1992/93/94 Concert Chronology

1992

9 January 1992 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
notes: Kevn Kinney & Peter Buck show, with Ben Reynolds & Buren Fowler

9-25 January 1992 - R.E.M.'s West Clayton Street Studio, Athens, GA
notes: Rehearsals start for the new album

31 January 1992 - 2nd Annual Mental Health Benefit, 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
support: Five Eight, Michelle Malone
set: Losing My Religion / Arms Of Love / Country Feedback / Love Is All Around / Fall On Me / Finest Worksong / I Can Only Give You Everything / Funtime
notes: Peter Buck plays acoustic guitar on 'Losing My Religion', not mandolin. Bill Berry plays acoustic guitar on 'Country Feedback' (instead of bass as normal), with bass being played by Mike Mills (instead of keyboards)

10-12 February 1992 - Cherry Bear Studios, London, England
tracks recorded: Trout
notes: Michael Stipe writes & records vocals for 'Trout' with Neneh Cherry

12 February 1992 - BRIT Awards, Hammersmith Odeon, London, England
notes: R.E.M. win Best International Group award, presented by Maxi Priest, & accepted by Mike Mills & Michael Stipe

17-21 February 1992 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
tracks recorded: Steel Rewrite (Photograph) / 10K Minimal (Find The River) / Arabic A/B (Instrumental) (Fruity Organ) / Drive / Big Talk / Michael's Organ (Instrumental) (Everybody Hurts) / Peter's New Song (Instrumental) / Chance (Dub) / Bill's Acoustic (Instrumental) / Wake Her Up (The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite) / Eastern 9311 / C To D Slide (Man On The Moon) / Mike's Pop Song / Bazouki Michael's Fav (Instrumental) (Monty Got A Raw Deal) / Howler Monkey (Instrumental) (Ignoreland) / Cello Scud (Sweetness Follows)
notes: Demo Recording Session for Automatic For The People. 'Big Talk' contains the well known lyrics 'Devil Rides Backwards On A Horse Called Maybe', 'Peter's New Song' sounds very similar to 'The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite', & 'Eastern 9311' is a completely new song with lyrics. Michael is still working out the lyrics to 'C To D Slide' (Man On The Moon) as he hums most of the way through the track

24 February 1992 - 'Live With Regis & Kathie Lee', ABC Studios, New York, NY
other acts appearing: Ed McMahon, Julis Erving, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
set: Interview / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
notes: Interview with Mike Mills with Regis Philbin & Kathie Lee Gifford with a performance of '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville' on acoustic guitar

25 February 1992 - 34th Grammy Awards, Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
notes: R.E.M. win 3 awards: Best Pop Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocal (for 'Losing My Religion'); Best Alternative Music Album (for 'Out Of Time') & Best Music Video, Short Form (for Tarsem & R.E.M. for 'Losing My Religion'). The band accepts the awards each time. They were nominated for 7 awards.

27 February - 13 March 1992 - Kingsway Studio, New Orleans, LA
tracks recorded included: Drive / Monty Got A Raw Deal / New Orleans Instrumental No. 1 / New Orleans Instrumental No. 2
notes: Recording Sessions for Automatic For The People

16-20 March 1992 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
tracks recorded included: Grindstone / Coalminers / Wait Up / Criminals / Shaky Ground / Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down / Black Eye / Moonshiner / I Wish My Baby Was Born / Atomic Power / Lilli Schull / Warfare / Fatal Wound / Sandusky / Wipe The Clock
notes: Recording Sessions for Uncle Tupelo's 'March 16-20, 1992' album, produced by Peter Buck

