Radiohead Tour Dates and Gigography

Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA USA
June 30, 2001 with Beta Band
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Setlist
1. The National Anthem
2. Airbag
3. Morning Bell
4. Karma Police
5. Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box
6. Bulletproof... I Wish I Was
7. Talk Show Host
8. Climbing up the Walls
9. No Surprises
10. Dollars and Cents
11. Street Spirit
12. I Might Be Wrong
13. Pyramid Song
14. Paranoid Android
15. Idioteque
16. Everything In Its Right Place

Encore
17. True Love Waits
18. Lucky
18. Pearly*
19. You and Whose Army
20. How To Disappear Completely

2nd Encore
21. Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young Cover)
22. Fake Plastic Trees
Show Notes
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Reviews
There are 9 reviews for this show.

CHRISTIE:
Submitted on: MAY 24, 2003 16:21:35


went to the June 30 show for radiohead. don't have the setlist but i'm sure someone else wrote it down. it was a GREAT show. i saw them in 1998 when they played at Universal and the band has improved so much. they were great then but you can tell that time has really helped them to improve on their music even more. loved every minute of the show and i had to admit i didn't want it to end. thom was going crazy on stage which was awesome. colin was banging away on the guitar as was ed. and of course who could forget about johnny and phil, both really good. the entire show was excellent. the audience was really great too, singing along to "fake plastic trees" and basically all the other songs. highlight moment of the show was when thom did a solo of "true love waits". i nearly died. second time i heard "talk show host" live and it was great. don't know what else to say other than it was a great show. the setlist was different from the one in shoreline, however, they did not open with "morning bell" instead it was "nation anthem". they did such an awesome job, can't wait till they come to the hollywood bowl Aug. 20.


LATINLUUVER2001:
Submitted on: MAY 24, 2003 16:22:41


I just came back from santa barbara and i just want to say that both shows were the best ever. I got there on friday in time to hear there soundcheck. During there soundcheck they played, you, pyramid song, pearly, I might be wrong, knives out, half of paranoid android, and some more. The show on the 29 was great. I was surprised when they played follow me around. On the 30 that had to be the best of all time. The best song for that show by far and shocked me was true love awaits, but for that show they changed it to true love lives. It was great for the 1st encore tom came out by himself and played true love lives by himself. It was gorgeous. That vince niel cover of cinnamon girl was great to. cant wait to see them at hollywood..


MINDI:
Submitted on: MAY 24, 2003 16:22:59


i won't go into too many details because others have already done so quite eloquently. however, i must add my two "dollars and cents" about the crowd (and i'm talking about both friday and saturday). do you have to leave CA in order to see a show that has an audience made up of fans???? three girls behind me would not shut up (saturday night)--hey if they were singing--that would have been fine, but they were just yackety, yack, yack, yack. finally, during bulletproof, i had to tell them that if they came here to talk, they should go down to the food court. and, gees people, how many of you (in the audience) actually know the band, and weren't just there because it's the current hip thing to do? get up and dance!!!! i hate to drink and/OR dance alone. ok--i will add my personal highlight. neil young, anyone?


CHRIS:
Submitted on: MAY 24, 2003 16:23:17


How can one describe the experience of seeing your favorite band play at the top of their game? All the ingredients were there... an outdoor ampitheatre, a beautiful summer night, hardcore kids ready to have a good time; and then there was the band - real live humans after all - singing songs that resonate so deeply for me personally, and at the same time seem to link me to millions of other fans all over the world... The performance was tight, clean, hard, and bursting with crazy energy that would hemmorage periodically, spilling out into the crowd like lava. We ate up every drop and rocked it along with the band with every ounce of spirit and love we could muster. I was stunned to discover that every track in their setlist was a timeless classic - when did I learn all those words? I was even more thrilled to find out that I wasn't the only one to believe that Kid A and Amnesiac are a 2 part masterpiece. The show was dead perfect. There were far too many individual moments of note to mention, though I suppose I'm required to include that, yes, the opening notes of Bulletproof brought tears to our eyes (lyrics shmyrics), and the Idiotheque freakout blew our minds, and Everything In Its Right Place had somehow revealed itself to be the anthem of our lives, and the whole audience singing the quiet lines at the end of Fake Plastic Trees was truly breathtaking, but whatever - if you love Radiohead and you've been to one of the shows then you know what I'm talking about and I don't need to elaborate. Overall, I was left with the powerful feeling that this is OUR band, and OUR time. What more can we ask of our rock stars?


