In Rainbows

Radiohead announces 2nd leg of tour

by Jonathan on April 7, 2008

Well, well, well. The dates for the second leg of the North American tour were announced today. Here’s a full list of all the upcoming tour dates for you. The new shows are in bold.

05-05 West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre *
05-06 Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre *
05-08 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre *
05-09 Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
05-11 Bristow, VA – Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge *
05-14 St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
05-17 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *
05-18 Dallas, TX – Superpages.com Center *
06-06 Dublin, Ireland – Malahide #
06-07 Dublin, Ireland – Malahide #
06-09 Paris, France – Bercy #
06-10 Paris, France – Bercy #
06-12 Barcelona, Spain – Parc del Fòrum (Daydream Festival) *#^$
06-14 Nimes, France – Arenes #
06-15 Nimes, France – Arenes #
06-17 Milan, Italy – Civica Arena #
06-18 Milan, Italy – Civica Arena #
06-20 Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany – Southside Festival
06-22 Scheeßel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
06-24 London, England – Victoria Park #
06-25 London, England – Victoria Park #
06-27 Glasgow, Scotland – Glasgow Green #
06-29 Manchester, England – Lancashire County Cricket Club #
07-01 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Westerpark #
07-03 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
07-05 Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter Festival
07-06 Arras, France – Main Square Festival
07-08 Berlin, Germany – Wuhlheide
08-01 Chicago, IL – Grant Park (Lollapalooza)
08-03 Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center %
08-04 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center %
08-06 Montreal, Quebec – Parc Jean-Drapeau %
08-08 Jersey City, NJ – Liberty State Park (All Points West Festival)
08-09 Jersey City, NJ – Liberty State Park (All Points West Festival)
08-12 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center %
08-13 Mansfield, MA – Tweeter Center %
08-15 Toronto, Ontario – Molson Amphitheatre %
08-19 Vancouver, British Columbia – Thunderbird Stadium *
08-20 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre *
08-22 San Francisco, CA – Golden Gate Park (Outside Lands Festival)
08-24 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl *
08-25 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl *
08-27 Chula Vista, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre *
08-28 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl *

10-04 Tokyo, Japan – Saitama Super Arena
10-05 Tokyo, Japan – Saitama Super Arena

* with Liars
# with Bat for Lashes
^ with Low, Clinic, Modeselektor
$ with Ensemble Nacional de España de Música Contemporánea, performing pieces by Jonny Greenwood and Radiohead
% with Grizzly Bear

With the exception of the festivals (Lollapalooza, All Points West, Outside Lands), pre-sale for the 2nd leg of the North American tour (8/1 – 8/28) will begin April 9 with general on-sale following April 12.

You can go to www.radiohead.com for ticket information.

In other new, Pitchfork has an exclusive video of Radiohead performing “Bangers & Mash,” with Thom looking very Phil Collinsish on those drums. Check it out.

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Tickets for Outside Lands Festival on sale

by Jonathan on March 24, 2008

Tickets for the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park August 22,23, and 24 have gone on sale by w.a.s.t.e., 6 days earlier than the general sale this Sunday.

They are only selling 3 day passes for $233 plus $20 handling charge. To get yours, head on over!

For a lineup of bands/artists performing, check out the official website.

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Radiohead, NIN to Top Lollapalooza 2008 Bill?

by Jonathan on March 7, 2008

From Pitchfork:

Lollapalooza 2008 hits Chicago’s Grant Park August 1-3, and it’s looking like this year’s fest has gone to the gloomy and the angry. A report on Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot’s blog Turn It Up indicates that frequently unnerved Radiohead and perennially angsty Nine Inch Nails will be the guests of honor at Perry Farrell’s next party.

According to Kot, “industry sources have confirmed that Radiohead has been booked as the centerpiece of the festival,” not terribly surprising given all of Thom Yorke and company’s other planned festival activity. Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails will occupy two of the fest’s three nightly headlining spots, and it’s doubtful anyone will bat an eyelash if Jack Johnson winds up with the third one.

Representatives for Radiohead and Lollapalooza have not yet responded to requests for confirmation.

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Well, color us excited. Rumor has it that Radiohead will be playing Golden Gate Park as part of the Outside Lands Festival the weekend of August 22nd.

All Shook Down has the deets:

Today an industry source confirmed Radiohead, Tom Petty, and Jack Johnson will headline the first-ever “Outside Lands Festival” in Golden Gate Park August 22-24. The precise, nightly order of the headliners remains unknown. Tickets prices and on-sale dates remain unknown. The source, who operates outside the festival organization and who requested anonymity, says the 160,000-person, three-day inaugural Festival represents a huge coup for local promoting powerhouse Another Planet Entertainment (in conjunction with Superfly), as well as a major boost to San Francisco’s festival profile. Outside Lands will come just weeks before the highly esteemed, 2nd Annual Treasure Island Music Festival.

