All The Critics Love Thom in New Yorke!

Posted by The G on April 6, 2010 under G Reviews | 6 Comments to Read

Photos by G.

Thom Yorke!

On April 5, 2010, at 9:10 PM, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke debuted his new band Atoms for Peace in New York at the Roseland Ballroom.  3,500 devoted fans packed the house to see and hear what will go down as one of the best shows of 2010.  Flying Lotus got the crowd warmed up with his funky tribal beats and took the stage around 8 pm.  An hour and ten minutes later, Atoms for Peace ran through Yorke’s solo album “The Eraser,” and also played a few new songs including “Daily Mail” and the world premiere of a song possibly called “Take Control.” (A video of the full song is coming soon so stay tuned).  The place went absolutely bonkers when Thom Yorke did a solo piano version of the Radiohead classic “Everything In It’s Right Place.”  When I arrived at the venue, I stood next to Thom as he was walking into sound check and sadly, he would not pose for a photo with his favorite blogger G.  He more than made up for it at the show as he played guitar, piano and danced like a man possessed across the stage, each time to thunderous applause.  Atoms for Peace, which includes Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, really added a new level of funk to the music of the often dark Thom Yorke.  The show included about 3,000 straight guys with man crushes on Thom Yorke, at least that many people snapping photos and taking videos plus a laser lights show that rivaled that of Yorke’s “other” band Radiohead.  It was amazing!  I should also note that this show was a “paperless” ticket which means you had to use the credit card you purchased tickets with to gain entry into the venue.  It prevented a lot of scalping and ran very smoothly.  Hopefully more bands will go this route to allow the true fans a greater opportunity to get tickets.  More photos and videos to come, so stay tuned!

Thom Yorke gets sexy!

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Atoms for Peace!

Up on Harrodown Hill - Thom Yorke.

Thom Yorke and Flea.

The Eraser - Thom Yorke.

All the critics love Thom in New Yorke!

UPDATE:� Our good friends at Brookyln Vegan have posted the set list and here it is:

Atoms for Peace (Thom Yorke) @ Roseland Ballroom, NYC – 4/5/2010 setlist
01. The Eraser
02. Analyse
03. The Clock
04. Black Swan
05. Skip Divided
06. Atoms For Peace
07. And It Rained All Night
08. Harrowdown Hill
09. Cymbal Rush

Encore 1
(Thom Solo)
10. Chris Hodge/Let Me Take Control (NEW SONG)
11. The Daily Mail
12. Everything In It’s Right Place

(Full Band)
13. Paperbag Writer
14. Judge, Jury & Executioner
15. Hollow Earth
16. Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses

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  • John said,

    You have the first review and photos on the internet G! Well done, as usual! Cheers!

  • David said,

    Sounds awesome! Was there a poster for this show?

  • Harrowdown Hill by Atoms for Peace | According to G said,

    […] April 5, 2010, Thom Yorke’s new band Atoms for Peace played their first concert in New York. My favorite song of the night was “Harrowdown Hill,” as it features the lyric […]

  • G said,

    I didn’t see any posters… they were selling Vinyl of The Eraser and Pulled Apart By Horses and T-shirts. Flying Lotus had posters though.

  • Christopher said,

    Jealous doesn’t even begin to describe it!

  • More exclusive photos of Thom Yorke | According to G said,

    […] to post more photos and as my faithful readers know, I aim to please. You can see even more photos here, a short clip of “Harrowdown Hill” here and the world premiere of the song “A […]