30 March - 24 April 1992 - Studio A, Bearsville Sound Studios, Bearsville, NY
30 March - Wake Her Up (The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite)
31 March - Wake Her Up (The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite)
1 April - Howler Monkey (Ignoreland) / Batman (Winged Mammal Theme)
2 April - Eastern / Batman (Winged Mammal Theme)
3 April - Batman / Peter's New Song / Howler Monkey (Ignoreland)
4 April - Michael's Organ (Everybody Hurts)
6 April - Big Talk
7 April - Photograph / Big Talk
8 April - Photograph / Bouzouki Song (Try Not To Breathe)
9 April - Photograph / Big Talk
10 April - Drive / Bouzouki Song (Try Not To Breathe) / Peter's New Song / Photograph
13 April - Howler Monkey (Ignoreland) / Mike's Organ Song
14 April - Michael's Organ (Everybody Hurts) / Wake Her Up (The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite)
15 April - Michael's Organ (Everybody Hurts) / C To D Slide (Man On The Moon) / 6/8 Sailor
16 April - Bouzouki Song (Try Not To Breathe) / Big Talk
17 April - Howler Monkey (Ignoreland) / Hey Love (Star Me Kitten) / Bill's Acoustic Song / Big Talk / 6/8 Sailor
18 April - Bill's Acoustic Song / Michael's Organ (Everybody Hurts) / Howler Monkey (Ignoreland)
20 April - Everybody Hurts
21 April - C To D Slide (Man On The Moon)
22 April - Bouzouki Song (Try Not To Breathe) / C To D Slide (Man On The Moon) / Everybody Hurts
23 April - Sisters and Brothers (Sweetness Follows) / 10K Minimal (Find The River) / Bouzouki Song (Try Not To Breathe)
24 April - Rough Mixing
notes: Recording Sessions for Automatic For The People

4-22 May 1992 - Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL
tracks recorded included: Everybody Hurts / The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite / Try Not To Breathe / Nightswimming
notes: Recording Sessions for Automatic For The People

28-29 May 1992 - Bosstown Recording Studios, Atlanta, GA
tracks recorded: Drive / Everybody Hurts / The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite / Nightswimming (with Oboe) / Nightswimming (without Oboe)
notes: Strings Recording Session for Automatic For The People, John Paul Jones arranging strings played by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

June - July 1992 - Bad Animals, Seattle, WA
tracks recorded included:
10 June - C To D Slide (Man On The Moon)
13 June - Drive
17 June - Passion (Monty Got A Raw Deal)
notes: Mixing Sessions for Automatic For The People. Contrary to popular belief, the mixed version created on 10 June 1992 for 'Man On The Moon' had complete lyrics refuting the legend that it wasn't all written and sung until the last day of mixing

1 July 1992 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
supporting: The Quags
notes: Kevn Kinney & Peter Buck, participate in clubs Acoustic Open Mike Night, The Quags, a Latvian band from Philadelphia are the headlining act.

4 July 1992 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
support: Pop Defect, Young Fresh Fellows
notes: Kevn Kinney & Peter Buck, with Mike Mills & Bill Berry joining on some songs

12 July 1992 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
notes: Kevn Kinney & Peter Buck

1-3 August 1992 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Recording Sessions, possibly for B-sides

25-26 August 1992 - Sepulveda Dam, Los Angeles, CA
notes: Filming 'Drive' video, directed by Peter Care

12-13 September 1992 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
probable tracks recorded: Fruity Organ / Arms Of Love / Where's Captain Kirk? / Toyland
notes: Recording Sessions, possibly for B-sides

24-26 September 1992 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Recording Sessions, possibly for B-sides

1-3 October 1992 - Various locations including Club Ed Movie Set, near Lancaster & Antelope Valley, CA
notes: Filming 'Man On The Moon' video, directed by Peter Care

5 October 1992
event: 'Automatic For The People' is released in the UK

5 October 1992 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
notes: 'Automatic For The People' Pre-Release Listening Party. Well fed by Weaver D's, As well as playback of the new album, included a live auction of rare memorabilia & other goodies by Gwen O'Looney, and raffle & door prizes. After the 2 sittings, there was a disco, DJ'ed by Jim McKay. Billy Berry made a short appearance. Proceeds benefited Community Connection Of Northeast Georgia

6 October 1992
event: 'Automatic For The People' is released in the US

12 October 1992 - 'Rockline', K-Rock 92.3FM (WXRK-FM) Studios, New York, NY
set: Interview / Drive / Phone-In / Interview / Phone-In / The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite / Phone-In / Larry Page Calls In with Bill Berry From Athens / Phone-In / Man On The Moon / Phone-In / Texarkana / Break: / Phone-In
notes: Interview with Peter Buck & Mike Mills by Bob Coburn, with studio tracks played & no live performance. Larry Page from the Troggs phones in with Bill Berry from Athens

