2004 Concert Chronology

2004

12-31 January 2004 - R.E.M.'s West Clayton Street Studio, Athens, GA
possible tracks recorded: Magnetic North / I Wanted To Be Wrong / Around The Sun / Mike's acbgd / Wanderlust
notes: Recording Sessions for Around The Sun

7 February 2004 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
set: Bambi Molester / Dear My Inspiration / In A Lonely Coffin / Lodi / The Forgotten Fridays / Courage Is The Smallest Bird / One Bar At The Time / Where Will You Go? / The Town That Lost Its Groove Supply / I Don’t Want To Fuck Off Anymore / Wouldn't Want To Care / Retrieval Of You / You Can't Do That / The Days Of Wine And Booze / You Don't Mean It / Where The Wires Meet The Skies / Strychnine
encore: Ghost Tarts Of Stockholm / Lies Of The Living Dead / I'm Not Bitter / Mary Lou / Over The Sea
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg & Bill Rieflin), with Ben Gibbard

23 February - 30 April 2004 - Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas
possible tracks recorded: On The Fly / The Outsiders / Leaving New York / Magnetic North / Aftermath / New Loud Compass Point (Tomorrow) / Leaving New York / Electron Blue / Make It All Okay / Final Straw / I'm Gonna DJ / Weatherman
notes: Recording Sessions for Around The Sun, with Pat McCarthy

13 April 2004 - Heroes Awards, Cannon Center For The Performing Arts, Memphis, TN
notes: Heroes Awards ceremony, by the Memphis Chapter of the National Academy Of Recording Arts & Sciences. Mike Mills presents a Hero Award to Big Star, who also perform 'In The Street'

3 May 2004 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
support: The Divorces, Jon Auer
set: You Don't Mean It / The Little Black Egg / Twilight Distillery / Where Will You Go? / Courage Is The Smallest Bird / The Town That Lost Its Groove Supply / In A Lonely Coffin / I Was Drunk / I'm Not Bitter / The Forgotten Fridays / I Still Miss Someone / I Don't Want To Fuck Off Anymore / Lies Of The Living Dead / Strychnine / The Days Of Wine And Booze
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg & Bill Rieflin), someone from No Vote Left Behind joined the band on lead vocals to sing 'Strychnine'.

7 May 2004 - Crocodile Café, Seattle, WA
other acts appearing: Young Fresh Fellows, Presidents Of The United States, Superfan, Combover, Chicken Starship, Jim McIver, Ben Heege, Mark Guenther & Pete Hilgendorf, Headache, SOB, Black Panties
set: Mr. Salamander's Review / I'm Not Bitter / Whole Lotta Pappies / Eat At Home / Strychnine
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg & Bill Rieflin) - 'A Night Of Young Fresh Fellows'

12 May 2004 - Egg Studios, Seattle, WA
tracks recorded included: The Town That Lost Its Groove Supply (Seattle In Rock Version)
notes: Recording Sessions for The Minus 5, produced by Johnny Sangster. Peter Buck plays bass on 'The Town That Lost Its Groove Supply'

13 May 2004 - 'The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn', Stage 58, CBS Television City, Hollywood, CA
other guests appearing: Patti Labelle, Melina Kanakaredes
notes: Interview with Michael Stipe, promoting 'Saved'

17 May - July 2004 - The Hit Factory Criteria Miami, Miami, FL
possible tracks recorded: Make It All Okay / The Worst Joke Ever / I'm Gonna DJ / Around The Sun / Electron Blue / I Wanted To Be Wrong / High Speed Train / Boy In The Well / Wonderlust / Final Straw / Aftermath / The Ascent Of Man
notes: Recording & Mixing Sessions for Around The Sun, with Pat McCarthy

18 August 2004 - Various Radio Stations, London, England
notes: Michael Stipe drops off R.E.M.'s new single 'Leaving New York' to Virgin Radio, Xfm London 104.9, BBC Radio 6, which play the single that day

