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03 Oct

The groundbreaking PBS television series Austin City Limits (ACL), premieres its brand new season Saturday, October 6th, with a rare, full-hour performance from iconic British band Radiohead. The episode marks Radiohead’s long-awaited and unforgettable debut appearance, taking to the ACL stage for the first time. Viewers can tune-in to their local PBS station for the season premiere; check local listings for times.

“Hi, we’re Radiohead, we’re pleased to meet you,” says the band’s Thom Yorke by way of a greeting in their ACL debut. Taped in Austin before a concert audience at ACL’s new home, The Moody Theater, the premiere features an epic hour of music from one of the world’s most acclaimed bands. Drawing largely from their last three albums, The King of Limbs, In Rainbows and Hail to the Thief, and also touching on classics from Kid A and OK Computer as well as the odd obscure B-side and rare and unreleased tracks, Radiohead blazes through some of their most daring material in a masterful eleven-song performance. As the single most celebrated and influential alternative rock act of the past two decades, Radiohead’s musical legacy is undisputed. The band’s ACL set is a prime example of how its progressive sound and experimental structures have come to define them as masters of innovation in modern rock music, and nowhere is this more evident than in their peerless live show.

“As if there was any doubt, this rare full-hour performance by one of the most adventurous bands in rock music was well worth the wait,” says Terry Lickona, Executive Producer of Austin City Limits. “Thom Yorke and the boys are on top of their game, and their exuberance on stage really comes across. They continue to amaze, whether it’s with an old classic, a new twist or an obscure track all but forgotten.”

The new season is Season 38 for Austin City Limits, the longest-running music series in American television history, and marks ACL’s second season in its new home, ACL Live at The Moody Theater, in downtown Austin.



The Daily Mail


Morning Mr. Magpie

The Amazing Sounds of Orgy



There There



Paranoid Android

Season 38 Current Broadcast Schedule (seven additional episodes/artists to be announced)

October 6, 2012 | Radiohead
October 13, 2012 | Bon Iver
October 20, 2012 | Bonnie Raitt with Mavis Staples
October 27, 2012 | The Shins | Dr. Dog
November 3, 2012 | The Civil Wars | Punch Brothers
November 10, 2012 | ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2012 (Hosted by Jim Lauderdale and featuring performances by Carolina Chocolate Drops, Richard Thompson, Alabama Shakes, Lifetime Achievement Honoree Bonnie Raitt and more)

Head over to for additional episode updates.

04 Jun

By Michel Dussack

Most arena shows feature the band playing a greatest hits set along with material from their newest album, which receives a lackluster reaction in comparison to the hits. Radiohead, however, have never been a band that conforms to what other bands do. At their second sold out show at Newark’s Prudential Center, the band focused their over two hour set on their newest album (The King of Limbs) and, surprisingly, their fourth album (Kid A) while dabbling in even newer material and deep cuts from other albums.

The last time Radiohead were in town, they played two intimate shows at Roseland Ballroom (I attended the second night) to get a handle on playing the complex material on The King of Limbs. Since then, they’ve become confident in playing the material and have even added a couple unreleased songs into their sets. On this night, fans were treated to ‘Identikit’ which is heavy on dual percussion, as is much of the newer material.

The band opened the night with the newer song ‘Bloom’ before leading into two songs from In Rainbows – ’15 Step’ and ‘Bodysnatchers’. The latter of these two truly set the crowd off for the first time, with the loud cheers erupting from the arena as soon as guitarists Jonny Greenwood and Ed O’Brien started playing the riff. That was nothing compared to the reaction that ‘Kid A’ got next as I made my way from the photo pit to my seat. I admit that I missed the band perform ‘Staircase’ as I searched for the right section, but when I finally got settled, Thom Yorke spoke about the Occupy Movement and mentioned his support for the movement, but not the violence, before kicking off the politically charged ‘The Daily Mail’.

From further back, it was immediately obvious that the stage design Radiohead brought with them on tour was very intricate. A giant screen was right behind the band with a second lighting segment above it that featured columns that were capable of lighting up multiple colors. Additionally, twelve giant, mounted TVs were arranged in various positions throughout the night, sometimes high above the band projecting images of the members, and sometimes lowered so far that it seemed they would hit someone in the head.

Early set highlights included ‘Myxomatosis’ (of Hail to the Thief), which rattled the entire arena with its bass, and newer single ‘Lotus Flower’, which was accompanied by Thom’s erratic dancing made famous by its music video. In fact, watching Thom Yorke perform lately is like watching an entirely different front man. He frequently dances about the stage with his quirky yet honest movements. While no one will mistake him for a dancer, there’s something organic about it that feels refreshing in an age where musicians are too scared to look stupid on stage.

While initially I wasn’t drawn in by Radiohead’s newer music, seeing it fleshed out in live performances has completely changed my mind. Phil Selway and Clive Deamer play separate drum beats that weave together to form complex, skittering beats while Johnny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, and Ed O’Brien fill in the space with guitars, bass, and keyboards to create sonically complex music that borders on impossible. In fact ‘Idioteque’, the band’s first dabble in electronic music, seems like it finally can be performed in all of its complexity thanks to the setup of musicians on stage. However, with intricacy comes a greater risk of something being out of sync, and throughout the entire song it seemed that the band had a hard time getting all of their beats to synchronize. Eventually, a clearly frustrated Yorke literally said ‘Fuck it’ and walked off stage, leaving the band to finish the song.

When the band returned, Yorke gave a half apology, saying “Shit like that happens” and started a four-song encore. The most notable song of the encore was Hail to the Thief’s ‘Go to Sleep,’ which received its first live play since 2004 and the biggest hit played of the night – ‘Paranoid Android’. The second misstep of the night came when Yorke seemingly forgot the words to the latter song, though the crowd more than carried him through it.

The band then walked off stage and returned for a second encore, which again opened with Yorke apologizing and saying that he barely got any sleep the night before, as he’s been sick. An acoustic ‘Give Up the Ghost’ followed by ‘Reckoner’ started the three-song second encore, though it was the final song that should be noted the most. Firstly, a brief snippet of R.E.M.’s ‘The One I Love’ was covered before leading into ‘Everything In Its Right Place’. As Yorke sang the final few repetitions of “Everything” the crowd sang along with him, and in doing so, proved you don’t have to play your “big hits” to play an astounding show.

Radiohead setlist
1. Bloom
2. 15 Step
3. Bodysnatchers
4. Kid A
5. Staircase
6. The Daily Mail
7. Myxomatosis
8. The Gloaming
9. Separator
10. Pyramid Song
11. Morning Mr. Magpie
12. Identikit
13. Lotus Flower
14. The National Anthem
15. Feral
16. Idioteque
Encore 1
17. How to Disappear Completely
18. Supercollider
19. Go to Sleep
20. Paranoid Android
Encore 2
21. Give Up the Ghost
22. Reckoner
23. Everything In Its Right Place

05 Mar

Radiohead has added another leg of North American dates to the ongoing world tour in support of its album The King Of Limbs.

The new dates begin May 29 in Mansfield MA, run through the band’s previously announced June 8 headline appearance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester TN, and conclude June 16 in Toronto ONT.

See below for the full run of dates and check for on sale information.

05/29/12 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA

05/31/12 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ

06/01/12 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ

06/03/12 – Verizon Center – Washington, DC

06/05/12 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH

06/06/12 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH

06/10/12 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL

06/11/12 – The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI

06/13/12 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ

06/15/12 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QC

06/16/12 – Downsview Park – Toronto, ON

10 Jan

Radiohead has confirmed as a headline slot on this year’s two-weekend Coachella lineup as well as three additional dates on its 2012 U.S. tour.

The band will play Coachella April 14 and 21, prior to which it will headline the Key Arena in Seattle on April 9, the HP Pavillion in San Jose CA on April 11, and the Santa Barbara Bowl on April 12.

Radiohead’s U.S. tour begins February 27 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL, with dates currently running through the second Coachella weekend of April 21. Other Lives will support on the headline dates.

