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R.E.M.: International Arena, Cardiff ***

Stephen Dalton, Times, The, 27 August 2008

MICHAEL STIPE and his fellow Athenians were on punchy, persuasive form in Cardiff on Monday. In between rowdy tracks from the latest R.E.M. album, Accelerate, the shiny-domed Kevin Spacey of alternative rock bantered playfully with the capacity crowd.

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