23 August - 3 September 2004 - R.E.M.'s West Clayton Street Studio, Athens, GA
tracks recorded included: High Speed Train / All The Right Friends / So Fast, So Numb / Wonderlust
notes: Rehearsal Sessions for upcoming tour

European Promo Tour

7 September 2004 - Vienna, Austria
notes: Press conference

9 September 2004 - Fnac, Madrid, Spain
notes: Press conference

10 September 2004 - 40 Principales Studios, 40 Principales 93.9FM, Madrid, Spain
notes: Interview with the band

13 September 2004 - 'Newsnight', BBC2, Studio TC7, BBC Television Centre, London, England
notes:Interview with Mike Mills & Michael Stipe by Kirsty Wark

14 September 2004 - Make Trade Fair Live, Carling Apollo Hammersmith, London, England
support: Razorlight, Jamelia, Minnie Driver, The Thrills, Ricky Gervais
The Thrills set included: What Ever Happened To Corey Haim? / The Curse Of Comfort
R.E.M.: Losing My Religion / Boy In The Well / Walk Unafraid / Leaving New York / Man On The Moon
encore: I Wanted To Be Wrong / Bad Day
notes: Benefit concert in aid of Oxfam's Make Trade Fair campaign. Chris Martin from Coldplay guests on' Man On The Moon'. Peter Buck played mandolin with The Thrills on 'The Curse Of Comfort'

15 September 2004 - 'T4', Channel 4, Studio 1, Channel 4 HQ, London, England
set: Aftermath

15 September 2004 - 'Johnnie Walker', BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 2 Studios, Western House, London, England
notes: Interview by Johnny Walker with the band

15 September 2004 - 'Tom Dunne's Pet Sounds', Today FM, Dublin, Ireland
notes: Interview with Michael Stipe in London

15 September 2004 - St. James's Church, London, England
set: Animal / So Fast, So Numb / Boy In The Well / Wanderlust / She Just Wants To Be / Final Straw / I Wanted To Be Wrong / E-Bow The Letter / Around The Sun / Aftermath / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid
encore: Leaving New York / Imitation Of Life / Man On The Moon
notes: Secret fan club / BBC Radio 2 contest winners gig. Thom Yorke from Radiohead guests on 'E-Bow The Letter'

16 September 2004 - Xfm London 104.9, Xfm London 104.9 Studios, London, England
notes: Interview with the band

16 September 2004 - 'Parkinson', ITV1, Studio 1, The London Studios, London, England
other guests appearing: Sir Matthew Pinsent, Lenny Henry, Frank Skinner, Il Divo
set: Leaving New York

16 September 2004 - 'This Week', BBC1, Studio TC7, BBC Television Centre, London, England
set: Interview & political discussion with Mike Mills & Michael Stipe with Andrew Neil, Diane Abbott, Daniel Libeskind & Michael Portillo

18 September 2004 - Festivalbar 2004, Arena Di Verona, Verona, Italy
other acts performing: Bryan Adams, Piero Palu, Jamelia & Tiziano Ferro, Francesco Renga, Emma Bunton, Black-Eyed Peas, Mark Knopfler
set: Leaving New York / Bad Day / Leaving New York
notes: 'Leaving New York' was played a second time with a wardrobe change, which was broadcast the next day (the airing was over two days)

22 September 2004 - 'Sen Kväll Med Luuk', TV4, TV4 Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
set: Leaving New York / Aftermath / Interview

23 September 2004 - 'Top Of The Pops', Studio 18, MMC Studios, Hürth, Germany
set: Leaving New York / Aftermath / Wanderlust

23 September 2004 – 'Sarah Kutner – Die Show', Viva TV, Brainpool TV Studios, Cologne, Germany
notes: Interview with Michael Stipe

23 September 2004 - 'TV Total', Pro7 TV, Brainpool TV Studios, Cologne, Germany
notes: Interview with Michael Stipe

24 September 2004 - VIVA Comet Awards, Kölnarena, Cologne, Germany
other acts performing: Bryan Adams, Söhne Mannheims, Stefan Raab & Bully Herbig, Black-Eyed Peas, Marilyn Manson, Avril Lavigne, Dick Brave, Sarah Connor, Rosenstolz
set: Leaving New York
notes: R.E.M. win Best Video - International Award for 'Bad Day'

