Tonight Radiohead returns to the stage for the first show of their European tour at Les Arenes in Nimes, France. It’s also the first show since the stage collapse in Toronto and the subsequent canceled shows that followed. Tonight will obviously be a tough one for the band.
Caribou is once again supporting and Radiohead should be on stage shortly (likely around 8:45pm). We’ll do our best to bring you live setlist updates here as well as on our Twitter account.
OK, the show has begun and the lighting rig is quite different. The screens that used to hang and move over top of the band now appear to be fixed behind them and the giant bottle LED screen appears to be gone. However, Jonny’s telecaster is accounted for.
03 Morning Mr Magpie
04 15 Step
05 There There
07 The Gloaming
09 I Might Be Wrong
10 Pyramid Song
13 Lotus Flower
15 Little By Little
16 Paranoid Android
17 Treefingers (live debut)
18 Give Up The Ghost
20 Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
21 Ful Stop
22 After The Gold Rush/Everything In It Right Place
Lucky opens a show for the first time since 1998 (obviously a reaction to Toronto) and Treefingers, a song most assumed would never be played live, gets its live debut. Given the circumstances, that first encore looks like it would have been pretty intense. Videotape was played for just the second time this year.
For the final encore song of Reckoner, Thom thanked the crew and dedicated the song to “our friend Scott.” An emotional end to what was certainly an emotional night for the band. In addition, Scott’s photo was displayed throughout Reckoner.
The band play Nimes again tomorrow night.
And here’s video of Treefingers’ live debut.