To all the folks (including myself) who were hoping that maybe, just maybe, the rumor floating around that Radiohead would be opening up for R.E.M. this summer would be true, well, it’s not. R.E.M. announced today that Wilco, Mercury Rev, and Spacehog would be the opening acts for their U.S. tour. Now this is just the U.S. In a recent press conference, R.E.M. was asked if Radiohead would be touring with them in Europe this summer and the band replied that nothing had been confirmed yet. Keep hoping. Since the band are recording in Paris now and probably won’t cease recording anytime soon, any live appearances this summer probably won’t happen.