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Sounds like the old R.E.M. is back

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R.E.M. is nowhere near to plotting a tour through North America yet, but fans here might like to know the band's weekend gig in Atlanta earned gushing praise from the hometown press.

"They rocked hard, folks. Forget that mostly bland period between the excellent 'New Adventures in Hi-Fi' album and the 'comeback' blast of 'Accelerate'," wrote David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "If they were in danger of slipping from relevance for many younger rock fans ... then they have certainly stepped forward with this album and this tour and answered any skeptics and critics, at least any who are actually paying attention and listening to the music."

The band tore through 28 songs during the show, throwing in a handful of older classics to mix with the requisite new offerings. R.E.M. now heads back to Europe to continue their world tour. (Click here for dates.) Guess the rest of us will sit here patiently and contemplate what we're missing.

Here's the full set list, according to REMring.com:

  • These Days
  • Living Well Is the Best Revenge
  • So Fast, So Numb
  • What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
  • Time After Time
  • Driver 8
  • Man Sized Wreath
  • Walk Unafraid
  • Hollow Man
  • Ignoreland
  • Houston
  • Electrolite
  • (Don't Go Back to) Rockville
  • Auctioneer (Another Engine)
  • Harborcoat
  • The One I Love
  • I've Been High
  • Let Me In
  • Bad Day
  • Horse To Water
  • Orange Crush
  • I'm Gonna DJ

Encores:

  • Supernatural Superserious
  • Losing My Religion
  • Pretty Persuasion
  • Nightswimming
  • Fall On Me
  • Man on the Moon

[AP photo from NYC concert]

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:35pm]

    

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