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Well, London and Manchester anyway
no indication of price. Whatdyareckon?
looks like they are doing their best to stop touts too
but that wasn't realistic was it?
Trying not to get too excited (i've not seen them before) as i'll no doubt miss out on tickets tomorrow.
when Kid A came out. But yeah, its not a surprise.
better than cricket grounds and parks though
so I'm looking forward to seeing them scaled down slightly (if I get tickets).
O2 arena? Go fuck yerselves.
That doesn't make it any less shit!
just wear your wellies
This is great! Assuming I get a ticket...
granted I've only been there once, but it seemed like a pretty good venue compared to other arenas/stadiums.
Is there anywhere where you would actually be happy to see them play?
it was fine.
it was so fun. JA were amaaaazing. NIN were pretty great too.
followed by further 300 night residencies in similar sized venues in manchester, birmingham and glasgow
saw msp there and the sound was great.
£5 pints not so much
Smashing Pumpkins there in Feb 2008, that was ok. Suede though was WONDERFUL last year or late 2010, whenever it was.
But it doesn't say what time, it just says through W.A.S.T.E. Does anyone have any idea how to buy tickets tomorrow?
http://www.waste.uk.com/Members/ and keep hitting refresh ALL DAY
One of the first things I thought was I would love to see them inside. Just so they could use the light show through out the set.
MEN: "Radiohead return to the Manchester Arena this autumn for their first UK show in four years and only performance outside the capital this year."
Which is pretty disappointing....they're playing venues with 1/4 the capacity of the ones they sold out 4 years ago - i.e. impossible to get tickets
in fact, its probably the best one i've ever been to
(i've probably been to about 4)
and for that reason, I'm out.
Fucking disgraceful price, that, considering I saw them at Blackpool Empress only circa 4 years ago for exactly half that price.
Where did you find that out
you'll find out soon enough
also they didn't play in Blackpool 4 years ago
Still, the point still stands. It's a ridiculous price.
2 London dates and a Manchester date. A big massive gap in the middle of the country called Birmingham. I'd like to see them live, but the cost of tickets, travel, hotel is just way too much.
Seems odd they'd only tour in two UK cities.
the cheap ones in Manchester are right at the back of the arena, in the upper tier. Vast, vast majority of seating is also £65+fees = £71.50.
those £71.50 ones, they'll be standing, right?
You're pretty bored today huh?
It says it on the front page
I hope they play Prove Yourself
and thier priority tickets are not out until friday.
bit sad they are playing the o2. not my fav venue.
presume it's all too late to become a w.a.s.t.e. member? And £71.50? That's feckin' scandalous to see those mopey bastards. I get to see Jay-Z & Kanye for two thirds of that price!
but when 'tallica played their £5 shows there in 2008, everyone had to collect tickets, there were queues, but it wasn't too bad
so will probably buy a ticket.
of them playing more dates in the UK in this tour?
ticketmaster site has the prices:
£52.25 - £71.50
£52.25 (£47.50 Ticket + £4.75 Fees) £71.50 (£65.00 Ticket + £6.50 Fees)
The fees are usually lower on w.a.s.t.e. if I remember correctly but that's still mad expensive.
usually there's hardly much in it.
I just found an old email from buying tickets in 2006:
the tent tour was £20, southpark £25, i think their 2003 tour was about £30, it was about £45+ in 2009. so even by their standards this is a big jump.
and he said only these dates, but there was a hint of something else, but he wouldn't confirm it.
I doubt I will make the effort to get up early and get tickets though.
And also, if the set is 30-50% that KOL jazz noodling stuff then I might fall asleep...
02 Little By Little
03 Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
04 Morning Mr Magpie
05 The Gloaming
06 The Daily Mail
07 Pyramid Song
08 The Amazing Sounds of Orgy (live debut)
09 Karma Police
10 15 Step
13 Lotus Flower
14 There There
18 Climbing Up The Walls (tour debut)
20 True Love Waits/Everything In Its Right Place
21 Give Up The Ghost
22 Skirting On The Surface (Radiohead live debut, previously performed by Thom solo)
24 Paranoid Android
taken from here:
I know it'll change (hence why some of their lemming like fans will go to both nights) but with a back catalogue like they have, to ignore anything with a bit of balls to it is kinda a shame.
