Iconic rockers R.E.M. have just announced some exciting news, particularly for those who were around when their milestone sixth album, Green, debuted. On its 25th anniversary, the band will release a deluxe two-disc edition of the tunes, as well as a live disc from their November 10, 1989, show in Greensboro, NC. Green: The 25th Anniversary Edition will be available via Rhino on May 14, both digitally and on CD. The live portion of the re-release features every song found on Green, as well as hits like “It’s the End of the World as We Know it (And I Feel Fine),” and “The One I Love.”

If you still don’t have your R.E.M. fix after all that, just wait until April 20 when Rhino will release a limited-edition, five-track EP which features songs that didn’t make it to the live disc due to time constraints. Only 2,500 copies are being printed, and they all include an original R.E.M. patch from the Green Tour, which – according to RollingStone.com – the band recently discovered in their merch vault. So, in honor of the birthday of their seminal album, will the band finally reunite for an anniversary tour? God, we hope so. Stay tuned to SeatGeek for any R.E.M. news as it unfolds. For now, check out this awesome video of Michael Stipe dancing. Because who doesn’t love that?

Michael Stipe Dancing

R.E.M. Video for “Losing My Religion”


R.E.M. Discography

Album Year
Murmur 1983
Reckoning 1984
Fables of the Reconstruction 1985
Lifes Rich Pageant 1986
Document 1987
Green 1988
Out of Time 1991
Automatic for the People 1992
Monster 1994
New Adventures in Hi-Fi 1996
Up 1998
Reveal 2001
Around the Sun 2004
Accelerate 2008
Collapse into Now 2011