Radiohead kick off 2008 world tour

Band get things started with Florida gig

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Radiohead kicked off their 2008 world tour at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida last night (May 5).

The band are playing a string of US dates before heading to Europe this summer.

According to Ateaseweb.com, following an hour-long performance by support band Liars, the group took to the stage draped with two Tibetan flags, to play a 24-song set, featuring two encores and saw frontman Thom Yorke joking about the amount of plastic surgery cases he saw while in Miami ahead of the gigs.

"We spent three days at Miami Beach. Fucking hell! What’s going on there?" he asked. "Some kind of reconstruction! for once I was proud to white, pale and English."

The band played almost all of new album 'In Rainbows', bizarrely omitting the record's first single 'Jigsaw Falling Into Place'.

There were also rare live outings for the likes of 'Optimistic' (from 2000's 'Kid A') and 'Bulletproof (I Wish I Was)' from 1995's 'The Bends'.

Radiohead played:

'All I Need'
'Bodysnatchers'
'There There'
'Reckoner'
'The Gloaming'
'Morning Bell'
'Nude'
'How To Disappear Completely'
'15 Step'
'Arpeggi'
'Idioteque'
'Bulletproof (I Wish I Was)'
'Where I End And You Begin'
'Airbag'
'Everything In Its Right Place'
'The National Anthem'
'Videotape'
'Optimistic'
'Just'
'Faust Arp'
'Exit Music (For A Film)'
'Bangers And Mash'
'House Of Cards'
'Street Spirit (Fade Out)'


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