Considering how much I've been loving the songs that have been released from Collapse Into Now, I'm sad to report that R.E.M. are not touring behind their upcoming album.
Here's the word from The Athens Banner-Herald:
So it comes as no surprise since we haven’t heard anything about it, anyway, but the official word is R.E.M. is not touring with the new record, “Collapse Into Now,” due out March 8. The ever lovely Bertis Downs, R.E.M. manager, said the simple answer is the band doesn’t tour with every album and this is one of those cases.
In related news, R.E.M. have dropped their European single, "Überlin," and it's pretty awesome. Have a listen....