Last month, Michael Stipe passed through the Walker a few hours before R.E.M.’s concert at the Xcel Energy Center. Now, R.E.M. is introducing a value-added offering — a museum ticket with every purchase of a concert ticket. Coincidence? We think not.
The New York Times reports that those attending R.E.M.‘s performance Tuesday in Dresden, Germany — a stop on the band’s 40-date European tour — get free admission to select art museums. Tickets for the concert are also good for entry to any museum connected to Dresden’s state art collections.
We can only hope inspiration works both ways and that the Walker is cooking up a similar “two-fer” when Judas Priest throws down at the Myth.