Picking up Every Last Crumb

The big fish eat the little ones,
The big fish eat the little ones,
Not my problem give me some.

Good news everyone! Radiohead is going on tour in 2012!

via Consequence of Sound, here are the dates so far:

02/27 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
02/29 – Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum
03/01 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
03/03 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
03/05 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
03/07 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
03/09 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
03/11 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
03/13 – Broomfield, CO @ 1stBank Center
03/15 – Glendale, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena

There are two things to glean from this list:

1) Radiohead loves small markets in the Central and Mountain time zones.

2) The dates in the larger markets fall firmly within the NBA season.

Now, the dates may not match up exactly with NBA game nights, but it certainly is a gut-check to those of us who were looking forward to an NBA schedule in those months (though I’ll still be looking forward to Radiohead coming to DC during that tour).

Bonus annoyance! According to my good friend @JeffreyMervosh, the “online transaction” fees for purchasing tickets are at least as high as $17.25, on top of $60-ish ticket prices. (Perhaps arena owners and their ticket distributors are trying to offset costs from lack of NBA ticket sales. That’s pure speculation, but I’m OK with admitting that.)

(H/T @LeeStuck, for the CoS article, getting me into Radiohead, and bringing the NBA back into my life after a long hiatus)

Amin Vafa

Amin grew up in Cleveland, lives in DC, and somehow still manages to love watching professional basketball.