2011 Concert Chronology

2011

18 February 2011 - Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
support: Mountain Men
set: Apology Song / Calamity Song / Rox In The Box / Rise To Me / We Both Go Down Together / The Bagman's Gambit / Won't Want For Love (Margaret In The Taiga) / The Crane Wife 1 & 2 / The Crane Wife 3 / Don't Carry It All / Down By The Water / This Is Why We Fight / Sixteen Military Wives / The Chimbley Sweep
encore 1: Eli, The Barrow Boy / The Mariner's Revenge Song
encore 2: June Hymn
notes: The Decemberists show. Peter Buck guests on guitar on 'Don't Carry It All' & 'Down By The Water'.

18 February 2011 - Center Court, Michele Clark's Sunset Sessions, La Costa Resort And Spa, Carlsbad, CA
notes: 'Collapse Into Now' Listening Party, Q&A & Meet-And-Greet with Mike Mills, a music industry only event

3 March 2011 - 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon', NBC, Studio 6B, NBC Studios, GE Building, New York, NY
other guests appearing: Miley Cyrus, Lykke Li
notes: Television appearance by Michael Stipe on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' on NBC. Interview with Michael Stipe by Jimmy Fallon, talking about 'Collapse Into Now', Tibet House Benefit Concert, & holding an Oscar.

3 March 2011 - 21st Annual Tibet House Benefit Concert, Ronald O.Perelman Family Stage, Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
set:
Monks: Invocation
Philip Glass: Welcome
Robert Thurman: Remarks
James McCartney: Angel / Old Man
Angelique Kidjo: Malaika / Africa
Tenzin Choegyal: Snow Lion / Jhichung
Jesse Smith, Michael Campbell & Patti Smith: Springtime
Angelique Kidjo & The Roots: Move On Up!
The Roots: Down By The River
The Roots & Taj Mahal: Why You Have To Desert Me?
Taj Mahal & Deva Mahal: Lovin' in My Baby's Eyes
Taj Mahal: Blues With Feeling
Philip Glass & Hal Wilner: Roosevelt After Inauguration
Michael Stipe: Saturn Return / Every Day Is Yours To Win
The Flaming Lips: Feeling Yourself Disintegrate / Do You Realize? (w/ Glass)
Patti Smith: My Blakean Year / Get Together / Not Fade Away
All: People Have The Power
notes: Tibet House Benefit Concert. Michael Stipe performs 'Everyday Is Yours To Win' for the first time, along with 'Saturn Return', backed by Patti Smith's band: (Jesse Smith, Jay Dee Dougherty, Tony Shanahan, Lenny Kaye & Jackson Smith) & Orchestra. He also joins at the end for 'People Have The Power'.

4 March 2011
event: 'Collapse Into Now' is released in Australia & some parts of Europe

4 March 2011 - Studio G, Avatar Studios, New York, NY
tracks recorded: Rio Grande
notes: Recording Session for 'Sons Of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys' produced by Hal Willner. Michael Stipe records vocals for 'Rio Grande' with Courtney Love.

6-10 March 2011 - R.E.M.'s West Clayton Street Studio, Athens, GA
notes: The Baseball Project rehearsal sessions for their upcoming tour, with Peter joining rehearsals on the 8th March.

6 March 2011 - 'Corriere Della Sera', CorriereTV, Corriere Della Sera HQ, Milan, Italy
notes: Television appearance by Michael Stipe on CorriereTV. Interview with Michael Stipe by Andrea Laffranchi discussing the new album 'Collapse Into Now', the packaging, the current poitical climate, & the decision not to tour behind the album.

7 March 2011 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
notes: 'Collapse Into Now' Pre-Release Listening Party. Preview of entire album, with screening of unreleased footage fimed in conjunction with recording of the album. Included a raffle, live & silent auction on rare memorabilia & other goodies. R.E.M. were not present. Proceeds benefited Community Connection Of North-East Georgia & Family Connection/Communities In Schools/Whatever It Takes.

7 March 2011
event: 'Collapse Into Now' is released outside North America

8 March 2011
event: 'Collapse Into Now' is released in North America

10 March 2011 - Dazed Group Offices, London, England
notes: Live online internet chat with Michael Stipe on Dazed Digital, who answers questions from fans. This was preceeded by the World Premiere online on Dazed Digital of the 'Walk It Back' film.

10 March 2011 - 'The One Show', BBC1, BBC Media Village, BBC White City, London, England
notes: Television appearance by Michael Stipe on 'The One Show' on BBC1. Interview with Michael Stipe by Matt Baker & Alex Jones, regarding the release of 'Collapse Into Now'.

11 March 2011 - 'Dave Gorman', Absolute Radio, Absolute Radio Studios, Golden Square, London, England
notes: Radio interview with Michael Stipe by Dave Gorman, talking about the release of 'Collapse Into Now'.

11 March 2011 - 'The First Time', BBC 6 Music, BBC 6 Music Studios, Western House, London, England
notes: Radio interview with Michael Stipe by Matt Everitt, talking about early songs that shaped his music outlook, Patti Smith, 'Collapse Into Now' & the Collapse Into Now Film Project.

11 March 2011 - 'Jo Whiley', BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 2 Studios, Western House, London, England
notes: Radio interview with Michael Stipe by Jo Whiley, talking about the release of 'Collapse Into Now'.

11 March 2011 - Princes Anne Theatre, BAFTA, London, England
Films Screened: Discoverer / All The Best / Überlin / Oh My Heart / It Happened Today / Everyday Is Yours To Win / Mine Smell Like Honey / Walk It Back / Alligator_Aviator_Autopilot_Antimatter
notes: 'Collapse Into Now Film Project', screening of film commissioned by Michael Stipe for R.E.M's 'Collapse Into Now'. With discussion of each film by Michael Stipe & Dazed Digital's Jefferson Hack on stage after each screened film, with a Q&A with the audience at the end. This was preceeded by a Collapse Into Now themed cocktail party in the David Lean Room. The screening was organised by Dazed Digital. Chris Martin & Gyneth Paltrow along with Bertis Downs were in the audience.

The Baseball Project - (Spring Training) Cactus League Tour

11 March 2011 - 'indieATL sessions', Studio, Digital Arts And Entertainment Laboratory, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn), live radio & video performance for WRAS 88.5FM.

11 March 2011 - The Star Community Bar, Atlanta, GA
support: Kevn Kinney & The Musical Kings
Kevn Kinney & The Musical Kings: Trail Of Seasons / Iron Mountain / Last Song Of Maddie Hope / The House Above Tina's Grocery / Lost And Found / Hey Landlord (Meatloaf And Fishsticks) / MacDougal Blues / Indian Song / Underground Umbrella / Straight To Hell
The Baseball Project: Don't Call Them Twinkies / Panda And The Freak / Fair Weather Fans / The Straw That Stirs The Drink / Gratitude (For Curt Flood) / The Yankee Flipper / Chin Music / Satchel Paige Said / Sometimes I Dream Of Willie Mays / Ichiro Goes To The Moon / Twilight Of My Career / 1976 / The Death Of Big Ed Delahanty / Buckner's Bolero / Ted Fucking Williams / Harvey Haddix / The Closer / Past Time
encore: That's What You Always Say / Lies Of The Living Dead / Resolution / Jackie's Lament
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn), with Mike Mills on keyboards & vocals. All Baseball Project members joined Kevn Kinney & Tim Neilsen on his opening set.

