Radiohead Tour Dates and Gigography

Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA USA
June 27, 2001 with Beta Band
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Setlist
1. The National Anthem
2. Morning Bell
3. Lucky
4. Airbag
5. In Limbo
6. Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box
7. You and Whose Army
8. No Surprises
9. Dollars and Cents
10. Knives Out
11. Permanent Daylight
12. Karma Police
13. Pyramid Song
14. Paranoid Android
15. Idioteque
16. Everything In Its Right Place

Encore
17. I Might Be Wrong
18. Fake Plastic Trees
19. The Theif (Can cover)
20. How To Disappear Completely

2nd Encore
21. Talk Show Host
22. The Bends
3rd Encore
23. Motion Picture Soundtrack
Show Notes
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Reviews
There are 10 reviews for this show.

STARMACHINA:
Submitted on: MAY 23, 2003 16:48:41


The concert was amazing! Time passed by too quickly, before I knew it the show was over. They played a wonderful set of music from all spaces of time, from The Bends through Amnesiac. Thom was quite a character. Seeing him onstage having such a great time made me wish I had more room in front of my seat. The ampitheatre was full, from lawn to the front row. It was wonderful to be with so many die-hard Radiohead fans. The songs were tight and echoed the album precisely, down to every oooh and aaahhhhh. I waited six years to see them again and I see the wait was well worth it!


CHRIS:
Submitted on: MAY 23, 2003 16:48:54


In a nutshell, it was a really, really, really good show. There were THREE (count em), 3 encores, because everyone in the crowd kept cheering and wouldn't let the band go home. Songs that really stood out were Paranoid Android (really good live), I might be wrong, and Pyramid Song. Plus, they covered a great song called "I'm a Thief", I believe it's called, which I thought was really, really good.

Amazing amount of people. Sold out show (guessing around 20-30,000 people there). Shoreline Ampetheatre is a really cool place to see a show.. Never been there before. Since there's an airfield right by there, there were these huge military jets flying over the arena during the show.


DANNY:
Submitted on: MAY 23, 2003 16:49:12


wow. what a show. unfortunately I didnt write down the setlist. but im sure someone did. it was a pretty standard setlist with the exception of the cover entitled "the theif". i dont remember who the song is by, maybe someone can refresh my memory. beta band was interesting. one of the warmest receptions for a small opening band ive witnessed. small only meaning a lot of the audience had never heard of them. radiohead came on around 8:45. standard opening of this tour with the national anthem / morning bell / lucky start. would have liked to hear street spirit but oh well. only song not played that i was dying to hear was climbing up the walls. but i am very satisfied with my first live radiohead experience and hope there are many more in the future. one more note...weather was great. one of the warmest shows at shoreline i can remember. (those not from the area...shoreline is right on the water and gets really cold around the 8:45 time most headliners hit the stage...partly cloudy but nice out. once again great show


JAMES:
Submitted on: MAY 23, 2003 16:49:28


I'm certain that every superlative has already been used to describe a live Radiohead show, so let me just share some random thoughts that ran threw my head during and after last night's show: 1) How the hell does Johnny get those sounds out of his guitar? 2) The live versions of Pact Like Sardines... and Idioteque completely obliterate the studio versions 3) The Can song, "The Thief," as good as it was, sounded so simple in between Radiohead's complex originals. 4) Wow, Thom left the stage and mingled w/ some fans. 5)Damn, six years ago I saw these guys at the intimate confines of Slim's...Shoreline sucks! 6)Colin, get a haircut, the longer hair only works for your brother 7) Permanment Daylight is 2 and half mintues of pure bliss. Thanks for playing it. 8) The next non-Radiohead concert I go to will seem completely insignficant after this 9) Why on Earth are so many people from the 100 Section leaving after the first Encore!!??? 10) I hope these guys stick together for at least one more album and one more tour.


DAVID:
Submitted on: MAY 23, 2003 16:49:43


I just saw Radiohead for the first time last night in Mountain View. Unbelieveable. I am 45, took three friends who are between 38-44, only one of whom had even heard the band before. These are guys who have seen EVERYONE important of the last 30 years, and they were, to a person, completely blown away by the band. I love U2, but I have to say, Radiohead is now, in my opinion, THE band that matters most now. I was a big, big fan of "The Bends", but only lukewarm on "OK" and wasn't really into the last two albums. But by the end of the show, during which they did only two songs from the Bends (including a - did anyone else notice this? - substantially edited version of "The Bends"), I couldn't have cared less if they had skipped the album entirely. The new stuff just sprang to life in a live setting, more so than I could have imagined.

I'm absolutely floored. I would pay $200 to see that show over again.


JASON:
Submitted on: MAY 23, 2003 16:50:03


"Awesome" "Heroic"

"Epic"

These were among the adjectives being tossed around to describe the Radiohead show as we sat in my car, waiting for an hour to exit the Shoreline parking lot.

