Friday, May 4, 2012
Guest Blog: Kelly McCartney - Radiohead
Now that the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is in our collective rearview mirror and everyone has un-dropped their jaws in response to the Tupac Shakur performance, critics and fans can begin to unwrap what really went on there ... along with what that means for the summer touring season that lies ahead. Various people toss various post-Coachella love letters toward Bon Iver, the Black Keys, the Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, M83, Refused, Gary Clark Jr., Flying Lotus, and Azealia Banks. But the overwhelming victor has to be Radiohead.
Radiohead's 2012 Coachella Set List: Bloom, 15 Step, Weird Fishes/Arpeggi, Morning Mr Magpie, Staircase, The Gloaming, Pyramid Song, Daily Mail, Myxomatosis, Karma Police, Identikit, Lotus Flower, There There, Bodysnatchers, Idioteque,
Encore 1: Lucky, Reckoner, After the Gold Rush intro, Everything in Its Right Place
Encore 2: Give Up the Ghost, Paranoid Android
While Tupac may have, like Dr. Dre insists, been resurrected solely for Coachella, Radiohead has a whole slate of tour dates plotted out over the next few months with stops in Newark and Camden included as alternatives to playing in New York City. After starting up in Mansfield, Massachusetts, on May 29, the British phenoms take over Newark's Prudential Center for a two-night stand spanning May 31 and June 1, followed a couple of weeks later with a one-nighter at Camden's Susquehanna Bank Center on June 13. Caribou is set to open all three shows.
This will be Radiohead's first-ever performance in Newark, but not the first time they've skipped out on the Big Apple. In 2008, they bypassed the City in favor of a spot on the All Points West Festival in Liberty State Park (also in the Garden State). In fact, they haven't played Madison Square Garden since 2006. Their Roseland Ballroom shows last November sold out in mere minutes, with scalpers asking up to $600 each for tickets. In keeping with Radiohead's eco-friendly tour policies, City dwellers attending the Newark show should strongly consider taking the PATH train over to the Prudential Center.
The Camden concert marks the end of the U.S. run and will be followed by dates in Canada, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, UK, The Netherlands, Belgium, New Zealand, and Australia. All told, Radiohead looks to be on the road until mid-November supporting their latest Grammy-nominated release, The King of Limbs.
31st May. Prudential Center - Newark, NJ
1st June. Prudential Center - Newark, NJ
6th October. Manchester Arena - Manchester, UK
8th October. O2 Arena - London, UK
9th October. O2 Arena - London, UK
For more information regarding tickets etc check out: http://radiohead.com/tourdates/