Posted in music | pictures on May 31, 2012

Radiohead at Prudential Center 5/31/2012 (photo by B.Q. Nguyen)
Radiohead May 31

Radiohead played the first of two shows at the Prudential Center in New Jersey tonight (5/31). More photos to come, but in the meantime check out the 23 song setlist -- including "Everything in It's Right Place," dedicated to Adam Yauch -- below.

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Radiohead - Prudential Center, NJ 5/30/2012 Setlist
Bloom
15 Step
Bodysnatchers
Staircase
The Daily Mail
Myxomatosis
The Gloaming
Separator
Nude
Morning Mr. Magpie
Identikit
Lotus Flower
There There
Karma Police
Feral
Idioteque

Encore:
You and Whose Army?
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
Supercollider
Everything In Its Right Place

Encore 2:
Give Up the Ghost
The National Anthem
Reckoner

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Comments (119)

setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2012 11:29 PM

JK i totally see it! lol

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2012 11:30 PM

More exciting when YTINAS.NIL played at "The Rock." Serious this time.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2012 11:46 PM

fucking great show. nice to not deal with the festival or Roseland bullshit

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2012 11:49 PM

No Airbag? Now that's fucking disappointing

Posted by Sam | May 31, 2012 11:54 PM

How was getting to/from the venue? I seldom dare to venture into Jersey...

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2012 11:59 PM

"No Airbag? Now that's fucking disappointing"

we'll get it tomorrow night, should be early on in the setlist after 15 step

Posted by bobby the rookie | June 1, 2012 12:06 AM

just take the path to newark and then newark penn station connects right to the rock. it's a breeze. did notice some seemingly extra security after that problem at the RHCP show a couple weeks ago.

Posted by thom yorke | June 1, 2012 12:06 AM

i know RH went on at 8:50. did Caribou go on around 7:30? when did he go off?

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 12:07 AM

No Creep?

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 12:09 AM

Take nj transit from penn station to Newark penn station (18 minutes) and then walk to the rock from there with hundreds of other people (10 minutes). Very easy and safe. Great show

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 12:18 AM

A complete mediocre band from the 90's transformed into the latest shit that belongs at ultra - great post brooklyn vegan

Posted by D | June 1, 2012 12:19 AM

@12:07

Caribou went on right as doors opened and was the set was finished by 8:00.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 12:24 AM

Great show! Can't wait for tomorrow!

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 12:26 AM

Thom said tonight he wasn't ready to his "hits" yet. Fuck that. I wanted the hits.

Still an amazing show tho. Don't show up at 8:55 like I did. They went on at 8:50.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 12:31 AM

Show was sick. As we're my section 19 FRONT ROW tickets. GA must've been a bitch :)

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 12:58 AM

If you have GA tickets, get there EARLY. We got there at 745, waited in line for almost an hour to get in.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 1:13 AM

Show was great but what gives. He is still listed as Thom Yorke. I thought he was changing his name to Laura Jean Grace and transitioning to a girl. I mean i can see that the hormon therapy is working.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 1:14 AM

I just got back from the show. Had floor super close it was an amazing show and experience! Thom was loving the crowd and it really was just so good! I'd love to hear some amazing oldies but goodies hopefully when I go tomorrow!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 1:22 AM

@1258 i was section 19 front row as well! got mine when they released more tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 1:23 AM

enjoyed the Setlist given in this post , ii will monitor my client's to your blog.

Posted by Home Videos - Salsa Dance | June 1, 2012 1:24 AM

anyone know the name of the Zomby track that was playing in between caribou and radiohead's set tonight?

