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Radiohead pays tribute to Scott Johnson

Radiohead pays tribute to Scott Johnson. Photo by @fittr_happier.

Radiohead returned to the stage last night for the first time since the tragic death of drum tech, Scott Johnson. If you’ll recall, Johnson was killed during a stage collapse last month in Toronto which forced the band to delay the tour.

The band did not disappoint last night at Les Arena in Nimes, France, starting off the set with “Lucky”, something they hadn’t done since 1998. Another huge highlight was the live premiere of “Treefingers”, the instrumental track from Kid A. Here’s a video:

For the third encore, Thom Yorke thanked the crew and dedicated “Reckoner” to Johnson, whose picture was displayed behind the band during the performance.

The full setlist is below. The band return to Les Arena tonight for their second show.

01 Lucky
02 Bloom
03 Morning Mr. Magpie
04 15 Step
05 There There
06 Staircase
07 The Gloaming
08 Separator
09 I Might Be Wrong
10 Pyramid Song
11 Nude
12 Identikit
13 Lotus Flower
14 Feral
15 Little By Little
16 Paranoid Android

Encore:
17 Treefingers
18 Give Up the Ghost
19 Videotape
20 Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

2nd Encore:
21 Full Stop
22 Everything In Its Right Place
23 Idioteque

3rd Encore:
24 Reckoner

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Radiohead add more tour dates to France

by Jonathan on March 13, 2012

Radiohead announced more shows in France today. The band will play Bercy in Paris for two nights (October 11th and 12th) and then play in Strasbourg at the Zenith on October 16th.

Tickets will go on sale March 19th.

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Tour Roundup

by Jonathan on June 13, 2008

Radiohead - Bercy - 09/06/2008 - Paris
(photo by Samuel Dietz)
Since we last updated you, the band has been in Paris where they played two shows and then last night in Barcelona, where they took part in the Daydream Festival.

For reviews and setlist information for those shows, check them out below:

6/9/08 – Paris
6/10/08 – Paris
6/12/08 – Barcelona

The band next head to Nimes, France where they will play two shows beginning tomorrow night.

Finally, we’ll leave you with some links of things that may interest you.
- Radiohead Pushes Festivals Like Daydream to Go Green
- Portishead Impressed By Radiohead ‘Rip’ Off
- Kiss Star Gene Simmons Slams ‘Boring’ Radiohead

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Vote Killerbear?

by Jonathan on May 31, 2001

Vote Killerbear? If you visit the city of Nottingham (UK) you may see little posters of the Radiohead bear with the words “Vote Killerbear”. They are apparently in a lot of locations as documented here. What are they for? Who put them up? Did the band have something to do with it? These are questions that we can’t answer. Maybe it has something to do with the upcoming elections on June 7.

The NME has given Amnesiac an 8 of 10 rating. {thanks to Chris}

The setlist and review for last night’s show in Verona, Italy is here.

Thom, Colin, and Jonny appeared on Mark and Lard yesterday live from Verona. Thom and Colin played Wheel of Misfortune in which Thom confessed that they had picked “The Tourist” for the encore in France only to discover that they couldn’t remember (talk about Amnesia!) the last chord to the the song! They discovered this about 2 minutes before they went on stage and couldn’t locate a copy of OK Computer so the song was ditched. You can listen to the Thom and Colin’s Wheel of Misfortune and the Yes No Game with Thom at the Mark and Lard Site. The full interview should be available Online soon. {thanks to Paul}

To hear Thom’s solo version of “Pyramid Song” from the same show, check out http://www.kornmuse.fr.st. Apparently Jonng was itching to play drums with a Yamaha Beatbox or something… :) {thanks to Titof}

According to Pitchforkmedia, a “Knives Out” EP will be released in the UK on July 24. {thanks to Keegan}

Two local bands, The Rock Of Travolta and Hester Thrale have been added to the support list at the July 7 Radiohead “hometown” show in Oxford. {thanks to Alex and Andrew}

Thom is interviewed in the latest edition of the Dutch magazine OOR.

