Michael Stipe
Photo: Michael Stipe @ Webster Hall - 12/29/14 (via Laura Lakeway)

Though the 3/4 of R.E.M. who are not Michael Stipe reunited in 2013 on stage, Michael hadn't performed a set since that band broke up... until last night (12/29). He played a surprise six-song opening set at Patti Smith's first of two year-end shows at Webster Hall, playing a few R.E.M. songs and a few covers, including one of Perfume Genius' "Hood." You may remember that Michael joined Patti on stage at her 2011 New Year's Eve show, but this time was a full set. Slicing Up Eyeballs has audio and video from his set which you can check out below.

Patti does it again tonight (12/30) which is sold out. Will another special guest open?

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SETLIST:
1. "Lucinda Williams" (Vic Chesnutt)
2. "Theme From 'New York, New York'"
3. "Wing" (Patti Smith)
4. "Saturn Return" (R.E.M.)
5. "Hood" (Perfume Genius)
6. "New Test Leper" (R.E.M.)

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Michael Stipe, "New Test Leper" and "Saturn Return" (R.E.M. songs)

Michael Stipe - "Theme From 'New York, New York'"

Michael Stipe - "Hood" (Perfume Genius cover)

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Michael Stipe - "New Test Leper" (REM song)

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Michael Stipe - "Lucinda Williams" (Vic Chesnutt cover)