12 March 2011 - Wuxtry Records, Athens, GA
set: Chin Music / Take Me Out To The Ball Game / Fair Weather Fans
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey & Steve Wynn). In-store acoustic performance (Steve Wynn - banjo, Peter Buck - mandolin & Scott McCaughey - guitar).

12 March 2011 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
support: Kevn Kinney & The Musical Kings
Kevn Kinney & The Musical Kings: Trail Of Seasons / Iron Mountain / Last Song Of Maddie Hope / The House Above Tina's Grocery / Hey Landlord (Meatloaf And Fishsticks) / MacDougal Blues / Indian Song / With The People - I Believe - King Of Birds (w/ Bill Berry on Drums, Peter Buck on Mandolin) / Lost And Found / Underground Umbrella (Mills on Keyboards, Berry Drums, Buck Guitar) / Straight To Hell (Mills on Keyboards, Berry Drums, Buck Guitar)
The Baseball Project: Don't Call Them Twinkies / Look Out Mom / Long Before My Time / Broken Man / Chin Music / Tony (Boston's Chosen Son) / Panda And The Freak / The Yankee Flipper / Fernando / Fair Weather Fans / Buckner's Bolero / Twilight Of My Career / 1976 / Ichiro Goes To The Moon / Harvey Haddix / The Closer / Past Time
encore: Resolution / Ted Fucking Williams / Jackie's Lament
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn), with Mike Mills on keyboards & vocals. Kevn Kinney & The Musical Kings (including Tim Neilsen, Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, Steve Wynn, Linda Pitmon, Bill Berry, Mike Mills, John Keane) were supporting.

12 March 2011 - Xfm London 104.9, Xfm London 104.9 Studios, London, England
notes: Radio interview with Michael Stipe by Steve Harris, talking about the release of 'Collapse Into Now'.

12 March 2011 - 'Dermot O'Leary', BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 2 Studios, Western House, London, England
set: Interview / Überlin / Interview / Are 'Friends' Electric - Gary Numan / Interview / Discoverer
notes: Radio interview with Michael Stipe by Dermot O'Leary, talking about the release of 'Collapse Into Now', and playback of album tracks off 'Collapse Into Now'.

14 March 2011 - Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA
support: American Aquarium
set included: Twilight Of My Career / I'm Not Bitter
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn).

15 March 2011 - WWOZ 90.7FM, WWOZ 90.7FM Studios, French Market Building, New Orleans, LA
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Radio interview with Marc Stone & live in-studio performance.

15 March 2011 - Euclid Records, New Orleans, LA
set included: Past Time / El Hombre / Harvey Haddix
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Live In-store performance - 'El Hombre' & 'Harvey Haddix' were released as the first Euclid Sessions 7" Single on Euclid Records released as part of Record Store Day 2012.

16 March 2011 - Crossroads House, SXSW, Austin, TX
notes: Interview with Michael Stipe by Ted Leo, discussing the 'Collapse Into Now' Film Project

16 March 2011 - Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, SXSW, Austin, TX
Films Screened: Überlin / Mine Smell Like Honey / It Happened Today / All The Best / Walk It Back / Alligator_Aviator_Autopilot_Antimatter / Discoverer / Oh My Heart / Every Day Is Yours To Win / Q&A Session
notes: 'Films from R.E.M.'s Collapse Into Now'. Hosted by Evan Shapiro, 9 'Film's' from 'Collapse Into Now' were screened, followed by Q&A session with Michael Stipe.

16 March 2011 - Nuvola, SXSW, Austin, TX
set included: Ted Fucking Williams / Tony (Boston's Chosen Son) / Panda And The Freak / 1976 / Don't Call Them Twinkies / Jackies Lament / Past Time
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). First performance at SXSW 2011, it started at midnight on 16 March 2011. Mike Mills joined on tambourine & vocals on 'Jackie's Lament'.

17 March 2011 - Roky Erikson's Psychedelic Ice Cream Social, SXSW, Threadgill's South Store, Austin, TX
other acts performing: J Mascis, Will Sheff, Roky Erickson Band, The Minus 5
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Ezra Holbrook guested on the first few songs, so played as The Minus 5, then he was replaced by Linda Pitmon, which reverted back to The Baseball Project.

17 March 2011 - KDHX Twangfest Day Party, SXSW, Jovita's (Inside), Austin, TX
other acts performing: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Viva Voce, Ha Ha Tonka, The Hobart Brothers, Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3
set: Past Time / Ted Fucking Williams / Panda And The Freak / The Death Of Big Ted Delahanty / Don't Call Them Twinkies / Jackie's Lament / Harry Haddix / Ichiro Goes To The Moon / Take Me Out To The Ball Game
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 performed before The Baseball Project. Bertis Downs was in attendance, & Mike Mills joined on tambourine & vocals on 'Jackie's Lament', & Josh Kantor joined on keyboards.

17 March 2011 - 21st Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration, SXSW, The Dog And Duck Pub, Austin, TX
other acts performing: The Capitol City Highlanders, Jeena & The Band Of Brothers, The Black Irish, Sean Orr & Black Dagger, Ed Miller & Rich Brotherton, Pete And The Pirates, Pinata Protest, The Bremen Riot, Ian McLagan & The Bump Band
set included: 1976
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn).

18 March 2013 - Room 16B, Austin Convention Center, SXSW, Austin, TX
2:00-3:00pm - Musicians Bringing Musicians Home: New Orleans After Katrina - the panelists: Mike Mills, Jordan Hirsch, Thao Nguyen, Jon Langford, with Deyden Tethong moderating
notes: Mike Mills attends as panelist for 'Musicians Bringing Musicians Home: New Orleans After Katrina'.

18 March 2011 - Blurt Magazine/Second Motion Day Party, SXSW, The Ginger Man, Austin, TX
other acts performing: The BellRays, Richard Barone, The Fleshtones, Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3, The Baseball Project, Mike Watt, LITE, The Bluebonnets, Supercluster, Casper And The Cookies, Flash To Bang Time
Richard Barone set included: Feel A Falcon / I Belong To Me / To The Pure / Tiger Nights / Numbers With Wings / Radio Silence / Glow / Gravity's Pull / Cool (w/ Vanessa Briscoe-Hay & Michael Lachowski)
The Baseball Project set included: Twilight Of My Career
Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 set included: Tell Me When It's Over / The Days Of Wine And Roses
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Peter guests with Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 on 'Tell Me When It's Over'. Peter also joined on guitar on Richard Barone's set.

18 March 2011 - The Bubble Recording Studio, SXSW, Austin, TX
notes: SXSW4Japan Webathon, hosted by Hanson. Michael Stipe was interviewed as part of the webathon at the studios.

