The veteran rockers have announced a special livestream on YouTube to commemorate the 21st anniversary of their three-night residency at Scotland's Stirling Castle during the European leg of their "Up" tour.
To mark the occasion, Michael Stipe and his bandmates will screen the 2000 documentary, "A Stirling Performance," on their YouTube channel on the anniversary dates of the original concerts (July 19 to 21).
The documentary was co-directed by Deborah Hogan and Andy Cronk, who approached the American band to chronicle how their three-night residency would impact the small Scottish town of Stirling and its residents.
"A Stirling Performance" differs from most concert films, as it chronicles R.E.M's iconic three-night residency at Stirling Castle from the perspective of their fans and the local community.
"My co-director Andy Cronk and I had seen REM's 'Up' tour schedule and in disbelief saw Stirling Castle on it. Stirling, the wee friendly town that one of my friends was from and where I'd spent a great deal of time over the years. We thought it would be impossible for a town like Stirling to be unaffected by R.E.M.'s presence and we started to talk about how this would make a great film, about how the B&Bs, pubs, shops and an historic site like Stirling Castle would deal with it all," director Deborah Hogan said in a statement.
"We had a definite idea of what we wanted the film to be -- an intimate look at a big band in a small town told from the town's perspective, definitely not a rockumentary. We wanted it to be funny and down to earth and let all the personalities shine through," she added.
The documentary was first released in 2004 as bonus material on the band's "Perfect Square" DVD.
In addition to screening of "A Stirling Performance," R.E.M has announced that the documentary will be accompanied by a pre-recorded Q&A session with the documentary's directors Hogan and Cronk about the documentary's making.