Radiohead’s performance at AA Center could best be described as a mix of visual art and captivating sound. Over 13,000 fans ooh’ed and ahh’ed at the elaborate set design, sang along with a couple dozen of their favorite songs and were mesmerized by blends of Yorke’s vocals with moody instrumentals. The band had not one but TWO encores, and the sold-out crowd soaked in every second. One especially memorable moment occurred when a new song, “Skirting on the Surface”, was debuted for the Dallas audience (see- even the Brits are fans of Texas). Sure enough, the song made headlines throughout the country and beyond the following morning.
Other Lives, the opening act for Radiohead, seemed to be the perfect addition to the show. Their haunting and eerie sound caught the audience’s attention and certainly set the tone for the night. Though the thought of performing on such a grand stage made lead singer Jeese Tabish a little nervous, there was no sight of it from an audience’s perspective.
The concert was drastically different than previous Radiohead tours, and that fact cannot be ignored. But the band proved that despite growing and changing, they are still the daring rock group they have always been. Radiohead will undoubtedly continue to push the limits and evolve for years and years to come. And we, for one, are all for it.