Accelerate is the fourteenth studio album by American alternative rock band R.E.M., due for release on 1 April, 2008 in North America and a day earlier in Europe and the rest of the world. Work commenced in early 2007. The album title, officially confirmed by the band on December 31, was revealed to be "Accelerate" in an issue of Q Magazine. This was also alluded to on the graphics of the band's website, The producer, Jacknife Lee, was announced on 9 March 2007 [Wikipedia] (via everywhere)

Check out for a confusing pre-"Accelerate"-release promotional experience. R.E.M. are confirmed to play Langerado in March, and then are expected to tour some more to promote the album.