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 1:30 AM

It was funny when Idioteque got kinda screwed up an Thom just looked all pissed off

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 1:36 AM

that was a boring show (sans lighting) for those who are old time fans, tho the crowd seemed into it. 1 OK song, what 4 Kid A? That's it? Way to give back to the ones who made you who you are. bravo.

leaving was a bitch, 11:30 PATH was packed and people smelled. the next train was at midnight, noone wanted to wait.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 1:40 AM

SHOW
OF
THE
UNIVERSE
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Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 1:51 AM

not a good show

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 2:05 AM

Very good show. Wish i could go again tomo.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 2:16 AM

the zomby song was "Mosaic" !!!!!!!

for the anon who asked

Posted by Angela | June 1, 2012 2:18 AM

If you say it wasn't good, you weren't there.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 2:19 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrmQ3X9lK-I

more songs at the channel.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 2:21 AM

I had GA tix and was maybe 25 feet from the stage, was really surprising how intimate this show eneded up feeling, with the band and the crowd being in good spirits. The drum machine kicking in completely off in idioteque and Colin covering his face in half-laughter was priceless. Could have used one or two older songs, but glad to see them at ease with trying the new material (most of which works great live).

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 2:22 AM

new songs are boring
and yes i was there

philly 2006 now that was a show

this was cookie cutter shit
they need to switch up the set

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 2:46 AM

Fantastic

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 2:55 AM

getting back via the Newark train station was a nightmare. it took 2 and a half hours to get from the venue exit to the west village. The NJ transit train was awful, PATH would have been much worse. the station was full of boat people-style despair.

the show was really good. many many technical glitches.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 3:03 AM

super show tonight

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 3:05 AM

Thom spent most of Idioteque kicking his monitor and making threatening looks at the sound guy. He tried to quit the song in the second verse but the crowd sang it without him so he just gave up until he ended the song with a big "oh shit."

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 3:08 AM

NO CREEP NO CARE

WHAT THE HELLL AM IIIIIII DOOOIIIIINGGG
HHHEEEEEEEEERRREEEEEEEEEEEE

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 3:12 AM

"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrmQ3X9lK-I
more songs at the channel."

Did you watch any of the show not using a viewfinder? You are missing the point of a live show. Put the gadgets away and have fun. Let me guess, millennial?

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 3:18 AM

This was the best time I've had since portishead.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 4:31 AM

"anyone know the name of the Zomby track that was playing in between caribou and radiohead's set tonight?"

you'd have to be more specific. i think they played at least 4 zomby tracks before radiohead

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 6:09 AM

The Shameless Self-Promotion of Hellspawn Begins, oh lord 2:21 needs to get a life and enjoy the concert. Then again, needs to make
money on the monetized YouTube account. For shame.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 7:22 AM

What time did the show end? And how was GA??

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 7:31 AM

Not the best Radiohead show I've seen, but still good.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 7:35 AM

Show was great! New stuff sounds WAAAY better live then on the album. Was Glad to be in section 19 not the floor. Sound was pretty good for a hockey arena. They should though throw the old fans a bone or two from Bends or Pablo...Blow Out would have been sick!

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 7:43 AM

They should cut out all the In Rainbows songs to make room for others...they toured that album already recently...

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 7:44 AM

Mediocre show at best. What I could have enjoyed was ruined by the incredible amount of people smoking. Usually I can deal, but it was like a Phish concert in there. Lovely to hear Karma Police though.

Posted by Will | June 1, 2012 7:45 AM

As hard as you may pretend to like it, the King of Limbs stuff is simply not good.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 7:54 AM

was not expecting it to be that good.. seriously a great show. GA was definitely worth it. could get relatively close quite easily. show ended at 11. they went on a little before 9.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 7:58 AM

not in my top five RH but a good show... tonight should be better... GA line was long b/c they had to swipe in credit card holders...

easy to get to the show via NJT... total nightmare getting back via NJT or path... why in the world wouldn't they run an extra train to get 10K+ back to NYC?? show finished just before 11 and next NYC train is awkwardly scheduled for 11:41... platform filled and people just kept coming... not super safe

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 8:18 AM

LOL @ white People

LOL @ Radiohead

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 8:25 AM

8:18 speaks the truth. Njt needs an extra train between the 11 & 11:41 on event nights

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 8:31 AM

I want to punch 1:40 in the mouth.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 8:33 AM

show was amazing... the idioteque messup just made them seem more human. they're as live a band as they come.

