelerate / Living Well Jesus Dog / Horse To Water (Live In Studio) / Mr. Richards (Live In Studio) / Instrumental #4 (A Month Of Saturdays) (Instrumental)
notes: Recording Sessions begin for 'Accelerate', with Garret 'Jacknife' Lee. At this stage 'New Loud Compass Point' turned into 'Tomorrow', which eventually was renamed as 'Hollow Man'.

Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 - Olé! Tarantula 2007 European Summer Tour

1 June 2007 - The Independent Stage, Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury Park, Cheltenham, England
other acts appearing: The Band From County Hell, Ian Hunter, Levellers
set: Adventure Rocket Ship / Sally Was A Legend / Olé! Tarantula / Balloon Man / N.Y. Doll / Beautiful Queen / The Underneath / Brenda's Iron Sledge / Somewhere Apart / The Authority Box / Madonna Of The Wasps / (A Man's Gotta Know His Limitations) Briggs / Kingdom Of Love
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

2 June 2007 - Auditori Stage, Estrella Damm Primavera Sound '07, Parc Del Forum, Barcelona, Spain
other acts appearing: Kimya Dawson, Matt Elliot
set included: N.Y. Doll
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

9 June 2007 - Handelsbeurs, Gent, Belgium
set: What You Is / Chinese Bones / Olé! Tarantula / Sally Was A Legend / N.Y. Doll / Saturday Groovers / The Afterlight / Hurry For The Sky / I'm Falling / Balloon Man / Queen Of Eyes / Brenda's Iron Sledge / Kingdom Of Love / Beautiful Queen / (A Man's Got To Know His Limitations) Briggs
encore: Visions Of Johanna (Solo) / Adventure Rocket Ship / See Emily Play / Eight Miles High / Underground Sun
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

10 June 2007 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
support: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3: Queen Elvis / What You Is / Olé Tarantula / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Propellor Time / Saturday Groovers / Hurry For The Sky / I'm Falling / Balloon Man / Queen Of Eyes / Creeped Out / Somewhere Apart / The Authority Box / Madonna Of The Wasps / (A Man's Got To Know His Limitations) Briggs
encore: She Belongs To Me (Solo) / Adventure Rocket Ship / Kingdom Of Love / What Goes On / Eight Miles High / She Said She Said / Listening To The Higsons
Patti Smith: Kimberly / Free Money / Are You Experienced? / Privilege (Set Me Free) / Changing Of The Guards (w/ Robyn Hitchcock) / Within You Without You / Beneath The Southern Cross / Ain't It Strange / Pushin' Too Hard / White Rabbit / Because The Night / Pissing In A River / Soul Kitchen / Gloria
encore: Ghost Dance / Smells Like Teen Spirit / Everybody Hurts / Rock'n'Roll Nigger - Machine Gun - Gloria
notes: Patti Smith show. Peter Buck guests on guitar on the entire encore, with Scott McCaughey on 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' & 'Rock'n'Roll jam'. Lenny Kaye guests on guitar on the last 4 encore songs of Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 set. Peter plays drums on 'Listening To The Higsons' & Bill plays bass.

11 June 2007 - Tivoli Helling, Utrecht, The Netherlands
set: I Often Dream Of Trains (Solo) / Vibrating / TLC / The Underneath / Kingdom Of Love / Queen Of Eyes / Goodnight Oslo / Saturday Groovers / The Afterlight / I'm Falling / If You Were A Priest / Brenda's Iron Sledge / Creeped Out / The Authority Box / Madonna Of The Wasps / (A Man's Gotta Know His Limitations) Briggs
encore: Serpent At The Gates Of Wisdom (Solo) / Adventure Rocket Ship / See Emily Play / Underground Sun
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

13 June 2007 - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden
set: I Often Dream Of Trains (Solo) / Vibrating / The Underneath / If You Were A Priest / N.Y. Doll / Saturday Groovers / The Afterlight / I'm Falling / Balloon Man / What You Is / Somewhere Apart / Brenda's Iron Sledge / The Authority Box / Jewels For Sophia / Forty Thousand Headmen / (A Man's Gotta Know His Limitations) Briggs
encore: Raining Twilight Coast (Solo) / City Of Shame / Adventure Rocket Ship / Kingdom Of Love
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

