Radiohead Tour Dates and Gigography

Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO USA
June 20, 2001 with Beta Band
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Setlist
1. The National Anthem
2. Morning Bell
3. Lucky
4. Karma Police
5. Exit Music
6. Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box
7. Airbag
8. Permenent Daylight
9. No Surprises
10. Dollars & Cents
11. Fake Plastic Trees
12. I Might Be Wrong
13. Pyramid Song
14. Paranoid Android
15. Idioteque
16. Everything In Its Right Place

Encore
17. Bones
18. Street Spirit (Fade Out)
19. You and Whose Army
20. How To Disappear Completely

2nd Encore
21. Talk Show Host
22. My Iron Lung
Show Notes
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Reviews
There are 9 reviews for this show.

JOHNNY:
Submitted on: MAY 23, 2003 16:19:27


One of the best concerts I have ever seen. I met people that drove to this show from all over the country: Alabama, Tennessee, Kansas City, Los Angeles, etc... The entire band was very thrilled to be there. I have heard a lot of their recent shows, but I have to say that I have never heard them sound better and play as well as they did at Red Rocks. I honestly can not even describe in words this concert at the present, I am completely in awe. All I can pretty much give you at this point are the songs that stood out for me (because I either almost cried or shit myself): Exit Music, Paranoid Android, Bones, How To Disappear, My Iron Lung, Talk Show Host, Fake Plastic Trees. Dollars & Cents, Street Spirit, Airbag. Everything else I would only label as: Absolutely Brilliant. I can honestly say I don't think I've ever seen a better show.


ALONNA:
Submitted on: MAY 23, 2003 16:21:07


An awesome band, setlist, and venue. Red Rocks is gorgeous and Radiohead was brilliant. They had a pretty good dj spinning for awhile, then Beta Band played for only about a 1/2 hour. Sorry to you Beta Band fans, but I didn't think they were all that great. Radiohead came on about 9 pm and played for 2 hours. They played each song just perfectly, and Thom "danced" in his usual crazy way. He ran up to the fans at the side of the stage a few times and once even let them grope him a little. He seemed to enjoy any response he could rise out of us. He didn't do a whole lot of talking, and time between songs was amazingly short, considering the change of instruments after every song. I found it humorous how 3 guys had to come and move the piano back and forth from the center of the stage about 10 times.

The songs were all amazing. Every time they played another, I thought "this one stands out, I'll remember to tell people how great this song was live." But now if I were to list those songs it would be the entire setlist. Slower songs were beautiful, like "Lucky", "Fake Plastic Trees", "Pyramid Song", and "How To Disappear Completely." The crowd really got into "Paranoid Android", and the faster Kid A songs were also really rockin, like "National Anthem", "Idioteque", and "Everything In It's Right Place".

If anyone taped the show please email me at alonnafaye@hotmail.com, I'd love to set up a trade. Those of you who are lucky enough to see them on this tour - enjoy!


JIM:
Submitted on: MAY 23, 2003 16:21:27


Great show at the majestic Red Rocks! Only wish I was wearing diapers and was closer to the stage (I was in the 28th row, but hey it was Red Rocks!!!). Radiohead certainly has it! Seeing their songs recreated (and sometimes re-invented!) live was a revelation. "Wow, I didn't know that part of that song was produced by a guitar!" The crowd was pumped and it appeared that the band was having a good time... Highlights for me: dollars and cents, idioteque, exit music, paranoid android... Can we do that again soon?


RYAN:
Submitted on: MAY 23, 2003 16:21:50


After seeing Radiohead at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles last year, I was truly looking forward to this show being in my home state, not to mention its being at the legendary amphitheatre constructed almost entirely by God's whim to drop (or push up, but who's counting) giant Red Rocks into the mountain land above Denver. Which, don't get me wrong, is quite impressive, but beyond all that "harmony in nature/world's best acoustics" propaganda, I was looking forward to this show for a couple of more basic reasons: 1.) I
wouldn't be relegated to sit in the lower right terrace so that Brad Pitt could hob-knob with Zach de la Rocha, Kirsten Dunst, and Beck, and 2.) I could sing as loud as I wanted to without some gucci-wearing guy (he failed
to see the irony) next to me looking as if I were impinging on his right to get his date good, drunk, and docile. Now let's be clear about this, Radiohead ROCKED the Greek, but it takes two equal, living, parts to make a great concert: performer and audience.

But perhaps that's beside the point, I reminded myself during the not-so-legendary hike up the Red Rocks' outer rim: this is about music. I must have been too picky. Mu-sic. Not celebrities. Not some random leather-jacketed guy, who only knew of Radiohead what he heard on KROQ, going because it impressed his date. But music, plain and simple. Yet, as those darn red rocks loomed before me on the way into the theatre, I had to
ask, "Would this show be any different?"

