The UK lap of Radiohead’s tour has come to an end. You can check out the actual physical London setlists below. Although Monday was one of the greatest gigs of my life, I think last night’s setlist was better. ‘Planet Telex’, ‘Airbag’, ‘Paranoid Android’, ‘Street Spirit (Fade Out)’ and a snippet of ‘True Love Waits’ were played (before ‘Everything In Its Right Place’), although I’m not sure I’d have swapped ‘Like Spinning Plates’ or ‘Climbing Up The Walls’ for anything. Manchester’s setlist was also enviable, with ‘Airbag’, ‘Planet Telex’ and ‘You And Whose Army’.
One of the most potent moments of Monday evening was the thrilling contrast between the plodding, dated (but wonderful) ‘Karma Police’ and the scuzzy, futuristic layers of ‘Feral’. The juxtaposition couldn’t have been accidental; it seemed as if they were saying: “And you really want to hear more of that stuff again?”
The aftershow party was held at Cable in London Bridge. Visuals from trees and forests from the ‘King of Limbs’ artwork were projected against the brick walls (PS I’ve been to the actual King of Limbs tree and it’s well worth a trip). Heston Blumenthal, Toni Collette and Adam Buxton rubbed shoulders with Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad and James Blake. Illum Sphere played some top tunes before Caribou, Four Tet and Thom Yorke took to the decks. It was a small do and the band circulated comfortably.
Were you there? What did you think? Which setlist do you prefer?