UPDATE: Radiohead’s New York week just got a little bigger! The band will also play two headlining shows at New York’s Roseland Ballroom, a venue way too small for them, September 28 and 29. Those tickets go on sale 9/26 at 10AM at ticketmaster, and they will go about as quickly as tickets can possibly go. And of course, the band will also serve as musical guest on the 9/24 season premiere of Saturday Night Live.
Jon Stewart gets most of Comedy Central’s bigger guests, but Stephen Colbert is about to get what may be the biggest. Next week, Radiohead will make an exceedingly rare appearance on American TV, and they’ll do it on a special one-hour episode of The Colbert Report that’ll focus entirely on the band. According to the Associated Press, Radiohead will take over the show’s September 26 episode, playing four songs from their album The King Of Limbs (plus an extra one for the website) and also debuting the new song “The Daily Mail.” Program your DVR accordingly.
In a very Colbertian statement, Colbert says, “I look forward to meeting the Radioheads and leveraging their anti-corporate indie cred to raise brand awareness for my sponsors.” It’ll be interesting to see how his particular form of irony meshes with Thom Yorke.