17 October 1992 - Powerhaus, London, England
set: Sometimes I Wish I Was A Pretty Girl / Oceanside / Child Of The Universe / Chinese Bones / Balloon Man / If You Were A Priest / A Globe Of Frogs / Birdshead / The Pigworker / Sandra's Having Her Brain Out / Leppo And The Jooves / Mystery Train / Kingdom Of Love / Only The Stones Remain / City Of Shame
encore: Queen Of Eyes / I Wanna Destroy You / I Often Dream Of Trains (Solo) / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Freeze / Eight Miles High / Listening To The Higsons
notes: The Soft Boys show. Peter guests on guitar from 'Child Of The Universe' until 'Birdshead', then returns for the whole encore

17 October 1992 - Beat Bush Bash II, 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
other acts appearing: Michelle Malone, Vic Chesnutt, Black Label
notes: Fundraiser for Democratic Party candidates, officiated by Gwen O'Looney. Ken Poston presented R.E.M. with a resolution honouring them for their community service, accepted by Michael Stipe

22 October 1992 - Tate Center Plaza, University Of Georgia, Athens, GA
notes: Democratic Party rally, fronted by Senator Al Gore, introduced by Michael Stipe. Al Gore proclaimed that George Bush was 'Out Of Time' & that Al Gore & Bill Clinton are 'Automatic For The People'

3 November 1992 - 'Mark Och Hans Vänner Show', TV2, Studio 2, SVT Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
set: Love Is All Around
notes: Mike Mills & Peter Buck perform live in studio

8 November 1992 - Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
set included: A Campfire Song / Hello In There
notes: 10,000 Maniacs show. Michael Stipe guests on the above 2 songs

15-20 November 1992 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
probable tracks recorded: The Lion Sleeps Tonight
notes: Recording Sessions, possibly for B-sides

19 November 1992 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
set: Drive #1 / Monty Got A Raw Deal / Everybody Hurts / Man On The Moon / Losing My Religion / Country Feedback / Begin The Begin / Fall On Me / Me In Honey / Finest Worksong / Drive #2 / Love Is All Around / Funtime / Radio Free Europe
notes: Alternative NRG - Greenpeace Benefit show, and one of the most widely bootlegged shows. The CD bootleg "This Is It" is probably the best one available. Also found on the b-sides to the Monster singles, minus Drive #1, Love Is All Around and the great between song chat

21-23 November 1992 - Near Fredericksburg Road Bridge, Interstate 10, San Antonio, TX
notes: Filming 'Everybody Hurts' video, directed by Jake Scott

9 December 1992 - 1992 Reebok Human Rights Awards, Auditorium, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
notes: Michael Stipe attends and presented an award to Michael O'Brien, alongside Yo-Yo Ma, Joan Baez & Cybill Shepherd

11 December 1992 - The Roxy, Atlanta, GA
support: Smashing Pumpkins
set: Chattahoochie Coochie Man / Trail Of Seasons / Lost And Found / Last Song Of Maddie Hope / Iron Mountain / With The People - King Of Birds / Gotta Move On - Black Betty / The House Above Tina's Grocery - That's All Right - Mystery Train / Chico & Maria / Not Afraid To Die / The Innocent / Gotta Get Outta Here / Indian Song / MacDougal Blues / Right Side of Town / Hey Landlord (Meatloaf And Fishsticks)
encore: Never Far Behind / Straight To Hell
notes: Drivin' n' Cryin' show, with Peter Buck & John Keane. Mike Mills guests on 'Straight To Hell'. 6th Homeless Benefit. Smashing Pumpkins were recording 'Siamese Dream' in Atlanta at the time, and opened using Drivin's equipment

12 December 1992 - Sound Gallery, Athens, GA
tracks recorded: Where With All / Spinning
notes: Recording Sessions for Asi Nisi Masa's eponymous debut, co-produced with Michael Stipe & mixed by Scott Stuckey

1993

20 January 1993 - MTV Rock 'n' Roll Inaugural Ball, Hall A, Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
other acts appearing: 10,000 Maniacs, Boyz II Men, Roger Clinton & En Vogue, Don Henley, presented by Dennis Miller
set:
10,000 Maniacs: These Are Days / To Sir With Love (w/ Michael Stipe) / Candy Everybody Wants (w/ Stipe)
Automatic Baby: One
notes: Michael Stipe and Mike Mills with Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr from U2 play as 'Automatic Baby' on 'One'

13 February 1993 - 'Dream Makers Family Day: Adventures In Storyland', High Museum Of Art, Atlanta, GA
set: Mike Mills reads & sings The Three Billy Goats Gruff
notes: Mike Mills reads and plays guitar to childrens song in front of his youngest audience yet!

