2003 Concert Chronology

2003

February - May 2003 - The Warehouse Studio, Vancouver, Canada
tracks recorded included: Bad Day / Animal / Make It All Okay / Final Straw
notes: Recording Sessions for In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003, Around The Sun & Pre-Tour rehearsals. A demo of 'Final Straw' was released via remhq.com in March 2003

28 February 2003 - Hell's Kitchen, Tacoma, WA
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg, Bill Rieflin & Ken Stringfellow)

1 March 2003 - Sonic Boom Records, Seattle, WA
set: Retrieval Of You / Got You / The Night Was So Young / I'm Not Bitter / 1-2-5 / Please Don't Touch / The Days Of Wine And Booze / The Night Chicago Died Again (The Death Of The Minus 5) / Carmelita / The Town That Lost Its Groove Supply / Ghost Tarts Of Stockholm / Where Will You Go?
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg & Bill Rieflin). Acoustic in-store performance

7 March 2003 - KEXP 90.3FM, KEXP 90.3FM Studios, Seattle, WA
set: Interview / The Town That Lost Its Groove Supply / Interview / I'm Not Bitter
notes: The Minus 5 (Scott McCaughey & Peter Buck). Acoustic radio performance.

7 March 2003 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
support: Model Rockets, Visqueens
set: Great News Around You / 1-2-5 / Retrieval Of You / Twilight Distillery / Courage Is The Smallest Bird / John Barleycorn Must Live / The Town That Lost Its Groove Supply / Where Will You Go? / Dear My Inspiration / Lies Of The Living Dead / Dear Employer / Emperor Of The Bathroom / The Old Plantation / You Don't Mean It / I'm Not Bitter / Love Plumbin' / Ghost Tarts Of Stockholm / You're Gonna Miss Me
encore: The Days Of Wine And Booze / Circle Sky
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg, Bill Rieflin & Ken Stringfellow). John Auer joins on 'Emperor Of The Bathroom' onwards. A CD release show for 'Down With Wilco', alongside releases for Model Rockets & Visqueen

8 March 2003 - Music Millennium, Portland, OR
support: Visqueen
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg & Bill Rieflin) - Acoustic in-store performance

8 March 2003 - Dante's, Portland, OR
support: Model Rockets, Visqueens
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg, Bill Rieflin

9 March 2003 - Sam Bond's Garage, Eugene, OR
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg, Bill Rieflin)

13 March 2003 - Ballroom E, Austin Convention Center, SXSW, Austin, TX
other acts performing: Daniel Lanois
notes: CeDell Davis show, with members of The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey), before Daniel Lanois' keynote speech & performance

13 March 2003 - Spaghetti Warehouse, SXSW, Austin, TX
other acts performing: Angela McCluskey
set: Wait For Your Prince / Dues To Pay / Don’t Use My Broken Heart / Ballerina / How Sweet / He’s Gone / Calling / One Kind Of Love
notes: Leona Naess show. Peter Buck guests on acoustic guitar on 'He's Gone', 'Calling' & 'One Kind Of Love'

13 March 2003 - The Continental Club, SXSW, Austin, TX
other acts performing: Bigger Lovers
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg, Bill Rieflin), with Sean Nelson & John Wesley Harding

14 March 2003 - Room 15, Austin Convention Center, SXSW, Austin, TX
Artists Panel: Activism And Protest - the panelists: Mike Mills, Wavy Gravy, Neal Pollack, Jenny Toomey, John Doe, John Sinclair & Salman Ahmad with Greg Kol moderating
notes: Mike Mills attends as panelist for 'Artists Panel: Activism And Protest'.

14 March 2003 - KEXP 90.3FM, KGSR 90.3FM Studios, Austin, TX
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck & Scott McCaughey). Intervew & live in-studio performance.

14 March 2003 - Roky Erikson's Psychedelic Ice Cream Social, SXSW, Threadgills, Austin, TX
other acts performing: Fascination 157, Via Satellite, The Mystic Knights Of The Sea
set included: You're Gonna Miss Me
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg, Bill Rieflin)

14 March 2003 - Speakeasy, SXSW, Austin, TX
other acts performing: CeDell Davis
notes: Tuatara (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Justin Harwood & Barrett Martin). Peter, Scott & Barrett also joined CeDell Davis on his set.

15 March 2003 - Waterloo Records & Video, SXSW, Austin, TX
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg, Bill Rieflin)

15 March 2003 - Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, Denton, TX
set included: I'm Not Bitter / The Days Of Wine And Booze
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg, Bill Rieflin)

23 March 2003 - Zulu Records, Vancouver, Canada
set:
R.E.M.: Final Straw
The Minus 5: The Town That Lost Its Groove Supply / The Days Of Wine And Booze / Where Will You Go? / I'm Not Bitter / Daggers Drawn
encore: You Don't Mean It / I Still Love Someone / That's Not The Way That It's Done
notes: The Minus 5 (Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Bill Rieflin), with Linda McRae & Cindy Wolfe on backing vocals. R.E.M. (with Michael Stipe) perform 'Final Straw' before The Minus 5 set. Live in-store performance

10 May 2003 - Live Room, Studio 2, The Warehouse Studio, Vancouver, Canada
tracks rehearsed included: Maps And Legends / Get Up / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / At My Most Beautiful / Daysleeper / Everybody Hurts / Imitation Of Life / I've Been High / Bad Day / Tongue / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Little America / Cuyahoga
notes: These tracks are part of the pre-tour rehearsals, most were made available on www.remhq.com, and also a few more made available on Apple's iTunes. Around 75-80 songs were rehearsed, these are what are known to have been recorded so far

9-13 June 2003 - R.E.M.'s West Clayton Street Studio, Athens, GA
notes: Pre-tour rehearsals. Bill Berry dropped by the studio on 11 June 2003 in chef's outfit, with sushi & poppadams & chutney!. The band was invited to Bill's farm on 12 June 2003, which they did for the day

19-20 June 2003 - Tivoli, Utrecht, The Netherlands
notes: Pre-tour rehearsals

R.E.M. 2003 Tour

European Tour

21 June 2003 - Tivoli, Utrecht, The Netherlands
set: Begin The Begin / Animal / The Great Beyond / Drive / Welcome To The Occupation / Bad Day / Imitation Of Life / Daysleeper / All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be A Star) / So Fast, So Numb / Maps And Legends / Losing My Religion / Electrolite / At My Most Beautiful / The One I Love / Life And How To Live It / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Favorite Writer / Little America / People Have The Power - It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: 'Favorite Writer' is a Magnapop song, with Linda Hopper on vocals. 'Animal' makes its live debut. Assuming they didn't appear at shows where there are no setlists for, first appearance of 'Maps And Legends' since 15 June 1989, 'Little America' since 11 February 1989, 'Welcome To The Occupation' since 19 November 1995 and 'Drive' since 21 November 1995. Also the first time 'Drive' has been performed in the same tempo as the album version (unlike the 'funk' version played on the 1995 tour)

22 June 2003 - Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
support: Pete Yorn
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Animal / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Fall On Me / Bad Day / Daysleeper / Imitation Of Life / I've Been High / The Great Beyond / Exhuming McCarthy / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Country Feedback / So Fast, So Numb / Losing My Religion / She Just Wants To Be / I Believe / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Favourite Writer / Cuyahoga / People Have The Power - It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: First appearance of 'These Days', 'Exhuming McCarthy' and 'I Believe' since 11 November 1989. Linda Hopper guests on 'Favorite Writer'