I can understand being annoyed by the price, but the setlist? They're obviously going to play most of the most recent album, and as for saying they're ignoring they're anything with a bit of balls (whatever that means) - Karma Police? 15 Step? There There? Idioteque? Climbing up the Walls, Bodysnatchers etc
And I turn into a total douche when talking about them.
But seriously don't understand where something like The National Anthem, Airbag, 2+2=5, My iron lung etc is.
eg. something not largely involving Thom dribbling over a piano
And I just pointed out a load of songs that seem to fit the bill of what you want from the setlist above.
Though Karma Police is in no way an upbeat, guitar heavy tune I'd argue.
I bloody love 'There there' mind. I think that's why this tour doesn't interest me. I like lots of this set. I don't particularly love much of it. And given that the last time I saw them was at Shepherd's Bush and they played most of HTTK (which I loved), this would probably be a waste of my time, and certainly my money.
I genuinely got married for less money than it'd cost for me and the missus to go to this...
they said they'd be playing King of Limbs plus 'whatever from their back catalogue fitted with that' (paraphrase), so this is completely expected.
that was bad
What would Naomi Klein say?
Expecting music acts to not be at least a bit hypocritical is a fool's errand?
The more expensive tickets are front seats normally right? Still too dear for my coin though.
Always thought that for these arena gigs, standing is the same price as seating in the gods, and you pay the premium to sit down near the front. I might be wrong. (Ba dum tish?)
In my experience standing is usually the same as the best seats.
I'm amazed anyone can afford, or is willing to pay over £70 for one gig! To me it's just daylight robbery- I don't care what the band sounds like.
the only exception would be an absolute one-off gig (as in, there'd be no chance of a further show) or something really special (ie: the ennio morricone ATP show).
Even if it was a one off I think I'd struggle to feel like I wasn't getting ripped off. For a standard arena show though I don't know how anyone could justify it.
It does feel too expensive, but I expected £70.
How much do the likes of King Of Leon/The Killers charge for O2 dates?
Rammstein.. £42.50+ booking fees, plus they put on a big "show" (not the big show)
Good thing about radiohead is they usually have decent support... modesleektor, caribou, MGMT, bat for lashes, Moderat, Other Lives, Kreaftwerk etc.
how much the overseas gigs have cost?
and stop touting with their ticketless system....
...and then screw everyone over by charging them £70.00 for the privilege.
because they knew how pricey it would be in the first place, let alone if/when touts get hold of them.
Think it must have been the OK Computer tour. They were really boring.
I'm so glad I'm not all that fussed about seeing them anymore.
I still love them. I loved KoL, and thought the criticism was mental. but I can't say standing in a huge, horrible enormodome full of people for whom Radiohead are fearless, experimental pioneers in a field of one, is that enticing a proposition anymore.
I'm sure they're great live. but buying a ticket would mean I was, by proxy, condoning their hypocritical overpricing of tickets.
The venue is decidedly not.
Supply and demand.
They can charge what they want. Tickets are worth whatever people will pay for them, in the same way that footballers should be paid whatever clubs are willing to pay them. It's called a free market.
they are only rich enough to not have to work properly because people give them money in the first place
touts wouldnt exist
that's EXACTLY why touts exist, you chump.
It was free. (Donations on the door).
richard d james (because you do)
but I'm OUTRAGED by the ticket prices. DAYLIGHT ROBBERY!
few years back (not necessarily the band's fault tbf) but from what I remember not THAT expensive. Just can't justify 70 odd quid and I'm loaded. I'll start queuing for the inevitable Rough Trade in-store now.
Because there's no way I can afford those tickets + transport. Like most people I guess.
Or rob da bank is lying (again) this is unlikely
are they worth £70 to see live? Yes but only if this included travel, merch & a personal photograph with cross eyed man
to see the kind of setlists they've been toting recently.
Obscure B-sides, new songs (which are mostly great) ...almost exclusively material from the more interesting albums (read: their more recent stuff) and choice back catalog material. Loving it.