15 February 1993 - BRIT Awards, Alexandra Palace, London
notes: R.E.M. win the Best International Group award, presented by Chrissie Hynde. Mike Mills accepts the award on the bands behalf, and in his acceptance speech, thanks the rest of the band for being solid!

16 February 1993 - Athens Skate Inn, Athens, GA
notes: Roller Disco Fundraiser for Athens Area Humane Society. Bill & Mari Berry, Michael Stipe, & Brooke Johnson, Debbie Kilpatrick & Michele Rawson from the R.E.M. Office attend

18 February 1993 - Danish Grammy Awards, Falkoner Teatret, Copenhagen, Denmark
notes: R.E.M. win the Best International Band award & Mike Mills accepts the award on the bands behalf

19 March 1993 - Waterloo Records, Austin, TX
set: The Yip Song / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Man On The Moon / Arms Of Love / Stuck In The Middle With You / Mrs. Robinson
notes: Mike Mills and Robin Hitchcock In-store performance, Jules Shear joins on 'Stuck In The Middle With You' & 'Mrs. Robinson'

26 March 1993 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Recording Session, possibly for B-sides

5 April 1993 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
set: Joking / Hammer And A Nail / Secure Yourself / Virginia Woolf / Three Hits / Never Stop / Strange Fire / Left Me A Fool / Center Stage / Galileo / Ghost / Prince Of Darkness / You Left It Up To Me / Tangled Up In Blue / Fugitive / The Girl With The Weight Of The World In Her Hands / Hand Me Downs / Chickenman
encore: Down By The River / Get Together / Kid Fears
notes: Indigo Girls show. Michael Stipe guests on vocals on 'Kid Fears'. Janet McLaughlin joins on 'Get Together' & Michelle Malone on 'Down By The River'

20 May 1993 - Motor Voter Bill Signing Ceremony, South Lawn, White House, Washington, D.C.
notes: Bill Berry, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe, Bertis Downs & Brooke Johnson & family members attend the Signing Cermony, including the President Bill Clinton & Vice-President Al Gore.

17 June 1993 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
tracks recorded: Your Ghost
notes: Michael Stipe records vocals for 'Your Ghost' for Kristin Hersh

24 June 1993 - Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Chastain Memorial Park, Atlanta, GA
set included: She Knows How To Do It / Because The Night / Suspicious Minds
notes: 10,000 Maniacs show. Michael Stipe guests on the 3 encore songs

22-23 July 1993 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Recording Session, with Bill Berry

24 July 1993 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
notes: Drivin'n'Cryin' show. Mike Mills joins the band onstage

3 August 1993 - Cine Teatro Odeon, Catania, Sicily, Italy
notes: Flor De Mal show. Peter Buck guests on guitar

8-10 August 1993 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
possible tracks recorded: Silver Bells / Christmas Time Is Here (From A Charlie Brown Christmas) / Wall Of Death
notes: Recording Session, possibly for B-sides

24 August 1993 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
support: Vigilantes Of Love, Five Eight
set included:
Michael Stipe: Rhinestone Cowboy (Stipe lip-synching)
Michael Stipe & Vic Chesnutt: Wichita Lineman / Galveston / Solitary Man / Every Breath You Take / By The Time I Get To Phoenix / To Sir With Love (w/ David Barbe)
Kevn Kinney, Buren Fowler, Jeff Sullivan: Driver 8 (w/ Mike Mills) / Right Side Of Town / Peacemaker / The One I Love (w/ Mills & Stipe)
notes: 'The Big Rock Show' - Benefit for Bruce Neese

27-30 August 1993 - R.E.M.'s West Clayton Street Studio, Athens, GA
possible set included: Everybody Hurts / Drive / You (Instrumental) / I Took Your Name (Instrumental) / Yes, I Am Fucking With You (King Of Comedy)
notes: Rehearsal Sessions for MTV Video Music Awards, & start of Sessions for Monster

2 September 1993 - MTV Video Music Awards, Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA
other acts appearing: Madonna, Lenny Kravitz, Sting, Soul Asylum, Aerosmith, Naughty By Nature, Spin Doctors, Pearl Jam, The Edge, Janet Jackson
set:
Madonna: Bye Bye Baby
Lenny Kravitz: Are You Gonna Go My Way?
Sting: If I Ever Lose My Faith In You
Soul Asylum: Runaway Train (w/ Victoria Williams & Peter Buck)
Aerosmith: Livin' On The Edge
Naughty By Nature: Hip Hop Hooray
R.E.M.: Everybody Hurts - Drive
Spin Doctors: Two Princes
Pearl Jam: Animal / Rockin' In The Free World (w/ Neil Young)
The Edge: Numb
Janet Jackson: That's The Way Love Goes / If
notes: MTV Video Music Awards, Peter Buck joins Soul Asylum on guitar for 'Runaway Train', Brian Harris on bass & Duane Saetveit on French Horn guest with R.E.M.