24 June 2003 - Carling Academy Brixton, London, England
support: Pete Yorn
soundcheck: Star 69 (Instrumental) / Get Up (Instrumental with Mike Mills backing vocal only) / Talk About The Passion / Feeling Gravitys Pull / Get Up (Take 1) / Get Up (Take 2)
set: Get Up / The Wake-Up Bomb / Imitation Of Life / Animal / The Great Beyond / Drive / Pilgrimage / The One I Love / Feeling Gravitys Pull / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Life And How To Live It / Electrolite / At My Most Beautiful / Bad Day / Losing My Religion / Star 69 / Man On The Moon / Walk Unafraid
encore: She Just Wants To Be / Everybody Hurts / Little America / People Have The Power - It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: First appearance of 'Feeling Gravitys Pull' since 11 November 1989

25 June 2003 - Carling Academy Brixton, London, England
support: Mull Historical Society
soundcheck: Find The River / Orange Crush / Finest Worksong
set: Finest Worksong / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Welcome To The Occupation / Animal / All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be A Star) / Daysleeper / The Great Beyond / She Just Wants To Be / Begin The Begin / These Days / Fall On Me / Cuyahoga / I Believe / Losing My Religion / Bad Day / So Fast, So Numb / Imitation Of Life / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Final Straw / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars) / People Have The Power - It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: First appearance of 'Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)' since December 1985

26 June 2003 - 'The Jo Whiley Show', BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1 Studios, Yalding House, London, England
notes: Interview with the band with Jo Whiley about their 2 nights at Brixton and their preparation for Glastonbury

27 June 2003 - Pyramid Stage, Glastonbury Festival Of Contemporary Performing Arts 2003, Worthy Farm, Pilton, England
other acts performing: The Darkness, Inspiral Carpets, Echo & The Bunnymen, De La Soul, Mogwai, Zwan, Suede, David Gray
set: Begin The Begin / Imitation Of Life / Drive / Animal / The One I Love / Daysleeper / Bad Day / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / The Great Beyond / Fall On Me / Losing My Religion / Finest Worksong / Electrolite / She Just Wants To Be / Little America / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Final Straw / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

29 June 2003 - Main Stage, Rock Werchter 2003, Festivalpark, Werchter, Belgium
other acts performing: Das Pop, De La Soul, Stereophonics, Supergrass, The Cardigans, Cypress Hill, Counting Crows, Coldplay
set: Get Up / Begin The Begin / Drive / Animal / The One I Love / Daysleeper / Bad Day / Finest Worksong / The Great Beyond / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Losing My Religion / At My Most Beautiful / Electrolite / She Just Wants To Be / Imitation Of Life / Man On The Moon / Walk Unafraid
encore: Everybody Hurts / Cuyahoga / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

1 July 2003 - Volkspark, Hamburg, Germany
support: Blumfeld
set: Finest Worksong / Imitation Of Life / Maps And Legends / Drive / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (snippet) / Animal / [short improv due to technical problems] / The Great Beyond / Wolves, Lower / Bad Day / Leave (snippet) / The One I Love / Daysleeper / Feeling Gravitys Pull / So Fast, So Numb / Losing My Religion / At My Most Beautiful / Life And How To Live It / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Welcome To The Occupation / Electrolite / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: 'Life And How To Live It' and 'She Just Wants To Be' were dedicated to Katherine Hepburn, who passed away the day before

3 July 2003 - Rock Scene, Midtfyn Festival, Ringe, Denmark
other acts performing: The Rasmus, Big Fat Snake, Good Charlotte, Saybia, The Flaming Lips
set: Begin The Begin / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (snippet) / Imitation Of Life / Drive / Animal / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (snippet) / The Great Beyond / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Orange Crush / All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be A Star) / Country Feedback / Bad Day / The One I Love / Losing My Religion / At My Most Beautiful / Find The River / She Just Wants To Be / Man On The Moon / Walk Unafraid
encore: Everybody Hurts / Fall On Me / Daysleeper / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

4 July 2003 - Waldbühne, Berlin, Germany
support: Feeder
set: Finest Worksong / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Imitation Of Life / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (snippet) / Drive / Animal / The Great Beyond / Maps And Legends / Bad Day / The One I Love / Country Feedback / Fall On Me / Losing My Religion / Electrolite / I Believe / Find The River / So Fast, So Numb / Man On The Moon / Walk Unafraid
encore: Everybody Hurts / She Just Wants To Be / Exhuming McCarthy / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

5 July 2003 - Königsplatz, Munich, Germany
support: Feeder
set: Begin The Begin / Get Up / Imitation Of Life / Drive / Animal / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / I've Been High / Fall On Me / Bad Day / The One I Love / Daysleeper / Feeling Gravitys Pull / Losing My Religion / At My Most Beautiful / Life And How To Live It / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / These Days / Chorus And The Ring (snippet) - Country Feedback / People Have The Power (part) / The Passenger / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

7 July 2003 - Piazza Grande, Locarno, Switzerland
support: The Bambi Molesters
soundcheck: Eat At Home [Paul McCartney song, sung by Scott McCaughey] / Superman / Tongue (part) / Finest Worksong / What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
set: Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (snippet) / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Drive / Animal / Imitation Of Life / Sitting Still / All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be A Star) / Bad Day / The One I Love / Daysleeper / Welcome To The Occupation / Losing My Religion / Find The River / The Great Beyond / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Get Up / Driver 8 / Is That All There Is? (snippet) / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

8 July 2003 - Schloss Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria
support: The Bambi Molesters
set: Begin The Begin / So Fast, So Numb / These Days / Drive / Animal / Daysleeper / Maps And Legends / Bad Day / The One I Love / Country Feedback / Losing My Religion / Electrolite / The Great Beyond / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Imitation Of Life / Permanent Vacation / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: Wow, the first known performance of 'Permanent Vacation' since 23 January 1982! (as R.E.M. - it was played as the Hindu Love Gods without Stipe on 14 February 1984 with Bryan Cook)

10 July 2003 - Torwar Hall, Warsaw, Poland
support: Pudelsi
soundcheck: Lotus (Instrumental) / I'll Take The Rain (Instrumental) / Stand (Instrumental) / Unknown Instrumental (possibly a cover?) / Stand / Lotus / I'll Take The Rain (snippet) / I'll Take The Rain
set: Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / Stand / Drive / Animal / Daysleeper / The Great Beyond / Bad Day / The One I Love / I'll Take The Rain / Lotus / See No Evil (snippet, Stipe solo) / Losing My Religion / Electrolite / Find The River / I Believe / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Get Up / Imitation Of Life / Permanent Vacation / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Crazy / Radio Free Europe / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: Another amazing setlist, particularly the encore! First performance of 'Crazy' since 5 November 1989, and the tour debut of 'Stand', 'I'll Take The Rain', 'Lotus' and 'Radio Free Europe'

12 July 2003 - Main Stage, T In The Park, Balado Airfield, Balado, Scotland
other acts performing: Martin Grech, Skin, Biffy Clyro, The Proclaimers, The Cardigans, Idlewild, The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips Seven Nation Army / Race For The Prize / Fight Test / The Gash / Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, Pt. 1 / Lightning Strikes The Postman / She Don't Use Jelly / Happy Birthday To Jack White / Thank You Jack White (For The Fiber-Optic Jesus That You Gave Me) / Do You Realize??
R.E.M.: Finest Worksong / Get Up / Begin The Begin / Imitation Of Life / Animal / Cuyahoga / Daysleeper / The One I Love / Bad Day / The Great Beyond / So Fast, So Numb / Losing My Religion / Electrolite / Find The River / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Country Feedback / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: Peter Buck joined The Flaming Lips for a rendition of Happy Birthday for Jack White of The White Stripes

