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R.E.M. announces they will rebroadcast 1999 Glastonbury set as a YouTube Livestream for 72 hours

R.E.M. has announced they will rebroadcast their 1999 Glastonbury festival set at the as a limited run livestream via YouTube.





The concert footage will only be live for 72 hours starting at 3 p.m. EST on Thursday, August 6th.  The set included classic R.E.M. like “The One I Love,” “Losing My Religion,” “Everybody Hurts,” “Man on the Moon” and “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine).” 


Michael Stipe said in a statement:


“Hole (who played earlier) did such a great set, I was like — I’ve got to ramp this up, I’ve got to be great. I think it was maybe a moment for R.E.M. and the U.K. where we had kind of been forgotten or pushed aside by younger bands, and that was a particular moment at Glastonbury where I think we pulled ourselves back to the front of the line and actually proved, this is what we’re capable of. It was a great show for us!” 


Here's the full set list from the gig: