Actually, they can get there from here

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January

Rem Finally, R.E.M. has announced some tour details in support of their new album, "Accelerate," which is set for release April 1.

A North American tour is in the works with dates set for May and June, according to their official website. The Athens, Ga.-based band will start May 23 in Vancouver. [Click here for more dates as they're announced.]

Touring with R.E.M. will be Modest Mouse and The National.

The band also has launched a new website to promote the new album -- Ninetynights.com. According to Pitchfork.com, the new album is "fast."

"The lethargic (read: forgettable) touch of 2004's 'Around The Sun' is nowhere to be found, replaced with what band manager Bertis Downs calls 'rockers,' Pitchfork writes. [Click here for the full article.]

FIVE R.E.M. TUNES THAT DON'T GET ENOUGH PLAYTIME:

  • Can't Get There From Here
  • Just a Touch
  • (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
  • Radio Free Europe
  • Cuyahoga

[AP photo]

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:29pm]

    

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