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This Day in Georgia History

September 21, 2011

R.E.M. Ended as Band

Legendary Athens-based rock band R.E.M. announced on their website that they intended to “call it a day” as a band. The official announcment read: “To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening.” R.E.M.

To view an image of R.E.M. in concert, see the Digital Library of Georgia.