13 July 2003 - Move Festival 2003, Old Trafford, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Manchester, England
other acts performing: Oranger, Athlete, John Squire, Idlewild, Badly Drawn Boy
set: Begin The Begin / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / So Fast, So Numb / Drive / Animal / The Great Beyond / Final Straw / Bad Day / Orange Crush / Fall On Me / Losing My Religion / At My Most Beautiful / Find The River / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Imitation Of Life / The One I Love / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

16 July 2003 - Marlay Park, Dublin, Ireland
support: Oranger, Starsailor
soundcheck: How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us / How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us (Instrumental) / New Test Leper (Instrumental) / New Test Leper / Strange Currencies (part) / Nightswimming / Make It All Okay (x2) / Strange Currencies )x2, first version with opening lyrics of I Got You Babe) / Radio Free Europe / Strange [some riffs]
set: Begin The Begin / Get Up / So Fast, So Numb / Drive / Animal / The Great Beyond / Strange Currencies / Final Straw / Bad Day / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (snippet) / Orange Crush / Fall On Me / Losing My Religion / Imitation Of Life / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / The One I Love / Radio Free Europe / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: First appearance of 'Strange Currencies' since 21 November 1995. Unreleased at the time, 'Make It All Okay' was on the setlist, but was replaced with 'Final Straw'

17 July 2003 - Marlay Park, Dublin, Ireland
support: Ruby Horse, Starsailor
set: Finest Worksong / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Exhuming McCarthy / Drive / Animal / Daysleeper / The One I Love / Bad Day / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Losing My Religion / Electrolite / Find The River / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / The Great Beyond / Country Feedback / Imitation Of Life / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

19 July 2003 - Bowling Green, Wiesbaden, Germany
support: Blumfeld, The Bambi Molesters
soundcheck: All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be A Star) / Maps And Legends / I've Been High (x2) / Begin The Begin / Walk Unafraid (part)
set: Begin The Begin / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Maps And Legends / Drive / Animal / Daysleeper / The Great Beyond / Bad Day / The One I Love / All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be A Star) / Orange Crush / Losing My Religion / At My Most Beautiful / Electrolite / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / So Fast, So Numb / Chorus And The Ring (snippet) - Country Feedback / Permanent Vacation / Imitation Of Life / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: This show was filmed for the DVD/Video release 'Perfect Square'

20 July 2003 - Glenmor Scene, Festival de Vieilles Charrues, La Prairie de Kerampuilh, Carhaix, France
other acts performing: 22 Pistepirkko, Laurent Voulzy, Bénabar, Supergrass
set: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Finest Worksong / These Days / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (part) / Drive / Animal / The Great Beyond / Find The River / Bad Day / The One I Love / Daysleeper / Welcome To The Occupation / Losing My Religion / Electrolite / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Imitation Of Life / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: 'Orange Crush' was on the setlist in the encore but was not played

22 July 2003 - Stadio Euganeo, Padova, Italy
support: Sparklehorse, Feeder
soundcheck: Superman / Pilgrimage / New Test Leper / I've Been High / So Fast, So Numb
set: So Fast, So Numb / Pilgrimage / New Test Leper / Animal / The Great Beyond / Driver 8 / I've Been High / Bad Day / The One I Love / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Fall On Me / Daysleeper / Electrolite / Losing My Religion / Cuyahoga / Walk Unafraid / She Just Wants To Be / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Country Feedback / Imitation Of Life / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

23 July 2003 - Stadio Del Conero, Ancona, Italy
support: Sparklehorse, Feeder
set: Begin The Begin / Finest Worksong / Sitting Still / Drive / Animal / The Great Beyond / Exhuming McCarthy / Bad Day - Tongue (snippet) / The One I Love / I Believe / Find The River / Daysleeper / Losing My Religion / At My Most Beautiful / So Fast, So Numb / Country Feedback / Man On The Moon / Walk Unafraid
encore: Beat A Drum (part) - Everybody Hurts / She Just Wants To Be / Imitation Of Life / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
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24 July 2003 - Main Stage, Neapolis Festival, Area Italsider, Naples, Italy
other acts performing: Destinazione Neapolis, Benzina, Yuppie Flu, Giardini di Mirò, Sparklehorse, Feeder
set: Begin The Begin / Get Up / Drive / All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be A Star) / Animal / Gardening At Night / Maps And Legends / Bad Day / The One I Love / Daysleeper / Orange Crush / Talk About The Passion / Losing My Religion / Chorus And The Ring (snippet) - Country Feedback / The Great Beyond / Find The River / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / She Just Wants To Be / Imitation Of Life / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: Patti Smith sings and plays guitar on 'It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)'. Tour debut for 'Gardening At Night', and first performance of 'Talk About The Passion' (soundchecks excluded) since 13 November 1989

25 July 2003 - Main Stage, Neapolis Festival, Area Italsider, Naples, Italy
set: Beneath The Southern Cross / Spell / Redondo Beach / Wing / Frederick / We Three / Dead City / 25th Floor / Free Money / Summer Cannibals / Pissing In A River / Because The Night / Dancing Barefoot / Break It Up / Gloria / People Have The Power / Rock'n'Roll Nigger
notes: Patti Smith show. Michael joins Patti on stage to sing 'Because The Night'

26 July 2003 - Les Côtes Du Rock, Théâtre Antique de Vienne, Vienne, France
other acts performing: Czar, Overhead, Nada Surf
set: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Begin The Begin / Star 69 / Drive / Animal / The Great Beyond / Fall On Me / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars) / Daysleeper / Bad Day / The One I Love / I've Been High / Losing My Religion / Electrolite / Find The River / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Chorus And The Ring (part) - Country Feedback / Orange Crush / Imitation Of Life / Permanent Vacation / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

27 July 2003 - Main Stage, Paléo Festival Nyon, L'Asse, Nyon, Switzerland
other acts performing: Le Peuple de l'Herbe, Gotan Project, Ibrahim Ferrer, Athlete
set: Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / Sitting Still / Drive / The Great Beyond / Animal / Fall On Me / All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be A Star) / Bad Day / The One I Love / I've Been High / Daysleeper / So Fast, So Numb / Losing My Religion / At My Most Beautiful / Find The River / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Chorus And The Ring (part) - Country Feedback / Life And How To Live It / Permanent Vacation / Imitation Of Life / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: Actual written setlist from this show has the encores slightly different, with 'Life And How To Live It' not included

15 August 2003 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
supporting: The Zombies
set: Ghost Tarts Of Stockholm / Happy Birthday / Courage Is The Smallest Bird / The Town That Lost Its Groove Supply / Great News Around You / Retrieval Of You / Desperate For Someone / Got You / Where Will You Go? / I'm Not Bitter / The Girl I Never Met / Twilight Distillery / Lies Of The Living Dead / You Don't Mean It / Over The Sea
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg, Bill Rieflin & Ken Stringfellow), Jane McDonald guests on 'Twilight Distillery'

23 August 2003 - The Warehouse Studio, Vancouver, BC, Canada
set: Losing My Religion / Bad Day / Animal / Electrolite / I've Been High / The One I Love / Man On The Moon / At My Most Beautiful / She Just Wants To Be / Imitation Of Life / Nightswimming / Outtro Jam / Interview
notes: Performance for Sessions @ AOL. The correct order is not known

North American Tour

29 August 2003 - Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver, Canada
support: The Dandy Warhols, Wilco
set: Begin The Begin / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Drive / The Great Beyond / Animal / Fall On Me / World Leader Pretend / Bad Day / The One I Love / Daysleeper / Orange Crush / Losing My Religion / At My Most Beautiful / Nightswimming / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Country Feedback / Imitation Of Life / E-Bow The Letter / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: First performance of 'World Leader Pretend' since 15 June 1991. Thom Yorke from Radiohead guests on 'E-Bow The Letter' & 'It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)'. Tour debut for 'Nightswimming' and 'E-Bow The Letter'