14 June 2007 - Sticky Fingers, Gothenberg, Sweden
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

16 June 2007 - Hovedscenen, Norwegian Wood, Frognerbadet, Oslo, Norway
other acts performing: Jonas Fjeld & Chatham County Line, Roy Lonhoiden, Shawn Colvin, The Waterboys
set: Adventure Rocket Ship / Sally Was A Legend / Olé! Tarantula / Queen Of Eyes / N.Y. Doll / Saturday Groovers / I'm Falling / Balloon Man / Somewhere Apart / Brenda's Iron Sledge / Kingdom Of Love / Beautiful Queen / Madonna Of The Wasps / Goodnight Oslo
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin).

22 June 2007 - 'The Henry Rollins Show', IFC, Bomb Shelter Studios, Los Angeles, CA
set: Olé! Tarantula / N.Y. Doll
notes: Television performance by Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin) on 'The Henry Rollins Show' on IFC

28 June 2007 - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
notes: Rehearsal Sessions for upcoming Working Rehearsals.

29 June 2007 - 'Drivetime', RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ Studios, Dublin, Ireland
notes: Radio interview with Peter Buck & Mike Mills by Dave Fanning.

30 June 2007 - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
support: David Kitt
set: Living Well Is The Best Revenge / Staring Down The Barrel Of The Middle Distance / Second Guessing / Mr. Richards / Houston / 1,000,000 / On The Fly / Letter Never Sent / Man-Sized Wreath / Little America / Until The Day Is Done / Maps And Legends / Supernatural Superserious / Accelerate / Horse To Water
encore: These Days / New Test Leper / Electrolite / I'm Gonna DJ
notes: Working Rehearsals. First performance of 'Second Guessing' since 25 November 1986, '1,000,000' since 27 September 1989 and 'Letter Never Sent' since 2 November 1986. 'Supernatural Superserious' was known as 'Disguised' at the time.

1 July 2007 - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
support: Simple Kid
set: Living Well Is The Best Revenge / Supernatural Superserious / Drive / Man-Sized Wreath / Mr. Richards / Wolves, Lower / Houston / I've Been High / Staring Down The Barrel Of The Middle Distance / On The Fly / Disturbance At The Heron House / Until The Day Is Done / Sitting Still / Accelerate / Horse To Water
encore: Second Guessing / These Days / Electrolite / I'm Gonna DJ

3 July 2007 - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
support: Cathy Davey
set: Horse To Water / Staring Down The Barrel Of The Middle Distance / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Mr. Richards / Houston / Feeling Gravitys Pull / On The Fly / Driver 8 / Man-Sized Wreath / Kohoutek / Supernatural Superserious / Until The Day Is Done / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Accelerate / Living Well Is The Best Revenge
encore: Second Guessing / 1,000,000 / Little America / I'm Gonna DJ
notes: First performance of 'Auctioneer (Another Engine)' since 11 November 1989 and 'Kohoutek' since 2 November 1986.

4 July 2007 - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
support: Viarosa, Robyn Hitchcock
soundcheck included: Circus Envy
set: Living Well Is The Best Revenge / Staring Down The Barrel Of The Middle Distance / Circus Envy / Mr. Richards / Wolves, Lower / Houston / West Of The Fields / On The Fly / Harborcoat / Man-Sized Wreath / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars) / Supernatural Superserious / 1,000,000 / Accelerate / Horse To Water
encore: Second Guessing / These Days / Until The Day Is Done / I'm Gonna DJ
notes: 'Supernatural Superserious' was played twice as Peter and Mike had an argument about how to play the ending of the song, so they decided to play it one more time. First performance of 'Circus Envy' since 21 October 1995, 'West Of The Fields' since 13 November 1989 and 'Harborcoat' since 25 November 1987. Peter & Scott joined Robyn Hitchcock in his opening set.

