Radiohead for Haiti

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Radiohead for Haiti
Radiohead for Haiti cover art.jpg
Video by Radiohead
Released24 December 2010
Recorded24 January 2010
Length124:48
LabelSelf-released

Radiohead for Haiti is a live concert video of Radiohead's concert at the Henry Fonda Theatre, Hollywood on 24 January 2010. The concert raised money for Oxfam responding to the 2010 Haiti earthquake that month. Radiohead were in Los Angeles recording their eighth album, The King of Limbs (2011), and performed without a light show and with reduced equipment.[1]

Radiohead announced the concert two days beforehand. Tickets were auctioned online, and sold for between $475 and $2,000 USD each.[2] The highest price paid was $4,000 for a pair of tickets.[1] The concert raised $572,754 for the charity, a figure announced by singer Thom Yorke during the performance.[3] Further money was collected at the venue and from sales of limited-edition posters sold for $25 each.[1]

The audience held 1,300 people, including celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Paul Thomas Anderson, Drew Barrymore, Jessica Biel, Aziz Ansari, Flea, and Anna Paquin.[1][2][3] The venue capacity was one tenth of Radiohead's usual audience size.[4]

Spin named the concert one of the best of 2010.[3] The set includes a version of "Everything In Its Right Place" performed on piano, and a solo performance of "Lotus Flower" by Yorke, then unreleased.[4]

The footage was shot and edited by 14 audience members, and edited by one fan over nine months.[5] With Radiohead's support, the video was made available for download and uploaded to YouTube on Christmas Eve, 2010.[5] Oxfam set up a dedicated donations page for the project, and by 10 January 2011 had raised $11,500.[6] The concert poster and cover video artwork were designed by Kii Arens.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Faust Arp"
  2. "Fake Plastic Trees"
  3. "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi"
  4. "The National Anthem"
  5. "Nude"
  6. "Karma Police"
  7. "Kid A"
  8. "Morning Bell"
  9. "How to Disappear Completely"
  10. "A Wolf at the Door"
  11. "The Bends"
  12. "Reckoner"
  13. "Lucky"
  14. "Bodysnatchers"
  15. "Dollars and Cents"
  16. "Airbag"
  17. "Exit Music (For a Film)"
  18. "Everything in Its Right Place"
  19. "You and Whose Army?"
  20. "Pyramid Song"
  21. "All I Need"
  22. "Lotus Flower"
  23. "Paranoid Android"
  24. "Street Spirit (Fade Out)"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Radiohead Rock For Haiti at Small Los Angeles Benefit Show". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b Michaels, Sean (26 January 2010). "Radiohead benefit gig raises £350,000 for Haiti". the Guardian. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "DOWNLOAD: Video from Radiohead's L.A. Benefit". Spin. 28 December 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Radiohead Perform Haiti Benefit in L.A." Spin. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Radiohead approve release of fans' charity concert DVD". BBC News. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2011.
  6. ^ "Radiohead Fans Create Charity DVD, Band Approves". ecorazzi.com. Retrieved 11 January 2011.

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