Vote For Change Tour

1 October 2004 - Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA
other acts performing: Bright Eyes, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (w/ John Fogerty)
soundcheck included: Because The Night (Stipe w/ Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band) / Man On The Moon (w/ Bruce Springsteen) / (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding (Stipe, Buck, Mills, Oberst, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band)
R.E.M.: The One I Love / Begin The Begin / Leaving New York / Animal / World Leader Pretend / Final Straw / She Just Wants To Be / Bad Day / Around The Sun / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Man On The Moon (w/ Bruce Springsteen)

Bruce Springsteen: The Star-Spangled Banner / Born In The U.S.A. / Badlands / No Surrender / Lonesome Day / Lost In The Flood / Johnny 99 / Youngstown / Centerfield (w/ Fogerty) / Deja Vu All Over Again (w/ Fogerty) / Fortunate Son (w/ Fogerty) / The Promised Land (w/ Fogerty) / The Rising / Because The Night (w/ Stipe) / Mary's Place / Born To Run (w/ Buck & Mills)
encore: Proud Mary (w/ Fogerty) / (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding (w/ R.E.M., Bright Eyes & Fogerty) / People Have The Power (w/ R.E.M, Bright Eyes & Fogerty)

2 October 2004 - Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH
other acts performing: Bright Eyes, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (w/ John Fogerty)

R.E.M.: The One I Love / Animal / Leaving New York / Life And How To Live It / Cuyahoga / Final Straw / Imitation Of Life / I Wanted To Be Wrong / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Bad Day (w/ Bruce Springsteen) / Man On The Moon (w/ Springsteen)

Bruce Springsteen: The Star-Spangled Banner / Born In The U.S.A. / Badlands / No Surrender / Lonesome Day / The River / Johnny 99 / Youngstown / Centerfield (w/ Fogerty) / Deja Vu All Over Again (w/ Fogerty) / Fortunate Son (w/ Fogerty) / The Promised Land (w/ Fogerty) / The Rising / Because The Night (w/ Stipe) / Mary's Place / Born To Run (w/ Buck & Mills)
encore: Bad Moon Rising (w/ Fogerty) / (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding (w/ R.E.M., Bright Eyes & Fogerty) / People Have The Power (w/ R.E.M, Bright Eyes & Fogerty)

3 October 2004 - Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI
other acts performing: Bright Eyes, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (w/ John Fogerty)

R.E.M.: The One I Love / Animal / Exhuming McCarthy / Leaving New York / So Fast, So Numb / Final Straw / She Just Wants To Be / Wanderlust / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Bad Day (w/ Bruce Springsteen) / Man On The Moon (w/ Springsteen)

Bruce Springsteen: The Star-Spangled Banner / Born In The U.S.A. / Badlands / No Surrender / The Ties That Bind / Darkness On The Edge Of Town / Johnny 99 / Youngstown / Centerfield (w/ Fogerty) / Deja Vu All Over Again (w/ Fogerty) / Fortunate Son (w/ Fogerty) / The Promised Land (w/ Fogerty) / The Rising / Because The Night (w/ Stipe) / Mary's Place / Born To Run (w/ Buck & Mills)
encore: Travelin' Band (w/ Fogerty) / (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding (w/ R.E.M., Bright Eyes & Fogerty) / People Have The Power (w/ R.E.M., Bright Eyes, Fogerty & Dixie Chicks)

4 October 2004 - Little Kings Club, Athens, GA
notes: 'Around The Sun' Preview Listening Party. Included live & silent auctions on rare memoribilia & other goodies. R.E.M. were not present. Proceeds to benefit Community Connection Of North-East Georgia & Family Connection, Communities In Schools

4 October 2004
event: 'Around The Sun' is released outside North America

4 October 2004 - 400 Bar, Minneapolis, MN
support: Kraig Johnson & The Program
set: Dear My Inspiration / Courage Is The Smallest Bird / The Town That Lost Its Groove Supply / I Don't Want To Fuck Off Anymore / I'm Not Bitter / The Days Of Wine And Booze / Lies Of The Living Dead / The Night Chicago Died Again (The Death Of The Minus 5) / Find A Finger / Don't Be Denied
notes: The Minus 5 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin & Ken Stringfellow), with Jessy Greene. Peter joined Kraig Johnson & The Program on 'Freight Train' on their opening set.