Really, really hoping to get tickets for Mansfield, MA on Thursday.
not much of a surprise, is it?!
First time I saw them was at the NEC, November 1997! I think the second Hail to the Thief tour was arenas as well
the site is crumbling under the strain :|
i don't particularly think I'm going to want to spend all that money
entered my card details and pussied out at the last minute.
wont accept my password
got tickets almost straight away. starting to worry about my bank balance now though...
Ah well. go on holiday instead :D
got one :D
accepting the anti tout stuff adds what... a tenner onto the price..? and they don't exactly charge the earth for their albums these days... and that there's no booking fee at W.A.S.T.E... and that they have a lot of gear and a crew that's probably been with them over a decade who need pay rises etc... and that they're probably transporting stuff 'ethically' again... I can kind of see why it costs so much, it just feels a bit psychologically wrong to pay that much, especially for a band that still has a comparatively young fanbase. But then if you're a Radiohead fan of 15 years standing the odds are you CAN afford it.
fuck 'em then
And for that reason, I'm out
I'm such a sucker.
they keep reappearing
not sure if this was a mistake or not.
It wouldn't be so bad if they were at least consistently expensive. :(
Probably regret this...
i ordered two sets of tickets (both totally legit - one for me and a friend and one for my brother and a friend using different cards) and the confirmation for the second lot of tickets ordered has arrived but not the first lot.....actually maybe i should be worried! that stupid brother of mine better not be going to the gig that i've sat online to get him tickets for and i'm not!! :)
...but have a screenshot of the confirmation page with my order number
47 mins after order confirmation
just log into waste and the order should show up there:
You can resend the confirmation email from there too.
just keep refreshing the buy tickets page
And if anyone is interested, you can buy tickets for your friends too - just go through the order process again and change the ticket holder name as you order - I've got 4 tickets for 1 date doing it that way
My bank account is crying this morning
it's fucking more than 6 months away. i could be dead by then.
kinda like viagogo but price is set at the price you bought it for.
Perhaps naively, I didn't think the pre-sale would sell-out so fast :(
going to see them just in time for my 17th birthday at Victoria Park, 2008. The tickets had already sold out so I got 2 on ebay for a total of 80 quid. That was a blinding set, same with Reading 2009; also ace.
Via ticketmaster. It's been a while since I've tried to buy such popular tickets. Does this mean keep trying or they've actually all gone?
it did that for me, so I picked "best possible" and it's given me NB: SEATS ARE HIGH UP. HAH. Not that I need any, I got standing via Waste on Wednesday.
In conclusion; I assume seated up high are the only ones left.
hoping they'll be ok :S
No chance it's just all the traffic trying for standing?
I imagine it would be frustrating.
I sat down for Interpol and thought it was great
was great. simon and garfunkel too.
When I saw the prices the other day I thought fuck that. Then started thinking I would later regret it so just spent the last hour odd going mental at ticketmaster, until just now where I seem to have just paid £106 for 2 seats fucking miles away from the stage.
Can someone please explain what the Manchester arena is like and I will see/hear anything from the upper tier?
but the Ticket Trust site is useless. Anyone had to do this?
but as it's paperless I have nothing physical to sell.
Seats are in BL 212 which is probably miles away from the stage but if anyone fancies it and paying face value (£50) let me know.
Whoever buys them might not be able to get in otherwise.
they stopped selling radiohead tickets so that they could start finalising shit, not that they went bust or anything.
In that case yer man's probably fucked.
yeah basically if someone wants the ticket from here or outside of the venue or whatever then they would just have to come at the same time as me. I am probably adequate company I reckon.
so you need to find someone with the same name that you booked the ticket for.
Unless you bought them from ticketmaster and maybe the ticketmaster ones are different I dunno.
Only my name on the ticket.
Inundated with offers so far.
I'm psyched as shit for tomorrow. The night of the ticket purchase me and my mate spent staring vacantly into out pints and giving each other constant nervous "they're worth seventy quid, right?" looks seems a long time ago now.
