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Oh, and by the way, webcast tonight

A note was posted on Dead Air Space today hinting to a possible webcast coming soon. Our guess is that it will be tonight’s show in Santa Barbara.

Now wouldn’t that be amazing?

Stay tuned to DAS….

UPDATE: Yup, it’s official. Webcast tonight!

From Colin:
Hello! To celebrate the end of a brilliant tour, we’re going to webcast the last show here in America. We’ll be playing live in Santa Barbara, at the Bowl. It’s one of our favourite places to play; I think we’ve ended tours there before, once even playing a cover of ‘ cinnamon girl ‘. It’s not too big, in fact it’s very intimate, a small arena with a dirt floor, set in pretty countryside. It should be a special night, for lots of reasons, and we’re going to try and share as much of it as we can on the webcast. Nigel, our producer, will be helping out getting it to you, so if it goes wrong….It’s live!

Thank you so much to everyone who’s come and seen us this year; it has truly been the most special and exciting tour for all of us.

Webcast details to follow…

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Radiohead webcast on New Year’s Eve!

Radiohead will be doing a webcast on New Year’s Eve and Day to celebrate the physical release of In Rainbows. The webcast will air on at 12 midnight GMT as well as on Current TV in the United States. Please see Current’s press release below for times.

Press Release:
A special performance by Radiohead will be aired exclusively in the USA by Current TV on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The band will be performing all of the tracks from its newest album, In Rainbows, for a taped, private, hour-long performance, which will run commercial-free on Current TV and on simultaneously.

“We are pleased to partner with Current for its innovative spirit” said Phil Costello, head of TBD Records, Radiohead’s US record label.

Broadcast times:
Current TV* (see below for distribution channels):
* December 31, 2007:
9 p.m. PST / 12 a.m. EST
10 p.m. PST / 1 a.m. EST
* January 1, 2008:
5 a.m. PST / 8 a.m. EST
6 p.m. PST / 9 p.m. EST

Webcast times:
* December 31, 2007: 9 p.m. PST / 12 a.m. EST

“As a leader in new media innovation, Current is proud to serve as Radiohead’s exclusive US broadcast partner for the band’s New Year’s performance,” said David Neuman, President of Programming for Current TV. “With a ground-breaking network and revolutionary band both serving as visionaries in the new media and music landscapes, this partnership is a natural fit.”

Through Current’s broadcast network, Radiohead’s concert will be available to 41 million households across the United States and to viewers of After its initial on-air and online broadcast, the performance will be archived on for additional viewing.

This news follows Radiohead’s self-release of its seventh album, In Rainbows, which was made available directly from the band’s website on October 10, 2007 solely as a DRM-free digital download, allowing fans to decide what price they would pay for the album. The physical release of the CD and LP will be in stores January 1, 2008.

Check out the critical acclaim Radiohead has received recently in the press:
#1 album of the year NEW YORK TIMES
#1 album of the year NPR
#1 album of the year NEW YORK
#1 album of the year MOJO
#1 album of the year BILLBOARD’S CRITICS CHOICE 2007 (BY A LANDSLIDE!!!)
#1 album of the year NEW YORK!
#1 album of the year MOJO!
#1 album of the year FILTER!
#2 album of the year TIME MAGAZINE
#3 album of the year NME
#4 album of the year Q magazine
Top 10 album of the year in ROLLING STONE, HARP and many more.
Top 10 song of the year in TIME MAGAZINE
LEAD 4/5 review in SPIN OUT NOW!

“Radiohead haven’t sounded this aggressive and infuriated – so rock and roll – since OK COMPUTER, an achievement that will be worth the usual retail price when IN RAINBOWS comes out on CD in January,” ROLLING STONE

“In Rainbows had no serious rival this year,” #1 BEST ALBUM 2007, NEW YORK MAGAZINE
“Simply beautiful: warm, human, surprising and addictive,” ALBUM OF THE YEAR – MOJO


Webcast over

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What an evening (or afternoon if you’re like me still at work)! Radiohead just finished up their webcast, entitled “Thumbs Down”, just a while ago. Everything went pretty smooth until the very end when the sound went out right before the band went on to perform their final song. Mel over at w.a.s.t.e. says that they are hopefully going to put it up so we can view again and this time hear it.

In case you missed it, the evening featured each one of the band members spinning their favorite tracks, mixed in with some funny little videos and live performances. Here’s the list of all the songs spun:

Burial – Near Dark
MIA – Pull Up the People
Tomas Anderson – Happy Happy
!!! – Heart of Hearts
Kings of Leon – My Party
AFD- Model Apprentice
Jorge Ben – Take It Easy My Brother Charlie
Les Baxter – The Ancient Galleon
Kenny Rogers – Just Dropped In
Iggy Pop – Nightclubbin’
Squarepusher – My Red Hot Car
Bauhaus – Bella Lugosi’s Dead
Iron and Wine – Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car
Bonnie Prince Billy – Lessons from What’s Poor
Asian Dub Foundation – Naxalite
Ray Charles – It should’ve Been Me
Juana Molina – Micael
Fela Kuti & the Africa 70 – Alu Jon Jonki Jon
And here’s a list of the songs the band performed:
Faust Arp (Thom and Jonny on a hill in the countryside)
The Headmaster Ritual (Smith’s cover)
Jigsaw Falling Into Place (Recorded in the studio with the band all wearing helmets with cameras attached to them)
Ceremony (Joy Division / New Order cover)
Unravel (Bjork cover, recorded earlier)

The band went to play a final song but the sound cut out. Unfortunately, we do not know what song it was.

Other highlights of the evening include a clip of the movie Se7en where Thom’s head is in the box (replacing Gwenyth Paltrow’s) singing “15 Step”, Ed reciting “The Burial of Sir John Moore After Corunna” by Charles Wolfe, Adam informing us that Thom is “rebranding” his image so that people don’t think he’s so “miserable”, and Stanley drawing on the chalkboard.

We hope to have video up to show you soon. It sounds as if the band will be posting it up on their site as well so those of you that missed it can see.


Webcast happening NOW!


Head over to and enjoy.


Webcast tonight!

That’s right folks, the real deal should be happening tonight around 9 pm GMT (that’s 4 pm ET and 1 pm PT). As you know, they have been testing things the last few days and hopefully things will go without a problem. Stanley updated DAS with the following:
mac os users; download flip4mac
pc users; windows media

It’s hard to believe that it was 8 years ago when Radiohead did their first webcast, named “Amateur Night”. Ahhh, the memories.

UPDATE: Okay, apparently 9 pm is not the correct time. Either that or there are technical difficulties. Stay tuned and hopefully this party will start up soon cause why else would you be staying in front of your computer on a Friday night?

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Another test webcast happening today

New post up at DAS today from Stanley about another test webcast. Amazing how just a “test” can get us excited.

further research
there will be something on the box tonight
its another test
but right now we are entangled in cables
weather permitting
our technical experts will resolve the entanglement
itll be broadcast as a quicktime h.264 stream
if youve got a mac you could read it with quicktime player
if youve got a pc you might need to download the installer (click here to download and install)
try it about 10 pm gmt