5 October 2004
event: 'Around The Sun' is released in North America

5 October 2004 - Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
other acts performing: Bright Eyes, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (w/ John Fogerty)

R.E.M.: The One I Love / Begin The Begin / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Leaving New York / So Fast, So Numb / Final Straw / Country Feedback (w/ Neil Young) / Walk Unafraid / I Wanted To Be Wrong / Losing My Religion / Bad Day (w/ Bruce Springsteen) / Man On The Moon (w/ Springsteen)

Bruce Springsteen: The Star-Spangled Banner / Born In The U.S.A. / Badlands / No Surrender / Lonesome Day / The River / Souls Of The Departed (w/ Young) / All Along The Watchtower (w/Young) / Johnny 99 / Centerfield (w/ Fogerty) / Deja Vu All Over Again (w/ Fogerty) / Fortunate Son (w/ Fogerty) / The Promised Land (w/ Fogerty) / The Rising / Because The Night (w/ Stipe) / Mary's Place / Born To Run (w/ Buck & Mills)
encore: Proud Mary (w/ Fogerty) / Rockin' In The Free World (w/ R.E.M., Fogerty, Neil & Pegi Young) / (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding (w/ R.E.M., Bright Eyes, Fogerty, Neil & Pegi Young) / People Have The Power (w/ R.E.M., Bright Eyes, Fogerty, Neil & Pegi Young)

8 October 2004 - TD Waterhouse Centre, Orlando, FL
other acts performing: Tracey Chapman, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (w/ John Fogerty)

R.E.M.: The One I Love / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Begin The Begin / Leaving New York / Star 69 / Final Straw / Country Feedback (w/ Nils Lofgren ) / Walk Unafraid / Around The Sun / Losing My Religion / Permanent Vacation (w/ Bruce Springsteen) / Man On The Moon (w/ Springsteen)

Bruce Springsteen: The Star-Spangled Banner / Born In The U.S.A. / Badlands / Prove It All Night / No Surrender / My Hometown (w/ Tracy Chapman) / Johnny 99 / Youngstown / Centerfield (w/ Fogerty) / Deja Vu All Over Again (w/ Fogerty) / Fortunate Son (w/ Fogerty) / The Promised Land (w/ Fogerty) / The Rising / Because The Night (w/ Stipe) / Mary's Place / Born To Run (w/ Buck & Mills)
encore: Bad Moon Rising (w/ Fogerty) / (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding (w/ R.E.M., Fogerty & Chapman) / People Have The Power (w/ R.E.M., Fogerty & Chapman)
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11 October 2004 - MCI Center, Washington, D.C.
other acts performing: John Mellencamp, Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, Bonnie Raitt & Jackson Browne & Keb Mo, Jurassic 5, Pearl Jam, James Taylor (w/ Dixie Chicks), Dave Matthews Band

R.E.M.: The One I Love / Begin The Begin (w/ Eddie Vedder) / Leaving New York / Losing My Religion / Man On The Moon (w/ Bruce Springsteen)

Bruce Springsteen: The Star-Spangled Banner / Born In The U.S.A. / Badlands / No Surrender / Deja Vu All Over Again (w/ Fogerty) / Fortunate Son (w/ Fogerty) / Because The Night (w/ Stipe) / Mary's Place / Born To Run (w/ Buck & Mills)
encore: (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding (w/ R.E.M., Fogerty, Matthews, Dixie Chicks & Vedder) / People Have The Power (w/ R.E.M., Fogerty, Matthews, Dixie Chicks, Jurassic 5, Mellencamp, Edmonds, Raitt, Browne, Keb Mo, Taylor & Vedder)