TKOL stuff sounded so much better live--in particular Morning Mr. Magpie and Give Up The Ghost were groin-grabbingly good.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 8:34 AM

"Way to give back to the ones who made you who you are."

right. i've been a huge fan of radiohead since ok computer came out and i was grinning ear to ear the entire night. if you're upset about them playing mostly later-period stuff, then build a time machine and see them ten years ago

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 8:37 AM

Mediocre show. Weak and disjointed set list. Boring set design (similar as past 2 tours). They didn't gel well (Idioteque). No Bends tracks!! Only 1 OK Computer track!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 8:38 AM

"philly 2006 now that was a show"

yeah i went night 2 at the tower theatre. we got black star AND let down, among other great tunes. amazing gig

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 8:58 AM

^ wow cool!

last night was better.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 9:13 AM

show was decent, roseland was better. yes, i was at both.

setlist could've used some sprucing up - more ok/bends/pablo, although they usually don't play much of that stuff anyway (except maybe ok tracks). they sounded incredible as always, of course.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 9:15 AM

The show was good (even a bad Radiohead show is still pretty good), but if you thought the show was "amazing", you probably haven't seen too many Radiohead shows.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 9:16 AM

Write some songs

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 9:22 AM

Karma Police is kind of a drag, live. I would rather hear anything else from OK Computer.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 9:23 AM

To my brothers and sisters standing on the floor, center, within the first 30 feet: I had a blast partying with you last night. You really helped make the show. You were respectful of others, appreciative of the scene and totally into the music. There was no talking, shoving or bullshit of any kind. Speaking of kind, the bud smelled great and was apparently everywhere. I know you all had as good a time as I did.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 9:26 AM

If you are a paperless ticket, you better be there by 730 or you will miss radiohead. 4 people working thousands of ticketholders.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 9:27 AM

following up on 9:26 -- to my section 19 friends, you guys were awesome! couldn't have asked for a better arena crowd

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 9:28 AM

LOL at the drum machine screwup!! Don't they already have a drummer? why do they need a drum machine too?/ LOL at the kids and their toys.

The Bends was the best thing they ever did, new album suck and you all know it

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 9:30 AM

^ at the very least, you will miss Caribou. I got there at 7:45 last night, and finally made it in 5 minutes before Radiohead hit the stage.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 9:30 AM

Caribou went on shortly after 7:30 and only played 4 songs or so. I really enjoyed the set though.

I am an old-ass f*#ker (41). I've been a fan of Radiohead since the beginning. Of course, I wanted to hear the classics, but I thoroughly enjoyed the show anyway. The new stuff (King of Limbs) sounds better live than on the album. The new stuff is very imaginative, but it sounds restrained and aloof. Leaving aside the classics, the King of Limbs tracks don't even offer the rush you get from something like "Bodysnatchers" or the feeling you get from "Jigsaw." But still, as someone who has now seen Radiohead 7-8 times, I liked hearing how the new stuff sounded live.

I should also add that the sound and light show, in my opinion, were both fantastic.

One other thought, that new track, "Daily Mail" is fantastic.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 9:37 AM

The Roseland Ballroom shows were FAR better than last night. Let's hope a better setlist pops up tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 9:38 AM

^ yes. Daily Mail is so beautiful

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 9:38 AM

How bad was it in GA?

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 9:42 AM

Based on recent setlists, looks like not much will change. Kinda blows, but this is my first time seeing Radiohead, I'll take what I can get.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 9:43 AM

Is there a different GA entrance? Just curious...in the handful of shows I've been to at The Rock I've just gone in that door that's closest while walking from the train station that everyone seems to go in.

Also, Dinosaur BBQ rules.

Posted by Funderburgh | June 1, 2012 9:44 AM

not enough being said about the sound, which was superb. not *too* loud but loud enough, very little distortion. bra-vo

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 9:52 AM

GA had two lines. One for W.A.S.T.E. ticketholders (if you have W.A.S.T.E. tickets, you can pick up a paper ticket at will call and then get on the outer of the 2 GA lines), and one for GA paperless, which I understand was much longer than the W.A.S.T.E. line. Get there as early as possible to secure a good floor position. If you are inside by 8:00, you will be fine. Expect 45 minutes to get in.