5 July 2007 - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
support: Mundy
set: Living Well Is The Best Revenge / Staring Down The Barrel Of The Middle Distance / Hollow Man (part) / Welcome To The Occupation / Mr. Richards / Pretty Persuasion / Houston / The Worst Joke Ever / Man-Sized Wreath / West Of The Fields / On The Fly / Romance / Supernatural Superserious / Cuyahoga / Accelerate / Horse To Water
encore: Second Guessing / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Gardening At Night / Until The Day Is Done / I'm Gonna DJ
notes: First known performance of 'Romance' since 17 July 1983. A snippet of 'Hollow Man' is played between 'Staring Down The Barrel Of The Middle Distance' & 'Welcome To The Occupation' with Michael singing the lyrics to the Friends TV Theme song. At this point 'Hollow Man' was titled 'Tomorrow'.

9-27 July 2007 - Studio One, Grouse Lodge Recording Studios, Rosemont, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
tracks recorded included: Horse To Water / I'm Gonna DJ / Living Well Is The Best Revenge / Staring Down The Barrel Of The Middle Distance / On The Fly / Until The Day Is Done / Mr. Richards / Disguised (Supernatural Superserious) / Man-Sized Wreath / Accelerate / Houston / Sing For The Submarine / Instrumental #4 (A Month Of Saturdays) (Instrumental)
notes: Recording Sessions for 'Accelerate', with Garret 'Jacknife' Lee.

28 July 2007 - The Village, Dublin, Ireland
set: I'm So Sorry / Big Sur / Follow My Rosebud / The Midnight Choir / 'Till The Tide Creeps In / Santa Cruz (You're Not That Far) / Not For All The Love In The World / I Came All This Way / Nothing Changes Around Here / The Irish Keep Gate-Crashing / One Horse Town / There's Joy To Be Found...The Boy Who Caught All The Breaks
encore: Be Mine / Dancing In The Dark / Whatever Happened To Corey Haim?
notes: The Thrills show. Mike Mills guests on 'Be Mine' & 'Dancing In The Dark'.

11 August 2007 - Showbox, Seattle, WA
set: Kimberly / Redondo Beach / Are You Experienced? / Within You Without You / Beneath The Southern Cross / We Three / Summer Cannibals / Pushin' Too Hard / White Rabbit / Because The Night / Peaceable Kingdom / Ghost Dance / Smells Like Teen Spirit / Gloria
encore: People Have The Power / Everybody Hurts / Soul Kitchen / Rock N Roll Nigger
notes: Patti Smith show. Peter Buck guests on guitar from 'Ghost Dance' onwards & the entire encore.

12 August 2007 - Main Stage, The Bite Of Oregon, Waterfront Park, Portland, OR
set: Kimberly / Redondo Beach / Are You Experienced? / Beneath The Southern Cross / We Three / Summer Cannibals / Pushin' Too Hard / Gimme Shelter / Because The Night / Ghost Dance / Smells Like Teen Sprit / People Have The Power / Not Fade Away / Gloria
encore: Perfect Day
notes: Patti Smith show. Peter Buck guests on guitar on 'Ghost Dance', & Buck & Scott McCaughey on 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', 'People Have The Power', 'Not Fade Away' & 'Gloria'

22 August 2007 - Edgefield Amphitheater, McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
set: Either Way / You Are My Face / I Am Trying To Break Your Heart / Remember The Mountain Bed / Handshake Drugs / Pot Kettle Black / A Shot In The Arm / Side With The Seeds / Shake It Off / War On War / Impossible Germany / Too Far Apart / Jesus, Etc. / Walken / I'm The Man Who Loves You / Hummingbird / On And On And On
encore 1: Bob Dylan's 49th Beard / The Late Greats / Hate It Here / I'm Always In Love / Outta Mind (Outta Sight)
encore 2: California Stars / Heavy Metal Drummer / Via Chicago / Spiders (Kidsmoke)
notes: Wilco show. Peter Buck guests on guitar & Scott McCaughey on keyboards on 'California Stars'.

22 August 2007 - Blackberry Hall, McMenamin's Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
The Minus 5: Lies Of The Living Dead / You Don't Mean It / The Little Black Egg / I Don't Want To Fuck Off Anymore / Carmelita / With A Gun / Ghost Tarts Of Stockholm / I Still Miss Someone / The Night Chicago Died Again (The Death Of The Minus 5) / I'm Not Bitter / The Days Of Wine And Booze / Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White / Cigarettes Coffee And Booze / Twilight Distillery / In A Lonely Coffin / Season Of The Witch / Mary Lou / Aw Shit Man / Strychnine
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg & Ezra Holbrook). The Minus 5 play a show at the Blackberry Hall as an 'after show' after the Wilco concert

24 August 2007 - Carrollton Station, New Orleans, LA
set included: Kid / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Love Is All Around
notes: ReDefine 8/29: NOMRF AntiVersary benefit show, to celebrate the NOMRF Download Celebration release, with Susan Cowsill, Johnny Sansone, Jimmy Robinson, Spencer Bohren, Rickie Castrillo, Alfred "Uganda" Roberts, Beatin Path, We Are The Pretenders, Joe Topping, Craig Klein, The Rev. Goat Carson and John Rankin. Mike Mills performed 'Rockville' & 'Love Is All Around' with Susan Cowsill.

31 August 2007 - Center Stage, Lake Arrowhead Village, Lake Arrowhead, CA
support: Johnathan Rice, Kenny Hawes
set 1: You Don't Mean It / The Little Black Egg / Eat At Home / My Life As A Creep / Don't Look Back / With A Gun / Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White / I Still Miss Someone / Desperate For Someone / Teenage Kicks / Hotel Senator / Over The Sea
set 2: Ghost Tarts Of Stockholm / The Rest Of The World / In A Lonely Coffin / The Town That Lost Its Groove Supply / Ballad Of John And Yoko / Out There On The Maroon / I'm Not Bitter / You Can't Do That / Got You / Carmelita / The Forgotten Fridays / My Dear Inspiration / Twilight Distillery / Green River / Lies Of The Living Dead
set 3: Hillbilly Drummer Girl / Courage Is The Strangest Bird / Circle Sky / Where Will You Go? / Time Bomb High School / Aw Shucks Man (clean lyric version of 'Aw Shit Man') / One After 909 / Pushin' Too Hard / Mary Lou / Strychnine
encore: Burned
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg & Bill Rieflin).

1 September 2007 - Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA
support: Johnathan Rice
set included: Twilight Distillery / Hotel Senator / Cigarettes Coffee And Booze / Out There On The Maroon / Strychnine / Circle Sky
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg & Bill Rieflin). Mike Mills attended the show, but did not play.

8 September 2007 - Musicfest NW, Dante's, Portland, OR
other acts performing: The Blakes, Loch Lomond, Patterson Hood, Richmond Fontaine
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg & Bill Rieflin).

17 September - 5 October 2007 - Spalding Theater, Seney-Stovall Chapel, Athens, GA
tracks recorded included:
4 October - The Bouzouki Song (Me, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brando And I) (Instrumental)
other tracks recorded included: Horse To Water / I'm Gonna DJ / Living Well Is The Best Revenge / Staring Down The Barrel Of The Middle Distance / On The Fly / Until The Day Is Done / Mr. Richards / Supernatural Superserious / Man-Sized Wreath / Accelerate / Houston / Sing For The Submarine / Hollow Man / Airliner / Indian Summer / Kick The Traces / Horse To Water (Live in Studio) / Living Well Is The Best Revenge (Live In Studio) / Until The Day Is Done (Live In Studio) / Supernatural Superserious (Live In Studio) / Hollow Man (Live In Studio) / Instrumental #4 (A Month Of Saturdays) (Instrumental)
notes: Recording Sessions for 'Accelerate', with Garret 'Jacknife' Lee.