Absolutely cannot wait. Also, if you've shelled out that long ago, it doesn't feel like you've spent seventy quid at all.
Other than that, it's been an excuse to meet up with a mate I haven't seen since I was in uni, so definitely worth it in that sense.
i don't know manchester at all and will have a few hours to kill before.
going first night with a mate, second night on my own. never been to an arena gig by myself, something tells me it's going to be awfully awkward.
The setlist was fantastic.
'The Daily Mail'
'These Are My Twisted Words'
'The National Anthem'
'You and Whose Army?'
'Morning Mr. Magpie'
'How to Disappear Completely'
'Give Up the Ghost'
'Everything In Its Right Place'
These Are My Twisted Words fell a bit flat but from the then on right through to the 1st Encore was simply stunning. The tracks off In Rainbows were absolutely beautiful, There There got a fantastic reception (including a a very enthused Johnny Marr who was sat down at the front near my position standing) and the closing finale of EIIRP & Idioteque was sublime. Worth every penny.
(just Jonny and Thom I think) was perfection.
slightly marred (punn about marr being intendance not intended) by the twats behind me who just talked all the way through, mostly fine but particularly during pyramid song drove me completely mad. Twats i hope you die.
they should just give up on Twisted Words, always sounds limp.
fell a bit flatter here
in the street today. Thought about saying something but then didn't.
just missed TNGHT - Radiohead gig was the better for me, such a good spectacle even with two 6 4" big scottish men falling around in front of me compared to 1000 sweaty people too many in WHP
Absolutely loved them and hadn't hear a track of theirs before.
The best moment was when I can't remember which DJ dropped Idioteque, which made up for skipping encore a bit.
But almost completely ruined by the surrounding people. Who the fuck pays seventy quid to get up during EVERY song, sometimes two, three times a song to piss/buy a drink? Literally, EVERY SONG. Every time a 'quiet' song arrived, people left in droves to the bar once again. Lady behind us spilled cider on us, guy behind us gave a running commentary, two guys to our right were Bez dancing throughout. Kinda wish most people were dead after going. Still, yes, Radiohead were monstrously good, really.
especially given that I pretty much sprinted to the toilet during the interval in the hopes that I wouldn't miss a second. A bizzare fight broke out for about five seconds between two people down the stairs next to me as well, which came from absolutely nowhere.
I was amazed that, despite their apparent drunkenness, they kept their balance really well.
my other ticket person can't come any more
if you ring Ticketmaster, you can have them change the billing information so that someone else can use their card to get in with the particular e-ticket. You'll need the new person's credit card details and stuff, though.
Just realised the last time I saw them was *gulp* 8 years ago.
And it was Thom's birthday!
Slightly spoiled by some drunken scousers talking through every fucking song. I shushed them, and ended up with one with his arm around me telling me he was "so so sorry, it's just that they're my favourite band ever". Luckily they fucked off after a bit.
did one of them get on the other's shoulders at one point? I enjoyed the volleys of 'you fucking cunts' being thrown at them at that point.
Why would you pay £70+ to get there twatted to the point of not being able to remember anything? COCKS.
Still, great gig!
but cant get to the ticket queue til 6. i imagine this will be a bit of silly one. saw them a good few times back in the day...cardiff uni on pablo honey, CIA on ok computer, some field in newport a bit after that with sigur ros supporting...but i've not seen them since then at all. im very, very excited.
How did everyone else find the ticketing system? Was absolutely fine for me. Makes you wonder whether these sort of anti-touting measures could be brought in more broadly (if it weren't for the corporate element to touting via seatwave, getmein etc)
It was a really good set though I've just seen the Manchester setlist and I'm a bit jealous of The National Anthem (their best live song, I don't know why they're playing it less often this year), Paranoid Android, Airbag and Planet Telex, even though I've seen them play all those at least once before. Still no I Might Be Wrong though. If they play it tomorrow night I might cry.
The Daily Mail
Climbing Up the Walls
These Are My Twisted Words
Like Spinning Plates
Morning Mr. Magpie
Give Up the Ghost
Everything In Its Right Place (The One I Love intro)
I don't think anyone was waiting all night to hear Staircase.
