Radiohead Raises $572,754 at Haiti Benefit Gig

My knees are still shaking in excitement.

As we recently reported, Radiohead played a last-minute Haiti benefit gig at LA’s Music Box (at the Henry Fonda Theater) on Sunday night, and I can say without reservation that it was the single greatest show I have ever witnessed. The band ripped through fan favorites like “Paranoid Android” and “The National Anthem” and even played a couple special songs, like the unreleased “Lotus Flower” and a solo piano rendition of “Everything In Its Right Place.” Standing next to Justin Timberlake and Paul Thomas Anderson—among the many celebrity attendees who paid high prices for the auction-only tickets— I did feel a bit out of place, despite being the editor-in-chief of Tiny Mix Tapes. In fact, it took Drew Barrymore to get me out of my insecurity: having bumped into her right before the band hit the stage (I told her about the editor-in-chief stuff), we sang as loudly as we could to “Fake Plastic Trees,” jumping around together, holding hands, and having a blast.

Okay, yeah, so I wasn’t really there. But the whole shebang sounded like it went well. So well, in fact, that Radiohead raised $572,754 for Oxfam’s Haiti relief efforts. Over half a million ain’t too shabby for a small, last-minute gig in LA.

Setlist (courtesy of AtEase):

01 Faust Arp
02 Fake Plastic Trees
03 Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
04 The National Anthem
05 Nude
06 Karma Police
07 Kid A
08 Morning Bell
09 How to Disappear Completely
10 A Wolf at the Door
11 The Bends
12 Reckoner
13 Lucky
14 Bodysnatchers
15 Dollars & Cents
16 Airbag
17 Exit Music

Encore #1
18 Everything in Its Right Place (Thom)
19 You and Whose Army?
20 Pyramid Song
21 All I Need

Encore #2:
22 Lotus Flower
23 Paranoid Android
24 Street Spirit (fade out)

• Radiohead:
• Oxfam: