R.E.M. "Live At The Olympia" In 2007, R.E.M. performed a 5-night residency at Dublins Olympia Theatre, as an opportunity to explore new material for their 14th studio album, Accelerate (2008). The resulting tracks, recorded over the course of the residency, cover a wide range digging deep into the bands earliest material, and eschewing the obvious hits. The critically-acclaimed 2-CD album + bonus DVD offers the chance for fans to re-live a wealth of deep cuts that R.E.M. rarely performed over the course of their career.