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Radio 2 presents R.E.M. live at the Royal Albert Hall


BBC Radio 2 will be broadcasting live R.E.M.'s first ever show at London's Royal Albert Hall this Easter Monday, 24 March 2008.

 

The concert, which celebrates 60 years of The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), comes on the eve of the release of their eagerly-anticipated new studio album, Accelerate, their first since 2004's Around The Sun.

 

The concert will be broadcast live in the Radcliffe And Maconie show which will transmit from 8.30 to 10.30pm on Radio 2.

 

The two-hour show will not only feature the live performance but will include exclusive backstage interviews with the band.

 

Radio 2's Head of Music Jeff Smith said: "The concert is going to be a highlight in Radio 2's Easter schedule – we are thrilled to have the opportunity to broadcast it."

 

Radio 2 will be giving away 75 pairs of tickets to the show. Tickets are only available until 10pm on Wednesday 27 February 2008. For more information please visit bbc.co.uk/radio2.

 

Other great music coming up on Radio 2

 

Saturday 15 March, 8.00-9.00pm: An exclusive concert with Van Morrison, performed at the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

 

Saturday 22 March, 8.00-10.00pm: Simply Red in an exclusive concert performing their classic 1991 album Stars at the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

 

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Date: 27.02.2008
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