The source’s info corroborates circumstantial evidence relating to:

1) Size. According to government documents, APE expects up to 160,000 people over 8.22-24 in GG Park the week before Burning Man for a “major headliner”.

2) Timing. The first two dates of the proposed event, Friday Aug. 22 and Sat. Aug. 23 come just a day before Radiohead is rumored to be playing L.A. on 8.24 and 8.25.

4) Location. Radiohead cares about carbon-neutral touring, and wants to site shows at places with transit; like GGP.

5) Experience. APE booked Radiohead before, and they’ve booked the Park before. They are among the best and the brightest in the Bay, and if anyone could do it, it’s them.

We await a statement from the Outside Lands Festival organizers confirming or denying our source’s information. They said they have no statement at this time. -David Downs (Oscar Medina contributed to this story.)

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Radiohead announce North American Tour

by Jonathan on February 12, 2008

No, the site’s not dead. Yes, it will be back with a whole new design sometime soon. In the meantime, it was announced today that Radiohead’s tour in North America is going to happen this May.

RADIOHEAD has confirmed the dates and venues to be visited on the first segment of its upcoming North American tour. They are:
May 5 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, Florida
May 6 – Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, Florida
May 8 – Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, Georgia
May 9 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, North Carolina
May 11 – Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge – Bristow, Virginia
May 14 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St Louis, Missouri
May 17 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, Texas
May 18 – Superpages.com Center – Dallas, Texas

Pre-sale for the above dates will begin February 14 via W.A.S.T.E. with general on-sales following on February 16.

The second half of the North American tour will follow the band’s summer tour of the UK and Europe.

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Radiohead webcast on New Year’s Eve!

by Jonathan on December 26, 2007

Radiohead will be doing a webcast on New Year’s Eve and Day to celebrate the physical release of In Rainbows. The webcast will air on radiohead.tv at 12 midnight GMT as well as on Current TV in the United States. Please see Current’s press release below for times.

Press Release:
A special performance by Radiohead will be aired exclusively in the USA by Current TV on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The band will be performing all of the tracks from its newest album, In Rainbows, for a taped, private, hour-long performance, which will run commercial-free on Current TV and on www.current.com simultaneously.

“We are pleased to partner with Current for its innovative spirit” said Phil Costello, head of TBD Records, Radiohead’s US record label.

Broadcast times:
Current TV* (see below for distribution channels):
* December 31, 2007:
9 p.m. PST / 12 a.m. EST
10 p.m. PST / 1 a.m. EST
* January 1, 2008:
5 a.m. PST / 8 a.m. EST
6 p.m. PST / 9 p.m. EST

Webcast times:
www.current.com
* December 31, 2007: 9 p.m. PST / 12 a.m. EST

“As a leader in new media innovation, Current is proud to serve as Radiohead’s exclusive US broadcast partner for the band’s New Year’s performance,” said David Neuman, President of Programming for Current TV. “With a ground-breaking network and revolutionary band both serving as visionaries in the new media and music landscapes, this partnership is a natural fit.”

Through Current’s broadcast network, Radiohead’s concert will be available to 41 million households across the United States and to viewers of Current.com. After its initial on-air and online broadcast, the performance will be archived on www.current.com for additional viewing.

This news follows Radiohead’s self-release of its seventh album, In Rainbows, which was made available directly from the band’s website on October 10, 2007 solely as a DRM-free digital download, allowing fans to decide what price they would pay for the album. The physical release of the CD and LP will be in stores January 1, 2008.

Check out the critical acclaim Radiohead has received recently in the press:
#1 album of the year NEW YORK TIMES
#1 album of the year NPR
#1 album of the year NEW YORK
#1 album of the year MOJO
#1 album of the year BILLBOARD’S CRITICS CHOICE 2007 (BY A LANDSLIDE!!!)
#1 album of the year NEW YORK!
#1 album of the year MOJO!
#1 album of the year FILTER!
#2 album of the year TIME MAGAZINE
#3 album of the year NME
#4 album of the year Q magazine
Top 10 album of the year in ROLLING STONE, HARP and many more.
Top 10 song of the year in TIME MAGAZINE
BEST OF 2007, LA TIMES
LEAD 4/5 review in SPIN OUT NOW!
COVER OF THE NEW YORK TIMES ARTS & LEISURE SUNDAY FEATURE

“Radiohead haven’t sounded this aggressive and infuriated – so rock and roll – since OK COMPUTER, an achievement that will be worth the usual retail price when IN RAINBOWS comes out on CD in January,” ROLLING STONE

“In Rainbows had no serious rival this year,” #1 BEST ALBUM 2007, NEW YORK MAGAZINE
“Simply beautiful: warm, human, surprising and addictive,” ALBUM OF THE YEAR – MOJO

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