Radiohead will be doing a webcast on New Year’s Eve and Day to celebrate the physical release of In Rainbows. The webcast will air on radiohead.tv at 12 midnight GMT as well as on Current TV in the United States. Please see Current’s press release below for times.
A special performance by Radiohead will be aired exclusively in the USA by Current TV on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The band will be performing all of the tracks from its newest album, In Rainbows, for a taped, private, hour-long performance, which will run commercial-free on Current TV and on www.current.com simultaneously.
“We are pleased to partner with Current for its innovative spirit” said Phil Costello, head of TBD Records, Radiohead’s US record label.
Current TV* (see below for distribution channels):
* December 31, 2007:
9 p.m. PST / 12 a.m. EST
10 p.m. PST / 1 a.m. EST
* January 1, 2008:
5 a.m. PST / 8 a.m. EST
6 p.m. PST / 9 p.m. EST
* December 31, 2007: 9 p.m. PST / 12 a.m. EST
“As a leader in new media innovation, Current is proud to serve as Radiohead’s exclusive US broadcast partner for the band’s New Year’s performance,” said David Neuman, President of Programming for Current TV. “With a ground-breaking network and revolutionary band both serving as visionaries in the new media and music landscapes, this partnership is a natural fit.”
Through Current’s broadcast network, Radiohead’s concert will be available to 41 million households across the United States and to viewers of Current.com. After its initial on-air and online broadcast, the performance will be archived on www.current.com for additional viewing.
This news follows Radiohead’s self-release of its seventh album, In Rainbows, which was made available directly from the band’s website on October 10, 2007 solely as a DRM-free digital download, allowing fans to decide what price they would pay for the album. The physical release of the CD and LP will be in stores January 1, 2008.
Check out the critical acclaim Radiohead has received recently in the press:
#1 album of the year NEW YORK TIMES
#1 album of the year NPR
#1 album of the year NEW YORK
#1 album of the year MOJO
#1 album of the year BILLBOARD’S CRITICS CHOICE 2007 (BY A LANDSLIDE!!!)
#1 album of the year NEW YORK!
#1 album of the year MOJO!
#1 album of the year FILTER!
#2 album of the year TIME MAGAZINE
#3 album of the year NME
#4 album of the year Q magazine
Top 10 album of the year in ROLLING STONE, HARP and many more.
Top 10 song of the year in TIME MAGAZINE
BEST OF 2007, LA TIMES
LEAD 4/5 review in SPIN OUT NOW!
COVER OF THE NEW YORK TIMES ARTS & LEISURE SUNDAY FEATURE
“Radiohead haven’t sounded this aggressive and infuriated – so rock and roll – since OK COMPUTER, an achievement that will be worth the usual retail price when IN RAINBOWS comes out on CD in January,” ROLLING STONE
“In Rainbows had no serious rival this year,” #1 BEST ALBUM 2007, NEW YORK MAGAZINE
“Simply beautiful: warm, human, surprising and addictive,” ALBUM OF THE YEAR – MOJO