R.E.M.

History was made the night of March 13, 2008, when the members of R.E.M. stepped onto the Austin City Limits stage for the first time – a special milestone for the longest-running music show in American television. Almost three decades into their career and just days before the release of their 14th studio album Accelerate, on a breezy Texas day amidst the buzz of South by Southwest that week, they gave the intimate audience of 350 a concert experience that Pitchfork Magazine called “amazing” and USA Today dubbed “a special treat.” For the first time since that night, here’s an expanded performance for you to enjoy, not the edited down version from the PBS broadcast.