30 August 2003 - Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver, Canada
support: Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks
set: 2+2=5 / Sit Down, Stand Up / Where I End And You Begin / Kid A / Backdrifts / Myxomatosis / Lucky (Dedicated to R.E.M.) / Paranoid Android / Sail To The Moon / You And Whose Army? / Go To Sleep / I Might Be Wrong / Like Spinning Plates / The Gloaming / Idioteque / No Surprises / There There
encore 1: The National Anthem / A Wolf At The Door / Airbag / Street Spirit (Fade Out)
encore 2: Karma Police / Just / Everything In Its Right Place
notes: Radiohead show. Returning the favour from the previous night, Michael Stipe joins Radiohead on stage during their second encore to sing the chorus of 'Karma Police'

31 August 2003 - Dahlberg Arena, Adams Center, University Of Montana-Missoula, Missoula, MT
support: Wilco
set: Finest Worksong / So Fast, So Numb / I Believe / Drive / The Great Beyond / Pilgrimage / Animal / Strange Currencies / The One I Love (Acoustic) / Final Straw / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Bad Day / Electrolite / Losing My Religion / Find The River / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Cuyahoga / Imitation Of Life / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: Show was broadcast over the internet through REM HQ

1 September 2003 - Comcast Mainstage, Bumbershoot 2003, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
other acts performing: Leftover Salmon, Nickel Creek, Wilco
soundcheck: World Leader Pretend / Exhuming McCarthy / New Test Leper / Get Up / Begin The Begin
set: Begin The Begin / Finest Worksong / Maps And Legends / Drive / Animal / Fall On Me / Bad Day / Daysleeper / Exhuming McCarthy / Electrolite / New Test Leper / Nightswimming / The One I Love / At My Most Beautiful / I've Been High / Losing My Religion / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Imitation Of Life / World Leader Pretend / Get Up / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

3 September 2003 - Amphitheater At Clark County, Ridgefield, WA
support: Wilco
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Drive / Animal / Daysleeper / Orange Crush / Bad Day / Electrolite / The One I Love / I've Been High / Feeling Gravitys Pull / Begin The Begin / Nightswimming / Losing My Religion / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Imitation Of Life / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

6 September 2003 - Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View, Mountain View, CA
support: Wilco
set: Begin The Begin / So Fast, So Numb / Drive / Animal / Fall On Me / Orange Crush / Bad Day / The One I Love (Acoustic) / Daysleeper / Imitation Of Life / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / At My Most Beautiful / Nightswimming / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Losing My Religion / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Welcome To The Occupation / Chorus And The Ring - Country Feedback / Permanent Vacation / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville' featured Mike Mills on vocals

7 September 2003 - Ford Stage, Street Scene 2003, Streets of Gaslamp/East Village District, San Diego, CA
other acts performing: The Subdudes, Nickel Creek, Switchfoot, Macy Gray, Wilco
set: Finest Worksong / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Drive / Animal / The Great Beyond / Exhuming McCarthy / Bad Day / The One I Love / Daysleeper / Driver 8 / Orange Crush / I Believe / Losing My Religion / Find The River / Electrolite / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Imitation Of Life / Nightswimming / Get Up / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: Eddie Vedder joined the band on stage for 'It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)', singing backup vocals and doing some pogoing
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9 September 2003 - Studio D, The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA
set: The One I Love / I've Been High / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Animal / Bad Day / Losing My Religion / Man On The Moon
notes: Show for fanclub members and 98.7 contest winners. Taping for A&E television program 'A&E In Studio with Nic Harcourt and R.E.M.'

10 September 2003 - Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA
support: Wilco
soundcheck included: Electrolite / Man On The Moon
Wilco: I'm The Man Who Loves You / Poor Places / Reservations / I Am Trying To Break Your Heart / War On War / Jesus, Etc. / Spiders (Kidsmoke) / Kicking Television / Kingpin / I'm Always In Love / Misunderstood / California Stars
R.E.M.: Begin The Begin / So Fast, So Numb / Imitation Of Life / Drive / Animal / Fall On Me / Bad Day / The One I Love / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / The Great Beyond / Orange Crush / Daysleeper / Electrolite / Losing My Religion / Find The River / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Finest Worksong / Nightswimming / Final Straw / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey joined Wilco on stage for 'California Stars' during their set. Jesse Greene joined on violin on 'Electrolite'.
Mike Mills became choked up as he dedicated 'Find The River' to Warren Zevon, who died in the L.A. area shortly before the Sept. 7 show. He barely managed to say Zevon's name, had to pause to gather himself to say the name. '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville' was dedicated to June Carter Cash. Band intros started with Ken Stringfellow who Stipe said got married on the 9th. 'Fall On Me' and 'Final Straw' were introduced as e-mail requests.
"Tony Clifton" helped with lead vocals on 'Man On The Moon', a character of Andy Kaufman's. It wasn't announced who was dressed up as Tony, but he sang a bit in the middle of the song from offstage, walked onstage, argued with Stipe, shoved Stipe halfway across the stage and Stipe fell on his butt. A little later, after more arguing, he threw a cup of water on Stipe and threw the lyric sheets into the air, into the pit. A bodyguard came out and managed to get Tony off the stage, but he came right back out because as he left, Mills kicked him in the butt. He got a cup of water and poured it over Mills' head. Then he went across the stage and threw a cup at Buck, largely missing, who swung his guitar into Tony's back and the song ended, stage emptied for the encore break. Tony's appearance was foreshadowed when Stipe changed the lyric "Fred Blassie" to "Tony Clifton"
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11 September 2003 - Thomas & Mack Center, University Of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
support: Wilco
soundcheck: World Leader Pretend / Get Up / Pretty Persuasion
Wilco: At Least That's What You Said / A Shot In The Arm / She's A Jar / Poor Places / Reservations / I Am Trying To Break Your Heart / I'm The Man Who Loves You / War On War / Passenger Side / Kingpin / Red-Eyed And Blue / I Got You (At The End Of The Century) / California Stars
R.E.M.: World Leader Pretend / Finest Worksong / These Days / Drive / Animal / Get Up / Sitting Still / The Great Beyond / Cuyahoga / Bad Day / The One I Love / Electrolite / Find The River / Losing My Religion / At My Most Beautiful / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Final Straw / Imitation Of Life / Nightswimming / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: Peter, Mike and Scott joined Wilco on stage for 'California Stars' during their opening set. After 'These Days', Stipe mentions the "bad ass" jacket he wore during the first three songs was in dedication to his 9 year old nephew in Athens. He said that his nephew has just now has come to understand what it is that he does for a living. He also asked Stipe over the phone that day whether or not he would gamble and also if he would wear an "evil warrior suit". He remarked by stating that it would be a gamble to wear such a suit. He said this a few songs later in the set. 'Nightswimming' is played in the memory of September 11. Stipe forgets his lines 3/4 of the way the way through, and to rectify this, he sings 2 lines a capella to bring Mike and Ken back in

13 September 2003 - 'On The Road', KBCO 93.7FM, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Red Rocks Park, Morrison, CO
set: Pretty Persuasion / Interview / Losing My Religion
notes: 'On The Road' Session for KBCO 93.7FM. Interview with Peter Buck & songs broadcast were from the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Red Rocks Park, Morrison, CO soundcheck

