|These guys are happy 'cause they get to listen to it earlier.|
From the creation of this blog in early January, it appears I have been quoting the wrong date for Collapse Into Now's release all this time. Now, courtesy of a weekly news roundup from R.E.M. HQ, I can remedy that. I had been saying March 8 for a long time, which is close... but still incorrect. To give you an idea of just when the new album will be hitting your shores, have a look at the list below:
- Australia and some of Europe (Germany, Norway, France etc.): March 4th
- United Kingdom: March 7th
- Americas (USA, Mexico, Canada etc.): March 8th
The roundup also mentions that Collapse Into Now will be out "slightly later in the week in other areas of the world", but fails to specify just which countries/continents that date encompasses. Your guess is as good as mine on that one. Apologies for initially mentioning the wrong date (or rather, it's wrong to everyone except America).
P.S. The photo at the top of this post was taken in 1984 by Laura Levine at Walter's Bar-B-Que Athens. It shows the band tucking into a hearty meal there. In fact, they loved it so much they even wrote a song about it!
UPDATE: American visitors! Go to Amazon.com and download Oh My Heart for free before it's too late! You heard it here first, folks. :)