21 September 2007 - 'Take Away Show', Various Locations, Athens, GA
set:
Seney-Stovall Chapel Grounds: Houston
Walking From Chapel Across Reece St Into The Varsity Parking Lot: Mr. Richards
Driving In Car: Living Well Is The Best Revenge / Born To Be Wild / I'm Gonna DJ
Under Cleveland Avenue Bridge: Until The Day Is Done
Michael Stipe's Guest House: On The Fly
Silo, Michael Stipe's House: Sing For The Submarine
notes: 'Take Away Show' filming with Vincent Moon. Acoustic performance by Buck, Mills, Stipe, McCaughey & Rieflin. Bill Rieflin uses various percussion instruments: Tambourine & Shakers on 'Houston', Tambourine & beating sticks & rocks against the bridge on 'Until The Day Is Done', drumming on the Car Wheel while driving the car(!) in the driving songs, slamming reciever down on telephone on 'On The Fly' & banging the silo walls, drumming on a plastic container & breaking sticks on 'Sing For The Submarine'.

29 September 2007 - Christ The King Oktoberfest, Cathedral Of Christ The King, Lexington, KY
other acts appearing: Tula, Paul Burch, The Ladybirds, Tim Easton, Mark Olson, J.D. Crowe & The New South
set: The Rest Of The World / In A Lonely Coffin / The Town That Lost Its Groove Supply / John Barleycorn Must Live / With A Gun / Teenage Idol / Moonshine Girl / Desperate For Someone / Out There On The Maroon / Cigarettes Coffee And Booze / The Old Carving Knife / Aw Shit Man / I Still Miss Someone / Dear Employer (The Reason I Quit) / 11 Months And 29 Days (snippet) / Carmelita / Hang Out Right / Ballad Of John And Yoko
notes: Scott McCaughey & Peter Buck. With Mark Olson from the Jayhawks from 'I Still Miss Someone' onwards, and Tim Easton on 'Hang Out Right' (w/out Mark for this song). This was on a day off from recording 'Accelerate'.

10 October 2007 - 'Anderson Cooper 360°', CNN, CNN Studios, Time Warner Center, New York, NY
notes: Television appearance by Michael Stipe on 'Anderson Cooper 360°' on CNN. Interview with Michael Stipe by Anderson Cooper, discussing 'Planet In Peril' documentary.

15 October 2007 - Ciné, Athens, GA
6:00-7:00 p.m.: Special fall/winter menu preview tapas catered by The National cash bar with background recorded music from past live R.E.M. shows.
7:00-9:00 p.m.: Screening of R.E.M. LIVE DVD recorded in Dublin, Ireland in February 2005 & screening of additional rare R.E.M. footage
9:00-9:30 p.m.: Raffle (1 ticket included) live auction, including R.E.M.-signed guitar & other memorabilia
2nd Viewing & Party:
10:00 p.m. - Midnight: Screening of R.E.M. LIVE DVD recorded in Dublin, Ireland in February 2005 & screening of additional rare R.E.M. footage
Midnight: Raffle (1 ticket included) R.E.M. LIVE CD/DVD available for purchase.
notes: 'R.E.M. LIVE' Pre-Release Party. R.E.M. were not present. Proceeds benefited Community Connection Of North-East Georgia & Family Connection/Communities In Schools.

16 October 2007
event: 'R.E.M. LIVE' is released world-wide

21 October 2007 - R.E.M. In Perspective: An Athens History, Seney-Stovall Chapel, Athens, GA
notes: Athens Historical Sociey presented 'R.E.M. In Perspective: An Athen History, with rare video screenings & 2 panel discussions.
The 1st video, shot by Dan Wall and Mark Methe of Wuxtry Records, probably on 6 June 1980, was a video of the band practicing in the Wuxtry Records Decatur store, and is either the earliest or second oldest video footage.
set included: Narrator / Dangerous Times
The 2nd video, was a remarkably accomplished performance at 688, Atlanta, GA, most likely 20 February 1981.
set included: Dangerous Times / All The Right Friends / Gardening At Night / Radio Free Europe
Tony Fletcher, author of Remarks Remade: The Story of R.E.M., delivered a keynote address looking at R.E.M. and Athens from a physical (UK, NYC, Woodstock) and critical distance.
Two panels rounded out the programme: the 1st: R.E.M.'s Musical & Artistic Roots in Athens, and the panelists were: Paul Butchart, Curtis Crowe, Tony Fletcher, John Keane, Kathleen O'Brien Layson, Maureen McLaughlin, Dan Wall, Frank White, with Mark Mobley moderating.
The second panel: R.E.M.'s Social, Civic, Political, Preservation & Economic Impact on Athens, with Jared Bailey, Tim Johnson, Gwen O'Looney, Dexter Weaver, Smith Wilson & Milton Leathers moderating.
Archival footage of R.E.M.'s Political & Social Involvement (supplied by R.E.M.) was shown before closing by Blair Dorminey.