19 March 2011 - KUT Showcase, SXSW, Momo's, Austin, TX
other acts performing: Marco Benevento, Sarah Jaffe, The Bright Light Social Hour, North Mississippi Allstars, Givers, Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3
The Baseball Project: Panda And The Freak / The Straw That Stirs The Drink / Long Before My Time / Look Out Mom / Tony (Boston's Chosen Son) / Ichiro Goes To The Moon / El Hombre / Past Time
Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3: When You Smile (Steve Solo) / Resolution / Bruises / Halloween / Cindy, It Was Always You / John Coltrane Stereo Blues / Amphetamine
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn) with Josh Kantor on keyboards. After The Baseball Project finished, Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 performed (Jason Victor, Dave DeCastro & Linda Pitmon) as the last act of the showcase. Both bands started in the early hours of the 19th.

19 March 2011 - Steve Wynn's Yard Dog Spring Training, SXSW, Yard Dog, Austin, TX
other acts performing: Calibro 35, The Slummers, Mark Eitzel, The Autumn Defense, Eleventh Dream Day, Casey Neill & The Norway Rats, The Minus 5, Jon Langford & Skull Orchard, Steve Wymm & The Miracle 3
The Baseball Project set included: Jackie's Lament
notes: The Baseball Project & The Minus 5 performed sets, with Steve Wynn joining The Minus 5. Mike Mills sings on 'Jackie's Lament' with The Baseball Project.

22 March 2011 - Peoria Sports Complex, Preoria, AZ
set included: Ichiro Goes To The Moon
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn), performing just prior to the start of the Chicago White Sox vs Seattle Mariners Spring Training baseball game.

23 March 2011 - Camelback Ranch, Glendale, AZ
set included: Past Time / Long Before My Time
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn), performing just prior to the start of the Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago White Sox Spring Training baseball game. Scott & Steve sang 'The Star-Spangled Banner' just prior to starting

24 March 2011 - Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale, AZ
set included: Panda And The Freak
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn), performing just prior to the start of the Cleveland Indians vs San Francisco Giants Spring Training baseball game.

25 March 2011 - Surprise Stadium, Surprise, AZ
set included: Harvey Haddix / Fair Weather Fans / Don't Call Them Twinkies
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn), performing just prior to the start of the San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals Spring Training baseball game. Scott, Linda & Steve also performed 'Take Me Out To The Ball Game' on the side of the pitch during the 7th innings stretch game break.

25 March 2011 - Martini Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ
support: The Breakup Society
set included: All Future And No Past / Ted Fucking Williams / Look Out Mom / The Straw That Stirs The Drink / Fair Weather Fans / Long Before My Time / Gratitude (For Curt Flood) / Panda And The Freak / Chin Music / Buckner's Bolero / 1976 / Twilight Of My Career / Tell Me When It's Over / Ichiro Goes To The Moon / Lies Of The Living Dead / That's What You Always Say / Aw Shit Man / Twilight Distillery / Tony (Boston's Chosen Son) / Past Time / Here Lies Carl Mays / Amphetamine
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn).

25 March 2011 - Rehearsal Studio, New York, NY
set included: Kanga Roo / The Letter
notes: Rehearsals for Big Star's Third, with Mitch Easter, Brett Harris, Mike Mills, Jody Stephens, Chris Stamey & Charles Cleaver. Michael Stipe rehearses 'Kanga Roo' & 'The Letter'.

26 March 2011 - Big Star's Third, Mason Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Baruch College, The City University Of New York, New York, NY
support: Lost In The Trees
set:
Django Haskins: Nature Boy
Matt McMichaels & Mike Mills: Kizza Me
Ira Kaplan: O Dana
Jody Stephens: For You
Norman Blake: Nightime
Mike Mills: Jesus Christ
Ira Kaplan & Matt McMichaels: Take Care
Matthew Sweet & Matt McMichaels: Big Black Car
Norman Blake: Stroke It Noel
Jody Stephens: Blue Moon
Brett Harris: Femme Fatale
Chris Stamey: Downs (w/ Matthew Sweet & Ira Kaplan)
Tift Merritt: Dream Lover (w/ Matthew Sweet & Django Haskins)
Django Haskins: Holocaust
Tift Merritt & Django Haskins: You Can't Have Me
Michael Stipe & Brett Harris: Kanga Roo
All: Thank You Friends
encore:
Brett Harris & Matt McMichaels: You And Your Sister
Matthew Sweet & Mike Mills: September Gurls
Norman Blake: I Am The Cosmos
Tift Merritt: Thirteen
Matt McMichaels: Give Me Another Chance
Mitch Easter: Till The End Of The Day
Norman Blake: I'm In Love With A Girl
Matt McMichaels: Alex Chilton
Gordon Zacharias: When You Smile
All:The Letter (Michael Stipe on lead vocals)
notes: Big Star's Third - Benefit for the New Orleans Musicians Clinic, Corona Youth Music Project, Queens, and Kidznotes Durham. Mike Mills plays as part of the house band, but plays lead on 'Kizza Me', 'Jesus Christ' & 'September Gurls'. Michael Stipe sings on 'Kanga Roo' & on lead vocals with everyone on 'The Letter'.

26 March 2011 - El Hoyo Stage, Festival En El Barrio Viejo, 198 West Cushing Street, Tucson, AZ
other acts performing: Al Perry, Los Gallegos, Robyn Hitchcock
The Baseball Project set included: Past Time / Fair Weather Fans / Ted Fucking Williams / 1976
Robyn Hitchcock set included: The Wreck Of The Arthur Lee / Kung Fu Fighting
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn), all 4 joined Robyn Hitchcock on his set, including 'Kung Fu Fighting'.

27 March 2011 - Goodyear Ballpark, Goodyear, AZ
set included: Satchel Paige Said
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn), performing just prior to the start of the Arizona Diamondbacks vs Cincinatti Reds Spring Training baseball game.

28 March 2011 - Goodyear Ballpark, Goodyear, AZ
set included: El Hombre / Fair Weather Fans / Harvey Haddix / Twilight Of My Career / 1976 / Panda And The Freak
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn), performing just prior to the start of the Chicago Cubs vs Cleveland Indians Spring Training baseball game.

29 March 2011 - The Little Room, Largo, Los Angeles, CA
set: The Wreck Of The Arthur Lee / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Vibrating / Madonna Of The Wasps / Tears Of Rage (Bob Dylan) / Tommy James And The Shondells Improvisation / I'm Falling / Eight Miles High / Ole! Tarantula / Adventure Rocketship / Goodnight Olso / Gigolo Aunt / Ride / N.Y. Doll
encore: River Man / Tomorrow Never Knows
notes: Robyn Hitchcock show. Joined by Peter Buck (acoustic guitar), Scott McCaughey (guitar & Backing vocal), Sean Nelson (backing vocals), Jon Brion (piano) from 'Gigolo Aunt' onwards. An unannounced concert (of 3) in preparation for Robyn's show at the same venue on 1 April 2011.

29 March 2011 - Clocktower Gallery, New York, NY
Films Screened: Discoverer / All The Best / Überlin / Oh My Heart / It Happened Today / Everyday Is Yours To Win / Mine Smell Like Honey / Walk It Back / Alligator_Aviator_Autopilot_Antimatter / That Someone Is You / Me, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brando And I
notes: 'Collapse Into Now Film Project', an exhibition of film commissioned by Michael Stipe for R.E.M's 'Collapse Into Now' Opening, attended by Michael Stipe. The exhibition ran from 30 March until 6 May 2011. The video for 'Blue' was not screened as it was not completed in time for the exhibition.