The PinkPop festival, in which Radiohead is taking part of, will be available to watch and listen to Online at this Site on Monday, June 4. {thanks to Willem}

The concert that Radiohead played for Canal+ on April 28 will be aired on the following channels on June 5:
- Canal+ Spain @ 23:45
- Canal+ Sweden @ 21:35
- TELE PIU’ BIANCO (Italian satellite network) @ 6:05pm

A “Making of…” special will also be shown. {thanks to Linda}

There is supposedly going to be an Amnesiac listenening party on June 3rd at 8:00 PM at the Zia Records on University & Mill Ave. in Tempe, Arizona.
More Zia Records info: 105 W. University, Tempe, AZ (480) 829-1967. {thanks to Meggie}

Amnesiac will be released tomorrow in Ireland! {thanks to John}

Boris Becker is Thom Yorke? We didn’t even know you liked tennis Thom! {thanks to Nicolas}

Nude as the News has launched three new articles on Radiohead, including a review of the new album, a band profile and an odd piece of humor, called Trivee. ‘Head on over and check it out!

There is an article (in Portuguese) about Radiohead and their show recently in Bilbao, Spain at www.blitz.pt. {thanks to bey}

Mexican radio station Radioactivo is celebrating it’s 9th anniversary with many specials and contests, and they sure won’t leave Radiohead out of it. Here’s a list of Radiohead events in Radioactivo:

- June 4th: Amnesiac will go on sale, and radioactivo will be at Mixup G?nova (a record store in Mexico City)at 6:30 local time giving away special radiohead gifts to people who buy the cd.
- June 5th: Radioactivo will be airing one of Radiohead concerts in Dublin.
- During that week radioactivo will be giving away a trip to the U.S. to watch one the Radiohead concerts, so stay tuned and be ready to do whatever it takes to win that trip!.
oh, and there«s a poll at www.radioactivo.com.mx/98.5 about which is the most awaited cd. So far Amnesiac is in the lead.

{thanks to Nicolas}

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Setlist from France

by Jonathan on May 28, 2001

You can now see the setlist and some pictures of tonight’s show in France. Also, there are some new reviews of last Saturday’s concert in Bilbao, Spain.
Xfm – 104.9 (UK) will be playing the whole Amnesiac album on Tuesday 29th of May. It will begin at 10:00pm until 11:00pm. {thanks to Steve}

Amnesiac is apparently already for sale in Chile. Check your local record or music store and pull out that cash! {thanks to Juan & Javier}

MTV Latinamerica is hosting a poll between a video from Blink182 and Paulina Rubio [a latin artist] and Radiohead’s Pyramid Song. People are supposed to choose their favourite from those 3 videos and the one which gets more votes is aired next June 5th.

You can vote here. {thanks to gabi}
Why don’t you go and read the interview Ed and Colin did for Top of the Pops{thanks to Rob}

You can now write Radiohead’s songs for them! It’s all courtesy of the random chaos generator by the very cool Waferbaby. Have fun!

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News for January 11, 2000

by Jonathan on January 11, 2000

The folks at Music Online have Radiohead’s official website listed as their “Band Site We Love to Hate” for 1999. Here is what was said:

“The official Radiohead website tops the list of sites that leave visitors beautifully confused and vexed. The site is cryptic and clever– and boy is it a bother to navigate. If you can make it inside, you’ll find hidden gems that really are worth the trouble to find. Warning: Be sure to engage brain before entering.”

In Israel, Radiohead scored again on the year-end polls. Israeli Galgaltz Radio and TV Channel 3 have Radiohead’s “Creep” at #3 and “Karma Police” at #98 in their “Top Songs of the Century” poll.

Over in Tel-Aviv, “Creep” made it to #9 in their radio poll. [thanks to Dan]

The French music magazine, Best, is reporting in their January issue that Radiohead has a planned concert date in the summer. They go on and say that there will be “an only date from Radiohead in a big French festival (Les Eurock»ennes?) this summer, before a tour scheduled for fall.”

They also say that the new album has a “release-date scheduled for May or June.”

Now of course, these are just rumors…[thanks to Xavier]

Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available.

While we’re talking about rumors…
Apparently there is a rumor circulating that RH will be touring Australia in July to support the new album. Don’t get excited yet. There will be tons of rumors just like it in the coming months. Just so you know…

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