But Staircase sounded great last night, like one of the best songs of the evening for me.
Great gig all in, was hoping for some more OK Computer but I fear that ship has sailed. The King of Limbs stuff sounded huge and The Gloaming was a throbbing beast.
Caribou band were fantastic, I could have listened to the extended version of Sun at the end of their set for another 20 minutes.
Some notes about that gig:
1. Myxomatosis was AMAZING. Surprising highlight.
2. Everything post-IR sank like a brick. (Rightly so to my mind.)
3. The Gloaming was totally fucked up, and not in a good way.
4. Idioteque (as the final song) was totally fucked up, in a good way.
5. Nude. WOW.
6. How To Disappear Completely. WOW.
7. And yeah, we got Planet Telex and Airbag. Can't believe there's nothing pre-OKC there. And Manchester got Paranoid Android.
They've played it every time I've seen them. When it started tonight I thought "oh for fucks sake" but then I remembered how good it was.
I love In Rainbows but most In Rainbows songs are a bit boring live. THERE I SAID IT. I thought this on the IR tour as well really. The King Of Limbs stuff mostly sounds better. Feral was really brilliant actually. It's the new Gloaming - 'what the fuck is the point of this?'-studio track turning out to be really really good live.
Manchester setlist is definitely better for a first timer. As a relatively seasoned Radioheader there was plenty in the London set for me, including Kid A which I hadn't seen before, bringing the number of Kid A tracks I've seen live up to 7. Climbing Up The Walls is always good - also played it every time I've seen them.
In the absence of The National Anthem, There There was the set highlight for me, which was nice as it was a bit disappointingly flat last time I saw them, even though they were closing the main set with it then.
THAT'S STILL MORE THAN YOU THOUGH.
the London first setlist was not far off exactly what I'd have chosen. Twisted Words isn't worth it though, still not sure Daily Mail is up to much. Getting Kid A, Climbing up the Walls, Like Spinning Plates and Pyramid Song on the same night is pretty awesome
They finished with Nobody does it Better by Carly Simon. This just proves that they used to know how to do a good encore!
Myxomatosis, Weird Fishes and Staircase being the highlights. Probably wasn't such a fun night for those expecting more hits (such as Mr Shout behind us who shouted for Street Spirit throughout) - also made me want to revisit Hail to the Thief, all the tracks from that sounded huge.
Which certainly made a difference (we were miles away at the tent tour and the other Victoria Park concerts and I didn't really enjoy either of those).
If I was to make a criticism though, it's that maybe it was a little too perfect, a little too crisp, and as a result maybe lacking a little emotion. Perhaps that was the crowd though - they seemed pretty sedate where we were.
Thinking of getting there just before 6, grabbing tickets and then heading into one of the pubs in the complex for a couple of beers before heading into the arena around 7.
Radiohead came on at 8:40, finished at 10:55
730 - Caribou
9 - Radiohead
if you are picking up your tickets through waste the queue seemed to be pretty crazy after that.
I think that caribou were on early around 19:30
with radiohead coming on stage about 20:45
I thought the show awesome There There absolutely blew me away.
Caribou - 7.30-8.00 Radiohead - 8.45-10.50
Re. picking up tickets. It depends whether you are standing or seating. I was standing. Seating queues go to the entrance marked on their ticket. Outside of that, there are three queues:
1. The one out the front of the O2 for people who have had their credit/debit card expire since buying the tickets. Loads of people joined this queue by mistake, thinking it was the main queue.
2. The queue for WASTE ticket buyers - this was long and slow, and about halfway around the dome area on the far side of the venue.
3. Everyone else (Ticketmaster). This was as far around as you could go in the dome, at entrance F. They scan your card at this point. If you have the card you bought the tickets on, and it's still valid, go straight here. It was pretty quick moving, until someone had a card that didn't work reached the front. We arrived at 7.00pm, and were inside the hall ten minutes later. Not sure if we were just lucky or not, but getting there at 6pm and picking up your wristband will give you plenty of time.
queue for about half an hour to have your ID checked and be wristbanded, then join the third queue that Marckee mentions ^here and get a second wristband. Arrived at the O2 just after 7, finally got in just in time for the last minute of Caribou.