13 September 2003 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Red Rocks Park, Morrison, CO
support: Ed Harcourt, Wilco
soundcheck: Pretty Persuasion (x2) / Losing My Religion / How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us
Wilco: Kicking Television / I'm The Man Who Loves You / Poor Places / Reservations / I Am Trying To Break Your Heart / War On War / A Magazine Called Sunset / One By One / Jesus, Etc. / Kingpin / Misunderstood / California Stars
R.E.M.: Begin The Begin / So Fast, So Numb / Maps And Legends / Drive / Animal / Get Up / Driver 8 / Bad Day / The One I Love / I've Been High / World Leader Pretend / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Find The River / Losing My Religion / I Believe / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Nightswimming / Imitation Of Life / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: Peter Buck joined Wilco on stage for 'California Stars' during their opening set. 'Imitation Of Life' was dedicated to Johnny Cash, who passed away the previous day

14 September 2003 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Red Rocks Park, Morrison, CO
support: Ed Harcourt, Wilco
Wilco: At Least That's What You Said / The Late Greats / I'm The Man Who Loves You / Poor Places / Reservations / I Am Trying To Break Your Heart / War On War / Remember The Mountain Bed / Airline To Heaven / Kingpin / Outtasite (Outta Mind) / Dear Employer (The Reason I Quit) / California Stars
R.E.M.: Finest Worksong / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / These Days / Drive / Animal / Pretty Persuasion / Bad Day / The One I Love / Electrolite / The Great Beyond / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Losing My Religion / At My Most Beautiful / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Happy Birthday / Imitation Of Life / Country Feedback / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: There was no soundcheck for this show, presumably because everything was still set up from the previous night. All the band joined Wilco on stage for 'California Stars'. Wilco joined the band on stage for 'Country Feedback' and 'It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)'. '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville' was dedicated to Johnny Cash. The band sang Happy Birthday to an unknown person. First appearance of 'Pretty Persuasion' for the tour

15 September 2003 - Studio A, Coupe Studios, Boulder, CO
songs recorded: Animal (New Mix)
notes: Recording Session by Michael Stipe & Mike Mills recording new parts for 'Animal (New Mix)' with Pat McCarthy

16 September 2003 - Cities 97, (KTCZ 97.1FM), Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
set: Electrolite (w/ Jesse Greene) / World Leader Pretend / Daysleeper / Interview
notes: Interview with Peter Buck & songs broadcast were from the Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN soundcheck

16 September 2003 - Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
support: Ed Harcourt
soundcheck: Electrolite (w/ Jesse Greene) / World Leader Pretend / Daysleeper
set: Begin The Begin / Finest Worksong / Pilgrimage / Drive / Animal / So Fast, So Numb / Fall On Me / Bad Day / The One I Love / The Great Beyond / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Daysleeper / Electrolite / Losing My Religion / Find The River / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Nightswimming / Final Straw / Imitation Of Life / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: Jesse Greene plays violin on 'Electrolite'

17 September 2003 - Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
support: Ed Harcourt
soundcheck: Star 69 / Tongue / Let Me In / Animal (x2)
set: Star 69 / These Days / World Leader Pretend / Drive / Animal / Fall On Me / Gardening At Night / Maps And Legends / Bad Day / The One I Love / The Great Beyond / Daysleeper / Electrolite / Losing My Religion / I've Been High / She Just Wants To Be / Imitation Of Life / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Nightswimming / Country Feedback / Walk Unafraid / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

19 September 2003 - NextStage At Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX
support: Ed Harcourt
soundcheck: All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be A Star) / Animal / Strange Currencies / At My Most Beautiful / Losing My Religion
set: Dallas (part) / Finest Worksong / So Fast, So Numb / Driver 8 / Drive / Animal / Fall On Me / Bad Day / The One I Love / All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be A Star) / The Great Beyond / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / World Leader Pretend / Daysleeper / Losing My Religion / At My Most Beautiful / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Nightswimming / Life And How To Live It / Permanent Vacation / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

20 September 2003 - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion, The Woodlands, TX
support: Ed Harcourt
set: Begin The Begin / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Maps And Legends / Drive / Animal / Get Up / Bad Day / The One I Love / Beat A Drum / The Great Beyond / Sitting Still / Daysleeper / Electrolite / Losing My Religion / Find The River / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Country Feedback / Final Straw / Galveston (Stipe a capella) / Imitation Of Life / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: 'Maps And Legends' and 'Beat A Drum' were requests of someone travelling with the band. 'Country Feedback' was a request of Ed Harcourt. Michael said that this was the first time on tour that they had played 'Beat A Drum'. Michael stopped after starting 'Beat A Drum' because he said he had been talking so much and that messed him up. Michael said that they played 'Sitting Still' for Bertis.

21 September 2003 - Capital Metro Stage, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Zilker Park, Austin, TX
other acts performing: The Shins, G. Love & Special Sauce, Yo La Tengo, Ween
set: Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / Imitation Of Life / Drive / Animal / World Leader Pretend / Bad Day / The One I Love / The Great Beyond / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Fall On Me / Losing My Religion / Find The River / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Nightswimming / Final Straw / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

23 September 2003 - Senator Nat G. Kiefer University Of New Orleans Lakefront Arena, University Of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
support: Sparklehorse
set: Finest Worksong / So Fast, So Numb / The Wake-Up Bomb / Drive / Animal / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Bad Day / The One I Love / Tongue / The Great Beyond / Daysleeper / Fall On Me / Strange Currencies / Losing My Religion / At My Most Beautiful / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Nightswimming / Country Feedback / Imitation Of Life / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

24 September 2003 - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, AL
support: Sparklehorse
set: Begin The Begin / These Days / Driver 8 / Drive / Animal / Fall On Me / I've Been High / Bad Day / Imitation Of Life / The Great Beyond / Daysleeper / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Exhuming McCarthy / Losing My Religion / Find The River / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Nightswimming / The One I Love / Final Straw / Radio Free Europe / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

25 September 2003 - Soma Electronic Music Studios, Chicago, IL
tracks recorded included: Lyrical Stance (I've Got A) / Hotel Senator (EP Version) / Hotel Senator (Album Version) / With A Gun
notes: Recording Session for The Minus 5, with Scott McCaughey, Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Glenn Kotche, Leroy Bach, Peter Buck & Ken Stringfellow. Peter Buck plays guitar on all tracks

26 September 2003 - United Center, Chicago, IL
support: Sparklehorse
soundcheck: Cuyahoga (Instrumental) / Shaking Through / Beat A Drum / Get Up
set: Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / So Fast, So Numb / Drive / Animal / Shaking Through / Fall On Me / Bad Day / The One I Love / Imitation Of Life / Daysleeper / All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be A Star) / I Believe / Losing My Religion / At My Most Beautiful / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Nightswimming / Everybody Hurts / Electrolite / Get Up / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: First appearance of 'Shaking Through' since 13 November 1989

27 September 2003 - Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
support: Sparklehorse
set: Begin The Begin / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Pop Song 89 / Drive / Animal / Cuyahoga / Fall On Me / Bad Day / The One I Love / Strange Currencies / Beat A Drum / Orange Crush / Losing My Religion / Find The River / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Nightswimming / Final Straw / Imitation Of Life / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: Tour debut for 'Pop Song 89'

28 September 2003 - The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
support: Sparklehorse
set: Finest Worksong / So Fast, So Numb / Driver 8 / All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be A Star) / Animal / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Sweet Emotion (snippet) / Shaking Through / Bad Day / The One I Love / Fall On Me / Orange Crush / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Find The River / Losing My Religion / At My Most Beautiful / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Everybody Hurts / Nightswimming / Imitation Of Life / Radio Free Europe / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: 'Sweet Emotion' is an Aerosmith song

