Video: Watch encore set from R.E.M.’s final concert — Mexico City, Nov. 18, 2008

Three days after R.E.M.’s world tour in support of its 14th album, Acceleratewrapped in Mexico City, the band posted this six-song, 39-minute encore set from that final concert on Nov. 18, 2008 — an appearance that Michael Stipe told fans would be “our last show for a long time,” but now stands as the group’s final performance.

This video was brought to our attention tonight by Matthew Perpetua, author of the essential R.E.M. song-by-song examination Pop Songs 07-08. As he wrote today in posting this performance, “R.E.M. were one of the very best bands in the history of rock music.”


Setlist: R.E.M. encore set, Mexico City, 11/18/08

1. “Supernatural Superserious”
2. “Losing My Religion”
3, “I Believe”
4. “Country Feedback”
5. “Life And How To Live It”
6. “Man On The Moon”






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  • billy

    horrible footage! made my head hurt.

  • Lee McKnight

    So of course this is completely personal, but man, they have to do a reunion tour, just so Man on the Moon isn’t the last song they ever played.

  • Actually surprised they are not doing at least a few ‘farewell’ shows. A-ha did a full farewell tour last year. REM should play a few of the major US cities, and Euro cities before they end it. They must truly be done, because I’m sure the offers would be significant money-wise to wrap this up with a farewell tour.



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