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REM announce new Glasgow concert
Michael Stipe of REM
REM is to play in Europe's biggest tent on Glasgow Green
US band REM have announced plans to perform for 10,000 Scottish fans in a rescheduled gig.

The band will play in what has been dubbed Europe's biggest tent on Glasgow Green on Tuesday, 14 June.

They were forced to pull out of a concert at the SECC in Glasgow last month after bassist Mike Mills contracted flu.

Fans who bought tickets for the original 22 February show can attend the rescheduled concert.

The June gig will act as a warm-up for REM's open air concert at Balloch Castle Country Park, on the banks of Loch Lomond, four days later.

Memorable summer

Promoters Regular Music booked Glasgow Green as the SECC was not available on the most suitable date.

Mark Mackie, director of Regular Music, said: "It is fantastic news and it really shows REM's commitment to their Scottish fans that they are coming back to Glasgow for what will be a truly unique gig."

The REM gigs will kick-start what promises to be a memorable summer for Scottish music lovers.

It is fantastic news and it really shows REM's commitment to their Scottish fans
Mark Mackie
Regular Music
Grammy Award winners U2 will play Hampden on 21 June while Oasis will also perform at the national stadium in Glasgow on 29 June.

Coldplay have announced a concert at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow on 1 July and T in the Park will be held at Balado, near Kinross, from 9-10 July.

Ticketweb and the SECC box office will write to customers who bought tickets for the February gig asking if they want to attend the new show.

Those who bought tickets in person are being urged to return to the point of purchase.

Anyone who cannot make the concert will be given a refund.

The cut-off date for swapping tickets is 1 April, when those remaining will go on sale to the public.

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