Would the person who keeps posting "LOL @ white people" please STFU. What does that even mean?

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 9:59 AM

9:42, GA was actually not bad. Very cool crowd, everyone more or less respectful of each others' personal space. They didn't overpack it either.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 9:59 AM

@9:59

Thanks - I have non-W.A.S.T.E. paperless so I guess I'll just try and get there as early as I can.

Follow-up: Are those lines at the same entrance (corner of the venue) that all of the hard-ticket holders will also be going through? Last thing I want is to waste a bunch of time in the wrong line/area.

Posted by Funderburgh | June 1, 2012 10:03 AM

"Caribou went on right as doors opened"

so you're saying that the room was empty when caribou walked on stage? haha. no dummy, that doesnt make sense

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 10:06 AM

"the show was really good. many many technical glitches."

huh?

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 10:11 AM

So people who are not in GA and have actual seats didn't have to wait in long lines to get in?

Were the bars open in the prudential center during the show?

What was the crowd like in the bars/restaurants around the rock before and after the show?

Posted by J | June 1, 2012 10:13 AM

how funny was it that tons of people were selling bootleg radiohead tour shirts outside the venue! never seen that at a rock show before (granted i rarely go to arena shows..).

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 10:15 AM

Having a seat in sec 19 was great..waltz right in at the enterance on the other side of the arena no wait.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 10:18 AM

"Karma Police is kind of a drag, live. I would rather hear anything else from OK Computer."

couldnt agree more, glad they got that out of the way last night

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 10:20 AM

Yea, i agree in h... why in the world wouldn't they run an extra train to get, thanks!

Posted by Diabete | June 1, 2012 10:24 AM

My 15th show, and this was one of my favorites. I feel like they really picked it up with Daily Mail. National Anthem, Lotus Flower, and You and Whose Army were great too. Had fan club GA tickets and found it easy to get in, although we did cut some lines and never actually had our tix scanned. The floor was fantastic--easily ended up about 30' from the stage, center, super chill, great view of the band. But come on guys. Play some OKC/Bends. Hope to see it tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 10:35 AM

Wow, from the sound of it I'm glad I literally ran the split second Ed left the stage after Reckoner and caught the 11:08 PATH. There were some technical glitches, but the band was in good form and great spirits last night. No line getting in if you had a seat, at least when I got there, w.a.s.t.e. hooked me up with a fantastic seat, 2nd row in Sec 10 near the stage, entry through the Ice Bar with a more secluded bathroom nearby, kinda felt like a VIP. :) Bars were def. open in The Rock.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 10:44 AM

My seats are way up in 230. I wonder if that restricts our access to fire and ice bars to get a closer look. Anyone know?

Posted by Dave | June 1, 2012 10:46 AM

when's the last time they played creep or iron lung? like 2004?

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 10:50 AM

Small cameras were allowed in, right?

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 10:52 AM

Creep they played like 2 or 3 times in 2004...The last time they regularly played it was in 1997. Iron Lung was played sporatically until like 2010

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 10:55 AM

great show. they are a totally different band now - so i am not sure what "hits" peeps would have expected. they
did a set filled with material that lent itself well to having a 2nd drummer.. and they KILLED it!!!!

FYI - PATH train there - NO SWEAT

heading home - nightmare... buff said.

either run out early like a bitch and miss the last 2 Radiohead songs and make a train or enjoy the entire show and be at the hands of NJ transit. --HOW DO YOU NOT RUN EXTRA TRAINS YOU FUKKIN IDIOTS>>??? seeing human beings acting like animals wasn't a new thing but it felt danger friendly.

oh, and security heading in was like a rikers island. ALL the women got their entire bags searched at length. and with a really shitty vibe surrounding it.

but radiohead killed it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 11:01 AM

yea there was pretty heavy security.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 11:23 AM

How was the scalping outside the arena? Tickets going below face, like on Craigslist?

Posted by Pat McGroyn | June 1, 2012 11:55 AM

^I didn't notice anyone selling at 7:45 when I entered.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 12:02 PM

nothing from the bends, karma police from ok what the fuck. they were forcefeeding you all of their new bullshit

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 12:42 PM

Do I need to state the obvious?