R.E.M. World Tour 04-05

North America Tour

13 October 2004 - Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
support: Five Eight
soundcheck: Aftermath (Instrumental) / Wanderlust (Instrumental) / Boy In The Well (Instrumental) / Leaving New York / Aftermath / Wanderlust / Electrolite / Permanent Vacation / Begin The Begin
set: Begin The Begin / Animal / So Fast, So Numb / Boy In The Well / World Leader Pretend / Leaving New York / The One I Love / Electrolite / Aftermath / Cuyahoga / Final Straw / Bad Day / Around The Sun / She Just Wants To Be / Imitation Of Life / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Country Feedback / Welcome To The Occupation / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon
notes: First night of the tour and first performance of new song 'I'm Gonna DJ' which was not on the original setlist, along with 'Country Feedback'. 'Permanent Vacation' added during the encore
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14 October 2004 - Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA
support: Five Eight
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Animal / Boy In The Well / Imitation Of Life / I Wanted To Be Wrong / Star 69 / Wanderlust / Bad Day / Electrolite / Leaving New York / Exhuming McCarthy / The One I Love / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: Drive / Begin The Begin / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon
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15 October 2004 - The Greek Theatre, University Of California At Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
support: Five Eight
soundcheck: (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / I've Been High / The Outsiders / Aftermath / Begin The Begin
set: Begin The Begin / So Fast, So Numb / Drive / Animal / The Outsiders / Welcome To The Occupation / Wanderlust / Bad Day / Electrolite / Leaving New York / These Days / I Wanted To Be Wrong / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / The One I Love / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Cuyahoga / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon
notes: First live appearance of 'The Outsiders', with Stipe singing the rap part. Peter also joins Five Eight to cover Lou Reeds song 'I Can't Stand It'

16 October 2004 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA
support: Five Eight
soundcheck: Make It All Okay / At My Most Beautiful / Aftermath / High Speed Train / Get Up (x2) / High Speed Train (snippet)
set: Get Up / Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / Animal / The Outsiders / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Aftermath / World Leader Pretend / Leaving New York / Bad Day / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (snippet) / So Fast, So Numb / I Wanted To Be Wrong / Star 69 / The One I Love / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Drive / Country Feedback / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon
notes: 'Country Feedback', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'I'm Gonna DJ' were not on the original setlist, all were added during the encore. Peter joins Five Eight to cover Lou Reeds song 'I Can't Stand It'
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19 October 2004 - Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO
support: Now It's Overhead
set: Begin The Begin / So Fast, So Numb / Animal / Boy In The Well / Exhuming McCarthy / The Outsiders / Electrolite / High Speed Train / Bad Day / Drive / Imitation Of Life / I Wanted To Be Wrong / The One I Love / Final Straw / Find The River / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Leaving New York / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon
notes: First live performance of 'High Speed Train'

20 October 2004 - Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
support: Now It's Overhead
set: Around The Sun / Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / So Fast, So Numb / Animal / Boy In The Well / Cuyahoga / Aftermath / Welcome To The Occupation / High Speed Train / Bad Day / I Wanted To Be Wrong / The One I Love / She Just Wants To Be / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Leaving New York / Drive / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon

22 October 2004 - Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
support: Trent Dabbs
set: Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / So Fast, So Numb / Animal / Boy In The Well / I've Been High / Make It All Okay / The One I Love / Aftermath / Bad Day / The Outsiders / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Electrolite / She Just Wants To Be / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Leaving New York / Exhuming McCarthy / I Wanted To Be Wrong / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon

23 October 2004 - The Arena At Gwinnett Center, Duluth, GA
support: Now It's Overhead
set: Get Up / Begin The Begin / These Days / Animal / Boy In The Well / Driver 8 / High Speed Train / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / The Outsiders / Bad Day / I Wanted To Be Wrong / Drive / Imitation Of Life / The One I Love / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: Nightswimming / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Leaving New York / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon

25 October 2004 - Auditorium Theatre, Auditorium Building, Chicago, IL
support: Now It's Overhead
soundcheck: Sweetness Follows / Sitting Still / New Test Leper / Daysleeper / The Ascent Of Man / Electron Blue / Orange Crush
set: Around The Sun / Begin The Begin / So Fast, So Numb / Exhuming McCarthy / Animal / Boy In The Well / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / High Speed Train / The One I Love / The Outsiders / Bad Day / I Wanted To Be Wrong / Imitation Of Life / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Sitting Still / Leaving New York / Sweetness Follows / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon

26 October 2004 - Auditorium Theatre, Auditorium Building, Chicago, IL
support: Angela McCluskey
set: Begin The Begin / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Animal / Boy In The Well / Drive / World Leader Pretend / High Speed Train / Cuyahoga / Make It All Okay / Electrolite / Bad Day / I Wanted To Be Wrong / She Just Wants To Be / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Star 69 / Aftermath / Leaving New York / The One I Love / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon

27 October 2004 - McMicken Commons, University Of Cincinatti, Cincinnati, OH
notes: Buck, Mills & Stipe attended & spoke at Michael Moore's 'Slacker Tour' afternoon rally

27 October 2004 - Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH
support: Now It's Overhead
set: Around The Sun / Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / Exhuming McCarthy / Animal / Boy In The Well / Cuyahoga / High Speed Train / Drive / Electron Blue / The One I Love / Bad Day / I Wanted To Be Wrong / Imitation Of Life / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Leaving New York / Sweetness Follows / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon
notes: First live performance of 'Electron Blue'

29 October 2004 - FleetCenter, Boston, MA
support: Angela McCluskey
set: Around The Sun / Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / Exhuming McCarthy / Animal / Welcome To The Occupation / Boy In The Well / High Speed Train / World Leader Pretend / The Outsiders / The One I Love / Bad Day / I Wanted To Be Wrong / Imitation Of Life / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Drive / Leaving New York / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon

30 October 2004 - Borgata Event Center, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ
support: Angela McCluskey
set: Around The Sun / Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / So Fast, So Numb / Animal / Boy In The Well / Get Up / High Speed Train / Maps And Legends / The Outsiders / Electrolite / Bad Day / I Wanted To Be Wrong / The One I Love / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: Happy Birthday To Ken Stringfellow / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Drive / Leavng New York / I've Been High / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon
notes: Happy Birthday was sung for Ken Stringfellow in English and French

1 November 2004 - DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.
support: Angela McCluskey
set: Around The Sun / Begin The Begin / These Days / Animal / Boy In The Well / Cuyahoga / High Speed Train / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Electron Blue / Imitation Of Life / The Ascent Of Man / Bad Day / I Wanted To Be Wrong / The One I Love / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Country Feedback / Leavng New York / Born To Run / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon
notes: 'Final Straw' was dedicated to Mike's friend Bernie. First live performance of 'The Ascent Of Man'
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4 November 2004 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
support: Angela McCluskey
set: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin / So Fast, So Numb / Animal / Boy In The Well / Welcome To The Occupation / The Outsiders / Get Up / High Speed Train / Cuyahoga / Sweetness Follows / The One I Love / I Wanted To Be Wrong / Imitation Of Life / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Drive / Leaving New York / Electrolite / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon
notes: First time 'It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)' has ever opened a show. 'Permanent Vacation' featured Steve Wynn

5 November 2004 - Mohegan Sun Arena, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
support: Joseph Arthur
set: Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / These Days / Animal / Boy In The Well / Exhuming McCarthy / The Outsiders / Electrolite / High Speed Train / Imitation Of Life / Around The Sun / Bad Day / I Wanted To Be Wrong / The One I Love / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Drive / Leaving New York / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon

7 November 2004 - A.J. Palumbo Center, Duquesne University Of The Holy Spirit, Pittsburgh, PA
support: Joseph Arthur
set: Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / The Wake-Up Bomb / Animal / Boy In The Well / Imitation Of Life / High Speed Train / So. Central Rain (I'm Sory) / The Outsiders / Electrolite / I've Been High / The One I Love / I Wanted To Be Wrong / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Drive / Sweetness Follows / Leaving New York / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon

9 November 2004 - John Labatt Centre, London, Canada
support: Joseph Arthur
set: Around The Sun / Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / So Fast, So Numb / Boy In The Well / Pilgrimage / The Outsiders / Cuyahoga / High Speed Train / Animal / Aftermath / The One I Love / I Wanted To Be Wrong / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Exhuming McCarthy / Leaving New York / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon

10 November 2004 - Hummingbird Centre, Toronto, Canada
support: Joseph Arthur
set: Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / The Wake-Up Bomb / Animal / Boy In The Well / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / High Speed Train / At My Most Beautiful / The Outsiders / Imitation Of Life / Leaving New York / The One I Love / I Wanted To Be Wrong / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Electrolite / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon
notes: Joseph Arthur guests on '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville'

11 November 2004 - Ottawa Civic Centre Arena, Ottawa, Canada
support: Joseph Arthur
set: Get Up / Begin The Begin / The Wake-Up Bomb / Animal / Boy In The Well / Driver 8 / High Speed Train / World Leader Pretend / The Outsiders / Imitation Of Life / Leaving New York / Cuyahoga / I Wanted To Be Wrong / The One I Love / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Find The River / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon
notes: Michael Stipe dedicated 'The Outsiders' to Canadian veterans in honour of Remembrance Day. Joesph Arthur guests on 'Permanent Vacation'

12 November 2004 - Centre Bell, Montreal, Canada
support: Joseph Arthur
set: Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / The Wake-Up Bomb / Animal / Boy In The Well / Exhuming McCarthy / High Speed Train / Imitation Of Life / Electron Blue / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Leaving New York / Maps And Legends / I Wanted To Be Wrong / The One I Love / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / I've Been High / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon

14 November 2004 - Fort William Gardens, Thunder Bay, Canada
support: Charlie Mars
set: Around The Sun / Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / The Wake-Up Bomb / Boy In The Well / Cuyahoga / High Speed Train / Imitation Of Life / So Fast, So Numb / Leaving New York / Star 69 / I Wanted To Be Wrong / The One I Love / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Sweetness Follows / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon

15 November 2004 - Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Canada
support: Charlie Mars
set: Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / The Wake-Up Bomb / Drive / Animal / Boy In The Well / Imitation Of Life / High Speed Train / I've Been High / Leaving New York / Orange Crush / Strange Currencies / I Wanted To Be Wrong / The One I Love / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Live And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon
notes: 'Pop Song 89' was listed on the setlist as the first song of the encore, but was substituted with 'So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)' as a request for someone in the audience holding a sign requesting it

17 November 2004 - Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Canada
support: Charlie Mars
set: Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / Get Up / Animal / Boy In The Well / Drive / High Speed Train / The Wake-Up Bomb / The Outsiders / Imitation Of Life / Leaving New York / Orange Crush / I Wanted To Be Wrong / The One I Love / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Pilgrimage / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon
notes: 'Electrolite' was on the setlist, but 'Pilgrimage' was played instead as a request

19 November 2004 - Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Seattle, WA
support: Five Eight
set: Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / The Wake-Up Bomb / Animal / Boy In The Well / Cuyahoga / High Speed Train / Drive / The Outsiders / Imitation Of Life / Aftermath / The One I Love / I Wanted To Be Wrong / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Sweetness Follows / Leaving New York / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon

20 November 2004 - Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Seattle, WA
support: Charlie Mars
set: Around The Sun / Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / So Fast, So Numb / Animal / Leaving New York / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / High Speed Train / Orange Crush / I Wanted To Be Wrong / The Outsiders / Exhuming McCarthy / The Ascent Of Man / The One I Love / Imitation Of Life / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Electrolite / Boy In The Well / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon

21 November 2004 - Orpheum, Vancouver, Canada
support: Charlie Mars
set: Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / The Wake-Up Bomb / Animal / Boy In The Well / Cuyahoga / Leaving New York / Drive / High Speed Train / I've Been High / The Outsiders / The One I Love / I Wanted To Be Wrong / Imitation Of Life / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Sweetness Follows / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon

26 November 2004 - E Center, Salt Lake City, UT
support: Charlie Mars
set: Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / Animal / Fall On Me / Boy In The Well / The Wake-Up Bomb / High Speed Train / Cuyahoga / The Outsiders / Imitation Of Life / Leaving New York / Drive / The Great Beyond / The One I Love / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / I Wanted To Be Wrong / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon
notes: Charlie Mars guests on 'Permanent Vacation'

27 November 2004 - The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
support: Charlie Mars
soundcheck: Pop Song 89 / Sitting Still / Strange Currencies
set: Get Up / Begin The Begin / So Fast, So Numb / Animal / Boy In The Well / Orange Crush / High Speed Train / Strange Currencies / The Outsiders / Imitation Of Life / Leaving New York / Drive / The Great Beyond / The One I Love / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Exhuming McCarthy / Country Feedback / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon
notes: Charlie Mars guests on 'Country Feedback'

28 November 2004 - Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM
support: Five Eight
set: Finest Worksong / Begin The Begin / The Wake-Up Bomb / Animal / Boy In The Well / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / High Speed Train / Electrolite / Cuyahoga / The Outsiders / Imitation Of Life / Leaving New York / The Great Beyond / The One I Love / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Life And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Star 69 / I Wanted To Be Wrong / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon

1 December 2004 - 'Tavis Smiley', PBS, KCET Studios, Los Angeles, CA
notes: Interview with Michael Stipe

1 December 2004 - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!', ABC, El Capitan Entertainment Center, Los Angeles, CA
other guests appearing: Danny Masterson, The Walkmen
notes: Interview with Michael Stipe, discussing the tour & the release of 'Around The Sun'

3 December 2004 - Palacio De Los Deportes, Mexico City, Mexico
support: deSol
set: Get Up / Begin The Begin / So Fast, So Numb / Animal / Boy In The Well / Everybody Hurts / Orange Crush / High Speed Train / Strange Currencies / The Outsiders / Imitation Of Life / I've Been High / Leaving New York / Drive / The One I Love / Final Straw / Losing My Religion / Walk Unafraid / Live And How To Live It
encore: What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / I Wanted To Be Wrong / Electrolite / Permanent Vacation / I'm Gonna DJ / Man On The Moon

17 December 2004 - 'Last Call With Carson Daly', NBC, Studio 8H, NBC Studios, New York, NY
other guests appearing: Chris Masterson, Rocco Dispirito, Ludacris
notes: Interview with Michael Stipe

30 December 2004 - Moby Dick Club, Madrid, Spain
support: Scott McCaughey
Scott McCaughey soundcheck: That I Don't Believe / Myrna Loy (#2) / I've Got Time
Scott McCaughey: Telephone Tree / Retrieval Of You (w/ Ken Stringfellow) / Barky's Spiritual Store / They Don't Know (w/ Stringfellow & Mike Mills) / The New John Agar / Rock'n'Roll Pest Control / Power Mowers Theme / The Town That Lost Its Groove Supply / The Days Of Wine And Booze / Lyrical Stance (I've Got A)
Ken Stringfellow: One Morning / Please Return It / You Drew / Find Yourself Alone / Reveal Love / Known Diamond / When U Find Someone / Let Me Do / Sparrow / These Days / Any Love / Your Love Won't Be Denied
3 Croakers (Mills/McCaughey/Stringfellow): (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Near Wild Heaven
Ken Stringfellow Encore: Everybody Is A Fucking Liar / Christmas / One Fine Day (w/ Mills/McCaughey) / Here's To The Future - God Only Knows (w/ Mills/McCaughey)

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