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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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Aaaaand we’re back…

by Jonathan on July 2, 2012

Radiohead, New York, NY 1997. Photo by Danny Clinch

Radiohead, New York, NY 1997. Photo by Danny Clinch

Is anyone still here? After spending some time cleaning the cobwebs, we’re back to bring you the latest Radiohead happenings. We apologize for the radio silence. A mixture of server issues and just being too busy at normal life stuff meant that this site took a back seat.

A lot has happened since we last posted. We celebrated our 15th year on the internet in late March. It’s kind of hard to believe. So much has changed since we began as a small AOL-hosted website. Now we feel old.

Unfortunately, not all has been rosy in Radioheadland over the past few months. On June 16th, Radiohead’s drum technician, Scott Johnson, was killed when scaffolding from the stage collapsed and struck him hours before the band were set to perform at Downsview Park in Toronto. Three others were injured. Phil Selway posted on Dead Air Space that they “have all been shattered by the loss of Scott Johnson, our friend and colleague. He was a lovely man, always positive, supportive and funny; a highly skilled and valued member of our great road crew. We will miss him very much. Our thoughts and love are with Scott’s family and all those close to him.”

This tragic event forced the band to reschedule seven European shows. The new dates are:

SEPTEMBER
Thursday 20th – Switzerland, Canton de Vaud – Quarry of St Triphon
Saturday 22nd – Italy, Roma – Hyppodrome Capanelle – Rock in Roma
Sunday 23rd – Italy, Florence – Parco Delle Cascine
Tuesday 25th – Italy, Bologna – Arena Parco Nord
Wednesday 26th – Italy, Codroipo (Udine) – Villa Manin
Saturday 29th – Germany, Berlin – Wuhlheide (this replaces the 6th July show)
Sunday 30th – Germany, Berlin – Wuhlheide (this replaces the 7th July show)

All original tickets are valid for the re-scheduled date.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Scott’s family.

Radiohead’s third album, OK Computer, celebrates its 15th birthday. It was on July 1, 1997 when the album was released in the United States. It was released on June 16th in the UK, which at the time was complete agony for American fans as this was before music could be bought online as mp3s and more importantly, pirated easily. Your only options were to buy a pricey import CD or go to Canada, which is what I did. I remember driving with friends from New York to Montreal in order to buy the album on June 17th, which is when it was released in Canada. We must have listened to it 10 times on the drive back. Where were you when it was released?

Jack White by Jo McCaughey

Jack White at Third Man Records. Photo by Jo McCaughey

And finally, another piece of news made Radiohead fans excited and certainly perked our ears. While the band was performing at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee a few weeks back, Thom Yorke gave a shout out to Jack White. Before playing “Supercollider” Yorke said, “This song is for Jack White. We saw him yesterday. A big thank you to him, but we can’t tell you why. You’ll find out.”  A few days later, Mr. White confirmed that the band stopped by his Third Man Records in Nashville but was mum about any details. Very interesting….

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Tonight: Broomfield

by Jonathan on March 13, 2012

Radiohead

The tour pushes on tonight when the band performs at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.

Will you be attending or are you desperately seeking tickets?

Update: Setlist below:

 

01 Bloom
02 Little By Little
03 The National Anthem/Hunting Bears
04 The Gloaming
05 Morning Mr Magpie
06 Staircase
07 Separator
08 Codex
09 Nude
10 Karma Police
11 The Amazing Sounds of Orgy
12 Bodysnatchers
13 Feral
14 Lotus Flower
15 Reckoner
16 Street Spirit (Fade Out)

ENCORE:
17 Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
18 There There
19 Lucky
20 Everything in its Right Place (True Love Waits intro)

ENCORE 2:
21 Give up the Ghost
22 Myxomatosis
23 Idioteque

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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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Radiohead in Kansas City

by Jonathan on March 13, 2012

Radiohead in Kansas City

Photo from flickr user AJ Riddle

Radiohead performed at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Sunday night, playing to a sold out crowd. “Supercollider” and “How to Disappear Completely” were played for the first times on this tour.

In somewhat head-scratching news, the Westboro Baptist Church showed up to protest the concert. Written on their website was the following:

You have stolen the Word of God from your people and children, and as a sorry substitute, you prop up lightness and lies. You try to get the people to look at the nonsense and not at the wrath of God that abides upon them. “Look at the circus monkey over there and the fluffy setting, blah, blah…” Meanwhile, God is undoing this nation and effecting all of your lives, with the moth that quietly eats the very fabric of your national garment. Radiohead is just such an event. Freak monkey’s with mediocre tunes keeps you busy and focused by lightness. It changes nothing, God is undoing and digging up and throwing down this nation.

Whatever. Setlist and videos below:

01 Bloom
02 15 Step
03 Morning Mr. Magpie
04 Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
05 All I Need
06 Pyramid Song
07 The Daily Mail
08 Supercollider
09 Nude
10 Identikit
11 Lotus Flower
12 There There
13 Feral
14 How to Disappear Completely
15 Reckoner

ENCORE:
16 Separator
17 Myxomatosis
18 Idioteque
19 Lucky
20 Everything in its Right Place

ENCORE 2:
21 Give up the Ghost
22 Paranoid Android

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Tonight: St Louis

by Jonathan on March 9, 2012

Radiohead in St Louis

Photo from instagram user danspencer

After an off day yesterday, the band will be performing at the Scottrade Center in St Louis tonight. After the show, check back for the setlist.

Update: Setlist below:

01 Bloom
02 15 Step
03 Airbag
04 Little By Little
05 Morning Mr. Magpie
06 Myxomatosis
07 Kid A
08 Videotape
09 The Daily Mail
10 The Amazing Sounds of Orgy
11 Karma Police
12 Identikit
13 Lotus Flower
14 There There
15 Feral
16 Reckoner

ENCORE:
17 Separator
18 Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
19 Lucky
20 Everything In Its Right Place (Electrolite intro)

ENCORE 2:
21 Give up the Ghost
22 You and Whose Army?
23 Idioteque

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