CANCELLED – REMember R.E.M
October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm$20
7.30pm Saturday 2 October at St Peter’s Hall
$20 online or on the door
Some 40 years since American college band R.E.M. set out on their road to global stardom, and 10 years since they decided to call it a day, a group of five musos from Taranaki are preparing to play their biggest hits to audiences across NZ’s western North Island.
For those of us who’ve forgotten, REMember R.E.M. are gearing up to jog our memories with a setlist full of their most popular songs. Think Losing My Religion, Everybody Hurts, Drive, Man On The Moon and Shiny Happy People. And for those of us with a few more years on the clock, cast your minds back to Stand, The One I Love and the ultra-frenetic It’s The End Of The World As We Know It.
The New Plymouth-based tribute act are looking forward to finally taking their show on the road, after playing to more than 1,000 fans across a couple of big shows in recent years.
“In the time we’ve been doing this we’ve found that R.E.M.’s back catalogue is widely known and lives strong with NZ music fans,” says REMember R.E.M. lead singer Nick Maybury.
“They’re one of those acts whose songs still resonate and take you back to significant times and events in your life. And on top of that their musicianship and songwriting was absolutely top drawer.
“It’s a huge thrill for us to be recreating these songs and we can’t wait to give Taranaki/Manawatu/Whanganui/Paekākāriki locals a fantastic, and nostalgic, night out!”