In one word, an affirmative and positive word, yes. Sure, there was still an area roped off for w.a.s.t.e.rs and some corporate types, but the
sightlines available in general admission are much better than the Greek, and they were also augmented by a video projection screen that showed close-ups from tiny cameras placed about the stage to give excellent views
of all the band members. The crowd were real fans, and that's all that need be said.

Up first was the Beta Band. They were very good, and the lead singer looked quite dashing in his "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"-style frock, but they lacked the energy necessary to reach the people in the back of the theatre. Though one could not shake the feeling, as with opening acts in general, the crowd were just waiting for them to vacate the stage. Well, vacate they did, to decent applause, though whether it was for their performance, or leaving, was hard to tell.

Then, finally, after a set change so long (see: 30+ min.) that fans were heard to mumble wonderings if the band had not arrived yet... the house lights went down. Without hesitation, "National Anthem" kicked up and the crowd went to shaking its collective body immediately, as the lights sputtered out bright bursts of energy to the beat. They were just getting warmed up on a characteristically windy night in the rocky mountains.

My personal song highlights were:

6.) PYRAMID SONG. I have never heard so many people so quiet as when Thom crooned us all into a semi-slumber. Only to pick us right back up with PARANOID ANDROID.

5.) PARANOID ANDROID. Live. Live, live, live. What else do I have to say?
Live.

4.) EVERYTHING IN ITS RIGHT PLACE. The first set ended with the usual technical wizardry fans have come to expect from all members of the band...each exiting individually and getting enormous applause. The live sampling of Thom's voice was dream-like and hollow: truly haunting.

3.) HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY AND NEVER BE FOUND. "In a little while/
I'll be gone/The moment's already passed/Yeah it's gone." With this song ending the first encore, I didn't think there could have been a more poetic way to end the show. Although another helping of older songs with the
SECOND ENCORE: "Talk Show Host" and "My Iron Lung" made up for any misgivings I may have had.

2.) PERMANENT DAYLIGHT. Johnny and Thom performed a kind of "dueling guitars" dumb show on a track that I haven't heard since I "borrowed" the My Iron Lung EP" from my college radio station and played it in a
first-generation CD player until it broke. I still have it though. I still have it, unplayable as it is.

and

1.) KARMA POLICE. The crowd truly cherished this one, as the chorus became a sing-a-long for all involved. "This is what you'll get..." Goosebumps are what I got. Even my father joined in, who hasn't been to a concert in over
23 years, and there he was signing the chorus of "Karma Police" with everyone else in that darn amphitheatre. A moment not to be forgotten.

The one lowlight: having to dodge a huge, forearm-sized, newspaper-wrapped joint, that was more a torch (see: fire hazard) than a blunt. Needless to say, many were afraid to smoke it. One person's hair caught on fire, and nearly went up in flames if not for a quick gust of cool wind and his friend's helpful hand. Disaster averted in the crowd above, the band were sensational down below.

Radiohead were in truly classic form. The humor and the irony were in full-effect throughout the performance as well. Thom once laughed and said, after rolling around on the stage with his guitar, "I swore I'd never do
those stadium rock moves." It was apparent that the band were truly having fun, and Thom said "thanks very much" after almost every song, appearing much more at ease than at the Greek those eight short months ago. I was
surprised by the number of tracks they played off of "OK Computer," and although it was a welcome gift, I must admit I was intrigued by the slight possibility of hearing them play new songs, such as "Like Spinning Plates" or "Life In A Glass House." Needless to say, I got over it. Fast.

All in all, even for this somewhat hard-hearted (see: "stubborn and elitist") Radiohead fan, it was an amazing concert, worth every dollar and cent.


MATT:
Submitted on: MAY 23, 2003 16:27:28


At 27, I've seen many shows (and many shows at Red Rocks for that matter) but this is by far and away the best live music experience I have had in my life. The setlist was brilliant. The intensity cannot be described only witnessed. From The Bends to Amnesiac and back to Pablo Honey the tunes flowed together as if they were written with this concept in mind. The passion and the conviction that the band inject into their live show adds to the flavor and forces the audience to up the ante as well. This is the kind of show that make other bands think to themselves, "We have to follow that?". True artists, true genius....If you don't have a ticket for this tour consider yourself extremely unlucky because this is as close as you are going to get to heaven on this earth.....


