OK Computer Radiohead tour

News for March 21, 1998

From Spin Online:

“Radiohead Sells Out

Radiohead will again play the Tibetan Freedom Concert this June, joining a superstar line-up that already includes Beck and R.E.M. and will, most likely, feature The Beastie Boys and U2. The band, currently gearing up for a sold-out American tour, played on last year’s bill at New York’s Randall’s Island. In other Radiohead news, a fan website is reporting a rumor that the band are being sued by an obscure dance act called Army of Lovers for allegedly stealing the melody from their song “Crucified” for the OK Computer track “Exit” A spokesperson for the band had no knowledge of the suit and as far as we know, it hasn’t been filed.”

and from Rolling Stone Online:

“Avenging Angels

Blur, Sinead O’Connor and Sugar Ray star on The Avengers soundtrack
Extraordinary crimes against the people and the State have to be avenged by The Avengers soundtrack, starring Blur, Radiohead, the Verve Pipe, Sinead O’Connor and Sugar Ray. And, just for good measure, Tori Amos, Annie Lennox, Stereo MCs, and possibly Beck and Prodigy, will do some avenging of their own.

The powerhouse lineup of modern rockers will join together for the sole purpose of raking in cash and adding contemporary flair to the film adaptation of the ’60s tongue-in-check spy adventure TV series, which stars Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman. The soundtrack will hit stores in early July, prior to the film’s release.

Earlier this month, Radiohead entered a London studio to record a song, tentatively-titled “Big Boots,” for the soundtrack. According to the band’s co-manager Bryce Edge, Radiohead reserves the right to not give the song to Atlantic Records if it ‘turns out to be a turkey.’ ”

The Airbag/ How am I Driving? EP wil be released on April 7 in the US. The tracklisting is:
1. Airbag (album version)
2. Pearly*
3. Meeting in the Aisle
4. A Reminder
5. Polyethylene (pts 1 & 2)
6. Melatonin
7. Palo Alto

OK Computer Radiohead tour

News for March 14, 1998

Radiohead dropped 3 places on this week’s Billboard 200 to #40.

The show in Vancouver has moved from the PNE Forum to the Pacific Coliseum. This move has made more tickets available.

Corporate Tickets in Toronto have some tickets available for the Toronto show. or call (416) 537-4250

The new home video 7 Television Commercials will be released with an EP in America. There is no info on what will be included on this EP.

The new issue of CMJ New Music Monthly has a live version of No Surprises included in it’s free CD. The track was most likely recorded at last December’s Live at the 10 Spot gig on MTV.

The new EP, Airbag: How’s My Driving?, will include no new tracks: Airbag, Melatonin, Pearly*, A Reminder, Polyethylene (parts 1 & 2), Palo Alto, Meeting in the Aisle.

OK Computer Radiohead Thom Yorke tour

News for March 7, 1998

The collaboration single with Drugstore and Thom will be released on April 20. The track, entitled El Presidente, was recorded in 1996 but is now being released due to legal problems.

A video compilation containing seven singles will be released on April 27 in the UK. It will include videos for Paranoid Android, Street Spirit, No Surprises, Just, High & Dry (US version), Karma Police, and Fake Plastic Trees.

There has been a second date added in New York CIty on March 18. The people of Detroit are petitioning to have radiohead come and play there on their upcoming US tour.

For the tour in America, Radiohead will be releasing a new EP called ‘Airbag: How’s My Driving?’, (referred to by Stanley as the ‘we’re running out of ideas’ EP). No other details at the moment, but lets hope it has a few new tracks – as the band have said that they will be playing new material on the forthcoming tour (Motion Picture Soundtrack and True Love Waits at least).

The DJ Shadow / Thom collaboration, Rabbit in Your Headlights, will be released this summer.