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Radiohead 2012 World Tour: the stats so far

We broke down Leg 1. We broke down Leg 2. And before the band hit the stage in Boston this week we thought we’d combine the stats of both legs of the tour to get an accurate picture of exactly what the band has been playing on their 2012 world tour so far. As always, our 2012 Tour Songs page has the numbers for each individual song.

17 shows
Miami, Tampa, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Austin, St. Louis, Kansas City, Broomfield, Glendale, Seattle, San Jose, Santa Barbara, Coachella #1, Mexico City #1, Mexico City #2, Coachella #2

2 countries visited
USA, Mexico

48 different songs played
(Including True Love Waits and Hunting Bears snippets; not including EIIRP intro covers)

Longest show: 24 songs (Miami and Dallas)
Shortest show: 20 songs (Coachella #1)
All other non-festival shows have featured 23 songs (except for Kansas City which featured 22 songs)

Album Breakdown
To organize some of these numbers into meaningful-ish groups we’ve created a group for the material Radiohead have released since The King of Limbs (TKOL+), B-sides/Other (including These Are My Twisted Words), and then all the new songs. 1/12 means one song from that album’s twelve songs were played.

Pablo Honey – 0/12
The Bends – 2/12
OK Computer – 6/12
Kid A – 5/10
Amnesiac – 5/11 (including Hunting Bears snippet)
Hail To The Thief – 3/14
In Rainbows – 8/10
The King Of Limbs – 8/8
The King Of Limbs+ – 3/4
B-sides/Other – 3
New Songs – 3

New Song Frequency
Identikit: 14 performances
Skirting On The Surface: 2 performances
Cut A Hole: 2 performances

Live Debuts (excluding new songs)
The Amazing Sounds Of Orgy: 4 performances
Meeting In The Aisle: 2 performances

Songs Played At Every Concert: 5
Bloom, Morning Mr Magpie, Lotus Flower, Reckoner, Idioteque

Songs Played Only Once: 3
Videotape, Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box, Hunting Bears

Opening Songs: 1
Bloom (17/17)

Closing Songs: 5
Paranoid Android (9/17)
Idioteque (3/17)
Street Spirit (3/17)
Everything In Its Right Place (1/17)
Karma Police (1/17)

Everything In Its Right Place intros
True Love Waits (4)
The One I Love (REM cover) (1)
Electrolite (REM cover) (1)
After The Gold Rush (Neil Young cover) (1)

Notable Absences
Fake Plastic Trees, Just, My Iron Lung, No Surprises, Morning Bell, 2+2=5, Where I End And You Begin, Jigsaw Falling Into Place

Appearances by the Red Pants: 3

Protests by Westboro Baptist Church: 1 (debuted in Kansas City)

10 Comments

  • They should retire Idioteque

    • Seriously?

    • Dude, don’t be Thatguy.

  • Idioteque is the of the songs I must see! If they retire it I will be very. very sad. =(

  • Seeing them on Thursday at Prudential Center in Newark, can’t wait!

    • ME TOO!!!!! I was gutted I couldn’t get tickets then they released a bunch this morning. FUCKIN A

  • Seeing them 4 times, the three shows in Jersey and Bonnaroo. All I want is Talk Show Host and 2+2=5 so I can run on stage and show Thom my Tattoo and then he will fall in love with me and we will marry.

    • Oh vinny…if only

  • jigsaw :(

  • So guys, I already said this on your FB page, but Optimistic really needs to be on the “Notable Absences” list :)

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