ERIC:
Submitted on: MAY 23, 2003 16:27:38


My jaw still drops to the ground just thinking of last nights performance here at Red Rocks in Colorado. After moving up from general admission row 40 all the way up to row 7 dead center, I knew this was going to be a once in a lifetime performance. I could feel my heart racing throughout my body while we awaited Radioheads entrance. While Beta Band opened up the show - I glanced to my left and to my surprise saw the one and only Phil Selway sitting less than 10 feet away from us in our row watching their set. The sun dropped behind the mountains and I knew that it was time. Just then the band worked their way onto the stage with the roar of the crowd. They opened with an electrifying performance of The National Anthem. This song was filled with an intense amount of energy and the lights put on quite a display -very appealing to the eye. This would set the tone for the rest of the group's performance. Everyone sang along with Thom to the familiar jingle of Karma Police. During Exit Music [For a Film] -as the drums and guitars joined Thom towards the end of the song - the unique sounds gave shivers down my spine. During the performance of Fake Plastic Trees I can remember an overwhelming harmonizing sound between Thom and the crowd. Paranoid Android was unreal - the different points in the song were simply astonishing and satisfying to the ear. Thom seemed to be enjoying himself and seemed impressed with the way the crowd was reacting. At one point in the show -in a middle of a song, somebody in the crowd shouted something and Thom actually had to walk away in laughter but then returned to the mic to finish up the song. He was very interactive with the crowd as he moved from one section of the stage to the other posing for pictures -dancing along the way. He also made eye contact with a girl in the crowd who met him halfway as they exchanged a hug over the front row. Colin seemed extremely happy and was jumping around with a smile on his face all through the show -you could tell he was enjoying the moment. Ed was very chill while Phil seemed very focused as he kept the beats. Jonny was always occupied with his guitar, organ and other various gadgets that he used throughout the concert. The crowd roared as the band came on stage to play the first of two encores. Bones opened the first encore followed by a moving performance of Street Spirit [Fade Out]. Thom then brought himself back to the piano to play You and Whose Army where he occasionally turned from his piano and glanced at different areas of the crowd. The band then exited the stage for a second time and the crowd again screamed and yelled at the top of their lungs for one last song. To the crowds request Radiohead returned one last time for the final encore. They spoiled the audience and finished the show with two songs, Talk Show Host followed by My Iron Lung. Each member then thanked the crowd, waved and gave a bow as they said their final goodbyes. If this tour is coming to your city or a nearby town - get some tickets in your possession and make the trip - I guarantee you, you will not be disappointed!


JULIA:
Submitted on: MAY 23, 2003 16:27:59


Wow. Others that have gotten home before me have had a chance to give out all the details on songs and everything, so I won't try to reproduce that. First of all, even going to Red Rocks was an amazing experience for me. The trip was long from Wichita, KS to Denver, but it was made to seem shorter once I met up with my boyfriend in Salina. (We both go to KU together but he's staying at school this summer while I am at home) I haven't been to the mountains since I was little, so this was definitely an experience for me. Red Rocks is beautiful. I can't believe I got to go, let alone see Radiohead in this fantastic venue. Now I know why people say it's one of the top venues in the world. The virtual reality walkthrough on their website does little to describe what it's really like.

So we got seated in our center 9th row seats and just relaxed for a bit while some 30s music is being played before the show. I bet the band picked this music.. it really reminded me in a way of LIAGH. It was cool and very relaxing.

Everyone's mentioned all the little funny details about the night, so to avoid being repetitive, I will not do that and you can just read the other reviews. :) One thing I noticed people forgot to mention Thom saying.. before a song Thom said "ready? okay!" in a cheerleader kind of voice. I thought that was kind of humorous and worth mentioning.

The music was fantastic. Like others have said, it's nearly impossible to name highlights because every song played was absolutely wonderful. I can't wait to hear a recording of this show. (anyone?) I was pleased they threw in FPT and especially permanent daylight. I looked around and there were some confused faces. Maybe some people were even wondering if it was a new song, heh. It was cool nonetheless. During How to Disappear I kept on thinking the lyrics were describing my situation at the time.. I'm not here, this isn't happening. I can't really be seeing Radiohead right now! I never thought I would ever get to see them live, after all these years.

Even though this is starting to get long, not enough words can describe how dynamic the show was and how much emotion was flowing through the entire place. The band was in a great mood and really seemed to be in their niche performing for everybody.

On the drive back, we came upon this brownish looking van with "We Saw Radiohead" written in the dirt in the back window. I was napping and Jason woke me up to see it. So we passed them and I pushed my Radiohead shirt against the window and there were about 7 or 8 people in the car who just started cheering. It was right around the KS-CO border. They started waving their arms out the window and just when it was too late they pulled out of an exit and we realized they wanted us to pull off too. So if any of you happened to be driving on I70 and were trying to get a dodge intrepid to pull over, sorry we didn't pull off. ;)

I've got some digital pictures of the show. I would have put them on my website, but I ran out of my disk quota. We almost couldn't take the camera in because the lady thought it had a detachable lens. She was partially right... The lens wasn't detachable, but we did have an add on zoom lens. If for some reason you want any of these in higher quality, I have those too. Just let me know...