30 March 2011 - The Casbah, San Diego, CA
support: Maren Parusel
set included: Ted Fucking Williams / The Straw That Stirs The Drink / Fernando / The Death Of Big Ed Delahunty / 1976 / Twilight Of My Career / Tell Me When It's Over / Ichiro Goes To The Moon / Bucker's Bolero / The Yankee Flipper / Harvey Haddix / Lies Of The Living Dead / Amphetamine
encore included: Revolution Blues / Phenom / That's What You Always Say / Aw Shit Man
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn), joined by Robert Lloyd on keyboards. Jack McDowell, the subject of the song 'The Yankee Flipper' joined the band onstage for that song.

31 March 2011 - 'Extra', La Piazza Ristorante Italiano, The Grove, Los Angeles, CA
set: All Future And No Past / Interview / Fair Weather Fans
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Television performance on 'Extra'. Interview & performance of 'All Future And No Past' & 'Fair Weather Fans'.

31 March 2011 - The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
set included: Tell Me When It's Over / Resolution / Revolution Blues
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn), joined by Robert Lloyd on keyboards.

1 April 2011 - Mercury Lounge, Goleta, CA
set included: Ted Fucking Williams / Pete Rose Way / The Straw That Stirs The Drink / Sometimes I Dream Of Willie Mays / Fernando / Harvey Haddix / 1976 / Twilight Of My Career / Buckner's Bolero / Marquee Moon / Revolution Blues / Rocky Mountain Way / Strychnine / Do The Fonzie / Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues - Behind Closed Doors / That's What You Always Say / Tell Me When It's Over / The Medicine Show / Amphetamine / Resolution
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn), joined by Robert Lloyd on keyboards.

2 April 2011 - Slims, San Francisco, CA
set 1: Don't Call Them Twinkies / Sometimes I Dream Of Willie Mays / The Straw That Stirs The Drink / Broken Man / Chin Music / Long Before My Time / Fair Weather Fans / Tonight You're Buying Me Drink, Bub / Panda And The Freak / Buckner's Bolero / Lies Of The Living Dead / Amphetamine
set 2: 1976 / Twilight Of My Career / Tell Me When It's Over / Ichiro Goes To The Moon / Twilight Distillery / Tony (Boston's Chosen Son) / The Death Of Big Ed Delahanty / Ted Fucking Williams / Harvey Haddix / That's What You Always Say / Revolution Blues / Aw Shit Man / Past Time / Teenage Head / The Medicine Show / Strychnine
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Roy Loney guests on vocals on 'Teenage Head'. The 2nd set was technically supposed to end after 'Aw Shit Man' as Scott said onstage, but the guys just played straight through.

4 April 2011 - Steven Seibring - Illumination: Who Are Poets, Milk Gallery, New York, NY
set: Richard Hell poem / Jim Carroll poem / Blue / Ghost Dance / It's A Dream / Blitzkreig Bop / Everybody Hurts / Perfect Day
notes: Patti Smith & Band along with Jesse Smith on Piano perform at Steven Seibrings exhibition opening. Patti starts off reciting poems by Richard Hell & Jim Carroll & her own, then with her band performing R.E.M.'s 'Blue' & then songs by artists depicted in Steven Seibrings exhibition. Michael Stipe sings with Patti Smith on 'Everybody Hurts'. Reports said that Neil Youngs 'Helpless' was played, when in fact it was 'It's A Dream'.

5 April 2011 - KEXP 90.3FM, KEXP 90.3FM Studios, Seattle, WA
set: Introduction / 1976 / Ichiro Goes To The Moon / Interview / All Future And No Past / The Straw That Stirs the Drink / Interview
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Radio interview with Kevin Cole & live in-studio performance.

5 April 2011 - Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
support: Less Than Equals (Kurt Bloch & John Ramberg)
set 1: Past Time / Ted Fucking Williams / Look Out Mom / Chin Music / Pete Rose Way / Don't Call Them Twinkies / Fair Weather Fans / Long Before My Time / Tony (Boston's Chosen Son) / Ichiro Goes To The Moon / The Yankee Flipper / Lies Of The Living Dead / Amphetamine
set 2 included: 1976 / Buckner's Bolero / Gratitude (For Curt Flood) / Twilight Of My Career / The Straw That Stirs The Drink / Ted Fucking Williams / Teenage Head
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn), with John Ramberg & Roy Loney

6 April 2011 - OPB Studio, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland, OR
set: 1976 / Interview / Ichiro Goes To The Moon / Buckner's Bolero / Interview / Chin Music
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Radio interview & live in-studio performance.

7 April 2011 - Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, Bend, OR
set included: Fair Weather Fans / Harvey Haddix / Amphetamine
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn).

8 April 2011 - Skip's Records & CD World, Eugene, OR
set included: Satchel Paige Said
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn), in-store performance & signing session.

8 April 2011 - Sam Bond's Garage, Eugene, OR
set included: Tell Me When It's Over / Amphetamine
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn), joined by John Hill (Tour Manager) on guitar on 'Amphetamine'.

9 April 2011 - Bunk Bar, Portland, OR
set included: Amphetamine
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn), joined by John Hill (Tour Manager) on guitar on 'Amphetamine'.

16 April 2011 - Easy Street Records, Seattle, WA
notes: Record Store Day. Peter Buck spent the afternoon clerking & signing autographs, or as he said 'give out many opinions of dubious worth'.

16 April 2011 - Grand Opera House, Macon, GA
notes: Robert McDuffie Center For Strings perform Bartók Divertmento for Strings lead by Robert Spano. Mike Mills was the Master Of Ceremonies.

29 April 2011 - The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY
support: Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3
set included: Don't Call Them Twinkies / Harvey Haddix / The Straw That Stirs The Drink / Buckner's Bolero
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn), Craig Finn from The Hold Steady guests on vocals for 'Don't Call Them Twinkies'.

30 April 2011 - The Annual Dinner Of The White House Correspondents Association, International Ballroom, The Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C.
notes: Bertis Downs, Michael Stipe & Mike Mills attend the WHCA Dinner attended by Barack Obama, President Of The United States, which featured speeches, awards and numerous comedy skits, including the President & also Seth Myers.

30 April 2011 - Drew's House, Ringwood, NJ
set 1: All Future And No Past / Ted Fucking Williams / Gratitude (For Curt Flood) / Panda And The Freak / The Yankee Flipper / Cindy, It Was Always You / Ambulance Dancehall / Dark Hand Of Contagion / Broken Man / 1976 / Tell Me When It's Over / Out There On The Maroon / I'm Not Bitter / Amphetamine
set 2: Past Time / Don't Call Them Twinkies / Pete Rose Way / Chin Music / That's What You Always Say / Fair Weather Fans / Buckner's Bolero / Harvey Haddix / Satchel Paige Said / El Hombre / Lies Of The Living Dead / Fernando / Resolution / Twilight Of My Career / Trial Separation Blues
encore: Aw Shit Man / Teenage Head / Strychnine / The Star-Spangled Banner
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). A House Concert - the PA died after 'Trial Separation Blues', with the encore an acoustic set with an a capella rendition of 'The Star-Spangled Banner'.

