Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Concert review and photos: Radiohead at American Airlines Center in Dallas (March 5)
The band played most of their most recent album, plus a few new tracks we expect to see on an upcoming album.
DALLAS Radiohead has been together since 1985, but the band only gets better with age. With each album the British five-piece releases, the faithful fan base grows larger, as evidence of Monday's sold-out show in Dallas at the American Airlines Center.
Playing underneath 12 suspended screens that moved vertically throughout the show, Radiohead performed the vast majority of their most recent musical release, The King of Limbs. However, the guys surprised and delighted fans with rare tracks like “The Amazing Sounds of Orgy” and “The Daily Mail,” which lead singer Thom Yorke joked could become radio tracks.
Notorious for debuting and perfecting songs on tours long before they are officially released on an album, Radiohead also played a few brand-new tunes, much to the joy of the audience. Expect to hear “Identikit,” “Skirting on the Surface,” and “Staircase” on their next release, which may not see the light of day until years from now if Radiohead continues to release a new album every four years, as they have been wont to do with their last two records.
The band has staying power and the talent to back up a sold-out performance. Monday night’s show at the AAC had an unprecedented two encores. We wouldn’t mind an excuse to see them in Dallas again soon, with or without new music.
Other Lives, a rock band from Oklahoma who most recently toured with Grammy winning folk band Bon Iver, opened for Radiohead. Here are photos of Other Lives' performance:
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