THOM YORKE @ THE ORPHEUM THEATRE

December 21st, 2018 | Photos

Photos by Stephanie Port

Thom Yorke brought his Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes Tour to LA this past week and we caught the second of two back-to-back sold out shows at The Orpheum last evening.

The Radiohead frontman, who played with the same 3-man group at The Fonda in December of 2017, was joined by longtime collaborator and producer Nigel Goodrich as well as visual artist Tarik Barri. The show featured a setlist of solo Yorke songs like “Black Swan,” “Cymbal Rush,” “Two Feet Off The Ground” and “Twist.” During the encore, Yorke welcomed fellow Atoms for Peace members Flea and Joey Waronker to the stage for “Atoms for Peace” and “Default.” Yorke and Co. wrapped up with “Suspirium” from Suspiria –Yorke’s first feature film soundtrack.

This is a waltz thinking about our bodies
What they mean for our salvation
With only the clothes that we stand up in
Just the ground on which we stand
Is the darkness ours to take?
Bathed in lightness, bathed in heat
All is well, as long as we keep spinning
Here and now, dancing behind a wall
When the old songs and laughter we do
Are forgiven always and never been true
When I arrive, will you come and find me?
Or in a crowd, be one of them?
Wore the wrong sign back beside her
Know tomorrow’s at peace

The night was opened by cellist and fellow Brit Oliver Coates.

Setlist:
Interference
A Brain in a Bottle
Impossible Knots
Black Swan
Harrowdown Hill
Pink Section
Nose Grows Some
Cymbal Rush
The Clock
Two Feet Off the Ground
Amok (Atoms for Peace song)
Not the News
Truth Ray
Traffic
Twist

Encore:
I Am a Very Rude Person
Atoms for Peace (with Flea and Joey Waronker)
Default (Atoms for Peace song) (with Joey Waronker)

Encore 2:
Suspirium