Radiohead kicked off the second leg of their 2012 tour last night at a very sold out Key Arena in Seattle. Sorry for the lack of live updates (especially since I was actually at the gig)! I’ll hopefully update this post later today with some further thoughts on the show but for now here’s the setlist and a few other notes.
Little By Little
Morning Mr Magpie
The Daily Mail
These Are My Twisted Words
How To Disappear Completely
You And Whose Army?
Give Up The Ghost
Everything In Its Right Place
- The band soundchecked Supercollider and Meeting In The Aisle earlier in the day (as well as 15 Step, Everything In Its Right Place, Identikit and a couple others). Meeting In The Aisle was actually soundchecked three times in a row so it seems like it will get back into setlists at some point. In fact, the first encore for last night’s gig was intended to go: Arpeggi/Meeting In The Aisle/Lucky/Bodysnatchers but the band changed it up at the last minute.
- Thom dedicated the show to Jonny who had a very sore hand and was, apparently, a bit of a trooper last night.
- No tour debuts or song debuts last night but Identikit keeps getting better and better.
- The lights/visuals for this tour really are incredible.
- I’ll go back and check in a bit but I think this might be the first Radiohead show ever to not include a single song from The Bends (since the release of The Bends, obviously)? Regardless, hope you weren’t in the crowd hoping for a bunch of old stuff. UPDATE: a couple other shows this year also featured nothing from The Bends (something I should know since I’m tweeting the damn shows!). Sorry about that, it was a long day yesterday. Thanks commenters and twitterers.
- These Are My Twisted Words was one I was really hoping to hear that I didn’t think I’d actually get to. So thanks for that one, guys. It was fun to watch Thom and Jonny help each other through the long intro to that song as they seem to have some trouble remembering the chord sequence (in fact, they were both occasionally referring to a sheet of paper with notes on it).