1 May 2011 - Main Stage, The Hoboken Arts & Music Festival, Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ
other acts performing: Davey & The Trainwreck, Bern & The Brights, The Pretty Babies, Ian Hunter & The Rant Band
set: Past Time / Ted Fucking Williams / Panda And The Freak / Fair Weather Fans / Ichiro Goes To The Moon / Don't Call Them Twinkies / 1976 / Tell Me When It's Over / Harvey Haddix / Lies Of The Living Dead / Amphetamine
notes: The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn), with Craig Finn guesting on vocals on 'Don't Call Them Twinkies'.

4 May 2011 - The Stage, The TimesCenter, New York, NY
notes: 'Times Talks', with Michael Stipe in conversation with New York Times Magazine editor Hugo Lindgren, featuring the films of the 'Collapse Into Now Film Project', in which Michael discussed the films accompanying each song on the album.

6 May 2011 - Stevie Ray's Blues Bar, Louisville, KY
set: You Shook Me All Night Long / Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
notes: Mike Mills & Troy Hanson join local band The Predators for an impromptu performance after partying at The Julep Ball on the eve of the Kentucky Derby.

The Baseball Project - Regular Season Tour

25 May 2011 - 'In The Studio', The Current Studios, 89.3 The Current, St. Paul, MN
set: Don't Call Them Twinkies / Interview / Look Out Mom / Interview / Fair Weather Fans
notes: The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn), Radio interview & live in-studio performance.

25 May 2011 - Parking Lot, Midway Stadium, St. Paul, MN
set: Past Time / Fair Weather Fans / Gratitude (For Curt Flood) / Chin Music / Look Out Mom / Satchel Paige Said / The Straw That Stirs The Drink / Panda And The Freak / Jackie's Lament / Ted Fucking Williams / 1976 / The Death Of Big Ed Delahanty / Harvey Haddix / Ichiro Goes To The Moon / Don't Call Them Twinkies
notes: The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn), with Kevin Dutcher on keyboards, performing just prior to the start of the St.Paul Saints vs Fort Worth Sixers baseball game.

25 May 2011 - Nye's Polonaise Room, Minneapolis, MN
set included:
Mike Mills & Scott McCaughey: Mac The Knife
Mills & Jim Walsh: Georgia On My Mind
notes: Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn joined in on at the empty piano bar, & Jim Walsh joins Mike Mills on 'Georgia On My Mind'.

26 May 2011 - Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN
set included: Past Time / Don't Call Them Twinkies / Sometimes I Dream Of Willie Mays / Look Out Mom / The Panda And The Freak / Harvey Haddix / Fair Weather Fans / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
notes: The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Mike Mills sings lead vocals and bass guitar on '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville', with Kevin Dutcher on keyboards.

26 May 2011 - Nye's Polonaise Room, Minneapolis, MN
set included:
Mike Mills: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / It's Only Make Believe
Steve Wynn: Help Me Make It Through The Night / It Was A Very Good Year
Linda Pitmon & Laura Lindeen: Delta Dawn
Scott McCaughey: Desperado
notes: After their show, McCaughey, Mills, Pitmon & Wynn joined in on at the piano bar with each singing their chosen songs. Linda was joined by Laura Lindeen on her choice.

28 May 2011 - Istancool, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
notes: 'Collapse Into Now Film Project', an exhibition of film commissioned by Michael Stipe for R.E.M's 'Collapse Into Now' attended by Michael Stipe, Sophie Calle & Sam Taylor-Wood, & Chaired by Jefferson Hack. As part of Istancool, 2nd Annual Istanbul International Festival Of Culture.

28 May 2011 - Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
support: The Mike Benign Compulsion
The Mike Benign Compulsion: Superman
The Baseball Project set included: Don't Call Them Twinkies / Ted Fucking Williams / Tony (Boston's Chosen Son) / Buckner's Bolero / Gratitude (For Curt Flood) / Ichiro Goes To The Moon / The Yankee Flipper / The Closer / Panda And The Freak / The Straw That Stirs The Drink / Harvey Haddix / Fair Weather Fans / Jackie's Lament
notes: The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Mike Mills sings lead vocals on 'Superman' as part of The Mike Benign Compulsion's opening set.

29 May 2011 - Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI
set: Take Me Out To The Ball Game
notes: The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Performed an acoustic version of 'Take Me Out To The Ball Game' during the 7th innings stretch at the San Franciso Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers baseball game.

29 May 2011 - '25', Xfm London 104.9, Xfm London 104.9 Studios, London, England
notes: Ian Canfield presents a documentary looking back at Lifes Rich Pageant, including interviews with Mike Mills, Don Gehman, Clint Boon, & our own REMologist - Tim Abbott! Go Tim!

30 May 2011 - 'Music Lounge', Midday News, Studio 2, WGN-TV, WGN Televison, Chicago, IL
notes: The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Television performance on 'Music Lounge' on WGN.

30 May 2011 - The Cubby Bear, Chicago, IL
set included: Panda And The Freak / 1976 / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
notes: The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Mike Mills sings lead vocals and bass guitar on '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville'.

1 June 2011 - Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Canada
support: The Order Of Good Cheer
set included: Past Time / Tony (Boston's Chosen Son) / 1976 / Ichiro Goes To The Moon / Amphetamine
encore included: The Days Of Wine And Roses / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Phenom
notes: The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Mike Mills sings lead vocals and bass guitar on '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville'.

3 June 2011 - Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY
set included: Buckner's Bolero / Radio Radio / Jackie's Lament / The Death Of Big Ed Delahanty / The Days Of Wine And Roses / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
notes: The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Mike Mills sings lead vocals and bass guitar on '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville', with Andy Burton on keyboards.

4 June 2011 - Foundation Room, House Of Blues, Boston, MA
set included: (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
notes: The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Mike Mills sings lead vocals and bass guitar on '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville', with Josh Kantor on keyboards.

5 June 2011 - City Winery, New York, NY
support: Simon Kirke
set included: (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
notes: The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Mike Mills sings lead vocals and bass guitar on '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville', with Josh Kantor on keyboards.

6 June 2011 - 'World Cafe', WXPN 88.5 Studios, WXPN 88.5, Philadelphia, PA
notes: The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Radio interview & live in-studio acoustic performance.

6 June 2011 - Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
set: Take Me Out To The Ball Game
notes: The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn), Performed an acoustic version of 'Take Me Out To The Ball Game' during the 7th innings stretch at the Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game.

6 June 2011 - North Star Bar, Philadelphia, PA
support: The Bigger Lovers
set: Past Time / Panda And The Freak / Fair Weather Fans / Ted Fucking Williams / Gratitude (For Curt Flood) / Look Out Mom / Buckner's Bolero / 1976 / Twilight Of My Career / Lies Of The Living Dead / The Death Of Big Ed Delahanty / Don't Call Them Twinkies / Ichiro Goes To The Moon / That's What You Always Say / Jackie's Lament / Harvey Haddix / Amphetamine
encore: Here Lies Carl Mays / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Aw Shit Man / The Days Of Wine And Roses
notes: The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Mike Mills sings lead vocals and bass guitar on '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville', with Josh Kantor on keyboards.

