This Just In: Radioheaded This Way
According to Radiohead’s PR firm, Nasty Little Man, the band will subdivide their North American tour into two legs, one each before and after their summer tour of the U.K. and Europe. If their past Texas touring activity is any indication, they could come at any time: Radiohead’s previous three gigs in the Houston area were October 2003 at the Woodlands’ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, June 2001 at the same location and March 1998 at the Verizon Wireless Theater downtown, back when it was still the Aerial Theater at Bayou Place.
Dates, venues and ticket information will be announced later. Radiohead’s In Rainbows, released to traditional retail New Year’s Day after its much-hyped, pay-what-you-will online debut in October, is this week’s No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. Nielsen SoundScan reports Rainbows sold 122,000 copies last week, making it the group’s second LP to debut at No. 1, after 2000’s Kid A. – Chris Gray