GARRETT:
Submitted on: MAY 24, 2003 16:23:28


This was my third night of the tour (the night before and Shoreline being the others) and let say it was the best. The setlist was drastically different from the other nights and it was clear that the band and the audience were all ready to rock. The crowd was finally as pumped as they should have been (the night before it seemed like everyone was tired from work or something) and the band played off this energy brilliantly. It was great to hear Climbing Up the Walls and of course True Love Waits. Fake Plastic Trees was a triumphant end to the evening and the leg of the tour. This was one of the best shows I have ever seen and I have see A LOT of shows. Thanks Radiohead : )


BRANDON:
Submitted on: MAY 24, 2003 16:23:41


June 30th, Great show. I was amazed at how many OK Computer songs were played. 6 by my count. Of course everyone else has already stated the setlist. Also so many songs from The Bends, especially Bulletproof which he prefaced by stating "This is for all of you who were here last night." Of course I was one of those lucky people. He then started the song and forgot the words so he asked the audience, and then played it again brilliantly. The audience was not as intense as the night before, so perhaps this is why only 2 encores instead of 3, but perhaps it is because the first encore had 5 songs! True Love Waits (Lives) was brilliant, and who would have expected Fake Plastic Trees! The Only Thing missing ? Jonny's Arm brace.


R. JASON:
Submitted on: MAY 24, 2003 16:23:54


I drove up to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles to see their show on Saturday, June 30th. The Santa Barbara bowl was a great place to see Radiohead and reminded me a lot of the size and feel of the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. The amphitheater is set in the hills above Santa Barbara surrounded by trees with a view of the ocean. I missed Beta Band so I can't comment on their set, but Radiohead, as usual, was awesome. It was interesting to see them during the day because they're such a great visual band live and some of that was lost since it didn't get dark until 1/2 way through their set. "I Might Be Wrong" was simply amazing. They rocked that tune hard. Thom went nuts. The crowd went nuts. Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl" rocked as well and reminded me that I'm excited about Radiohead's potential to return to rock so to speak. Closing with "Fake Plastic Trees" was a real treat. The entire audience was wrapped up in a sing-along! Fantastic. It would have been flawless if they started after nightfall. As usual, they had a star-studded audience. I actually met Jason Lee which was awesome because he's one of my favorite actors and is a genuinely cool guy! He said the next Kevin Smith film due out in August was going to be hysterical. I could have sworn I saw Spike Jonze as well, but I can't be certain. Dave Navarro was there as well as "the mail man character from NBC's Just Shoot Me", as one of my friends said.


MATT:
Submitted on: MAY 24, 2003 16:24:14


Thom forgot the lyrics to "Bulletproof". They started on the first verse, then Thom, stopped everyone, saying that what he was singing wasn't right. Then he was asking everyone what the first verse was. Everyone laughed. "Cinnamon Girl" was a dead-on cover. Unbelievable. Thom said, "This song is dedicated to Neil Young. And it's meant as a compliment!"

At the end of "Climbing Up the Walls" Thom turned his acoustic guitar all the way up and screamed into the pickup. Very cool.

"Idioteque" sounded much fuller than it did whne I saw them on SNL.

That's all I got. My first concert, I'm very happy, but I noticed that no one mentioned Thom screwing up the lyrics, thought you might want to knowand post it!


SHAD:
Submitted on: MAY 24, 2003 16:25:06


I headed up the 405 about 3:30 on Saturday and immediately hit traffic. Not that bad for LA, but it's annoying to become trapped in the rat race even on Saturdays. Luckily, I was armed with Amnesiac, Kid A, Ok Computer and a mix of stuff from those 3, the Bends and Pablo that I burned on the computer. I had only listened to Amnesiac 3 or 4 times before the trip, so I decided to give that another listen first. To be honest, I hadn't been too impressed with Amnesiac at first other than a few songs but expected it to grow on me over time since it is Radiohead and it's a bit tougher to listen to than Kid A. I think it requires more from the listener initially to find subtleties that excite than Kid A which immediately grabs you and sucks you in. The ride doesn't get pleasant until just outside of Ventura where the 101 moves right down to the coastline. There, a massive bank of fog greeted me. I was slightly concerned that it would be the same in SB, but Pyramid Song was playing. It was surreal hitting the fog bank to Thom crooning "jumped into the river, black eyed angel swam at me", and "there was nothing to fear, nothing to doubt." The coastline, the fog and the song all came together there in my car and my spirits began to soar.