7 June 2011 - Dollar Bank Stage, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Point State Park, Pittsburgh, PA
other acts performing: J. Roddy Walston & The Business
set included: Ichiro Goes To The Moon / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
notes: The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Mike Mills sings lead vocals and bass guitar on '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville'

8 June 2011 - Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI
set: Past Time / Ted Fucking Williams / Fair Weather Fans / Panda And The Freak / Tony (Bostons Chosen Son) / Look Out Mom / Lies Of The Living Dead / The Closer / 1976 / Twilight Of My Career / Ichiro Goes To The Moon / Jackie's Lament / Buckner's Bolero / That's What You Always Say / Harvey Haddix / Don't Call Them Twinkies / Amphetamine
encore: Here Lies Carl Mays / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Aw Shit Man / The Days Of Wine And Roses
notes: The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Mike Mills sings lead vocals and bass guitar on '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville'

9 June 2011 - Rock Island Brewing Company, Rock Island, IL
support: Kerry Tucker
set included: That's What You Always Say / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
notes: The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Mike Mills sings lead vocals and bass guitar on '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville', with Kevin Dutcher on keyboards

10 June 2011 - Duck Pond, Warner Park, Madison, WI
set included: Fair Weather Fans / Pete Rose Way / Look Out Mom / Panda And The Freak / The Yankee Flipper / Jackie's Lament / Harvey Haddix / Lies Of The Living Dead / Ted Fucking Williams / Amphetamine / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
notes: The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Mike Mills sings lead vocals and bass guitar on '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville'.

11 June 2011 - Rick & Nancy Woods House, Twangfest 15, St. Louis, MO
set: Take Me Out To The Ball Game / Satchel Paige Said / Pete Rose Way / 1976 / Chin Music / Tony (Boston's Chosen Son) / Buckner's Bolero / The Yankee Flipper / Jackie's Lament / Harvey Haddix / Phenom / Here Lies Carl Mays / Past Time / Roll Another Number (For The Road) / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / The Days Of Wine And Roses
notes: The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Mike Mills sings lead vocals and bass guitar & McCaughey plays banjo on '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville'.

11 June 2011 - Duck Room, Blueberry Hill, Twangfest 15, St. Louis, MO
support: Marah, Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3
set: Take Me Out To The Ball Game / 1976 / Ted Fucking Williams / The Straw That Stirs The Drink / Broken Man / Don't Call Them Twinkies / Fair Weather Fans / The Death Of Big Ed Delahanty / Ichiro Goes To The Moon / Gratitude (For Curt Flood) / The Closer / El Hombre / Harvey Haddix / The Panda And The Freak / Past Time / Aw Shit Man
encore: Lies Of The Living Dead / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / The Days Of Wine And Roses
notes: The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon & Steve Wynn). Mike Mills sings lead vocals and bass guitar on 'Don't Go Back To) Rockville'.

23 June 2011 - Type Foundry, Portland, OR
notes: Recording Session for John Wesley Harding's 'The Sound Of His Own Voice'. Peter Buck records guitar tracks.

7-9 July 2011 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
tracks recorded: We All Go Back To Where We Belong / Hallelujah
notes: Recording & Overdubbing Session for 'Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982-2011'

July 2011 - Type Foundry, Portland, OR
tracks recorded: We All Go Back To Where We Belong / Hallelujah / A Month Of Saturdays
notes: Recording & Overdubbing Session for 'Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982-2011'

11 July 2011
event: 'Lifes Rich Pageant' 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is released everywhere else outside of North America

12 July 2011
event: 'Lifes Rich Pageant' 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is released in North America

14 July 2011 - Transmission from NASA Mission Center, Lyndon B. John Space Center, Houston, TX to Space Shuttle Atlantis, orbiting Earth
set: Man On The Moon (a capella) / Message To Space Shuttle Atlantis / Man On The Moon (Album Version)
notes: Michael Stipe sends wake-up song & greeting to Space Shuttle Atlantis, on Flight Day 7, of which thanks comes from shuttle commander Chris Ferguson back to mission center. Michael recorded his a capella version of 'Man On The Moon' in Venice, Italy on 1 June 2011.

16 July 2011 - Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
other acts performing: Fernando, Kelli Schaefer, Mike Coykendall
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg & Bill Rieflin). Rock Against Alzheimer's benefit show.

12 August 2011 - Vacant Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
notes: 'Act Like You're Fine' group exhibition opening (a study on obsession), featuring art works by Leigh Ledare, Slavia Mogutin, Andrea Longacre-White, Matthu Place, A.L. Steiner, Lola Dupre, Devin Elijah, Neal Franc, Sophie Morner, Patrick Hoelck & an art installation from Michael Stipe, 'The architecture of corners of rooms'. The exhibition went from 13 to 28 August 2011.

18 August 2011 - Obladi Oblada, Reykjavik, Iceland
set included: Get Back / Revolution
notes: Beat Boys Team show. Mike Mills who was on holiday, joined the Beatles cover band onstage to sing 'Get Back' & 'Revolution'.

24 August 2011 - Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY (Cancelled)
support: Gary Clark Jr.
notes: The Baseball Project.

25 August 2011 - Edgefield Amphitheater, McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
support: Okkervil River, Point Juncture
set: The Infanta / The Sporting Life / The Calamity Song / Down By The Water / Billy Liar / Apology Song / Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect / Won’t Want For Love (Margaret In The Taiga) / Don’t Carry It All / This Is Why We Fight / Sixteen Military Wives / Dracula's Daughter - O Valencia!
encore 1: The Tain (Parts I, II, III, IV, V) / The Mariner's Revenge Song
encore 2: June Hymn
notes: The Decemberists show. Peter Buck guests on 'Down By The Water', & the Portland Military Brass on 'The Infanta', 'The Sporting Life' & 'Sixteen Military Wives'.

26 August 2011 - Edgefield Amphitheater, McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
support: Okkervil River, Ages And Ages
set: Intro / The Island: Come & See - The Landlord's Daughter - You'll Not Feel The Drowning / The Calamity Song / Down By The Water / Rise To Me / Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then) / The Bagman's Gambit / The Soldiering Life / The Sporting Life / The Rake's Song / Rox In The Box / Sixteen Military Wives / The Chimbley Sweep
encore 1: Raincoat Song / The Mariner's Revenge Song
encore 2: I Was Meant For The Stage
notes: The Decemberists show. Peter Buck guests on 'Down By The Water', Laura Veirs guests on 'Yankee Bayonet', & the Portland Military Brass on 'The Soldering Life', 'The Sporting Life', 'Sixteen Military Wives' & 'I Was Meant For The Stage'

18 September 2011 - The Melting Point, Athens, GA
set included: Road To Nowhere / Skeletons In Your Closet
notes: A Co-Billing featuring the Rick Fowler Band & The Georgia Healers. Benefit concert for Tim White, 'Burning Down The House' Party. Bill Berry guests with the Rick Fowler Band on drums on 'Road To Nowhere' & guitar on 'Skeletons In Your Closet'.

21 September 2011
event: R.E.M. Announces worldwide that they are disbanding:
"To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening."

24 September 2011 - Dallas Video Fest, Angelika Film Center, Dallas, TX
notes: 'Collapse Into Now Films Project' screening as part of the Dallas Video Festival.

