Radiohead Tour Dates and Gigography

Tredegar House - Newport, South Wales
September 2, 2000 with Sigur Ros
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Setlist
Optimistic
Airbag
Karma Police
Morning Bell
The National Anthem
Street Spirit
Lucky
My Iron Lung
In Limbo
Knives Out
Climbing Up the Walls
No Surprises
Dollars and Cents
Exit Music
Paranoid Android
Idioteque
Just
Everything In Its Right Place

Encore:
I Might Be Wrong
Fake Plastic Trees
The Bends
Egyptian Song

2nd Encore:
How to Disappear Completely.
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Reviews
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SIMON:
Submitted on: MAY 22, 2003 05:51:07


I was back again. The last time I saw radiohead was in Barcelona a mere 2 months ago, so I felt almost spoilt as I walked into the tent. The atmosphere was rather weird, and it seemed because the gig was so large that there were a few too many half fans, which just came along for something to do on a Saturday night. After getting told of by some family man for asking my friend a question during sigur ros, I realised that the closed atmosphere of the Tivoli gig wasn?t going to happen.

That feeling in your stomach hit me as the band came onstage. Optimistic was brilliant. And having heard the new songs live before, I think that this time round, the band seem to have a lot more confidence in the new material, which also sounds a lot more layered and atmospheric. Airbag, my favourite radiohead song, was simply amazing. The song did end slightly different, I think Jonny greenwood came in late or early or something. On the subject of, Mr greenwood, he was on fire. Karma police sounded wonderful. The great thing about a radiohead gig is that every song is superb, so there?s no lapse of concentration. Morning bell has a real prominent drumbeat to it, that almost links the song, and like some of the other new songs, Thom's voice isn?t the centrepiece of the songs, it?s simply used as another instrument. I especially liked the lyric ?morning bell, I don?t know the killer?

Radiohead then reminded us of the old days, playing great versions of street spirit, lucky and my iron lung. Street spirit reminded me of how much of an amazing album the bends actually is.

Climbing up the walls is where radiohead's team let out the bag of tricks. With a green line emerging on the black backdrop. The line or system was linked to Colin?s keyboard, where he was playing bass, showing the note or frequency or something mad like that?

Paranoid android was according to Thom ?the advantages of cocaine.? And was played superbly, especially when Thom snapped a string coming up to the main riff. Jonny then leapt across the stage to his piano where he played a funky fill over the top as Thom?s technician was changing guitars.

Idioteque followed. Possibly the best song of the night. It is completely different to any other radiohead song. It personally reminded me of Underworld. Jonny started off with a really hard electronic drum beat, and Phill then joined it.. Thom?s suddenly lost himself and his dancing was something else. I think he likes this song.

The bends was out of this world ?Just lying in the bar with my drip feed on Talking to my girlfriend, waiting for something to happen? was followed by the maddest noise by Jonny. He kind of takes out or unhooks the e string. And does some crazy thing with it, making this bizarre high pitch squeal. The second encore was my favourite song of the night.? how to disappear completely?. The song now sounds a lot more atmospheric that previous bootlegs, and hits you harder. The chorus also sound even more amazing, with a choir type effect (similar to exit music) added whilst Thom sings ? im not here this isn?t happening?

A truly amazing night?. Radiohead really are years ahead of anyone else. Muse couldn?t come anywhere near this in there wildest dreams.


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