2 September 1993 - The Viper Room, West Hollywood, CA
support: Darling Buds
set included: State Of Love And Trust / Once / Even Flow / Sonic Reducer / Animal / Rearviewmirror
notes: Pearl Jam after awards show. Michael Stipe & Bill Berry join Pearl Jam onstage

7 October 1993 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Promotional voice-over recording session

11-22 October 1993 - Kingsway Studios, New Orleans, LA
possible tracks recorded: Tongue / Crush With Eyeliner (Instrumental) / I Took Your Name / You / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Harlan County 69 / Star 69
notes: Recording Sessions for Monster. Around twenty tracks are recorded over the 10 days

9 November 1993 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
supporting: Bouncing Souls, The Silos
The Minus Five: Emperor Of The Bathroom / I Still Miss Someone / No More Glory / Odds And Ends / Loser So Supreme / Find A Finger / Story / Barstool Blues
The Silos: My Big Car / Rejuvenation / It's Alright / Shaking All Over the Place / Margaret / Caroline / Shine It Down / Porque No / Miles Away / Find Someone / In A Station / All Falls Away / Commodore Peter / Lost In This World / Going Round / Let's Take Some Drugs And Drive Around
encore: Start The Clock / Mary's Getting Married / Susan Across The Ocean
notes: The Minus 5 (Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck), with Walter Salas-Humara, Manuel Versoza, Tom Freund joining from 'Find A Finger' onwards. Peter Buck joins The Silos on mandolin on 'Start The Clock' & 'Mary's Getting Married'. This was the first The Minus 5 show.

10 November 1993 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
other acts performing: Scott McCaughey, The Walkabouts, Sister Psychic
notes: Artists For A Hate-Free America benefit concert, proceeds to Hands Off Washington. Peter Buck sits in with all the performers on guitar.

16 November 1993 - Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA
notes: Michael Stipe joins in the charity walk for 'AIDS Walk Atlanta'

9 December 1993 - Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
other acts performing: Redd Kross, Catherine Wheel, The Wonder Stuff, Cowboy Junkies, Posies, Evan Dando, Teenage Fanclub, Urge Overkill
notes: Peter Buck guests on guitar with Cracker, at the Deck The Hall Ball.

9 December 1993 - 1993 Reebok Human Rights Awards, Auditorium, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
set included: We Shall Overcome
notes: Michael Stipe, Peter Gabriel & Natalie Merchant sing 'We Shall Overcome' during the awards ceremony

28 December 1993 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
support: Peter Blackstock, Scott McCaughey & Peter Buck
set: Trail Of Seasons / Last Song Of Maddie Hope / MacDougal Blues / With The People - King Of Birds / Save For Me / Catch The Wind / The House Above Tina's Grocery - That's Alright - Mystery Train - That's Alright / Hey Landlord (Meatloaf And Fishsticks) / When You Come Back / Right Side Of Town / Chico & Maria / Chattahoochie Coochie Man / Gotta Move On - Black Betty
encore: Scarred But Smarter / Indian Song
notes: Kevn Kinney show, with Peter Buck & Scott McCaughey & others.

29 December 1993 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
support: Terry Lee Hale, Scott McCaughey
set: Down And Out Law / Shindig With The Lord / Trail Of Seasons / With The People / Beatnik Haight Street Kerouacian Ripoff In E / MacDougal Blues / Indian Song / Peacemaker / Right Side Of Town / Chattahoochie Coochie Man / Gotta Move On
encore: When You Come Back / Straight To Hell / Never Far Behind
notes: Kevn Kinney show, with Peter Buck & Scott McCaughey & members from The Walkabouts.