LIBRARY PATRON:
Submitted on: MAY 23, 2003 16:28:33


The review posted with the setlist on your site is more than accurate. The energy proveyed in every song last night has filled a well thats been dry since I started loving this band. Live Radiohead, excuse me, live music at its best. I couldn't wait to hear the new stuff live and they came to impress. "I might be wrong" is definately a song that has quickly become one of my favorites and the version last night was intense! Followed by the surreal mood of Pyramid song, which was one of the highlights of the night, we were all quiet and in awe. Thom was acting like a goofy kid at times, flirting with the crowd and rolling around on stage. After the first verse of Exit music, a fan shouted, "Thom, you're beautiful" and he gave him the shhh symbol with a laugh and went back to playing the song, which was on the money. Closing the show with Everything in its right place is an excellent choice. The band slowly leaves the stage one by one with loops swrirling among us and the cool Colorado air. Other stand outs for me were paranoid android with and intensity of a nuclear blast, and everyone around you is utterly floored. Disappear Completely was absolutely beautiful as was Fade Out. Whoever is waiting to see these guys should be in for a treat, I'm still reeling.


JEFF AND MIKE:
Submitted on: MAY 23, 2003 16:28:53


In the glorious world of live RH shows, one has to assume that one thing remains constant - you'll see some of the best music ever written, played imaginatively by the best live band in the world. Let's start with that & report on some variables... Red Rocks is an amazing venue .....rock formations that would make stonehenge proud, great sight lines, clean sound, and best yet, lax security at the entrance (my friend and I got in without tickets(!) by simply saying we were looking for the will-call office - As it turned out, we had tix, but didn't end up having to get them).

The weather tonite was almost as intense as the band...calm then windy by biblical proportions. Did anyone tell the weather that it's summertime? Amazingly, almost as soon as the band started, the inclement winds stopped. Either RH quelled them, or their music took our minds to a higher plane...

We got a fantastic place up front & at one point considered asking Jonny, who was in a T-shirt only, if he wanted to borrrow our jacket. As usual, though, the band blew through any external stimuli & took us deep inside, safe from the angry wind, right from the start of National Anthem.

The band was in incredible spirits, seeming both happy to be at such a cool venue & putting something a little extra on for the U.S. - it's been too long... they're back to save the universe!

Thom was going CRAZY on several songs, jumping out in front of the crowd on numerous occassions, roaming from side to side, and getting so into the moment on Paranoid Android that he tripped on his monitor. He crashed onto his side right in the middle of one of the guitar frenzies, but didn't miss a beat. Ed, who seemed in a great mood all night, looked amused watching Thom jamming from the floor. After the song, Thom said, "That's why we'll never do stadium shows!"

The summer setlist is great for fans. The new songs really become human & whole, shedding most of the computer distance found on the record, & seeing the band de-construct & put them back together is amazing. How many rock bands start their show with one of the lead guitarists on a sampler that looks like a ham radio? I don't need to explain the spinal cracking brilliance of the old songs to anyone who's seen them before, but the slate of OKC (Exit Music, Par And, Lucky, No Surprises) and Bends-era (St Spirit, Bones, Talk Show Host, FPTrees) STILL kill & retain ALL of their original power. I think My Iron Lung was the best I've ever seen last night.

Notably absent from tonight's show was Knives Out, with a rocking Permanent Daylight pulled into it's spot. What a windfall! I'm going to say it - I hope you're sitting down - I think Knives Out is boring, and given a band with so many twist & turns & endless brilliance, a bit of a toss off. But fuck it, it's RH & if they do play it, I'm not going for a coffee break.

The only tough part about the recent shows is balancing between the urge to close your eyes & get within the songs & yourself, & the possibility of missing Jonny tinkering with his radio or playing the weirdest, coolest shit ever, Thom vaulting soul-first, eyes-closed, into the beautiful & hardcore melodies, Phil propelling all sorts of unexpected & unforgettable fills (Dollars & Cents!) into already crazed songs, Ed playing all order of majestic & eerie parts (Dollars & Cents again!) & Colin holding it all down with his electric, stand-up & funked up keyboard bass & melody support.

So many options, so little time - life's never easy. Of course, assuming you've actually put in the effort to be there, any road you pick in this case is the right one...

See you at the next one!


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