Afghan Whigs @ Bowery Ballroom = the show of the year

Full stop.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 12:51 PM

12:42 Yeah many songs from Amnesiac , Hail to the Theift, Kid A, In Rainbows Lets see albums from 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2006...new!

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 12:55 PM

Older songs played..

15 Step
Bodysnatchers
Myxomatosis
The Gloaming
Nude
There There
Karma Police
Idioteque

You and Whose Army?
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
Everything In Its Right Place

Give Up the Ghost
The National Anthem
Reckoner


Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 12:58 PM

^Sorry take out Give up the Ghost

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 12:59 PM

getting home on the path was easy - their is an 11:08 and 11:25 to wtc - just walk out a minute or two early during the 2nd encore!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 1:00 PM

These "fans" who'd rather see only old songs would rather go see Billy Joel play Piano Man and Only the Good Die Young over and over again. C'mon, it's refreshing to see a band play its new material.

Posted by Zig Ziegler | June 1, 2012 1:19 PM

"12:42 Yeah many songs from Amnesiac , Hail to the Theift, Kid A, In Rainbows Lets see albums from 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2006...new!"

In Rainbows was released in 07. maybe that album can be considered new but not the others

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 1:23 PM

5 years is not so new

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 1:43 PM

DAILY MAIL IS SICK

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 1:49 PM

anyone know what song was playing directly after Caribou finished their set?

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 1:57 PM

I'm seeing them tonight and I really hope they still play Idioteque despite last nights problems. Also I'm praying for more OK Computer!

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 2:11 PM

^ you are Idioteque.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 2:31 PM

one of the many problems at the Newark Penn station is the cops are in a mood to fight. avoid them.

security at the venue was indeed Rikers-ish.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 3:27 PM

Can you smoke mad weed in there?

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 3:47 PM

looks like someone had a bit of an issue with security:

http://wheeeeeeee.com/2012/06/01/how-security-ruined-radiohead-and-why-it-matters/

Posted by aveaisessex | June 1, 2012 4:10 PM

yea it was real easy to smoke inside. security at the door is the only problem.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 4:33 PM

I wish smoking WASN'T so prevalent at shows like these. I don't care about pot, don't mind others doing it, but I personally don't like it and wish I didn't have to be subjected to breathing that shit in all night. Dudes letting huge puffs of smoke to everyone around them in the stands, I could tell other people were getting irritated by it too.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 4:42 PM

"I don't care about pot, don't mind others doing it, but I personally don't like it and wish I didn't have to be subjected to breathing that shit in all night."

Read that again.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 4:55 PM

^I'm saying that in terms of not minding if it's legalized, have no moral qualms with it, etc. I don't mind the fact that people do it in their own spaces, even though it's illegal. I'm not out on a vendetta against it, but if I have to be subjected to something that's illegal in the first place, then that becomes a problem to me. Not trying to have smoke in my face.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 5:27 PM

anyone who didn't enjoy this night is not ready to step into the musical future & is sadly hooked on nostalgia.this was a phenomenal show. if you wanna hear greatest hits listen to the doobie bros. RH represent a handful of creative artists willing to take risks & explore new territory rather than tried & true formulas. fans expect musicians to be their personal convenient wind-up toys "play me my favorite song" or i'll be mad at you dolly! i was transcended.......from section 233 near the roof no doubt! extra police,short lines (i went in at 8:15) but GA had a long wait (suckers) no hassles.....very cool scene. saw people from 16 to 60. if your afraid of a tough neighborhood don't wear flip-flops & a goofy look on your face.

Posted by JK | June 1, 2012 5:55 PM

Guys could you punctuate "its" correctly?

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 8:46 PM

I don't mind pot, but if you have to smoke something at a concert to have fun, then you are an addict. There is a time and a place for everything.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 9:18 PM

Bon Jovi

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 10:01 PM

no one HAS to smoke at a concert to have fun. concerts and pot are a perfect fit. that's the way it is.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 10:43 PM

radiohead is always amazing live.

Posted by jordon | July 29, 2013 4:50 PM

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