R.E.M. adds tour dates, Peter Buck's guitar stolen

September 16, 2008  |  11:38am
R.E.M. may have gotten its musical mojo back with its latest record Accelerate earlier this year, but it seems it lost something else along the way.

A visit to the R.E.M. HQ will find you smack in the face with a pleading letter from the band, asking fans to turn in any info on the whereabouts of Peter Buck's prized Rickenbacker guitar. The band promises a "generous reward, no questions asked." But seriously...c'mon people! Not cool.

In happier news, the Athens, Ga. boys have announced another crop of tour dates and Buck still has that special mixtape he's curating for Merge's 20th anniversary.

Extended tour dates:

September
17 -
Oberhausen, Germany @ Konig-Pilsener Arena
18 - Hamburg, Germany @ Color Line Arena
20 - Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
21 - Geneva, Switzerland @ Arena
23 - Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle
24 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
26 - Bologna, Italy @ Palamalaguti Arena
27 - Turin, Italy @ Palaolimpico
30 - Murcia, Spain @ Plaza de Toros de las Ventas

October
1 -
Madrid, Spain @ Plaza de Toros de las Ventas
4 - Istanbul, Turkey @ Turkell Kurucesme Arena
24 - Dallas, Tx. @ Nokia Theatre
26 - New Orleans, La. @ Voodoo Music Festival
29 - Bogota, Columbia @ Parque Simon Bolivar

November
1 -
Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Club Cuidad
3 - Santiago, Chile @ Movistar Arena
4 - Santiago, Chile @ Movistar Arena
6 - Porto Alegre, Brazil @ Zequinha Stadium
8 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Arena
10 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Via Funchai
11 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Via Funchai
14 -
Lima, Peru @ Jockey Club del Peru
16 - Caracas, Venezuela @ Festival
18 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Auditorio Nacional

Related links:
Review: Accelerate
MySpace: R.E.M.
Feature: R.E.M.: On the Shoulders of its Own Mythology

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