30 September 2003 - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada
support: Sparklehorse
set: Begin The Begin / These Days / Maps And Legends / Drive / Animal / Fall On Me / Feeling Gravitys Pull / Bad Day / The One I Love / Beat A Drum / Everybody Hurts / I Believe / Electrolite / Losing My Religion / Find The River / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Nightswimming / Get Up / Sweetness Follows / Happy Birthday To Bill Rieflin & Roy Lamb / Imitation Of Life / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: Tour debut for 'Sweetness Follows'. Show was broadcast over the internet through REM HQ

1 October 2003 - The Liacouras Center, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
support: Pete Yorn
soundcheck: So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Gardening At Night / Pretty Persuasion / Get Up / Unknown Song
set: Finest Worksong / So Fast, So Numb / Driver 8 / Drive / Animal / Sitting Still / Daysleeper / Bad Day / The One I Love / All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be A Star) / Everybody Hurts / The Great Beyond / At My Most Beautiful / Losing My Religion / Find The River / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Life And How To Live It / Nightswimming / Final Straw / Imitation Of Life / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

2 October 2003 - 'Late Show With David Letterman', Ed Sullivan Theater, New York, NY
other guests appearing: Lisa Kudrow
set: Bad Day

3 October 2003 - 'Toyota Concert Series', Today, NBC, Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY
soundcheck: Losing My Religion
set: Losing My Religion / Interview with Matt Lauer / Bad Day / Get Up

3 October 2003 - Tommy Hilfiger At Jones Beach Theatre, Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, NY
support: Pete Yorn
set: Begin The Begin / So Fast, So Numb / The Wake-Up Bomb / Drive / Animal / Sitting Still / Exhuming McCarthy / Bad Day / The One I Love / Strange Currencies / Maps And Legends / Everybody Hurts / All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be A Star) / Losing My Religion / At My Most Beautiful / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: NYC / Little America / Nightswimming / Final Straw / Imitation Of Life / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: 'NYC' is a cover of an Interpol song, covered by Michael solo on acoustic guitar

4 October 2003 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
support: Sparklehorse
set: Finest Worksong / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Driver 8 / Drive / Animal / Fall On Me / Daysleeper / Bad Day / The One I Love / World Leader Pretend / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / The Great Beyond / Chorus And The Ring (part) - Country Feedback / Losing My Religion / Find The River / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Life And How To Live It / NYC / Nightswimming / Final Straw / Imitation Of Life / Gardening At Night / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: 'NYC' is again Michael solo on acoustic guitar

5 October 2003 - Tweeter Center For The Performing Arts, Mansfield, MA
support: Pete Yorn
soundcheck: Laughing (part) / Country Feedback (part) / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) (part) / Welcome To The Occupation / Star 69 / World Leader Pretend / Pilgrimage / Nightswimming (part)
set: Begin The Begin / So Fast, So Numb / These Days / Drive / Animal / Fall On Me / All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be A Star) / Bad Day / The One I Love / Daysleeper / Electrolite / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Orange Crush / Losing My Religion / At My Most Beautiful / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Life And How To Live It / Exhuming McCarthy / Final Straw / Imitation Of Life / Permanent Vacation / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

7 October 2003 - 'The Charlie Rose Show', Bloomberg Television Studios, Bloomberg Building, New York, NY
notes: Interview with Michael Stipe

7 October 2003 - The Museum Of Television And Radio, New York, NY
notes: Interview session with Buck, Mills & Stipe by Jody Denberg released as a promo CD called A Joyful Noise - In Time With R.E.M.

7 October 2003 - Studio A, Clinton Recording Studios, New York
audience: approx. 700
set: Welcome To The Occupation / Electrolite / Bad Day / Man On The Moon / Pretty Persuasion / Losing My Religion / Animal
notes: This is availiable on a promo CD called A Joyful Noise - In Time With R.E.M., minus 'Animal'

8 October 2003 - Patriot Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
support: Pete Yorn
set: Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / Exhuming McCarthy / Drive / Animal / Fall On Me / Daysleeper / Bad Day / The One I Love / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Orange Crush / World Leader Pretend / I Believe / Losing My Religion / Find The River / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Life And How To Live It / Nightswimming / Final Straw / Imitation Of Life / Permanent Vacation / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

10 October 2003 - The Cave, Chapel Hill, NC
set: You Don't Mean It / I Still Miss Someone / Ballad Of John And Yoko / The Night Chicago Died Again (The Death Of The Minus 5) / The Days Of Wine And Booze / Twilight Distillery / Carmelita / Sleep When I'm Dead / Beauty And The Beast / Find A Finger / Psycho
encore: Hang On Sloopy / Massachusetts / Bang A Gong (Get It On) - Mr. Soul - Sweet Jane
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Ken Stringfellow & Jon Wurster), with Mike Mills & Pete Yorn. The guys didn't start until just after midnight on the 9th October, after spending the evening out to dinner with friends.

10 October 2003 - Alltel Pavilion At Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC
support: Pete Yorn
soundcheck included: You Are The Everything
set: Finest Worksong / So Fast, So Numb / Driver 8 / Drive / Animal / Disturbance At The Heron House / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Bad Day / The One I Love / Electrolite / Begin The Begin / World Leader Pretend / I've Been High / Losing My Religion / Find The River / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Life And How To Live It / Nightswimming / Sweetness Follows / Imitation Of Life / Radio Free Europe / Permanent Vacation / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: Bill Berry joined R.E.M. on stage to sing backup harmony on 'Radio Free Europe' and played drums on 'Permanent Vacation'. Tour debut for 'Disturbance At The Heron House'

11 October 2003 - Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
support: Pete Yorn
soundcheck: How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us / You Are The Everything / E-Bow The Letter (x2) / Get Up
set: Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / So Fast, So Numb / Drive / Animal / Fall On Me / You Are The Everything / Bad Day / The One I Love / Electrolite / E-Bow The Letter / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Find The River / Losing My Religion / At My Most Beautiful / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Life And How To Live It / Nightswimming / Final Straw / Gardening At Night / Wolves, Lower / Sitting Still / Radio Free Europe / Permanent Vacation / Imitation Of Life / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: First performance of 'You Are The Everything' since 15 March 1991. Pete Yorn sang the Patti Smith part on 'E-Bow The Letter'

14 October 2003 - 'Later... with Jools Holland', BBC2, Studio TC1, BBC Television Centre, London, England
other acts appearing: Jamelia, Buddy Guy, British Sea Power, Willis
set:
Jools Holland: Introduction
R.E.M.: Bad Day
Jamelia: Superstar
Jools Holland: Interview with Yoko Ono
Buddy Guy: Look What All You Got
British Sea Power: Remember Me
R.E.M.: Losing My Religion
Willis: Paper And Stone
Buddy Guy: Crawlin' Kingsnake
Jools Holland: Interview with R.E.M.
British Sea Power: Carrion
R.E.M.: Nightswimming (Stipe, Mills & Stringfellow)
Jools Holland: Interview with Buddy Guy
Jamelia: Taxi
Buddy Guy: Damn Right, I've Got The Blues
R.E.M.: What's The Frequency, Kenneth?

