Former Location
On April 5, 1980, R.E.M. played their first-ever concert at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Athens. At the time they called themselves the “Twisted Kites.”

All that is left of this former church is the steeple, referred to by locals as the R.E.M. Steeple.

St Mary’s Episcopal Church
394 Oconee St
Athens,  GA 30605