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    R.E.M. 1989 San Diego, CA Sports Arena Promo / Concert Poster. A tour blank poster for R.E.M.'s tour behind their Green album, with a taped piece of paper advertising their appearance at the Sports Arena in San Diego on March 16.

    Following the mainstream success of Document, the little band from Athens was on a different level. Steadily touring and recording acclaimed albums (and videos frequently shown on MTV), the quartet could play practically anywhere in the world to thousands of people. For this show, they were supported by Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians (they supported them for a number of dates before and after) and played three encores on this night. Mixing their newer material with older material, the band had a treasure trove of songs to choose from.

    R.E.M. worked themselves into the ground following this tour, and they would opt out of touring for their next two albums, Out of Time and Automatic for the People. Those albums were even more well-received, and it was a bold move for the group to eschew a massive touring schedule to promote them. But this poster represents the end of the 1980s for the band. One that started off small and grew bigger with each year and album, capping off with their biggest world tour yet.

    Measures 26 ¾" x 38 ½". In Very Good Plus with light creasing throughout. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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