Lollapalooza

Interview with Ed at Lollapalooza

by Jonathan on August 5, 2008

For your Tuesday enjoyment:


(Thanks to Mark in Chicago)

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Radiohead Rock Lollapalooza, Begin NA Tour

by Jonathan on August 2, 2008

Radiohead at Lollapalooza 2008
(photo by berklieblog)


Exactly 7 years ago yesterday, Radiohead performed at Grant Park in Chicago. That concert set the stage for allowing other musical acts and festivals to have performances there, including last night’s Lollapalooza Festival that Radiohead headlined.

The band played in front of 75,000 and did not disappoint. Coincidentally, fireworks went off during “Everything in its Right Place” which definitely added to the already amazing mood of the show.

For the setlist and to submit your review, head on over to our gigography!

Thom wrote on his blog today about it:

a day off in chicago after playing lolloplozo yesterday. im so relieved as on monday i was on a train in the Uk coming back from the seaside sick as a dog and panicking. we hastily cancelled a proposed secret show in a chicago and i travelled a day later. it is very stressful when you get sick and there is nothing you can do and you have a huge show coming up. you feel low and powerless and try so hard to not freak out.
in the end it worked out. i m amazed anybody could see anything as there was 75,000 people at the festival yesterday. and it was so hot.
so hot.
ive added a new track called eraser infinite which is me manipulating jonny’s piano chords from eraser.. snds like messians organ works.. well ok – a bit- good for the morning
x

The band will be in Indianapolis tomorrow night.

UPDATE: Here’s a video from the show:

“Everything in its Right Place” & “Fake Plastic Trees” with the fireworks going off in the background

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Pre-Lollapalooza show is not happening

by Jonathan on July 29, 2008

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that a pre-Lollapalooza warm up concert that Radiohead were going to stage Thursday at the Chicago Theatre has been scrapped.

The show had been in the works for weeks and the band was to announce details for a ticket sale Tuesday on its Web site, radiohead.com/deadairspace, but decided against playing the extra show. Singer Thom Yorke had been ill earlier in the week and “wanted to take no chances” of suffering a setback, a band spokesman said.

Some tickets remain for Radiohead’s performance Friday at Lollapalooza, but promoters have said the concert is close to selling out its 75,000 capacity. The band last played Grant Park in 2001, a concert that has been credited with helping re-open the door to major rock concerts on the historic lakefront property.

How amazing would that show have been?

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European Tour Over. Next Stop: Lollapalooza

by Jonathan on July 8, 2008

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(Photo taken by Spookaap at the July 1 Amsterdam show)

Radiohead wrapped up their 2008 European tour tonight in Berlin, Germany. From here, they’ll take a few weeks off before heading back to North America to begin the second leg of that tour. The first stop will be the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago on August 1.

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Radiohead, NIN to Top Lollapalooza 2008 Bill?

by Jonathan on March 7, 2008

From Pitchfork:

Lollapalooza 2008 hits Chicago’s Grant Park August 1-3, and it’s looking like this year’s fest has gone to the gloomy and the angry. A report on Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot’s blog Turn It Up indicates that frequently unnerved Radiohead and perennially angsty Nine Inch Nails will be the guests of honor at Perry Farrell’s next party.

According to Kot, “industry sources have confirmed that Radiohead has been booked as the centerpiece of the festival,” not terribly surprising given all of Thom Yorke and company’s other planned festival activity. Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails will occupy two of the fest’s three nightly headlining spots, and it’s doubtful anyone will bat an eyelash if Jack Johnson winds up with the third one.

Representatives for Radiohead and Lollapalooza have not yet responded to requests for confirmation.

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News for January 28, 1998

by Jonathan on January 28, 1998

correction: bjork will be opening up for radiohead in toronto on april 12, not march 12. please adjust your day planners accordingly.

rumors are everywhere! the latest: a cleveland DJ announced on January 13 that radiohead would be on the lollapalooza 1998 bill. sheesh! also rumors of a washington d.c. and new york gig in april.

for all you folks in australia, MTV australia will be showing a special about the band on february 8. the festivities include a videography, a rockumentary, and a live concert special (probably last month’s Live at the 10 Spot.)

radiohead came away from this year’s NME awards with Best Album for OK COMPUTER and Best Radio One Evening Session. Thom thanked the people rather reluctantly from japan over the phone. [from radiohead-announce]

one last note: phil reportedly didn’t return to the band’s encore at the Fukuoka gig due to illness. we all hope that he is OK now.

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