It was my first Radiohead concert, and I was truly blown away. The band absolutely nailed almost every song. The "Kid A" stuff was incredible -- I was curious how those songs would translate in the live performance, and was amazed at how complex and compelling they turned out.

The performances were just masterful. This is truly a band on top of its game. It's so exciting to witness a group of musicians who are in total control. Many of the great shows I've seen (Rage Against The Machine, Tool, Smashing Pumpkins come to mind) left me with that same sensation -- "this band has mastered its art, and is using its powers to ROCK MY WORLD!"

I'll leave it to others to describe the songs and the set in detail. (BTW, thanks to everyone who posted reviews of the Red Rocks, Gorge and Vancouver shows! I enjoyed reading them and they really pumped me up for this show!) I'll just mention that the last four or five songs of the main set were the pinnacle for me. They had a great continuity, like we were being taken on a journey.

What talent, what passion, what technical brilliance, what emotion! And did I mention that the sound was perfect? Kudos to the band and crew for such crystal-clear acoustics. They lost control of the feedback a couple of times, but that only served to remind me that this perfection is not coming from a record, it's coming from those 5 dudes wailing away down on the stage.

I was especially impressed with Jonny. I focused my binoculars on him several times, and man that guy is a hell of a musician. His guitar work ranged from tender to monstrous (sometimes in the same song, e.g., "Paranoid Android"), and his keyboard and electronic layers were lush and beautiful. He played multiple instruments on almost every song, bouncing back and forth and never missing a step. (The other band members were also fantastic, amazing, etc. Jonny just stood out for me, maybe because I was unaware how much of the overall sound he is responsible for.)

My wife is a lighting designer, and she made some interesting observations on the lighting. She saw lots of symbolism in the light show, as each song had its own display that was tailored for that song. The lighting, to her, represented different aspects of modern society. For example, one song featured horizontal lights that were like flowing power or communications (like electric and fiber optic lines). Another had vertical lines, like a jail cell. Another had stark yellow lighting, like in a big parking lot. Later in the show, the lights started wide at the top and funneled down to a point at the bottom, like a spaceship landing. And later, the lights were forming stars and constellations. It was like Radiohead came to expose our world and then remove us from it?!? Maybe this is all crazy talk, but it fun to discuss during the slow crawl through the parking lot.

The sky is the limit for Radiohead. Their execution last night was flawless. Their only boundaries are their imaginations. Is there any reason to think that there won't be 5 more great albums? 10? I've always been more of a casual fan, but after last night I am ready to step up and join the cult.

LONG LIVE RADIOHEAD!


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


Radiohead performed a tightly knit, mezmorizing, and beautiful set...my only desire was to hear them perform Lift...as that's a truely beautiful song...though rain clouds hovered over the entire day and evening, a blessing of warm weather & no rain made the evening perfect...I didn't notice a single person sneaking out to beat the parking crowds...just awesome, and I wish I could've lasted longer...would love an audio recording of that!! I didn't try to sneak any devices in, which I should've!!


JON:
Submitted on: MAY 23, 2003 16:50:35


with out a doubt in my mind the finest concert i've seen. i am still in shock that i got to see radiohead, a band that i never thought i'd experience live. they basicly played ever song that i ever wanted to hear them play live (paraoid android, idioteque, airbag, national anthem). from the first bass riff of national anthem, i knew this was going to be an excellent show.... thom was so playful and energenic, his energy was through the roof, the whole band was in good spirits. three encores??? i never heard of such a band doing this....but radiohead did it and it was wonderful...all in all an amazing show that i will NEVER forget.......^_^


BRUCE:
Submitted on: MAY 23, 2003 16:50:56


Due to the generosity of my sister/bro-in-law, I was fortunate to attend the RH concert last night in Mountain View(CA). As I have been visiting your website almost daily since I found it, I wanted to thank you for all your hard work, and also to say I enjoyed your photographs.

As an older (45) RH fan, I also enjoyed the collective behaviour of the audience ( no shouts of "Creep" from THIS group)...It was expected, but amazing to see every visible face turned towards RH/Thom/the monitor screen, especially intense during songs like the sublime "Fake Plastic Trees" sort of what got you started, and lended its name.

Even as this was my first RH show, I wasn't all that surprised to see the audience response, but my brother-in-law was amazed. (He's sorta new to RH)

Of all live performances I've seen, I never saw an entertainer seem to truely love playing his/her music. This has changed. ( They actually love their music as much as we do!..LOL)

I flew 3500 miles to see radiohead, and if I could afford to do so, I'd be a vagabond, Deadhead style, following the band to listen every night. I never tire of this music.


THOMAS:
Submitted on: MAY 23, 2003 16:51:13


I wish I could echo everyone else's praise, and I can for Radiohead. But the sound for people on the lawn was horrible. Shoreline doesn't turn on their lawn speakers on weeknights because of problems with neighbors. The volume was too low, and my friends and I just felt like we weren't really there--what was going on on stage seemed so remote. I warn people to never buy lawn tickets at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, even if John Lennon comes back from the dead and a reformed Beatles plays there.


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