Radiohead To Rock The Web Again
As a followup to their much-discussed pay what you like download plan for ‘In Rainbows’, Radiohead will play an hour-long concert on New Year’s Eve featuring the album and some other tunes.
We have to forgive Current TV for being a little confused in announcing the Radiohead show happening at the end of the month. Will it be live or not? Current isn’t certain, judging by their statement (emphasis added):
Radiohead will join us to play an exclusive live US TV performance of their new album "In Rainbows" on Current TV, all commercial free. The pre-recorded performance will include all of the tracks from "In Rainbows" plus some "other bits" as Thom says. The Daily Fix tells you when to tune in.
C’mon, Al Gore, is it Live or is it Memorex, as the commercials used to ask? Pre-recorded is cool, we understand if the band have plans for New Year’s Eve themselves.
Silicon Alley Insider seems to have the truth, straight from Thom Yorke via Radiohead’s website. Said Yorke:
As you may now have heard we will be broadcasting a pre-recording of some songs and other bits on New Years Eve..
you will be able to view it online from here at midnight new years eve, uk time that is…
as well as other places that i am not sure about.
this is a wee celebration of the release of the physical manifestation of ‘in rainbows’.
Pre-recorded it is.
Radiohead shook up the music industry this fall when they released In Rainbows through the Internet. Some fans paid to download the new album, while others took the cheap route and named their price as zero.
The band said they were pleased with how the experiment performed, though they have unfortunately chosen not to share actual figures from the downloading period.