Video by G.
On 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 “We think the same thing at the same time / We just can’t do anything about it / So don’t ask me, ask the ministry.” With that being said, I hope you enjoy this video of Thom jumping around the stage in that way that only he can. The sound quality is not the greatest, but what can ya do?
Photos by G.
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!
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