Radiohead Tour Dates and Gigography

Bull Ring - Bilbao, Spain
May 26, 2001
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Setlist
The National Anthem
Morning Bell
Lucky
My Iron Lung
In Limbo
Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box
Paranoid Android
Exit Music
You And Whose Army?
No Surprises
Airbag
Dollars & Cents
Pyramid Song
Knives Out
The Bends
Idioteque
Everything In Its Right Place
---1st encore---
I Might Be Wrong
Street Spirit
Climbing Up The Walls
---2nd encore---
How To Disappear Completely
Talk Show Host
Karma Police
Show Notes
National Anthem
Morning Bell
Lucky
My Iron Lung
In Limbo
Packt Like Sardines in a Crushed Tin Box
Paranoid Android
Exit Music
You and Whose Army?
No Surprises
Airbag
Dollars & Cents
Pyramid Song
Knives Out
The Bends
Idioteque
Everything in its Right Place

Encore
I Might Be Wrong
Street Spirit
Climbing Up the Walls

2nd Encore
How to Disappear Completely
Talk Show Host
Karma Police
Reviews
There are 2 reviews for this show.

DIMITAR BEROV:
Submitted on: DECEMBER 02, 2002 18:33:34


The audience was really pact like sardines in a crushed tin box, or pact like sardines on a bull ring in Bilbao, I am glad they didnt have any bulls, not that they would have been able to go anywhere.

One of the guys testing the guitars before the concert played some spanish guitar solo for 15 seconds :)..

A DJ perfomed for a half an hour before they came on stage. He played something like the sonic equivalent of an havelanche or an earthquake, jumping form one frequency to another, one could feel the sounds with his stomach.. Actually it sounded like Treefingers, of the hidden track at the end of Motion Picture Soundtrack.

Radiohead went on stage with the Moon shining on the edge of the stadium, 20 minutes later it went down.../

When they came on stage ( or right before that) the back of the stage was uncovered- before that it was just a big black curtain, obviuosly they were trying to hide it from the audience before the beginning. It was made of vertical stripes of aluminium folio reflecting the lights and 4 rolls of hallogenic lights in front of them..

Jonny was playing on some wierd electronic gadget that looked like a radio receiver, he used it on Climbing up the wall and National anthem ( some other songs as well.. dont remember)

The crowd went so crazy during Idioteque -people screaming fragments of the lyrics , juming around and shouting , that Thom basicly stopped singing and shouted " YOU are INSANE", five seconds later he started again :)

Climbing up the wall- in the creepy green light of the stage , Thom was screaming inside his acoustic guitar, and I am sure that his voice was coming through the speakers!

They had some problems with the level of the sound of the guitars throughout the concert, they often waved their hands up and down trying to tell it the guys on the mixing equipment to adjust it...

Thom on the piano during Everything in its right place, the most vivid memory of the concert - the paino ( or whatever it was..) was in the middle of the stage, with its back towards us, THom was sitting on th e other side , with only his head visible to us...And the lights behind him contributed a lot to the effect of the whole song My first encounter with the DIE Hard Radiohead Fans :), I guess this was their... 11th Rhead concert?:))

Jonny was hitting the keys of the piano with the tip of his guitar, playing some cord on the guitar at the same time..


JULIEN:
Submitted on: MAY 22, 2003 06:45:01


The weather was great. No clouds, blue sky all over the place.
Perfect time to drink a local drink made of red wine and coke.

The arena is great. The next day the local newspaper will tell there were some 8.000 people in there.

Let's put it straight: the support act was awful. It was someone playing some CD and tweaking the equalizer for some long 30 minutes. Well, it was not at all a music fit for such a concert. More an ambient sound, but much much more boring than a Sigur Ros for instance.
During the "performance", phil walks in the audience, signing a few autographs, poses for pictures with fans -for the lucky few who had recognised him- he's very kind and patient.

At 10pm the band goes onstage. They look in a good mood.

The set begins well, with national anthem. Johnny has some little tuning problems before My Iron Lung, and Thom looks a little bit irritated.
First surprise: "Packt Like Sardines in a Crushed Tin Box" sounds very rock'n'roll. The bass line makes it sound like an "exit music" under acid. Great rock song, when played live - good surprise!!!

Thom then dedicates "you and whose army" to George Bush.

The set is fine.
No problem, except during "Idioteque", where there is (this is my version - i may be wrong) something fucking up in of the groovebox which doesn't seem to sync before the last verse. At this point, thom changes a bit the lyrics and places some very melodic "fuck" -and derivatives- before leaving the mic alone.
I thought he was about to abort the song, but the groove box get in sync again, aind then thom is jumping back towards the mic, and gives the mic-stand a dance he wont forget.

1st encore.
"I might be wrong" is perfectly played.
At the end of "Climbing up the walls", thom sings in his guitar, and it sounds great.

2d encore.
Nothing to say. 3 great songs.

Great concert. It's always great to see them in an open-air arena.


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