15 October 2003 - 'Drivetime', BBC Radio 2, Studio 4, BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, England
set: Bad Day (Album Version) / Interview with Stuart Maconie / Imitation Of Life / Interview / Man On The Moon
notes:Interview & Live in-studio performance, with Stuart Maconie

15 October 2003 - 'Mark And Lard', BBC Radio 1, Studio 4, BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, England
set: Interview / Bad Day / Interview / Orange Crush
notes:Interview & Live in-studio performance, with Mark Radcliffe & Marc Riley

15 October 2003 - 'Top Of The Pops', Studio TC3, BBC Television Centre, London, England
set: Bad Day / Animal

16 October 2003 - Bush Hall, London, England
audience: approx. 250
soundcheck: Unknown song / Bad Day / Get Up (part) / Get Up / Bad Day
set: Bad Day / Life And How To Live It / Drive / Get Up / World Leader Pretend / She Just Wants To Be / Imitation Of Life / Man On The Moon
encore: Animal / Losing My Religion
notes: Midday set for fanclub members and contest winners. The set was changed at the last minute for some reason. 'Begin The Begin' was the original opening track and 'World Leader Pretend' did not feature in the set at all. 'Life And How To Live It' was originally part of the encore. During the performance, Michael also did a short a capella of Nelly's 'Hot In Here'.

16 October 2003 - 'Parkinson', Studio TC8, BBC Television Centre, London, England
other guests appearing: Sir Michael Caine, Billy Connolly, Pamela Stephenson
set: Losing My Religion / Bad Day

19 October 2003 - 'Out Of The Box', WAXQ (Q104.3FM), WAXQ Studios, New York, NY
set: Introduction / Orange Crush / Interview / Bad Day / Interview / Animal / Outro
notes: Phone interview by Jonathan Clarke with Michael Stipe in Milan, Italy, discussing the upcoming release of 'In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003', alongside playback of album tracks.

19 October 2003 - 'Quelli che il calcio', Rai Due, Mecenate 2, Spazio Antologico Studio 76, East End Studios, Milan, Italy
set: Bad Day / Interview
notes: In a first for the band, R.E.M. played a football highlights show airing at 2pm. Michael was asked by the interviewer 'you play a TV anchor in your video—if you could deliver a message to the world, what would it be?', to which Michael's reply was 'Chill the [heck] out', which being a bit too hard to translate into Italian, got translated as 'everybody go to hell'

19 October 2003 - 'MTV Supersonic', E Studio, MTV Italia Studios, Milan, Italy
set: Animal / Get Up / Drive / Electrolite / Orange Crush / Daysleeper / Losing My Religion / Nightswimming / I've Been High / Imitation Of Life / The Great Beyond / Bad Day / World Leader Pretend / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon

21 October 2003 - Sala Pachá, Madrid, Spain
audience: approx. 400
soundcheck: Star 69 / Animal / Drive / Find The River
set: Begin The Begin / Animal / Drive / Bad Day / World Leader Pretend / Find The River / Losing My Religion / At My Most Beautiful / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Star 69 / Nightswimming / Country Feedback / Daysleeper / Life And How To Live It / Imitation Of Life

22 October 2003 - 'Virgin Radio Superstars', Virgin Radio, Hesperia Madrid Hotel, Madrid, Spain
notes: Interview with Michael Stipe, album tracks included: Losing My Religion / Nightswimming / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Man On The Moon / Orange Crush / Bad Day / Everybody Hurts

23 October 2003 - 'TV Total', Brainpool TV Studios, Cologne, Germany
set: Interview / Bad Day

23 October 2003 - Brainpool TV Studios, Cologne, Germany
audience: approx. 150
set: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Animal / Electrolite / Bad Day / Daysleeper / Losing My Religion / Orange Crush / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Exhuming McCarthy / Nightswimming (False Start) / Nightswimming / Imitation Of Life / Permanent Vacation
notes: Performance later in the evening after the TV Total show. Recorded by Radio Köln

25 October 2003 - Fabrikken, Oslo, Norway
audience: approx. 700
set: Pop Song 89 / So Fast, So Numb / These Days / Norwegian Wood (snippet) / Drive / Animal / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Electrolite / Bad Day / The One I Love / I've Been High / Losing My Religion / Find The River / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Life And How To Live It / Nightswimming / Radio Free Europe / Imitation Of Life
review

27 October 2003
event: 'In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003' is released outside North America

28 October 2003
event: 'In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003' is released in North America

28 October 2003 - 'Boston Public', Fox, Stage 23, Raleigh Studios Manhattan Beach, Manhattan Beach, CA
set: Losing My Religion
notes: A live acoustic version of 'Losing My Religion' is filmed as part of the Boston Public episode, Chapter Seventy-Six, in which R.E.M. are mistakenly booked for the Winslow High School fund-raiser, and perform in 'Doyle's Cafe' on set

28 October 2003 - 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno', Studio 3, NBC Studios, Burbank, CA
other guests appearing: Emeril Lagasse, Brandon Molale, Jada Pinkett Smith
set: Bad Day / Interview

29 October 2003 - 'The Charlie Rose Show', Bloomberg Television Studios, Bloomberg Building, New York, NY
notes: Prerecorded interview with all three band members

29 October 2003 - Avalon Hollywood, Hollywood, CA
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / The Wake-Up Bomb / So Fast, So Numb / Exhuming McCarthy / Animal / Sweetness Follows / Bad Day / World Leader Pretend / Strange Currencies / At My Most Beautiful / Losing My Religion / She Just Wants To Be / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon
encore: Life And How To Live It / Welcome To The Occupation / With The People (part) / Nightswimming / Final Straw / Permanent Vacation / Imitation Of Life
notes: Venue was previously known as The Palace when R.E.M. played there in 1983 and 1984

30 October 2003 - 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', Studio 11, NBC Studios, Burbank, CA
other guests appearing: Cuba Gooding Jr., Jane Kaczmarek
set: Bad Day / Losing My Religion
notes: On the broadcast 'Losing My Religion' is cut off after the first verse

1 November 2003 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
set: Please Don't Touch / Lies Of The Living Dead / The Girl I Never Met / I'm Not Bitter / Eat At Home / The Town That Lost Its Groove Supply / Over The Sea
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg & Bill Rieflin), Rami Jaffee on keyboard and Doc Dauer singing backing vocals on 'The Girl I Never Met'

3 November 2003 - 'Last Call With Carson Daly', NBC, Studio 8H, NBC Studios, GE Building, New York, NY
other guests appearing: Taking Back Sunday
notes: Interview with Michael Stipe

6 November 2003 - MTV Europe Music Awards, Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, Scotland
notes: Michael Stipe introduces The White Stripes who perform 'Seven Nation Army', & presents the Free Your Mind award, won by Aung San Suu Kyi

Tell Us The Truth Tour

10 November 2003 - Park West, Chicago, IL
set:
Adam Benedetto: Introduction
Lester Chambers (w/ Everyone): People Get Ready / Everyday I Have The Blues / Five Long Years
The Nightwatchman: Until The End / No One Left / Branding Iron / Maximum Firepower / House Gone Up In Flames
Chellie Pingree: Speech
Lori Wallach: Speech
Boots Riley: Underdogs / 5 Million Ways To Kill A CEO / Ride The Fence (w/ Morello, Holden, Chambers) / Wear Clean Draws (w/ Morello, Holden, Chambers)
Billy Bragg: Sexuality / She Came Along To Me / Billy Rap / NPWA / Upfield / The Wolf Covers Its Tracks / The Price Of Oil / There Is Power In A Union / Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards
encore:
Tell Us The Truth Ensemble: People Get Ready - Tupelo Honey - Girl From The North Country - Let's Get It On / Time Has Come Today
notes: 'Tell Us The Truth Tour' show. Billy Bragg, Lester Chambers, Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman), Boots Riley, Michael Holden on bass, with Mike Mills, on keyboards for the group jams

11 November 2003 - Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI
notes: 'Tell Us The Truth Tour' show. Billy Bragg, Lester Chambers, Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman), Boots Riley, Michael Holden on bass with Mike Mills, on vocals, bass & keyboards