3 October 2011 - 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, NBC, Studio 6B, NBC Studios, GE Building, New York, NY
other guests appearing: Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood
notes: Television appearance by Michael Stipe on 'Lste Night With Jimmy Fallon' on NBC. Michael Stipe makes a cameo appearance sitting with Jimmy Fallon, as Jimmy introduces Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood who perform 'Give Up The Ghost'.

5 October 2011 - The Music Shed, New Orleans, LA
songs recorded included: Look Out Lonely / Indian Red
notes: Recording Session for Bonerama's 'Shake It Baby'. Mike Mills records backing vocals & harmonies on 'Look Out Lonely' & 'Indian Red'.

13 October 2011 - Connaught Hotel, London, England
notes: Interview with Michael Stipe by Peter Paphides from The Guardian on the bands break-up & the 'Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982-2011' retrospective.

25 October 2011 - Carolina Studios Celebrity Pro-Am Jam, Croquet Lawn, Daniel Island Club, Charleston, SC
support: Ruben & Karima
set included: (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
notes: Mike Mills joins Darius Rucker, Colt Ford, Patrick Davis, Eric Bass, Branford Marsalis, Pat Green, Johnny Lee in the Pro-Am Jam, hosted by Mark Bryan prior to the Nationwide Tour Championship Golf Tournament.

2 November 2011 - 'Lauren Laverne', BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 6 Music Studios, Western House, London, England
set: Interview / Leaving New York / Interview / A Month Of Saturdays
notes: Radio interview with Michael Stipe & Mike Mills by Lauren Laverne, discussing the decision to break-up the band, and playing album tracks from the retrospective, & some various questions regarding their history.

2 November 2011 - 'Drivetime', BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 2 Studios, Western House, London, England
set: Interview / We All Go Back To Where We Belong / Interview / The Great Beyond
notes: Radio interview with Mike Mills & Michael Stipe by Simon Mayo, regarding the disbanding & playing tracks from the 'Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982-2011' retrospective.

2 November 2011 - 'Newsnight', BBC2, Studio TC7, BBC Broadcasting Centre, London, England
notes: Television appearance by Mike Mills & Michael Stipe on 'Newsnight' on BBC2. Interview by Gavin Eisler with Mike Mills & Michael Stipe, regarding the disbanding & the 'Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982-2011' retrospective, American Politics, activism, & the role of politics in songwriting.

3 November 2011 - 'Danny Wallace', Xfm London 104.9, Xfm London 104.9 Studios, London, England
notes: Radio interview with Mike Mills & Michael Stipe on the bands disbanding, & the 'Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982-2011' retrospective.

3 November 2011 - 'Pete Mitchell', Absolute Radio, Absolute Radio Studios, Golden Square, London, England
notes: Radio interview with Mike Mills & Michael Stipe on the bands disbanding, their history & the new retrospective.

4 November 2011 - Connaught Hotel, London, England
notes: Television interview with Mike Mills & Michael Stipe, broadcast on Dutch TV.

4 November 2011 - Connaught Hotel, London, England
notes: Television interview with Mike Mills & Michael Stipe, broadcast on Norwegian TV.

4 November 2011 - Connaught Hotel, London, England
notes: Interview with Michael Stipe by Jude Rogers for The Quietus.

4 November 2011 - 'Front Row', BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Studios, Broadcasting House, London, England
notes: Radio interview with Mike Mills & Michael Stipe by Kirsty Lang, regarding the disbanding & the 'Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982-2011' retrospective.

4 November 2011 - 'The Jo Whiley Music Show', Sky Arts HD, Sky Studios, London, England
notes: Television appearance by Michael Stipe on 'The Jo Whiley Show' on Sky Arts HD. Interview with Michael Stipe by Jo Whiley, regarding the disbanding & the history of R.E.M.

5 November 2011 - Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco, CA
notes: John Wesley Harding & The King Charles Trio / The Minus 5 show. Backing band consists of Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Jenny Conlee-Drizos, Chris Funk, John Moen & Nate Query.

6 November 2011 - McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA
set:
The Minus 5: The Disembowlers / Old Plantation / There Is No Music / With A Gun
John Wesley Harding & The King Charles Trio: Sing Your Own Song / I Should Have Stopped / I Might Be Dead / The Examiners / Rambling On
John Wesley Harding Solo: When I Knew / The Buzz / Sublimation
John Wesley Harding & The King Charles Trio: The Colloquy Of Mole & Mr Eye / There’s A Starbucks (Where The Starbucks Used To Be) / Gentleman Caller / The World In Song / If You Have Ghosts
encore: Aw Shit Man / Calling Off The Experiment
notes: John Wesley Harding & The King Charles Trio / The Minus 5 show. Backing band consists of Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Jenny Conlee-Drizos, Chris Funk, John Moen & Nate Query.

9 November 2011 - 'The Dan Patrick Show', The Dan Patrick Show Studios, Channel 101, DirecTV, Milford, CT
notes: Phone Interview with Mike Mills by Dan Patrick, talking about the first R.E.M. show, what song he didn't like playing live ('Lotus'), the break-up of the band, The Baseball Project, Michael using mustard as a hair gel & the 'Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982-2011' retrospective.

10 November 2011 - 'The Colbert Report', Comedy Central, NEP Studio 54, New York, NY
other guests appearing: Brian Eno
set: Lean On Me
notes: Television appearance by Michael Stipe on 'The Colbert Report' on Comedy Central. Unannounced visit by Michael Stipe near the end of the show, with Stipe, Stephen Colbert & Brian Eno singing 'Lean On Me'.

11 November 2011 - Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR
set:
The Minus 5: Twilight Distillery / Your Day Will Come / The Old Plantation / With A Gun / Wasted Bandage
John Wesley Harding & The King Charles Trio: Sing Your Own Song / I Should Have Stopped / Captain Courageous (On Disko Island) / I Might Be Dead / The Examiners / Rambling On
The Minus 5: There Is No Music / Cosmic Jive / Rub It In / Original Luke
John Wesley Harding Solo: The Buzz / Stare At The Sun / When I Knew / Sublimation / Three Legged Man
John Wesley Harding & The King Charles Trio: The Colloquy Of Mole & Mr Eye / There’s A Starbucks (Where The Starbucks Used To Be) / The Way We Weren’t / Uncle Dad / Gentleman Caller / The World In Song / If You Have Ghosts
encore: Aw Shit Man / Calling Off The Experiment
notes: John Wesley Harding & The King Charles Trio / The Minus 5 show. Backing band consists of Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Jenny Conlee-Drizos, Chris Funk, John Moen & Nate Query.

12 November 2011 - The Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA
notes: John Wesley Harding & The King Charles Trio / The Minus 5 show. Backing band consists of Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Jenny Conlee-Drizos, Chris Funk, John Moen & Nate Query.

