It was announced the other day that Radiohead will be playing Cologne, Germany on October 15, 2012 at the Lanxess Arena. Tickets will be available to purchase this Thursday, March 8th. More info can be found at http://radiohead.com/tourdates/
The last time we here at GP saw Radiohead in Atlanta was in 1997 and a lot has changed since then. At that time, Jonny was often seen running the lights for the opening act, and Thom didn’t have a ponytail. OK, OK, we’ll stop with the hatred toward Mr. Yorke’s current hair situation.
Tonight the band returns to Atlanta after last night’s stop in Tampa to play Philips Arena. Y’all have fun tonight now, ya hear.
Update: Setlist below:
2. Little by Little
4. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
5. Morning Mr. Magpie
6. The Gloaming
7. Kid A
8. Pyramid Song
11. Lotus Flower
12. There There
15. The Daily Mail
18. You and Whose Army?
20. Everything in its Right Place (with The One I Love intro)
23. Street Spirit (Fade Out)
A huge debacle occurred today when tickets for the Radiohead shows in Australia went on sale. All tickets for the 5 Radiohead shows sold out in “instantly” after they went on sale at 9 am this morning, leading many fans without a way to see the band unless they shell out big bucks to purchase tickets through sites like eBay. Already scalpers have started posting auctions trying to get top dollar for tickets.
“We are doing what we can to police this, but unfortunately for all of the deterrents that we are able to put in place (like the additional terms and conditions of sale) it is difficult for promoters, ticketing agencies and venues to enforce.”
In addition, Chugg has threatened to cancel scalped tickets:
“As you can see when you go on to eBay, professional scalpers list tickets with vague details on seating locations but rarely ever get specific about seat or ticket numbers, as this information would allow us to track who they are and cancel their tickets. We are regularly scanning listings to look for tickets that we are able to cancel and will continue to do so up until the tour.”
Did you try and get tickets this morning? Were you successful?
After opening their world tour Monday night in Miami, Radiohead hit the road and will be performing at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida tonight. Are you going? Do you think they will play more new songs? Do you think Thom is looking a bit too much like 1980s Bono? Discuss!
Other Lives will be the supporting act again. Check back here for the setlist after the show.