Seattle and San Jose tickets go on sale 10 a.m. January 14. Santa Barbara tickets go on sale 11 a.m. January 21.

For further information, go to

02/27/12 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena (SOLD OUT)
02/29/12 – Tampa, FL – St. Pete Times (SOLD OUT)
03/01/12 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Areba (SOLD OUT)
03/03/12 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center (SOLD OUT)
03/05/12 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center (SOLD OUT)
03/07/12 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center (SOLD OUT)
03/09/12 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center (SOLD OUT)
03/11/12 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center (SOLD OUT)
03/13/12 – Broomfield, CO – 1stBank Center (SOLD OUT)
03/15/12 – Glendale, AZ – Arena (SOLD OUT)
04/09/12 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
04/11/12 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavillion
04/12/12 – Santa Barbera, CA – Santa Barbera Bowl
04/14/12 – Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival
04/21/12 – Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival

12 Dec

Radiohead will release the previously unavailable tracks “The Daily Mail” and “Staircase” on December 19th. Bothtracks were recorded as part of the “The King Of Limbs – From The Basement” session, filmed earlier this year, and can be pre-ordered now.

Radiohead fans may also recognize “Staircase” from the band’s appearance on this year’s Saturday Night Live season premiere, and “The Daily Mail” from their hour-long special edition of The Colbert Report.

Currently the full “The King Of Limbs – From The Basement” program is available exclusively at but will be released commercially through independent retailers in the U.S. on January 31st 2012.

Radiohead recently announced the first dates of a 2012 world tour, full details can be found here:

More live dates to be announced soon.

18 Nov

Radiohead has confirmed the release of three additional remixes that were commissioned for the series collected on last month’s TKOL RMX 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 (tbd Records) but not included on that release.

The three new remixes–Bloom (Jamie xx Rework Part 3), Separator (Anstam RMX II) and Morning Mr Magpie (Nathan Fake Harshdub RMX)–are now available for pre-order with downloads available Monday, November 21.

In other news, the first European dates of next year’s Radiohead tour have been confirmed. The new dates begin June 30 in Rome and run through July 6 in Berlin. See below for a full itinerary and for further information on ticketing, go to

More dates will be announced as they are confirmed.


Live 2012

27-Feb Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
29-Feb Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
1-Mar Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
3-Mar Houston, TX Toyota Center
5-Mar Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
7-Mar Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
9-Mar St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
11-Mar Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
13-Mar Broomfield, CO 1stBank Center
15-Mar Glendale, AZ Arena
30-June Rome, Italy Ippodromo Delle Capanelle (Rock in Roma)
1-July Florence, Italy Parco Delle Cascine
3-July Bologna, Italy Piazza Maggiore
4-July Codroipo (Udine), Italy Villa Manin
6-July Berlin, Germany Wulheide

07 Nov

Radiohead has confirmed the first ten dates of its forthcoming 2012 U.S. tour.

The band’s first extensive Stateside trek since 2008 will begin February 27 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL, with dates currently running through March 15 at the Arena in Glendale, AZ. Other Lives will support on these dates.

General on-sales for these shows will begin November 12, with the exception of the February 29 Tampa, FL date, which will go on sale November 19.

There will be a four ticket per person limit.

For further information on ticketing, go to


27-Feb Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
29-Feb Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
1-Mar Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
3-Mar Houston, TX Toyota Center
5-Mar Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
7-Mar Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
9-Mar St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
11-Mar Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
13-Mar Broomfield, CO 1stBank Center
15-Mar Glendale, AZ Arena

04 Oct

Radiohead (Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood) performed “Give Up The Ghost” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Watch the video below and pick up the King of Limbs on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD, or Vinyl

27 Sep

Radiohead performed “The Daily Mail”, “Bloom”, “Little by Little” and “The National Anthem” on the Colbert Report. The band even had time for an interview on the one time special one hour episode.

Watch the entire episode below and pick up the album King of Limbs on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD, or Vinyl

25 Sep

Radiohead performed “Lotus Flower” and “Staircase” on Saturday Night Live

Watch the videos below and pick up the King of Limbs on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD, or Vinyl