1994

15 January 1994 - MTV's 5th Annual Rock N' Jock Softball Challenge, Blair Field, Long Beach, CA
notes: Mike Mills pitches for 3 innings & played outfield, alongside Davd Cassidy, Queen Latifah, Tevin Campbell, Dave Mustane, Jerry Cantrell, Tom Arnold, Bobby Bonilla & Mike Piazza

15-16 January 1994 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
tracks recorded included: Time Of Inconvenience / Always Will
notes: Recording Sessions for Nanci Griffith's 'Flyer', produced by Peter Buck

22-23 January 1994 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
tracks recorded included: Time Of Inconvenience / Always Will
notes: Recording Sessions for Nanci Griffith's 'Flyer', produced by Peter Buck

28 January 1994 - Red Lion Pub, Augusta, GA
notes: Kevn Kinney show, with Peter Buck.

29-30 January 1994 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
tracks recorded included: Time Of Inconvenience / Always Will
notes: Recording Sessions for Nanci Griffith's 'Flyer', produced by Peter Buck

14-25 February 1994 - R.E.M.'s West Clayton Street Studio, Athens, GA
tracks recorded included: Big Fuzz Bass / Compulsion / Cranky / Sex Bomb / Christmas In Tunisia
notes: Rehearsal & Recording Sessions for Monster

28 February 1994 - Supper Club, New York, NY
notes: Rock The Vote Benefit Party. R.E.M. were awarded the 1st annual Frank Lippert Award, attended by the band, Jefferson & Bertis

28 February - March 1994 - Crossover Soundstage, Atlanta, GA
tracks recorded included: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Strange Currencies / Bang And Blame / Circus Envy / I Don't Sleep, I Dream / Star 69 / Revolution / Lucky Piece / Pattern Shirt (Bittersweet Me) / Experiment In Terror / E-Bow The Letter (Instrumental)
notes: Recording Sessions for Monster, Scott Litt joins the band midway through recording

April - May 1994 - Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL
tracks recorded included: Let Me In / Bang And Blame (w/ backup singers)
notes: Recording sessions for Monster, 'Let Me In' is written following Kurt Cobains suicide

4 May 1994 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
support: Presidents Of The United States Of America
set: Trail Of Seasons / Lost And Found / Catch The Wind / With The People - King Of Birds / Bird / MacDougal Blues / Beatnik Haight Street Kerouacian Ripoff In E / Underground Umbrella / Down And Out Law / Save For Me / Shindig With The Lord / Let's Go Dancing / Right Side Of Town
encore: Never Far Behind / Indian Song
notes: Kevn Kinney show, with Mickel Kinney & Peter Buck

6 May 1994 - Sam Bond's Garage, Eugene, OR
notes: Kevn Kinney show, with Peter Buck

14 May 1994 - Seattle, WA
notes: Peter Buck becomes a father to twin girls Zoe & Zelda!

4 June 1994 - MTV Movie Awards, Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, CA
set:
Bon Jovi: Good Guys Don't Always Wear White
John Mellencamp & Me'shell Ndegeocello: Wild Night
Toby Huss: Best Song From A Movie Nominees (Medley)
Toni Braxton: You Mean The World To Me
Warren G. & Nate Dogg: Regulate
Backbeat Band: Money (That's What I Want) / Long Tall Sally / Helter Skelter
notes: Mike Mills performs on bass with Backbeat Band, with Dave Grohl on drums, Dave Pirner on guitar & vocals on 'Long Tall Sally', Thurston Moore on guitars, Don Fleming on guitars, and Greg Dulli on guitars & vocals on 'Money' & 'Helter Skelter'. Michael Stipe presents Best Male Performance Award to Tom Hanks.

June - 22 July 1994 - Studio A, Oceanway Recording & Louies Clubhouse, Hollywood, CA
tracks recorded included:
4 June - Crush With Eyeliner (Thurston Moore vocals)
other tracks recorded included: King Of Comedy / You
notes: Recording & Mixing Sessions for Monster. During final mixing for Monster, Michael rewrites 'Yes, I Am Fucking With You' to 'Make Your Money' (which becomes 'King Of Comedy')

12 July 1994 - Chateau Marmont, West Hollywood, CA
notes: R.E.M. photo shoot & interview with Mike Mills & Michael Stipe, then Peter Buck & Bill Berry by John Mulvey from NME

13 July 1994 - Undisclosed Warehouse Location, Hollywood, CA
set: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? (multiple takes) / Wicked Game
notes: Filming 'What's The Frequency, Kenneth?' video, directed by Peter Care. During filming, Peter Buck played 'Wicked Game' to which the band joined in