Excellent otherwise though.
Got in to the arena at about quarter to 7. You don't pick up tickets in advance, they swipe your card on entry, give you your wristband and then you're in. Not sure if you can come out of teh arena and go back in, didn't try to myself.
Thought it was great overall, a few disappointing tracks (Staircase, Identikit, These Are My Twisted Words) but the King of Limbs stuff sounded awesome, much better than on record (I'm firmly in the 'meh' camp with that album). Saw Kid A, Climbing Up The Walls and Pyramid Song for the first time, pretty chuffed with that. I was about 10 people back in the middle, crowd was really sedate there too. Caribou were great too, although the crowd was so flat for them until right at the end. Sun has been totally different each time I've seen them play it and it just keeps getting better!
Radiohead on at 8.30pm. I was a bit disapointed to be honest.
In fact - and I know this is sacrilege - during a couple of the more 'difficult' electronic Radiohead songs I couldn't help myself thinking "Caribou did this better..."
And I love the electronic Radiohead, don't get me wrong.
Although I actually don't think the Swim stuff works quite as well live. On the Andorra tour they were unfuckwithable.
Obvs Radiohead are pretty tight too though ;)
4th time I've seen Radiohead and easily the most enjoyable (previous sets were either at Glastonbury or Vicky park). Managed to position myself 10 rows from the front. Felt for those WAAAAAAAY back in the gods.
Bit surprised by some of the songs (Daily Mail in particular - really crap song) but most were good and some were spellbinding - Nude, Staircase and Idioteque being my highlights.
Not worth £70 but pretty damn close.
Worth it? I like Kid A and Hail To The Thief. And Caribou
So my wife bailed out on coming this evening, and I'm wondering if I can get my friend in. But this whole ID / wristband thing is not giving me much hope.
Anybody from last night managed to do this, or is it impossible?
then you'll be fine.
they only checked my ID, not my GF's (thinly veiled etc etc)
Originally bought a tic for sis, who bailed, ended up taking gf. It was fine. As long as you bring the WASTE number in the email, and your card details they should let you in.
If you're a stalker, he's listed his seat for tonight on his twitter.
Pretty huge difference, really.
Kid A, Climbing up the walls, Like spinning plates, Pyramid song etc. Different pace to it I guess but I'd take Monday's
But I'm going to keep telling myself it yeah......
I Might Be Wrong :'''''(
that's something else. street spirit & true love waits...
still manchester was amazing.
Sound beautiful, set beautiful, band on fucking amazing form, really nice set list, don't really see why people are grumbling there's not enough old stuff... the last eight songs of the main set - four track from In Rainbows into There There into National Anthem into Feral into Paranoid Android was just incredible. Decent crowd as well.
It was spectacular, but took a while to get going - Lotus Flower and Bloom fell flat, and Thom forgot the words to Airbag which kinda threw them off I think.
But the main set then from Daily Mail to the end was flawless, really amazing. However, the encores could have been better, and I don't think the set was paced quite right (I would have preferred stuff like Staircase and Give Up The Ghost in the main set, with things like There There and Paranoid Android in the encore§
Reminded me why they are my favourite band. Incredible.
swayed back into them by my girlfriend. ive not paid great attention to them since ok computer. i think i knew half a dozen songs but really no more than that. it was an exceptional experience. they are an astounding band...it amazes me that a band of such complexity and purposeful awkwardness can be at that level. gives me faith in music and music fans.
So was initially slightly disappointed to see so many great old songs in the Tuesday show.... But then I thought the set I saw was awesome anyway, and actually that Karma Police was one of the weaker moments simply because it didn't really fit with the rest of the setlist.
Incredible audiovisual experience, next time they do two shows at the same venue I'm going both days!
Enjoyed the seemingly total lack of cunts there too.
One question - do they have two Phil Selway's now? I was quite far back and it looked the same person on each set of drums. Have they cloned him?
Eventually decided it was too expensive.
Then scrolled down and realised the thread is from 2012, and I went to the fucking gig.