Radiohead Tour Dates and Gigography

Madison Square Garden - New York, NY USA
August 7, 2001 with Beta Band & Kid Koala
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Setlist
01. The National Anthem
02. Morning Bell
03. My Iron Lung
04. Karma Police
05. Knives Out
06. Permanent Daylight
07. Climbing Up The Walls
08. No Surprises
09. Dollars and Cents
10. Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box
11. Fake Plastic Trees
12. I Might Be Wrong
13. Follow Me Around (only one verse)
14. Pyramid Song
15. Paranoid Android
16. Idioteque
17. Everything In Its Right Place

Encore
18. Lucky
19. Optimistic
20. You and Whose Army?
21. How to Disappear Completely

2nd Encore
22. Talk Show Host
23. Street Spirit

3rd Encore
24. Exit Music
Show Notes
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Reviews
There are 6 reviews for this show.

TONY:
Submitted on: MAY 24, 2003 17:57:12


It wasn't the best Radiohead concert I've ever seen, it wasn't the best concert I've ever seen, quite simply it was the greatest artistic event in modern history. The City That Never Sleeps was taken by storm Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. From the opening notes of National Anthem it was clear this night was going to be special. The band did not disappoint in any possible aspect. Each song was filled with Radiohead's trademark urgency and energy. I Might Be Wrong brought the house down. The Idioteque/Everything In Its Right Place ending was too much for the senses to comprehend. I had several out of body experiences. I watched myself watching - really it's more like absorbing - the concert, and I don't recall ever being happier. Thom's voice filled the entire arena and captivated every last soul during You and Whose Army?. Singing directly into the camera, the entire crowd was torn between watching the big screens and watching the live action. Just minutes later the same buggers who were singing and dancing along before were engrossed in the frightening beauty that is How to Disappear Completely. They strutted off the stage triumphantly returned twice to deafening pandemonium. They conquered New York like Godzilla and it's clear to every New Yorker that was there that this town will never be the same again.


ROBERT:
Submitted on: MAY 24, 2003 17:57:29


It wasn't the best Radiohead concert I've ever seen, it wasn't the best concert I've ever seen, quite simply it was the greatest artistic event in modern history. The City That Never Sleeps was taken by storm Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. From the opening notes of National Anthem it was clear this night was going to be special. The band did not disappoint in any possible aspect. Each song was filled with Radiohead's trademark urgency and energy. I Might Be Wrong brought the house down. The Idioteque/Everything In Its Right Place ending was too much for the senses to comprehend. I had several out of body experiences. I watched myself watching - really it's more like absorbing - the concert, and I don't recall ever being happier. Thom's voice filled the entire arena and captivated every last soul during You and Whose Army?. Singing directly into the camera, the entire crowd was torn between watching the big screens and watching the live action. Just minutes later the same buggers who were singing and dancing along before were engrossed in the frightening beauty that is How to Disappear Completely. They strutted off the stage triumphantly returned twice to deafening pandemonium. They conquered New York like Godzilla and it's clear to every New Yorker that was there that this town will never be the same again.


CHRIS:
Submitted on: MAY 24, 2003 17:57:40


i can not say anything that hasn't been said already. this was the third time i have seen radiohead, and everytime i see them, i get more emotional. as soon as the first chord of the first song is played, all my emotions build up inside of me, and i feel like i am going to burst, almost like a parent seeing their child performing very well at something and you are swelling with pride. THESE ARE MY BOYS!!!! look at how far they have come, and everything they have done. even though i was high up, it was great that they had the sceens up (does this mean someone will be selling a bootleg? if so, i will buy it!!!!!!) i think one of the best things about radiohead is hearing the crowd singing along with them. and it is amazing the sounds this number one band produces! i enjoy watching them play, and damn do they play their hearts and souls out!! they entire show was a soulful experience, and nothing could ever come close to them (especially thos horrific boy bands who can't even play an instrument, let alone write real songs). thom, don't stop your crazy antics! you are king of the world!!!!! oh, and i know they probably were in a rush for their next show in Ohio i believe, but my gf and i waited outside in the back for over 2 hours, just to see them and maybe say hi, but they snuck out a side entrance and took off. there were maybe 20 people, and we were all so heartbroken. and it was amazing, all the people coming out with backstage passes, they all looked sexed up.....is this the only way to get back stage? ps. saw singer from deftones come out, at least he chatted it up with us!