12 November 2003 - The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN
notes: 'Tell Us The Truth Tour' show. Billy Bragg, Lester Chambers, Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman), Boots Riley, Steve Earle, Michael Holden on bass, with Mike Mills, on vocals, bass & keyboards

11 November 2003 - 'BBC Breakfast', BBC1, Studio N6, BBC Television Centre, London, England
notes: Interview with Michael Stipe, discussing the release of 'In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003'

12 November 2003 - 'The Frank Skinner Show', ITV, Studio 2, The London Studios, London, England
other guests appearing: Michael Moore, Robert Downey Jr.
notes: Interview with Michael Stipe, discussing the release of 'In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003'

13 November 2003 - 'Zoe Ball Drivetime', Xfm London 104.9, Xfm London 104.9 Studios, London, England
notes: Interview with Michael Stipe, discussing the release of 'In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003'

14 November 2003 - The Trap, Nashville, TN
notes: 'Tell Us The Truth Tour' show. Billy Bragg, Lester Chambers, Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman), Boots Riley, Steve Earle, Michael Holden on bass, with Mike Mills, on vocals, bass & keyboards

15 November 2003 - The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
set included:
Mike Mills: Ohio (w/ Everyone)
encore:
Tell Us The Truth Ensemble: People Get Ready - Tupelo Honey - Girl From The North Country - Let's Get It On / Time Has Come Today
notes: 'Tell Us The Truth Tour' show. Billy Bragg, Lester Chambers, Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman), Boots Riley, Steve Earle, Michael Holden on bass, with Mike Mills, on vocals, bass & keyboards

15 November 2003 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
set: Ghost Tarts Of Stockholm / The Forgotten Fridays / Courage Is The Smallest Bird / A Thousand Years Away / Retrieval Of You / The Little Black Egg / Green River / Where The Wires Meet The Skies / In A Lonely Coffin / The Town That Lost Its Groove Supply / I Don't Want To Fuck Off Anymore / These Boots Are Made For Walkin' / You Don't Mean It / Lies Of Living Dead / All The Time
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg & Bill Rieflin)

15 November 2003 - Private Party, Seattle, WA
set: Day Tripper / You Don't Mean It / The Night Chicago Died Again (The Death Of The Minus 5) / Green River / You Can't Do That / Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White / Lies Of The Living Dead / The Girl I Never Met / The Little Black Egg / Secret Agent Man / Eat At Home / Please Don't Touch
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg & Bill Rieflin)

16 November 2003 - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
set included:
Lester Chambers (w/ Everyone): People Get Ready
The Nightwatchman: It's A Beautiful World
Mike Mills: It's All Beginning (w/ Bragg & Holden) / I Wanna Destroy You (w/ Bragg & Holden) / I Try (w/ Bragg, Holden, Morello, Chambers)
Intermission:
Steve Earle: The Mountain / John Walker's Blues / Jerusalem
Boots Riley: 5 Million Ways To Kill A CEO / Wear Clean Draws (w/ Morello, Holden, Chambers)
Billy Bragg: Bush War Blues / She Came Along To Me
encore:
Tell Us The Truth Ensemble: People Get Ready - Tupelo Honey - Girl From The North Country - Let's Get It On / Time Has Come Today
notes: 'Tell Us The Truth Tour' show. Billy Bragg, Lester Chambers, Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman), Boots Riley, Steve Earle, Michael Holden on bass, with Mike Mills, on vocals, bass & keyboards

17 November 2003 - Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL
set:
Lester Chambers (w/ Everyone): People Get Ready / Everyday I Have The Blues / Five Long Years / Baby What Do You Want Me To Do
The Nightwatchman: Until The End / California's Dark / Branding Iron / No One Left / The Fabled City / Garden Of Gethsemane / Maximum Firepower / House Gone Up In Flames
Mike Mills: It's All Beginning (w/ Bragg & Holden) / I Wanna Destroy You (w/ Bragg & Holden) / I Try (w/ Bragg, Holden, Morello, Chambers) / Ohio (w/ Everyone)
Intermission:
Steve Earle: Ashes To Ashes / You Know The Rest / The Mountain / What's A Simple Man To Do? / Dixieland / Christmas In Washington
Boots Riley: Underdogs / 5 Million Ways To Kill A CEO / Ride The Fence (w/ Morello, Holden, Chambers) / Wear Clean Draws (w/ Morello, Holden, Chambers)
Billy Bragg: Help Save The Youth Of America / The World Turned Upside Down / She Came Along To Me / NPWA / Upfield / The Price Of Oil / There Is Power In A Union / Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards (w/ Mills)
encore:
Tell Us The Truth Ensemble: People Get Ready - Tupelo Honey - Girl From The North Country - Let's Get It On / Time Has Come Today
notes: 'Tell Us The Truth Tour' show. Billy Bragg, Lester Chambers, Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman), Boots Riley, Steve Earle, Jenny Toomey, Michael Holden on bass, with Mike Mills, on vocals, bass & keyboards

19 November 2003 - Studio Litho, Seattle, WA
tracks recorded included: Bambi Molester / The Forgotten Fridays / Dear My Inspiration / The Little Black Egg
notes: Recording Sessions for extra tracks for the reissue of The Minus 5's 'In Rock' produced by Kurt Bloch. Peter Buck plays guitar on all tracks

24 November 2003 - Nightclub 9.30, Washington, D.C.
set:
Lester Chambers (w/ Everyone): People Get Ready / Everyday I Have The Blues / Five Long Years / Baby What Do You Want Me To Do
The Nightwatchman: Until The End / California's Dark / Branding Iron / No One Left / Maximum Firepower / House Gone Up In Flames
Jill Sobule: Under The Disco Ball / Kathie Lee / Texas / War Correspondent / Angel - Asshole / Underdog Victorious (w/ Mills)
Mike Mills: It's All Beginning (w/ Bragg & Toomey) / I Wanna Destroy You (w/ Bragg, Toomey, Holden) / I Try (w/ Bragg, Holden, Morello, Toomey, Chambers) / Ohio (w/ Everyone)
Steve Earle: Ashes To Ashes / You Know The Rest / The Mountain / Dixieland - John Walker's Blues / Christmas In Washington
Boots Riley: Underdogs / 5 Million Ways To Kill A CEO / Ride The Fence (w/ Morello, Holden, Chambers) / Wear Clean Draws (w/ Morello, Holden, Chambers)
Billy Bragg: Help Save The Youth Of America / NPWA / The Price Of Oil / Bush War Blues / There Is Power In A Union / Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards (w/ Mills)
encore:
Tell Us The Truth Ensemble: People Get Ready - Girl From The North Country - Rap - Let Fredom Ring / Time Has Come Today
notes: 'Tell Us The Truth Tour' final show. Billy Bragg, Jill Sobule, Lester Chambers, Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman), Boots Riley, Steve Earle, Jenny Toomey, Michael Holden on bass, with Mike Mills, on vocals, bass & keyboards. Janeane Garofalo introduced each performer

25 November 2003 - Arlene's Grocery, New York, NY
set: The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite / Try Not To Breathe / Everybody Hurts / Sweetness Follows / Nightswimming / Find The River / Drive / Hands Down / Rapid Hope Loss / Superman
notes: Dashboard Confessional R.E.M./MTV2 Album Covers taping, Michael Stipe joins on 'Drive' & 'Hands Down'.

18-22 December 2003 - La Casa Del Elefante, Seattle, WA
songs recorded included: Dec 03 #1 / Dec 03 #2 / Dec 03 #3
notes: Demo Recording Sessions for Around The Sun. Buck, Mills, McCaughey & Rieflin, at Peter Buck's Home Studio

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