13 November 2011 - Welcome To The Reconstruction - Athens Bands Play The Songs Of R.E.M., Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
set:
706: 7 Chinese Bros. / Leaving New York / Texarkana
Nanny Island: Near Wild Heaven / Nightswimming / Radio Free Europe
Corduroy Road: Pop Song 89 / Electrolite
Kevin O'Neil & David Bell: That Someone Is You
Grogus: Underneath The Bunker / Swan Swan H
Nathan Sheppard & John Keane & Friends: Fall On Me / Pretty Persuasion / All The Right Friends
Thayer Sarrano & Friends: Walk Unafraid / Country Feedback
Kevn Kinney: Maps And Legends (w/ David Barbe, John Keane & Bryan Howard)
Jack Logan & Coventry Climax: 1,000,000 / Femme Fatale (w/ Mike Mills)
Lera Lynn & Ben Lewis: The One I Love / Everybody Hurts / Houston
David Barbe & The Quick Hooks: Pilgrimage (w/ Jack Logan) / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars) (w/ Logan) / Second Guessing (w/ Mills)
Romper Stompers: Green Grow The Rushes / Man On The Moon
Futurebirds: The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville (w/ Mills)
All: Superman (with Mike Mills on vocals & guitar)
notes: Release party as part of the 'Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982-2011' release. Proceeds to benefit Community Connection Of North-East Georgia & Family Connection, Communities In Schools of Athens & Whatever It Takes. Even though it was slated that R.E.M. will not perform, Mike Mills joins on a number of songs, & Bill Berry was in attendance.

14 November 2011 - Ciné, Athens, GA
notes: 'Toast Of Chronic Town - Athens Finest Eateries Bring Their Best'. Sampling of food from more than 15 of Athens’ finest eateries, including Weaver D's, The Grit, Five & Ten, Dondero’s, The National, The Four Coursemen, Ted’s Most Best, La Dolce Vita, The Last Resort, Loco’s, Marti’s at Midday, Mama’s Boy, Heirloom Cafe, Big City Bread, The Taco Stand, Taqueria Del Sol, Farm 255, Jittery Joe’s, DePalma’s, Gymnopedie and others. During the event, special screenings of R.E.M. live concert footage on an archived 35mm print and a special 90-minute R.E.M. video retrospective will be shown in each theatre. Bill Berry was in attendance.

14 November 2011 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
notes: 'Back Where We Belong: Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982-2011' CD Pre-Release Listening Party. The final CD pre-release party with silent and live auctions, exclusive video footage, raffle, and limited edition merchandise for sale. Auction items included a donated Rickenbacker guitar signed by all four members of R.E.M., framed signed guitar picks, an 8”x10” open edition signed archival pigment ink print of R.E.M. in Walter’s Bar-B-Q from 1984 donated by photographer Laura Levine, R.E.M. set pieces from past tours, archived t-shirts, and more. Proceeds to benefit Community Connection Of North-East Georgia & Family Connection, Communities In Schools of Athens & Whatever It Takes. Bill Berry, Mike Mills & Bertis Downs were in attendance

15 November 2011
event: 'Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982-2011' is released worldwide

15 November 2011 - World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
John Wesley Harding Solo included: The Buzz / Window Seat
John Wesley Harding & The King Charles Trio included: Captain Courageous (On Disko Island) / If You Have Ghosts
notes: John Wesley Harding & The King Charles Trio / The Minus 5 show. Backing band consists of Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Jenny Conlee-Drizos, Chris Funk, John Moen & Nate Query.

16 November 2011 - Jammin' Java, Vienna, VA
notes: John Wesley Harding & The King Charles Trio / The Minus 5 show. Backing band consists of Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Jenny Conlee-Drizos, Chris Funk, John Moen & Nate Query.

16 November 2011 - 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, NBC, Studio 6B, NBC Studios, GE Building, New York, NY
other guests appearing: Martin Short, Miss Piggy, Kermit The Frog
notes: Television interview with Michael Stipe by Jimmy Fallon, discussing the break-up of the band and the retrospective. Jimmy Fallon plays the game Password, with Michael & Kermit the Frog, vs Martin Short & Miss Piggy, with hilarious results!

18 November 2011 - Cabinet Of Wonders, City Winery, New York, NY
other acts performing: Nicole Atkins, The Blue Fisherman, Howe Gelb, Myla Goldberg, Ted Leo, Eugene Mirman, Audrey Niffenegger
encore included: Fisherman's Blues
notes: John Wesley Harding & The King Charles Trio / The Minus 5 show. Backing band consists of Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Jenny Conlee-Drizos, Chris Funk, John Moen & Nate Query. Mike Scott from The Waterboys guests on 'Fisherman's Blues'.

19 November 2011 - The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY
support: Robyn Hitchcock
Robyn Hitchcock: Cynthia Mask / Queen Elvis / Flesh Cartoons / Chinese Water Python / Executioner / Sweet Ghost Of Light / Linctus House / Transparent Lover / Beautiful Girl / Clean Steve / Raining Twilight Coast / Glass Hotel / Agony Of Pleasure / Satellite / Aquarium / One Long Pair Of Eyes / Madonna Of The Wasps / Olé! Tarantula
John Wesley Harding & The King Charles Trio: Sing Your Own Song / I Should Have Stopped / Captain Courageous (On Disko Island) / I Might Be Dead / The Examiners / Rambling On
John Wesley Harding Solo: The Buzz / Stare At The Sun / When I Knew / Sublimation / Three Legged Man
John Wesley Harding & The King Charles Trio: The Colloquy Of Mole & Mr Eye / There’s A Starbucks (Where The Starbucks Used To Be) / The Way We Weren’t / Uncle Dad / Gentleman Caller / The World In Song / If You Have Ghosts
John Wesley Harding & The King Charles Trio encore: Aw Shit Man / She Belongs To Me / Calling Off The Experiment
notes: John Wesley Harding & The King Charles Trio, The Minus 5. Backing band consists of Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Jenny Conlee-Drizos, Chris Funk, John Moen & Nate Query. On Robyn Hitchcock's opening set, Sean Nelson joins on 'Queen Elvis', 'Beautiful Girl', 'Clean Steve' & 'Madonna Of The Wasps' onwards; Scott McCaughey joins on keyboards on 'Clean Steve' & then bass with Peter Buck (guitar) & John Moen (drums) from 'Madonna Of The Wasps' onwards. Robyn Hitchcock joins JWH on 'She Belongs To Me'.

20 November 2011 - Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ
set included: If You Have Ghosts
notes: John Wesley Harding & The King Charles Trio / The Minus 5 show. Backing band consists of Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Jenny Conlee-Drizos, Chris Funk, John Moen & Nate Query.

6 December 2011 - Red Record Room, Portland, OR
tracks recorded: Arms Of Mary
notes: Recording session for The Minus 5 (Scott McCaughey & Peter Buck only), recorded by Scott McCaughey. This cover song has been included on the 2012 WFMU Fund Raising Marathon Premium CD 'Super Hits Of The Seventies'.

31 December 2011 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
set: Looking For You (I Was) / 25th Floor / Space Monkey / Cash / Drifter's Escape / My Blakean Year / Beneath The Southern Cross / We Three / Howl - Don't Say Nothing / Redondo Beach / Summer Cannibals / Because The Night / Pissing In A River / Peaceable Kingdom / People Have The Power - Auld Lang Syne - People Have The Power / Garage Medley - Night Time - (We Ain't Got Nothing Yet - Born To Lose - Pushin' Too Hard) / My Generation / Wichita Lineman / Around The World / The Last Time / Until The End Of The World / Not Fade Away / Babelogue - Rock N Roll Nigger
notes: Patti Smith New Year's Eve show. Michael Stipe sings lead vocals on 'Wichita Lineman'.

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