22 October 2007 - 'The Music Club', BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 2 Studios, Western House, London, England
set: Imitation Of Life (Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, 27 February 2005) / Interview
notes: Radio interview with Michael Stipe by Simon Mayo, discussing 'R.E.M. LIVE'. This was broadcast on 29 October 2007.

23 October 2007 - 'Later... with Jools Holland', BBC2, Studio TC1, BBC Television Centre, London, England
other acts performing: Crowded House, Róisín Murphy, Richard Thompson, Battles, Angie Stone, Kurt Elling
set:
Jools Holland: Introduction
Crowded House: Don't Stop Now
Róisín Murphy: You Know Me Better
Richard Thompson: I'll Never Give It Up
Jools Holland: Interview with Michael Stipe
Battles: Atlas
Angie Stone: Happy Being Me (w/ Jools Holland)
Crowded House: Pour Le Monde
Jools Holland: Interview with Anton Corbijn
Kurt Elling: The Waking
Róisín Murphy: Primitive
Richard Thompson: Dad's Gonna Kill Me
Crowded House: Distant Sun
notes: Television appearance by Michael Stipe on 'Later... with Jools Holland' on BBC2. Interview with Michael Stipe by Jools Holland, discussing 'R.E.M. LIVE'.

24 October 2007 - Chelsea West Theatre, New York, NY
notes: 'R.E.M. LIVE' Premiere.

24 October 2007 - Kendall Square Cinema, Boston, MA
notes: 'R.E.M. LIVE' Premiere.

24 October 2007 - Emagine Canton, Detroit, IL
notes: 'R.E.M. LIVE' Premiere.

25 October 2007 - '20minutos.tv', Hotel, Madrid, Spain
notes: Television appearance by Michael Stipe on '20minutos.tv', Spanish TV. Interview with Michael Stipe, promoting 'R.E.M. LIVE'.

25 October 2007 - 'La 2 Noticias', tve2, TVE Studios, Madrid, Spain
notes: Television appearance by Michael Stipe on 'La 2 Noticias' on tve2. Interview with Michael Stipe, promoting 'R.E.M. LIVE'.

25 October 2007 - 'Noche Hache', Cuatro, Cuatro Studios, Madrid, Spain
notes: Television appearance by Michael Stipe on 'Noche Hache'. Interview with Michael Stipe by Eva Hache promoting 'R.E.M. LIVE'. A very surreal interview as Michael was interviewed in Spanish, but was translated via his earpiece into English.

27 October 2007 - Roundhouse, London, England
notes: 'R.E.M. LIVE' Premiere.

28 October 2007 - 'Che Tempo Che Fa', Rai3, Sempione TV3, RAI Corso Sempione, Milan, Italy
notes: Television appearance by Michael Stipe on 'Che Tempo Che Fa' on Rai3. Interview with Michael Stipe by Fabio Fazio promoting 'R.E.M. LIVE', again wearing an earpice translating Italian questions into English, but his answers were translated back into Italian, so you can't hear Michael speak!

30 October 2007 - 'TV Total', Pro7 TV, Brainpool TV Studios, Cologne, Germany
notes: Television appearance by Michael Stipe on 'TV Total'. Interview with Michael Stipe by Stefan Raab, promoting 'R.E.M. LIVE'.

