Radiohead return to touring, honors late drum tech

by Jonathan on July 11, 2012

Radiohead pays tribute to Scott Johnson

Radiohead pays tribute to Scott Johnson. Photo by @fittr_happier.

Radiohead returned to the stage last night for the first time since the tragic death of drum tech, Scott Johnson. If you’ll recall, Johnson was killed during a stage collapse last month in Toronto which forced the band to delay the tour.

The band did not disappoint last night at Les Arena in Nimes, France, starting off the set with “Lucky”, something they hadn’t done since 1998. Another huge highlight was the live premiere of “Treefingers”, the instrumental track from Kid A. Here’s a video:

For the third encore, Thom Yorke thanked the crew and dedicated “Reckoner” to Johnson, whose picture was displayed behind the band during the performance.

The full setlist is below. The band return to Les Arena tonight for their second show.

01 Lucky
02 Bloom
03 Morning Mr. Magpie
04 15 Step
05 There There
06 Staircase
07 The Gloaming
08 Separator
09 I Might Be Wrong
10 Pyramid Song
11 Nude
12 Identikit
13 Lotus Flower
14 Feral
15 Little By Little
16 Paranoid Android

17 Treefingers
18 Give Up the Ghost
19 Videotape
20 Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

2nd Encore:
21 Full Stop
22 Everything In Its Right Place
23 Idioteque

3rd Encore:
24 Reckoner

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  • Kshea0430

    Radiohead played “Lucky” live in 2001 for a BBC show with Jools Holland. 

  • Fboutonne

    I was there, the whole Arene cried when they played Reckoner. Amazing.

  • Bippityboppityboom
  • bippityboppityboom

    Jonny Greenwood – The Master: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    I guess GreenPlastic is on hiatus again–but the Jonny Greenwood soundtrack for The Master is on spotify…and Atoms for Peace has released two remixes and a single called “Default”.

  • swordfishtrombone

    I think the original poster meant that they haven’t opened a set with Lucky since 1998. They played Lucky when I saw them at Victoria Park in London (UK) back in 2008, but they didn’t start the concert with it.

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