KIMCHIMONSTER:
Submitted on: MAY 24, 2003 17:58:00


i was 15 feet away from thom york., i was 10 feet away from jonny. i couldn't believe it. Let me start from the beginning. I arrived at MSG at 5, ate chinese and entered the stadium at 6. My sister and I had to wait on line for the Pit wrist bands, that i didn't even need since i never left the pit once i entered. The line was huge but i got pretty close to the stage. There were only 2 rows of people packed against the barrier before me. Beta band played something like 4 songs. Although they weren't great, people still cheered. There was this one limp bizkit asshole who yelled "You suck". This kid was so annoying. He was only there b/c of his gf and he didn't even like radiohead. He was even making fun of thom. His gf was worse, she kept on trying to get ahead of us like she was special or something. To tell you honestly, half of the people in the pit didn't belong there. Most of them were a part of the OK computer bandwagon. I hate those people. Kid koala had a good set. WHen radiohead came out, all hell broke loose. They started the concert with the perfect opener. National Anthem. I screamed my head off. Basically, the whole concert was crazy. People were caught smoking ganja as well. I got away with taking a few pictures. They were really strict at msg. Anyhow, the stadium was packed to the brim, I felt bad for those at the 4th level. The pit was sort of dead at the start of radiohead, but soon everyone was dancing somewhat. My faves were idioteque, permanent daylight, iron lung, and talk show host. At the last 2 encores, all i yelled was "CREEEEEEEEEEEEEP" and people stared at me. I guess they have no sense of humour. UNfortunately, they did not play my request. :o( . I guess not many people understand that Creep is the ultimate arena song. Although it is their "pop" song, it's still a classic and it still makes me teary eyed when played live. T-shirts were ridiculously priced. $30 for a short sleeve, and $45 for a long sleeve. i ended up buying a $30 dollar one. THe best moment of the concert was when they played "everything in it's right place." Towards the end, everyone was clapping in sync with thom and he had this curious face on. Like a monkey. lol. everyone was clapping like machines. Then slowly, one by one, the whole band left the stage. It was incredible. Ed was dancing like a gimp in one of the songs. It was hilarious. I yelled "you go ed!". Jonny was awesome as well. He strummed that guitar like there was no tomorrow. The bass that came out of the speakers beat my heart. Alotta times you could hear the crowd singing along, but thom's voice was way superior. Additionally, Thom dedicated packt like sardines to all the car companies that aren't mass producing electric cars. He also dedicated optimistic to the january protests and he dedicated Paranoid android to all the leopard skin on 5th avenue. I can't wait until August 17th. I am going to be so hyped. Dancing in the crowd was so fun. I am speechless. chun.


CHRIS:
Submitted on: MAY 24, 2003 17:58:17


Well, what else can I say but, WOW!! After watching all the lucky bastards that got G/A tickets take their positions in front of the stage, the show resumed. ( I was in section 303.) I really didn't enjoy either of the opening acts. The Beat Band's costumes were hilarious and the lead singer seemed to be a very vain bloke. It was cool watching he and the others prance around on-stage playing different instruments, but I was here for Radiohead. Stage-hands removed The Beta Band's equipment, including all three drum sets, and set up Kid Koala's turn tables. I was really anticitpating Koala's set, but was extremely disappointed until he remixed Fitter Happier. But, I was here for Radiohead. After Koala said his goodbye's and thank-you's, I knew it was time for a bathroom break, as I refused to leave my seat during RH's set.

Thom was the first RH member I saw come onto the stage, then he and the rest of the band suddenly broke into "The National Anthem". From this point on, I do not remember the set list because I was lost in the moment. This was my first experience seeing RH live and watching them take the stage was enough for me. However, I would soon learn that RH meant business and was here to rock our socks off..............

..........And rock my socks they did. This was, by far, the best concert I have ever seen. The support of the fans and the energy exuding from Thom, (the rest of the band seemed tranquilized), was enough to send chills travelling down my spine several times. Some of my favorite moments of the show include: (In no particular order)

Idioteque- The crowd went wild. I couldn't stop moving and bopping to the beat. Seeing Thom do "The Schizophrenic Dance" forced a smile, bigger than The Kool-Aid Man's, to grace my face.

You And Whose Army- Thom had a camera fixed on his piano and made funny faces at the audience, causing a frenzy of applause. Again, a huge smile from me.

Everything In It's Right Place- Again, Thom at the piano. Ed and Johnny both sat down during this song. It was really great seeing the two of them play with their "toys". The camera at MSG focused more on Johnny, who had a rather strange, square object that he ran his fingers across. Possibly an Ondes Martenot???

No Suprises- I really wanted to hear this song. It was really strange hearing Johnny play a xylophone instead of a guitar but I enjoyed it immensely.

Packt Like Sardines- Wow, Wow, Wow!!! I don't know if it was Colin's bass or Ed's guitar that supplied the amazing riff for this live performance but it blew me away. I enjoyed this version more than the one that appears on the album.

Lucky- Thom sang "I'm on a roll, I'm on a roll", then stopped. I thought something dreadful had happened, then Thom said "That's not gonna fucking cut it." Apparently Thom's guitar wasn't properly set up. A stage-hand came out and plugged Thom into his amp and the song resumed without interruption.

Street Spirit- The last song of the evening. As soon as I heard the first note, I knew what it was. More chills ran up my spine because I really wanted to hear this one too. Exit Music- Thom introduced this as "a song to send you home".

I was really suprised that High And Dry or anything from Pablo Honey was played, and even more suprised to hear Follow Me Around. The crowed called RH back for four encores, which is more than any other show that's been reviewed on Green Plastic RH.

I really wish that they could've/would've played all night because I didn't want to leave.

Just a few questions before I go. 1) Why didn't TicketMaster sell all the MSG tickets G/A? 2) Why do the venues/arenas sell beer? (Some inebriated assholes were screaming at Thom to speak English, while others behind me tried to remember the set list and repeated it after EVERY song). 3) WHY WAS THIS SHOW ANNOUNCED AFTER ALL OTHER TOUR DATES HAD BEEN CONFIRMED??

This has been my 2 cents...............take the money and run.


CHINADOLLNYC:
Submitted on: JULY 13, 2003 19:21:01


sheight venue for all us short people. radiohead and kid koala rocked!


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