1 November 2007 - MTV Europe Music Awards, Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
notes: Michael Stipe presents the Artists Choice Award, won by Amy Winehouse.

1 November 2007 - 'The Dan Patrick Show', The Dan Patrick Show Home Studios, Clear Channel, Milford, CT
notes: Phone Interview with Mike Mills by Dan Patrick.

5-13 November 2007 - The Garage, Kent & Music Control, The Hospital Club, London, England
tracks recorded included: Horse To Water / I'm Gonna DJ / Living Well Is The Best Revenge / Man-Sized Wreath / Staring Down The Barrel Of The Middle Distance / On The Fly / Until The Day Is Done / Mr. Richards / Houston / Accelerate / Supernatural Superserious / Sing For The Submarine / Hollow Man / Kick The Traces
notes: Mixing Sessions for 'Accelerate', with Garret 'Jacknife' Lee.

28 November 2007 - The Triple Door, Seattle, WA
support: Harvey Danger (Acoustic)
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin), with Sean Nelson.

29 November 2007 - The Triple Door, Seattle, WA
support: Sean Nelson
set included: Visions Of Johanna (Solo) / The Cheese Alarm (Solo) / Queen Elvis / Brenda's Iron Sledge / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Sally Was A Legend / Kingdom Of Love / Goodnight Oslo
encore included: Eight Miles High
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin), with Sean Nelson.

1 December 2007 - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
set: The Ghost Ship (Solo) / Alright, Yeah / Swirling / No, I Don't Remember Guildford / Goodnight Oslo / What You Is / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Olé! Tarantula / Brenda's Iron Sledge / City Of Shame / I'm Falling / Saturday Groovers / Sixteen Years / The Authority Box / Madonna Of The Wasps / Adventure Rocket Ship
encore: Heroin - The End
notes: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin). Sean Nelson on backing vocals from 'Alright, Yeah' to 'Goodnight Oslo'.

1 December 2007 - Hope For Home, Eric & Sharapat Kessler's House, Washington, D.C.
Mike Mills: Wendell Gee / Love Is All Around / Gift Of The Fathers / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
Al Johnson (w/ Mills & Band): Blueberry Hill / The Twist / Ico Ico / Mardi Gras Mambo / Lower Ninth Ward Blues / Carnival Time
notes: Cocktail Party to Benefit Al 'Carnival Time' Johnson & Sweet Home New Orleans. Mike Mills was joined by Matt Tebo on Drums, Kevin Cordt on Trumpet, Jenny Toomey on backing vocals.

7 December 2007 - Saatchi & Saatchi, Manhattan, NY
notes: The Lunchbox Auction, a star-studded, invitation only fundraiser preview party & mini auction hosted by Michael Stipe. Benefit for Food Bank For New York City & The Lunchbox Fund of South Africa. Michael's lunchbox went for US$35,000!.

10-16 December 2007 - Jackpot! Recording Studio, Portland, OR
tracks recorded: Past Time / Ted Fucking Williams / Gratitude (For Curt Flood) / Broken Man / Satchel Paige Said / Fernando / Long Before My Time / Jackie's Lament / Sometimes I Dream Of Willie Mays / The Death Of Big Ed Delahanty / Harvey Haddix / The Yankee Flipper / The Closer / Blood Diamond / Golden Sombrero / The Ballad Of Mike Kekich And Fritz Peterson
notes: Recording Session for The Baseball Project's 'Vol. 1: Frozen Ropes And Dying Quails' recorded by Adam Selzer.

15 December 2007 - Studio B, Stratosphere Sound Recording Studios, Manhattan, NY
tracks recorded: Cheree
notes: Recording Session for Dub Gabriel's 'Anarchy & Alchemy'. Michael Stipe records vocals for 'Cheree' (a Suicide cover) in the control room to a playback through the studio speakers! Aaron Kant laid down drum tracks, Dub Gabriel & Tom Gilroy recorded guitar tracks.

1978/79/80/81 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987/88 | 1989
1990/91 | 1992/93/94 | 1995 | 1996/97/98 | 1999
2000/01/02 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009
2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017
Main Page