REM play Dublin
REM have been begun their residency in Dublin, debuting a series of new songs at the "working rehearsals".
The group played the first of their five night stand on
Saturday evening at the Olympia Theatre, to a crowd that included Bono
and The Edge from U2.
Amongst the new songs played so far are
"I'm Gonna DJ", "Horse To Water", "Living Well's The Best Revenge" and
"Until The Day Is Done".
During the concerts, Michael Stipe,
Bill Berry and Mike Mills have performed against a back-drop featuring
a flashing sign, which reads: "This Is Not A Show".
Ireland, REM are understood to be continuing work on their new album,
the follow-up to 2004's "Around The Sun", with producer Jacknife Lee.