Radiohead for Haiti – Tonight in Los Angeles

by Jonathan on January 24, 2010

Radiohead for Haiti poster

Concert poster – photo by markdnger

Radiohead performed tonight at Music Box at the Fonda in Los Angeles to benefit the Haiti earthquake which left the country devastated. Since tickets were auctioned off, the hope is that a lot of money was raised for the cause. Current reports are that around $572,000 was raised, with $2,000 being the highest ticket bid. About 1,300 people were in attendance, many of them celebrities as you would expect.

The show just wrapped up, and here’s the setlist, courtesy of Muzjiks:

1. Faust Arp
2. Fake Plastic Trees
3. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
4. The National Anthem
5. Nude
6. Karma Police + reprise
7. Kid A
8. Morning Bell
9. How to Disappear Completely [ondes martenot intro]
10. Wolf at the Door [Thom forgetting the words]
11. The Bends
12. Reckoner [w/ false start]
13. Lucky
14. Bodysnatchers
15. Dollars & Cents
16. Airbag [fan choice between ‘Airbag’ and ‘Just’]
17. Exit Music [Thom alone to start]

Encore #1
18. Everything In Its Right Place [Thom solo on piano]
19. You and Whose Army? [rest of band returns to stage]
20. Pyramid Song
21. All I Need

[crowd is stomping]

Encore #2
22. Lotus Flower
23. Paranoid Android
24. Street Spirit (Fade Out)

Did you go to the show? If so, let us know your experience in the comments and gigography! We’re definitely curious about the new song that was played with the full band, “Lotus Flower.” This song was first played during Thom’s Eraser band show in LA last October.  Okay, it’s been told to us that Thom performed “Lotus Flower” alone and not with the full band.

Thom is reportedly DJing the small afterparty. How fancy.

Oh, and where can we get one of these badass gig posters like the one above?

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  • pickleweasel

    sounds like a good setlist. i’m waiting for lotus flower to hit youtube.

  • Lez

    Agreed! Thom Yorke has played the acoustic version at a good number of his solo concerts, so its really good to see it finally completed. Lotus Flower (Moon upon a stick), whatever has already become a favorite of mine and it isnt even released on a record yet! lookin forward to new album. =)

  • cn

    I got a poster! Anyway… great set, once in a lifetime experience. It should be noted they were VERY sloppy. The sloppiest I’ve ever seen them by far, but totally charming. Just obvious they haven’t played these songs in awhile and aren’t in touring shape. Also not accustomed to such a small stage and simple layout. Weird to see Thom’s AC30 right on the drum riser directly next to the kick drum. Band was obviously having fun. Most of the Rainbows songs they nailed. The Bends was a bit slow. Airbag was a bit of a trainwreck, couldn’t hear Johnny on the second time around on the big riff, Thom tried to make up for it by singing it. Before playing it Thom let us vote on that or Just. We chose Airbag, he commended us for our taste, then seemed to realize it’s a tougher song to pull off than Just and told us it was too late. Thom screwed up his piano entrance on You And Whose Army and comically scratched his chin waiting for the next line. Was mugging for cell phone cams. Anyway, they’re still Radiohead and for the most part they killed. So lucky to have seen them in such a setting. Will never forget it.

  • sgirl

    Lotus Flower was Thom alone on guitar – NOT full band.

  • Jessica

    So jealous.

  • gerry

    the actor daniel craig started the stomping for the second encore. the kinda messed up on airbag but maintain a smile an laughs through the whole song. as they did through the whole set.

  • daniel

    also how to dissapear completley was opened with ed using his ebow

  • daniel

    as well as johnny using his ondes martenot

  • Luke

    8th time seeing them, was 10 feet from the stage…. intimate and amazing. still have the chills 🙂

  • natalie

    your 8th time seeing them ! I’ve never seen them -_________-

  • phil

    here is a link for the poster (not my auction). I called the guy out for trying to profit on this disaster. I think everyone else should do the same.

  • Jesse.

    haha ” Fuck yeah!” that was me! amazing show.

    i tried to get tickets all day.

  • Ilana

    Most of the 1300 in attendance were fans like myself. They were sloppy although no one really cared. It was an amazing experience to take part in and worth the $550 I paid for my ticket. I was hoping to hear 2+2=5 or Planet Telex but was thrilled to hear Fake Plastic Trees for the first time live! I wish I would’ve shouted out “January has April’s Showers” when Thom commented on last week’s downpour!! I think he would’ve gotten a kick out of that…

  • rcmrgo
    you can download a podcaste of the concert there

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