8 September 1994 - MTV Video Music Awards, Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
notes: R.E.M. win 4 awards: Breakthrough Video, Best Direction In A Video, Best Editing In A Video & Best Cinematography In A Video, for 'Everybody Hurts'

10 September 1994 - Silvercup Studios, New York, NY
notes: Filimg 'Bang And Blame' video, directed by Randy Skinner

15 September 1994 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
supporting: Vic Chesnutt
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Ken Stringfellow, John Ramberg)

19 September 1994 - 'The Evening Session', BBC Radio 1 Studios, BBC Radio 1, Yalding House, London, England
notes: Interview with Mike Mills

26 September 1994 - 'Simon Mayo Show', BBC Radio 1 Studios, BBC Radio 1, Yalding House, London, England
notes: Phone Interview with Mike Mills, who was in Nice, France

26 September 1994 - 'The Evening Session', BBC Radio 1 Studios, BBC Radio 1, Yalding House, London, England
notes: Phone Interview with Mike Mills, who was in Nice, France

26 September 1994
event: 'Monster' is released in Europe and Australasia

26 September 1994 - Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
notes: 'Monster' Pre-Release Listening Party.
6:30-9:30pm: Well fed by Weaver D's, As well as playback of the new album, and viewing of What's The Frequency, Kenneth? video, included a live auction of rare memorabilia & other goodies by Gwen O'Looney, and raffle & door prizes.
10:00-11:00pm: As well as playback of the new album, and viewing of 'What's The Frequency, Kenneth?' video, CD raffle, door prizes & T-shirts for sale.
R.E.M. were not present. Proceeds benefited Community Connection of Northeast Georgia

27 September 1994
event: 'Monster' is released in North America

16 October 1994 - Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA
notes: Michael Stipe joins in the charity walk for 'AIDS Walk Atlanta'

30-31 October 1994 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
notes: Peter Buck Recording Sessions

November 1994 - Performing Arts Center, Gwinnett Civic And Cultural Center, Duluth, GA
songs rehearsed included: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / I Took Your Name / Orange Crush / Star Me Kitten / Let Me In / Tongue / I Don't Sleep, I Dream / Galveston / Wichita Lineman / Fall On Me (Mills vocals)
notes: Rehearsals for 'Saturday Night Live' & upcoming Monster World Tour with Scott McCaughey & Nathan December. Parts are filmed for 'Rough Cut'

12 November 1994 - 'Saturday Night Live', NBC, Studio 8H, NBC Studios, GE Building, New York, NY
dress rehearsal: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Bang And Blame / I Don't Sleep, I Dream / Rock Lobster (Instrumental)
set: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Bang And Blame / I Don't Sleep, I Dream
notes: Introduced by Sarah Jessica Parker. Scott McCaughey & Nathan December join on guitars, & Stipe plays guitar during 'I Don't Sleep, I Dream'

20 November 1994 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
possible songs recorded: Only In America
notes: Recording Session, possibly for B-sides

9 December 1994 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
support: Crop Circles, Peter Blackstock, Michael Shuler, 4hr Ramona, Model Rockets, Goodness
set included: Unwanted Children / Two Bit Dames / The Weight / Guilt Traps / Along Came A Ditch / (Out On The Streets) Junk Is Still King / Passing Thru
notes: Gary Heffern & Winternationals show. Peter Buck & Scott McCaughey join on guitar on '(Out On The Streets) Junk Is Still King'

12 December 1994 - 'Rockline', Bad Animals, Seattle, WA & 96rock WKLS-FM Studios, Atlanta, GA
notes: Interview & Phone-In with Peter Buck (in Seattle) & Mike Mills (in Atlanta), with Stipe phoning in from New Orleans

15 December 1994 - 'Modern Rock Live', 96rock WKLS-FM Studios, Atlanta, GA
notes: Interview with Mills and Stipe, with Berry and Buck phoning in

23 December 1994 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
notes: Peter Buck, with members of The Walkabouts, The Picketts, Citizens Utility, Cheralee Dillon, perform as part of a benefit for Noel House, & the Downtown Emergency Service Center

28 December 1994 - Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR
support: Pete Droge
notes: Kevn Kinney & Peter Buck, with Scott McCaughey

29 December 1994 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
support: Pete Droge
notes: Kevn Kinney & Peter Buck, with Scott McCaughey & Barrett Martin, perform as part of an evening of 'Trailer Park Blues', with guests such as Mike McCready, Jason Finn & Gary Heffern amongst others.

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