Miraculously, I came out of the fog around Montecito. The weather was beautiful in SB, 80 -85 with a slight breeze. After stopping at a market on Milpas street and picking up a couple large bottles of Sam Adams, I continued my journey to the top of Milpas and the Santa Barbara Bowl. I've been to several shows at the Bowl, and always park at the school near the Bowl. I was concerned that I would be hassled by security for sitting in my car and drinking my brews, since it was a school parking lot. I had Kid A playing and was just getting in the mood for the show when the security guard magically appeared at my window. I turned the music down expecting to be asked to get rid of my beer, but the guy surprised me by saying instead, "No don't turn it down, that's Optimistic isn't it?? Turn it up!" And so I did.

I've been 50 or so concerts in my time, but this was the first time I had gone by myself. Tickets were so scarce and pricey that my wife decided it'd be best not to go this time. My only regret is that she wasn't their to share the experience with me. I was concerned that I wouldn't feel comfortable being by myself, but that wasn't the case at all. Radiohead fans, like the band, seem to have a way of making you feel at home. After standing in line for most of the Beta Band set trying to get a t-shirt, I made my way to my seat, which to my delight, was lined up directly with the microphone in the center of the stage, the second row of section E.

The National Anthem kicked off the set. It's the perfect show opener, but the band was still warming up and it didn't quite have the power I had expected. I was a little concerned that the sound wasn't going to be of the quality I had read about in previous show reviews. Those concerns were soon laid to rest. Airbag really got things grooving. It seemed as each song got better and better. I don't think I've ever been to a show where the band so thoroughly controlled the emotion of the audience. On Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box, the band exploded. Remember what I said about Amnesiac earlier? The "grow on me" phase with Amnesiac was completed by the end of the song. Bulletproof was just beautiful. Along with Fake Plastic Trees, my favorite song from the Bends. Thom's soaring vocals stir emotions that are hard to find in daily existence. I knew he was an outstanding vocalist, but now consider him as good as it gets in Rock. No Surprises was absolutely perfect for the mostly affluent Southern California audience. That song always make me think about what's really important in life and what's not so important. Dollars & Cents was incredible. Thom's otherworldly vocals and the instrumental fever pitch the song winds up to have made this one a favorite of mine. I wish I could eloquently express how powerful the songs from Amnesiac were live. Street Spirit (Fade Out) was played right at dusk. I found myself just staring at the changing colors of the sky and letting the music wash over and through me. Incredible.

I Might Be Wrong worked me up into a freakish palsy-dancing lunatic. I felt like a spastic puppet and Radiohead held the strings. I hope I didn't frighten anyone with my gyrations! :-) It was just amazing how each song kept taking me to new emotional heights. After a bit of mellowing with a beautifully done Pyramid Song, Paranoid Android again upped the intensity. The band resonated with power and I was blown away. Thom went wild on Idoteque, and I went with him. Everything In It's Right Place ended the standard set. I really liked that song before, but the live version once again took things to whole new plane.

A couple of the songs in the first encore were songs I had not heard before, one of them had Thom with his back to the stage doing a really funny Phantom of the Opera imitation peaking out from behind his imaginary cape at the audience. Lucky, one of my favorites from OKC, was beautifully done. The audience could be heard chanting "I'm On A Roll.." and "Standing On the Edge.." along with Thom. How To Disappear Completely was awesome as well. Had me thinking about a scene from "Meeting People Is Easy" where Thom was out on the stage alone at an empty arena with his guitar. Gorgeous song.

Amazingly, the Neil Young cover, "Cinnamon Girl" stole the show from Fake Plastic Trees during the second encore. If any of you are going to a later show, hope that they play Cinnamon Girl during the set. Thinking I'll be purchasing Neil Young's "Weld" shortly.

I would have liked to have heard "Optimistic" but something has to get left out. Otherwise the band would be playing for 4 or 5 hours or more, which would be fine for me, but probably very taxing on the band. After a sublime Fake Plastic Trees the lights came on. Nobody wanted to leave and nearly everyone stayed for several minutes screaming and yelling for more before deciding to head for the exits. If you're on the fence about purchasing tickets on the secondary market for one of the later shows, don't hesitate if you can afford it at all. It's an unfortunate fact of life with the control Ticketmaster wields over ticketing and the improbability of the average fan to aquire premium seats, but this is the one to go for it on if you can stand to do without food or other necessities for a short while. It's food for the soul. Hope this wasn't too long.


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